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Now displaying: July, 2020
Jul 27, 2020

Newly appointed Adelaide 36ers coach Conner Henry joins the podcast to talk about how the team is coming together during the off-season and what he likes about new recruits Isaac Humphries, Keanu Pinder, Sunday Dech and Josh Giddey.

Henry also enjoyed an NBA career prior to coaching which saw him drafted to the Houston Rockets before playing for the Boston Celtics as the went head to head with the LA Lakers in the 1987 NBA Finals.

Henry takes the time to share some memories from sharing the court with Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Kevin McHale as well.

Topics include;

  • Taking the 36ers head coaching job and dealing with an NBL off-season during a pandemic (2:00)
  • Connor talks about his playing time in the NBA which included stops with Houston, Boston, Milwaukee and Sacramento (11:00)
  • Memories from playing a part in the Lakers v Celtics rivalry and the 1987 NBA Finals (15:00)
  • What's it going to take to bring an NBL championship to Adelaide this season (18:30)
  • Expectations on Next Star signing Josh Giddey and how the 36ers plan to use him (21:00)
  • Jerome Randle will not be a part of the team next season but coach Henry explains what the team are looking for in an import point guard for 2020-21 (23:00)
  • What Connor likes most about the team's recent recruits Isaac Humphries, Keanu Pinder and Sunday Dech (26:30)
  • Coach Henry points out what he likes about the returning 36ers core of Daniel Johnson, Jack McVeigh, Brendan Teys, Daniel Dillon, Obi Kyei, Alex Mudronja (31:00)

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Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon, Anthony Drmic

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Phil Smyth, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Adonis Jordan, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart, Ebi Ere, Doug Overton

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more.

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Jul 19, 2020

Matthew 'Bubble' Shanahan played 17 seasons in the NBL, playing for eight NBL teams, which is the second most in NBL history behind Ben Knight who played for nine teams.

At 6 foot 5 inches tall, Shanahan was a versatile player who could play any perimeter position, he also led the NBL in three-point percentage in 1999.

Topics include;

  • Entering the NBL and winning two championships in his first two seasons (2:00)
  • A stint at the AIS, playing with Sam MacKinnon, Aaron Trahair, Simon Dwight and the strength of Victorian basketball in the early 1990s (9:00)
  • How missing out on a junior world championships medal fueled his NBL career (12:00)
  • Brian Goorjian stories from playing for him at the South East Melbourne Magic (14:00)
  • The "unglamorous" life of an NBL basketball player (17:30)
  • Lessons learned from Robert Rose, Leroy Loggins, Ricky Grace and Darryl McDonald (25:00)
  • The season he had the most fun and NBL drinking stories (30:00)
  • Remembering the 2001 championship with Wollongong Hawks (34:00)
  • Why Joe Ingles was the worst rookie in NBL history (37:00)
  • Toughest moments of his NBL career (42:00)
  • What makes a good NBL franchise (44:00)
  • How will The Hawks fare in the NBL with plans to play games outside of Illawarra (47:00)
  • NBL Free Agent thoughts and reflections on his own career (49:00)

Visit dunk.com.au for your next set of basketball uniforms.

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon, Anthony Drmic

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Phil Smyth, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Adonis Jordan, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart, Ebi Ere, Doug Overton

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more.

Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email us at info@aussiehoopla.com

Jul 9, 2020

David Patrick, a former NBL player for the Canberra Cannons has since gone on to become Australia's best coach in the NCAA and easily the most successful recruiter of Aussie basketball talent for the past 15 years.

Topics include.

  • Accepting a coaching role at Arkansas University (2:00)
  • Coaching and recruiting during a pandemic (7:30)
  • How is the NCAA going to fare when it returns to after COVID-19 (11:00)
  • Playing for Syracuse and playing in the 1996 NCAA championship (13:00)
  • Playing with the Canberra Cannons in the NBL (20:00)
  • Playing overseas in England and Spain (25:30)
  • The beginning of his coaching career with Nicholls State University (27:30)
  • Coaching Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova at St Mary's University (31:30)
  • Spending time with the Houston Rockets as a scout (37:00)
  • The move to LSU and recruiting Ben Simmons to play in the NCAA (39:00)
  • Doup Reath, his talent levels and the likelihood of him playing in the NBL this season (44:00)
  • The move to Texas Christian University and coaching Kouat Noi (48:00)
  • Stories from being a part of the Boomers coaching staff for the 2019 FIBA World Cup (51:00)
  • Ben Simmons relationship with the Australian Boomers and the likelihood he plays in the Olympics (56:00)
  • Coaching goals from here, career highlights and the toughest obstacles he faced over his journey (1:00:00)

Visit dunk.com.au for your next set of basketball uniforms.

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon, Anthony Drmic

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Phil Smyth, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Adonis Jordan, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart, Ebi Ere, Doug Overton

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more.

Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email us at info@aussiehoopla.com

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