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Now displaying: October, 2020
Oct 23, 2020

"Jumping" Joe Hurst played his college ball with Northwest Missouri State University, before starting his professional career for the Hobart Devils in the NBL.

During his debut season, he averaged 32 points, 10 rebounds and 1 assist, 2 steals and 1 block and captured league MVP in the process.

Strangely, he was left off the All-NBL First team that season and become the only MVP in NBL history to not make the All NBL First team in the same season.

Hurst played a second season with the Devils in 1989, averaging 29 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block per game. His numbers not quite what they were during his debut season thanks to a number of mid-season injuries.

Hurst also played professionally for teams in Sweden, Iceland, Croatia, Indonesia and Portugal before playing a final season for Hobart in 1992.

Topics include;

  • Joe Hurst's current role as Bendigo Basketball's director of coaching.and how it allows him to stay close to the development of Australian Basketball (2:00)
  • His basketball roots in Illinois and his college basketball career at Northwest Missouri State University (9:00)
  • A brief NBA stint with the Kansas City Kings in 1985 (12:00)
  • How Joe found his way to the Hobart Devils and funny stories from arriving in Australia (21:00)
  • Joe Hursts 1988 MVP season (31:00)
  • Joe Hurst drops 51 points against the Brisbane Bullets to keep his job (38:00)
  • The 1989 NBL season (44:00)
  • Playing as an import in Sweden, Croatia, Indonesia and Iceland (54:00)
  • The 1992 NBL season (1:00:00)
  • His role as father/coach of his daughter Ahlise Hurst who currently plays at the University of New Mexico (1:05:00)
  • The highlights of his career and the biggest obstacles he faced (1:17:00)

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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 -Donald Sloan, 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, Barry Barnes, 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, Kevin Lisch

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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Oct 14, 2020

Bruce has over 30 years experience in basketball from his days playing in Melbourne to becoming one of the seven winningest coaches in NBL history.

The colourful American began his career playing with the Coburg Giants in the NBL before transitioning to an impressive coaching career which included NBL coach of the year honours in 1988 and the NBL championship in 1989.

Palmer's NBL coaching resume includes the North Melbourne Giants (1987-1992), Brisbane Bullets (1993-1995) and the Hunter Pirates (2003).

Topics include;

  • How did Bruce Palmer's reputation as an NBL bad boy begin (2:00)
  • The bond between US NBL coaches he shares with Brian Goorjian and Al Westover (13:00)
  • Melbourne pick-up basketball in the 1970s and 1980s (21:30)
  • How many imports should NBL teams have on their rosters? (27:00)
  • What structure does the NBL have to take operate under to enable larger expansion (32:00)
  • The challenges the Hawks face trying to play games in regions outside of Illawarra (36:00)
  • Bruce begins his coaching career in 1987, wins coach of the year in 1988 and builds the foundation of an NBL championship win with the North Melbourne Giants (39:30)
  • Coaching the Giants to the 1989 championship (59:30)
    The "Twin Boulders" Tim Dillon and Scott Fisher, where do they rank in the greatest import duos of all time? (1:11:00)
  • The 1989 NBL Grand Final win over the Canberra Cannons (117:30)
  • The biggest mistake Bruce Palmer made in his NBL career and what he learnt from it (1:21:00)
  • Difficulties coaching Shane Heal during his time with the Brisbane Bullets (1:23:00)
  • The growth of Japanese basketball over the past 3 years (1:35:00)
  • Coaching in Korea and China and the hurdles faced over there (1:37:00)
  • The financial disfunction that was the Hunter Pirates (144:00)

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

Use promo code "hoopla" at manscaped.com/hoopla to get 20% off any purchase.

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 -Donald Sloan, 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, Barry Barnes, 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, Kevin Lisch

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

Oct 4, 2020

The JackJumpers were unveiled as the league’s 10th team this week and despite not entering the NBL until the 2021/22 season, they will soon begin formulating their playing roster.

Tasmania JackJumpers CEO Simon Brookhouse joined Dan Boyce on the podcast to talk about their plans for signing a coach, a playing roster and what fans should expect on game day.

Topics include;

  • The impact the JackJumpers have already made in Tasmania (2:00)
  • Why the deciding against returning the former "Devils" branding (7:30)
  • What the feel of a Tasmania JackJumpers game day will feel like for fans (9:00)
  • Current plans to remember past Tasmanian basketball players and teams during the season? (12:30)
  • The search for the team's first head coach (15:30)
  • When to expect the team's first player signings and what type of budgets is the team working under (19:00)
  • Plans to take the team into venues all across Tasmania (26:00)
  • What is the daily requirements of the JackJumpers CEO? (29:30)

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

Use promo code "hoopla" at https://au.manscaped.com to get 20% off any purchase.

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, Damian Martin

Current NBL Stars -Donald Sloan, AJ Ogilvy,, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon, Anthony Drmic

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, 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, Kevin Lisch

And the men who helped build Australian Basketball - 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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