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Now displaying: July, 2021
Jul 24, 2021

Former Wildcats star Trevor Torrence was a part of Perth's first NBL championships (1990-91) and he joins us on the show to discuss his playing career and how he has transitioned to working with corporations and elite sporting teams in the area of emotional intelligence (EI) with Genos International.

Ben Palmer, the CEO of Genos International also joins the discussion to shares insights into the success Genos International has had working with the Phoenix Suns in the NBA and how the Suns credit the Australian developed program as an integral part of this 2021 success and NBA Finals appearance.

Torrance played in 11 NBL seasons with Perth and Gold Coast. He played in 305 NBL games and averaged 9 points and 3 rebounds per game.

Topics include...

  • Emotional Intelligence (EI), what it is and how it helped the Phoenix Suns reach the NBA Finals (2:00)
  • The Boomers culture and the EI strengths it is built around (9:30)
  • How basketball in the 1990s was void of emotional intelligence and how it would have made a difference to the careers of NBL players (12:30)
  • Specific examples of the way the Phoenix Suns changed the behaviour of the players and staff to optimise communication and improve emotional intelligence (17:00)
  • Ben Simmons mental health challenges after the 2021 playoffs and where emotional intelligence is a critical component (22:00)
  • Negative social media and its impact on elite athletes (30:00)
  • How Perth Wildcats 1990-91 championship teams developed a raw version of emotional intelligence and how it made them successful in the 1990s and set the foundation for the club as it is today (32:00)
  • Firing the coach of an underperforming team to create change, is it always the best solution (34:00)
  • How NBA teams developing their EI within their programs is akin to the focus on analytics 10 years ago (40:00)

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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, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin

Current NBL Stars - Jack White, Dejan Vasiljevic, AJ Ogilvy, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon, Anthony Drmic, Brad Newley

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

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, Donald Sloan

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, Gary Ervin, Ebi Ere, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch

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

All that and much more.

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Jul 15, 2021

Gary Ervin joins Dan Boyce on another episode of Aussie Hoopla to walk through his basketball journey and share memories of his time playing in the NBL.

Ervin was the NBL's Most Valuable Player for the 2010–11 NBL season after racking up 20.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game playing for the Wollongong Hawks.

Ervin also spent time with the Townsville Crocodiles and Adelaide 36ers.

Ervin played 112 games in the NBL over four seasons and averaged 16.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

Topics include...

  • Gary Ervin on what he's been up to since leaving Australia (2:00)
  • New York basketball and the night Ervin scored 30 points in 3 minutes (3:30)
  • Playing in the Jordan Classic with LeBron James and Chris Paul  (7:00)
  • College basketball with Mississippi State and Arkansas (9:30)
  • The NBA Draft experience (16:00)
  • The G-League and fighting for an NBA spot (19:00)
  • Finding his way to Australia and the Wollongong Hawks (22:00)
  • Why he loves Australia and his comparing his other experiences playing overseas (28:00)
  • Why he wishes he planned his career like Bryce Cotton (30:00)
  • An up and down season with the Townsville Crocodiles (31:30)
  • The championship that could have been with the Adelaide 36ers (37:00)
  • Narrowly losing to the Perth Wildcats in the Grand Final (43:00)
  • A return to Wollongong to wrap up his NBL career (45:30)
  • Deciding to retire (47:30)
  • Information on a Gary Ervin documentary coming out (49:00)
  • What teams and players Gary loved to play against while in the NBL (51:00)
  • Highlights and learnings from a career as a professional basketball (58:00)

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, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin

Current NBL Stars - Jack White, Dejan Vasiljevic, AJ Ogilvy, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon, Anthony Drmic, Brad Newley

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

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, Donald Sloan

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, Gary Ervin, Ebi Ere, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, 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 2, 2021

Andre Moore joins the show to talk about his NBA and NBL career as well as what's happening on the Australian Basketball scene today.

Moore was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 2nd round of the 1987 NBA Draft. In 10 games with the Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, he averaged 2.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.

Moore then embarked on a career in Australia when he signed with the Brisbane Bullets in 1990 and led them to that year's NBL Grand Final before losing to the Perth Wildcats.

His teammates on Brisbane included fellow Americans Derek Rucker and Leroy Loggins. Moore's outstanding play saw him selected to the 1990 All-NBL Team after he averaged 26.9 points, 12.6 rebounds, and two blocks per game while shooting 61.1% from the field.

After playing for the Bullets, Moore spent time with the Hobart Devils (1995) and Cairns Taipans (1999-01).

Topics include...

  • Andre Moore launches his first signature sneaker 20 years after retiring from the NBL (2:00)
  • Working in juvenile detention centres with his program for underprivileged youth Big Feat Basketball (8:00)
  • Navigating gangs and drugs while growing up in Chicago (12:00)
  • College basketball and facing Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas in 1986 (16:00)
  • His friendship with Scottie Pippen from his time preparing for the NBA draft in 1997 and thoughts on his new book (21:00)
  • NBA memories playing against Utahs Karl Malone and alongside forgotten NBA stars like Lafayette Lever, Alex English and Sidney Moncrief (26:00)
  • How Andre found his way from the NBA to the Brisbane Bullets in 1990 (31:00)
  • Thoughts on the 2021 NBL Grand Final (33:30)
  • Going up against the 1990 Perth Wildcats (38:00)
  • Nathan Sobey's breakout season and Boomer's chances (40:00)
  • Ben Simmons and his decision to not play in the Tokyo Olympics (41:00)
  • Why aren't power forwards as important in the NBL today as they were in the 1990s (48:00)
  • Josh Giddey draft chances (52:00)

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, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin

Current NBL Stars - Jack White, Dejan Vasiljevic, AJ Ogilvy, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon, Anthony Drmic, Brad Newley

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

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, Donald Sloan

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, Ebi Ere, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, 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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