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Now displaying: August, 2021
Aug 19, 2021

Despite many vocal hoops tragics thinking Nick Kay shouldn't have made the Boomers squad he played a key role in the team, often taking on the toughest defensive assignments (listen to him talk about guarding Kevin Durant) and nailing a number of clutch three-point baskets when needed.

Nick joins the show to talk about making history by winning the Boomers first Olympic medal, his experiences with the team, Boomers culture night, playing for Brian Goorjian, how close he came to playing for the JackJumpers and his plans for this season in Japan.

Topics include...

  • Nick's take on the team emotional after the Boomers bronze medal win (2:00)
  • The Boomers culture and stories from the team's culture night prior to the Olympics (5:00)
  • How the squad came together and added to the foundation built from the 2019 World Cup squad (7:30)
  • A covid scare in Las Vegas puts the team's Olympic chances in jeopardy (9:30)
  • Aron Baynes goes down and how it changed the squad (11:30)
  • Facing the USA in the semi-finals (13:00)
  • Comparing the 2019 Boomers team to the bronze medal squad differs from the fourth-place finishing FIBA World Cup squad in 2019 (16:30)
  • Looking at guys who choose against playing in the Olympics to secure NBA contracts and whether that works (18:00)
  • Preparing to play in Japan and how close did he come to playing for the JackJumpers this season (21:00)
  • Guarding Kevin Durant (24:00)
  • How the 2019 NBL championship won under COVID-19 conditions sits with him (27:00)
  • The negative reactions he received from social media when Nick made the Boomers squad (28:00)
  • documentary and his involvement with the Australian Boomers program (33:00)

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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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Aug 6, 2021

South East Melbourne Phoenix guard Cam Gliddon knows a thing or two about playing in bronze-medal games begin a part of the Boomers squad World Cup squad in 2019 who fell to Spain in the semi-finals before losing the bronze medal game to France.

Gliddon joins the podcast to talk with Dan Boyce about the Boomers roster this year compared to 2019. How the team is different without Andrew Bogut and Aron Baynes, insights into the team's offensive and defensive structure under former coach Andrej Lemanis and how it compares to Brian Goorjian's squad and plenty more.

Topics include...

  • The Boomers lose to the USA after being up by 15 points in the first quarter and its emotional toll on players and fans alike (2:00)
  • Was this the last chance the core group of Mills, Ingles, Delly, Baynes had of achieving a gold medal together (7:00)
  • The mental impact of losing the semi-finals prior to playing in the bronze medal game (10:00)
  • The Boomers end of game body language after the USA loss and how it will impact Australia in the bronze medal game (12:00)
  • How this year's Boomers squad differs from the fourth-place finishing FIBA World Cup squad in 2019 (14:00)
  • Brian Goorjians 2021 Boomers Vs Andrej Lemanis 2019 Boomers, which was stronger? (20:00)
  • What the Boomers need to do to defeat Slovenia and claim their first Olympic medal (24:00)
  • Nick Kay flack from hoops tragics online, is it warranted? (26:00)
  • Thoughts on the South East Melbourne Phoenix roster coming into 2021-22 season (28:00)
  • Thoughts on Luc Longley's new documentary and his involvement with the Australian Boomers program (33:00)

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

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