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Now displaying: September, 2022
Sep 30, 2022

General Manager of Basketball Operations for the Perth Wildcats Danny Mills joins the podcast to provide some insights into the hirings and firings made by the Perth Wildcats this season.

The team added Corey Webster and imports Brady Manek and TaShawn Thomas while saying goodbye to Vic Law and Michael Frazier. Danny provides clarity on what motivated the Wildcats to make each roster change and how he expects it to improve the team.

Topics include...
  • What's been happening behind the scenes at the Wildcats since the team's 35-year consecutive playoff streak was broken six months ago (2:00)
  • John Rillie's integration as head coach and his first few months with the team (4:00)
  • What role will the Cleveland Cavaliers play with Luke Travers during this NBL season (11:30)
  • What surprised Danny in NBL during his first year as Perth Wildcats GM (13:00)
  • What's different in the NBL season this season compared to last (17:00)
  • Why Perth decided against the NBLxNBA games and plans to face Euroleague teams in the future (19:00)
  • How do NBL players like Dusty Hannahs, Greg Whittington, BJ Johnson have moderate success in the NBL yet still get NBA deals (25:00)
  • NBA Exhibit 10 contracts (27:30)
  • How SEN's New Zealand team, the Otago Nuggets, is giving the Perth Wildcats an advantage in the NBL (29:00)
  • The biggest learnings from running the Wildcats program over the past 12 months (34:00)
  • What Perth Wildcats fans can expect from the team this season (36:00)
 
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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 - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Jack White, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Brad Newley, Kai Sotto, Luke Travers

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

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, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch

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

All that and much more.

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Sep 22, 2022

Off the back of winning a silver medal as part of Australia's 3x3 team at the Commonwealth Games Daniel Johnson joins the podcast to discuss the Adelaide 36ers re-look roster and what he's hoping to achieve in his fifteenth season in the NBL.

Johnson, who has scored more points in the NBL than any other player since 2008, is a seven-time All-NBL Team member, including three All-NBL First Team recognitions. Johnson is also a long-time Australian state league player and has had many stints overseas.

Topics include...
  • Winning the silver medal in 3x3 competition at Commonwealth Games (2:00)
  • Heading into season 15 and what he's been able to achieve during this career to date (4:00)
  • Thoughts on the 36ers new-look roster for 2022-23 (6:00)
  • Mental health, balancing basketball and life and the Kings forfeiting the championship in 2020 (12:00)
  • His pathway to the NBL (11:00)
  • His rookie season with the Melbourne Tigers (15:00)
  • Moving to Adelaide and his time with the 36ers so far (20:00)
  • His relationship with former coach Joey Wright and his most productive season in the NBL (23:00)
  • A missed opportunity for a championship in 2018 (28:00)
  • Finally making it onto a Boomers squad in 2019 and Daniel's thoughts on what kept him off the Australian team for the majority of his career (33:00)
  • The biggest highlights and learning moments of his career (36:00)
 
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 - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Jack White, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Brad Newley, Kai Sotto, Luke Travers

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

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, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch

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

All that and much more.

Follow @AussieHoopla on TwitterInstagramFacebook or email us at info@aussiehoopla.com

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