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Now displaying: September, 2023
Sep 14, 2023

Adam Forde joins Dan Boyce on the podcast to talk about how he went about recruiting players for the 2023/24 season, what he looks for in players and how you can best go about getting a spot in the NBL as a developmental player.

He also touches on the upcoming NBLxNBA games where Cairns will be facing the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors and what he hopes the Snakes can take away from those games.

All of that and a lot more

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Topics include...

  • Reflecting on how the Taipans ended the 2023 season (2:00)
  • How does Adam Forde approach an off-season and what is his process (4:30)
  • The Taipans off-season and how Fordey has set-up the roster for success in NBL24 (7:30)
  • Adam Forde’s method of pitching the opportunity of playing in Cairns for less money to NBL players (10:00)
  • Using the NBLxNBA games to recruit players to the Taipans (15:00)
  • Why he chose to re-sign Bul Kuol, but not Majok Deng, Mirko Djeric and Ben Ayre (17:00)
  • The Cairns Taipan’s blueprint to success (20:00)
  • What Coach Forde looks for in a development player and how state league players can get themselves onto NBL team radars (26:00)
  • What coach Forde wants to get out of playing NBA team’s during the NBL season (46:00)

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball.

Head to Aussie Hoopla to 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, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Tyler Harvey, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Luke Travers, Sam Froling

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, Jack White, 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, Dwayne McClain, Darnell Mee, Shawn Redhage, Al Green, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch

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

All that and much more.

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Sep 7, 2023

Terry Johnson played nine seasons across five NBL teams. This included the North Melbourne Giants, Newcastle Falcons, Illawarra Hawks, Cairns Taipans and Sydney Kings. He averaged 11.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 200 NBL games.

He joins the podcast to chat with Dan Boyce about his career highs and lows, his approach to coaching, and growing up playing basketball in the Illawarra region.

We also touch on his time and role with the very first Cairns Taipans team that entered the league in 1999.

All of that and a lot more

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Topics include...

  • Terry explains what he’s been doing since playing in the NBL  (2:00)
  • Growing up with his brother (and future NBL star) Rod Johnson (5:00)
  • Why the Illawarra region is able to develop so many NBL players (7:00)
  • His rookie NBL season with North Melbourne (9:00)
  • Returning home to play with the Hawks (12:00)
  • What he saw in a young Glen Saville (18:00)
  • A second season in Wollongong (20:00)
  • His coaching style and what he learned from NBL coaches like Bruce Palmer, Brett Brown, Brendan Joyce and others (21:30)
  • Leaving Illawarra to become an NBL point guard (24:00)
  • What year did Terry think was his best season (26:00)
  • A chance to play for the Boomers (27:00)
  • The Johnson brothers team up in Newcastle (29:00)
  • Being a part of the Cairns Taipans inaugural season (31:00)
  • Playing for the Sydney Kings (35:00)
  • Retiring from the game and the biggest learnings from his career (40:00)

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball.

Head to Aussie Hoopla to 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, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Tyler Harvey, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Luke Travers, Sam Froling

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, Jack White, 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, Dwayne McClain, Darnell Mee, Shawn Redhage, Al Green, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chris Pongrass, 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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