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Now displaying: December, 2023
Dec 11, 2023

Luc Longley needs no introduction, he's either the Greatest Australian Basketball player of all-time or not far from it depending on how you view things.

Three NBA championships, was a key part of the Australian Boomers program from 1988-2000 and is currently part owner of the Sydney Kings.

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Topics include...

  • Luc explains his plans to improve social basketball through a unique partnership with Hahn and a half pub / half basketball court for the summer (2:00)

  • What his interactions with fans have been like since The Last Dance and his ABC Australian Story special (7:00

  • The biggest highlight of the touring Australia with Scottie Pippen (12:00)

  • The story behind Scottie Pippen ALMOST coaching the Sydney Kings as well as ALMOST playing for the Perth Wildcats (13:30)

  • His role as part-owner of the Sydney Kings (14:30)

  • Thoughts on the Rocco Zikarsky and his future (21:00)

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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Dec 4, 2023

Martin Cattalini made his NBL debut with the Perth Wildcats at 19 years of age and went on to play fifteen seasons in the NBL. He averaged 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists across 453 NBL games.

He currently sits among the league's all-time leaders in total points (24th), total games played (28th) and total rebounds (39th).

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Topics include...

  • How he became the local kid playing for his hometown Perth Wildcats (2:00)

  • Narrowly losing the championship to Andrew Gaze and the Melbourne Tigers in 1993 (5:00)

  • The Wildcats 1995 championship and facing the Houston Rockets at the McDonalds Championships (10:00)

  • Hitting the gym with the members of the Perth Wall (12:30)

  • Signing with the Adelaide 36ers (19:00)

  • A frustrating period in Adelaide from 1996 to 1997 (22:00)

  • Championships and playing for Phil Smyth (25:00)

  • 1998/99 - the first summer season (29:00)

  • Being one of the first Australian players to take their career over to Europe (33:00)

  • Playing in the Sydney Olympics alongside Gaze, Longley, Bradtke and Vlahov and coming so close to winning Australia's first Olympic medal (39:00)

  • The Boomers 2004 Olympic campaign and how it was a dramatic step back in talent and comparing it to the current situation of the Boomers program today (41:00)

  • Returning to the NBL (45:00)

  • Signing with the Cairns Taipans and delivering arguably the best statistical seasons by a local player since Andrew Gaze (49:00)

  • The near extinction of the Cairns Taipans in 2008 and how it impacted him (56:00)

  • Some of Cattalini's most heated moments of his NBL career (1:00:00)

  • How he decided it was time to retire (1:03:00)

  • The biggest hurdles, lessons and highlights of his career (1:06:00)

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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