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Sep 9, 2018

The South East Melbourne will be returning to the NBL, so who better to talk about it than the MVP of the Magic's 1992 Championship team Bruce Bolden.

Bruce played 480 games for Eastside Melbourne, Westside Melbourne, South East Melbourne, Sydney and West Sydney across 17 NBL seasons.

Bolden finished fourth in all-time rebounds (4,351) and has career averages of 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per game.

With his son Jonah joining the Philadelphia 76ers we also talk about the tricky tightrope that is being a coach and a parent to aspiring basketballers in your family.

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Melbourne United signing DJ Kennedy (2:00)
  • How is Jonah Bolden settling into the Philadelphia 76ers (8:30)
  • The Simmons / Bolden family connection (10:00)
  • The role of the basketball parent and The lessons learned from raising Jonah (13:00)
  • Jonah's challenges playing at UCLA (24:30)
  • South East Melbourne's return to the NBL (29:00)
  • Plans to move the AIS to South East Melbourne and what they will mean for Australian Basketball (31:30)
  • Remembering South East Melbourne Magic's 1992 NBL championship (34:30)
  • Bruce Bolden is awarded NBL Finals MVP by NBA Commissioner David Stern, how did that happen? (49:30)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Phil Smyth, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze

NBA Stars Past & Present - Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti

Aussie Basketballers Abroad - Ryan Broekhoff, Brock Motum, Jack White, Ben Madgen, Clint Stiendl, Ater Majok, Rhys Carter, Clint Stiendl

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Terry Dozier, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore

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

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

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