Taipans new head coach Mike Kelly joins Dan Boyce on the podcast to talk about the hiring process for he went through to win the Cairns coaching job, he breaks down his recruitment process for this season and gives his thoughts on how the squad have started the season.
Mike goes in depth into the decision making process in rebuilding the team into a much faster-paced unit and the recruiting process for this season's current batch of imports.
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Topics discussed on the podcast include;
How the Cairns Taipans have started the NBL season (2:00)
In what ways has the NBL changed this season (9:00)
What the recruiting process for Cairns new head coach looked like (13:00)
How Cairns Taipans recruited their team coming into the 2018-19 season (16:00)
What the Cairns Taipans needed from their imports this season and how they recruited them (23:00)
What experiences from his playing days does Mike use to motivate players? (34:00)
Thoughts on the demise of the SEABL competition (38:50)
All of this and a whole lot more...
Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.
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Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley
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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, Ken Cole
NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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
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