To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Geelong Supercats we chat with a legend from the club's time in the NBL (1982-1996) Daren Rowe, the only man to record a quadruple-double in NBL history.
Rowe averaged 19.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.1 blocks during three NBL seasons.
Hear him talk about how the Supercats had the Geelong Arena rocking in the 1990's, playing alongside legends like Shane Heal, Bobby Locke and John Dorge and the night he went off 25 points, 17 rebounds, 11 blocked shots and 11 assists playing in all but 34 seconds of the game as Geelong defeated North Melbourne 131-123.
Topics discussed on the podcast include;
Geelong Supercats celebrate 40 year anniversary (2:00)
Daren Rowe talks about his approaching to coaching young basketballers (6:00)
Daren's path to being a professional basketball player (12:00)
Should Geelong have a team in the NBL (16:00)
A brief stint with the Utah Jazz and experiences playing overseas (20:00)
His debut season in the NBL (21:30)
Memories of playing alongside a young Shane Heal in Geelong (29:00)
Rowe's record-breaking season in 1990 which included the only quadruple-double in NBL history (29:30)
Bobby Locke drops 50 points on debut and leaves a huge mark on Geelong basketball (32:00)
Why did Geelong sign Terry Dozier instead of bringing Daren back in 1991 (38:00)
Why Daren didn't like coach Jim Calvin and why he never returned to the NBL after 1994 (39:30)
Why he thinks Adelaide 36ers Mark Davis was the toughest player to guard in the 1990's (45:00)
What happened on the night he recorded the only quadruple-double in NBL history (47:30)
What does he think about being one of the only guys to be dunked on by Andrew Gaze (51:00)
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, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley
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Aussie Basketballers Abroad - Ryan Broekhoff, Brock Motum, Jack White, Ben Madgen, Clint Stiendl, Ater Majok, Rhys Carter, Clint Stiendl
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