Dusty Rychart joins the podcast to talk about winning the NBL championship in 2007 as a part of a Brisbane Bullets team still considered to be the greatest NBL team of all-time.
The team featured Dusty and fellow import Ebi Ere, current Australian National team members Sam MacKinnon, CJ Bruton, Mark Bradtke and Stephen Black as well as future Boomers stars like Adam Gibson and Chris Goulding.
New Zealand national team member Dillon Boucher was also part of the squad, as was Daniel Egan, Brad Williamson and Michael Hill.
In fact the team featured 10 players who would have 10+ year NBL careers, a feat never achieved before or since.
Dusty also discusses his career playing for teams in Victoria, Adelaide, Illawarra and Cairns.
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Topics discussed on the podcast include;
The impact players feel when retiring from professional sport (5:30)
Making the University of Minnesota as a walk on (9:00)
Growing up in Minnesota (15:00)
Remember all of the NBL imports like Adam Ballinger, Dave Thomas and Kevin Braswell he faced during his college years (16:30)
Comparing Dusty to the other imports during the NBL in the 2000's (17:30)
Flirtation with the NBA (19:00)
Arriving in the NBL a few inches shorter than advertised (21:00)
First season playing for the Victoria Giants (24:00)
Playing for the Adelaide 36ers (29:00)
Why he is jealous of NBL players today (31:00)
Winning a championship with the Brisbane Bullets, perhaps the greatest team in NBL history (34:00)
Why the Brisbane Bullets weren't back to win back to back championships (39:00)
Leaving Brisbane to play for Illawarra and Cairns (42:00)
The difference between playing for Phil Smyth and Joey Wright (47:00)
The biggest obstacle Dusty faced during his career (49:00)
All of this and a whole lot more...
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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
Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, 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, Steve Woodberry
And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner
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