Bill Tomlinson has been coaching in China for the past 10 years, first assisting with the Chinese Women's National team and now with Shantou University.
In Australia Bill coached the Hobart Devils and Sydney Kings in the NBL as well winning a WNBL championship with the Sydney Flames in 1997.
On the podcast Bill shares how coaching in China is different to Australia, how coaching women is different to coaching men in the pros and shares his memories of the Sydney Kings threepeat, including stories about Shane Heal, Chris Williams, Matt Nielsen and plenty more.
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Topics discussed on the podcast include;
The Adelaide 36ers release Adris DeLeon and look to bring in former Illawarra Hawks star Demetrius Conger (2:00)
How physical abuse is a proven teaching method in China (17:00)
Chinese referee's and the "black whistle" (26:00)
Why it will be extremely difficult for Australia to develop basketball ties with China (28:00)
Remembering the Hobart Devils and what it was like coaching the team during it's final days in the league (33:00)
Coaching the Sydney Kings from 1999-2001 and assisting great coaches like Brett Brown and Brian Goorjian (41:00)
Remembering the 2003 NBL MVP Chris Williams who passed away last year (46:00)
All of this and a whole lot more...
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