Ken Cole, who coached the Sixers to the 1986 championship — with the team earning the moniker “The Invincibles” because of their unprecedented 24-2 win/loss record was named president of the Adelaide 36ers this week and is ready to help the team reach new heights.
The 75-year-old plans who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma seven years ago (and given two years to live at the time) plans on instilling the same warrior spirit into the club which has allowed him to keep cancer at bay.
Topics discussed on the podcast include;
What led to Ken returning to the 36ers (2:00)
How Ken has continued to battle cancer and win for almost a decade (9:30)
What Ken thinks of the current 36ers roster (19:30)
Remembering the 1986 Adelaide 36ers championship season (36:00)
The birth of the game...Basketball in Australia during the 1960's and 1970's (54:00)
The origin of basketball trash talking in Australia (103:00)
Funny stories from NBL basketball's early days (107:00)
Imports in the NBL, do we need to limit them? (114:00)
Thoughts on the Adelaide 36ers blocking Mitch Creek from signing with the Brooklyn Nets (121:00)
Should NBL team's fund local associations to develop NBL talent (126:00)
Eddie Palubinskas stories (134:00)
All of this and a whole lot more...
Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.
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