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Visit our website at www.aussiehoopla.com for in depth analysis of Aussie Basketball. Each episode features interviews with current Aussie basketball stars, Australian Boomers playing overseas and legends of the NBL.

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Visit our website at www.aussiehoopla.com for in depth analysis of Aussie Basketball. Each episode features interviews with current Aussie basketball stars, Australian Boomers playing overseas and legends of the NBL.

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Rank #1: Boomers lose to Canada but that's no reason to panic

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Cairns Taipans commentator, and veteran of 116 NBL games Matt Smith joins Aussie Hoopla host Dan Boyce breaking down exactly what happened in the Boomers 20 point loss to Canada and why it’s downright silly for Aussie Hoops fans to panic right now.

Yes, Australia’s star-studded team were stunned by a team of little known Canadians during their World Cup warm up game in Perth last night but notice the key word here… “warm-up”.

With hundreds of hoops tragic’s jumping on social media to share their disappointment at the Australian team and fire vitriol at Boomers head coach Andrej Lemanis, Matt and Dan talk us through what is really going on and ask us all to just settle down a little.

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  • Breaking down the Boomers 20 point loss to Canada in the first warm-up game for the 2019 World Cup (2:00)

  • Should the Australian Boomers be using these games against Canada as practice or taking them more seriously (11:00)

  • Does Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis deserve all the criticism he's getting on social media (16:00)

  • The differences between FIBA international basketball and other forms ie. NBA, NBL and G-League play (20:00)

  • What do the Boomers do differently after losing to Canada by 20 points (28:00)

  • Why are so many NBA players pulling out of playing in the FIBA World Cup (33:00)

  • Is it more important for Australia to win a medal in the World Cup or beat USA in Melbourne (37:00)

  • The negativity surrounding Ben Simmons in the Australian media right now (41:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Aug 17 2019
52 mins
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Rank #2: Australia's FIBA World Cup Roster, Mitch Creek's Omission and Brisbane Bullets bias?

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Aussie Hoopla writers Jarrad Hurley and Marco Selorio join Dan Boyce on the podcast to talk about the Boomers 12 man roster for the FIBA World Cup, Mitch Creek's omission and if there is some Brisbane Bullets bias or not when it comes to who made the bench.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • 2:00 On coaching the Australian University Games squad to a bronze medal this month

  • 13:00 Missing out on the Sydney Kings coaching job and plans for 2019-20

  • 19:00 thoughts on building the Illawarra Hawks roster over the past year and what they can achieve this season

  • 23:00 LaMelo Ball and the NBL Next Star program, does it hurt the growth of Australian basketball players

  • 25:00 The NBL's new TV deal with SBS and ESPN and how it helps grow basketball

  • 32:00 Ben Simmons and his decision to pull of the Australian Boomers FIBA World Cup Team

  • 39:00 His favorite moments with the Illawarra Hawks

  • 45:00 The player he most enjoyed watching develop the most

  • 47:00 The funniest players during his time with the Hawks

  • 49:00 Which Illawarra Hawk will make the best NBL coach when he retires

  • 52:00 Favourite import recruiting stories

  • 58:00 What was the biggest learning he took away from his time with the Illawarra Hawks

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Aug 07 2019
49 mins
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Rank #3: Rob Beveridge on NBL's new TV deal, Ben Simmons Boomers omission and the Illawarra Hawks

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Rob Beveridge joins the podcast after leading the Australian World University team to a bronze medal to talk about what's happening in Australian hoops right now.

With 27 years of basketball coaching experiance in both Australia and Asia "Bevo" shares his thoughts on the upcoming NBL season, Ben Simmons decision to not play in the 2019 FIBA World Cup and his exit from the Illawarra Hawks.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • 2:00 On coaching the Australian University Games squad to a bronze medal this month

  • 13:00 Missing out on the Sydney Kings coaching job and plans for 2019-20

  • 19:00 thoughts on building the Illawarra Hawks roster over the past year and what they can achieve this season

  • 23:00 LaMelo Ball and the NBL Next Star program, does it hurt the growth of Australian basketball players

  • 25:00 The NBL's new TV deal with SBS and ESPN and how it helps grow basketball

  • 32:00 Ben Simmons and his decision to pull of the Australian Boomers FIBA World Cup Team

  • 39:00 His favorite moments with the Illawarra Hawks

  • 45:00 The player he most enjoyed watching develop the most

  • 47:00 The funniest players during his time with the Hawks

  • 49:00 Which Illawarra Hawk will make the best NBL coach when he retires

  • 52:00 Favourite import recruiting stories

  • 58:00 What was the biggest learning he took away from his time with the Illawarra Hawks

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Aug 01 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #4: Chris Jent (North Melbourne Giants) on his NBL career and the Houston Rockets 1994 championship

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In 1995 the NBL was arguably the most successful period in Australian basketball history, the NBL was at it's peak and with the North Melbourne Giants reigning NBL champions they recruited Chris Jent, who had won an NBA championship with the Houston Rockets only a few months earlier to replace an injury Paul Maley and formed a dynamic duo with Darryl McDonald.

The team was unable to repeat as champions, losing the deciding third game of the NBL Grand Final to the Perth Wildcats 108-88.

Jent averaged 25.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game and was named all NBL first team in the process.

Chris Jent was one of the greatest "one and done" players in NBL history and he joins the podcast to talk about his time in australia as well as his time playing for Ohio University, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Italy, Spain and Greece.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Chris Jent elaborates on his coaching role with the Atlanta Hawks (2:00)

  • How he was recruited to Ohio State University, playing with Jimmy Jackson and facing Michigan's Fab Five (9:00)

  • The early 90's Continental Basketball Association and what that was like (13:00)

  • Going undrafted then being signed by the Houston Rockets and playing alongside Hakeem Olajuwon (15:00)

  • Coaching Atlanta's young stars Trey Young and John Collins and what he hopes to develop in them next season (16:00)

  • Winning the NBA championship with the Houston Rockets (18:00)

  • His 1995 season with the North Melbourne Giants (29:00) His relationship with former coach Brett Brown now both are in the NBA coaching ranks (35:00)

  • His struggles with the Australian culture (38:00)

  • Returning to the NBA as a coach (41:00)

  • Working with LeBron James as his shooting coach and what Chris helped him change with his shot (46:00)

  • The biggest hurdle he overcame as both a player and a coach in the NBA (49:00)

  • The toll of minutes and travel in the NBA (52:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Jul 17 2019
58 mins
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Rank #5: Basketball Australia's Paul Maley talks USA Vs Boomers, NZNBL and dissolving SEABL

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With Basketball Australia in the media heavily over the past twelve months with the Boomers "basketbrawl" in the Philippines, bringing Team USA to Australia to face the Boomers in two sell-out games, choosing to dissolve the SEABL and recently deciding to block Australian teams from playing in the NZ NBL Paul Maley, Executive General Manager Basketball at Basketball Australia joins the podcast to give clarity to some of these events from the past 6 months.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • The NBL1 pathway Vs NCAA college for aspiring NBL players (3:00)

  • The process undertaken by Basketball Australia to create the Boomers Vs USA games in August (12:00)

  • Plans to create an international warm-up tournament next year pitching the Boomers and Opals against three other elite national teams (19:00)

  • Can Australia become a top two sport in Australia by 2022 (27:00)

  • Why did Basketball Australia block Mount Gambier from playing in the NZ NBL (34:00)

  • Did Basketball Australia make the right decision in dissolving the SEABL (42:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Jul 10 2019
50 mins
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Rank #6: Darnell Mee on Adelaide's back to back titles (1998-99) and his NBA career

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During his NBL career, Mee was regarded as the best defensive player in the league. When he retired he had won more NBL Best Defensive Player awards than anyone in league history. 

He was  selected to the NBL's First Team in 2001 and 2005 and represented Australia in FIBA's Oceania Championships in 2007, successfully helping the Boomers qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Darnell shares what he's been doing since retiring from the NBL (2:00)

  • Thoughts on Lamelo Ball and RJ Hampton skipping college for the NBL and his own advice to his son on college basketball (6:30)

  • His experiences playing college basketball at Western Kentucky (9:00)

  • He becomes the 34th pick in the 1993 NBA draft (14:00)

  • His rookie season with the Denver Nuggets and upsetting the Seattle Supersonics, becoming the first #8 seed to ever defeated a #1 seed in the NBA playoffs (19:00)

  • Sharing stories on his Denver Nuggest teammates, Dikembe Mutumbo, Rodney Rogers, Laphonso Ellis, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (23:00)

  • Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's decision to not stand for the national anthem and how it impacted the team (25:30)

  • Stories from playing against John Stockton, Gary Payton, Jimmy Jackson and Stacey Augmon (35:00)

  • Why his time in the NBA was cut short after two seasons (40:00)

  • Arriving in Australia to play for the Canberra Cannons (46:00) His approach to playing defence and how to defend Andrew Gaze in is prime (52:00)

  • Winning his first NBL championship with Adelaide in 1998 (59:00)

  • The journey to repeat as NBL champions in 1999 (111:00)

  • Darnell's describes his relationship with Kevin Brooks (113:00)

  • Finishing his career with Cairns and Wollongong (1:16:00)

  • Playing for the Australian Boomers and mentoring a young Patty Mills (1:18:00)

  • Darnell's toughest challenge and fondest memories from his career (1:22:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Jun 29 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #7: Benny Lewis talks 1980's Melbourne Basketball and his 10 year NBL career

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Benny Lewis played 250 games in the NBL and was one of the most potent scorers of the 1980s. He arrived in the NBL in 1981 for Illawarra and averaged 20.5 points per game, he then played the majority of his career with the Coburg Giants before they moved to North Melbourne. His best season coming in 1984 when he averaged 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and he continued to light up the league until 1990 averaging 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists for his career.

He joins the podcast to talk about the current state of the NBL, his time playing in college and what it was like to play in Australia during the NBL's "tin shed era".

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Thoughts on the current NBL product (1:30)

  • RJ Hampton chosing New Zealand over the NCAA (7:00)

  • Why he chose to create the Central Basketball Association and running the Fort Wayne Flite (9:00)

  • Stops at North Carolina State and Tennessee State (16:00)

  • How he was found his way to Australia and the huge impact of St Kilda's Rocky Smith on NBL basketball in the 1980s (19:00)

  • Why Melbourne has always developed the best basketball players (23:00)

  • Which team was better in the 1980s... Adelaide, Brisbane or Canberra? (26:00)

  • His career playing for Illawarra, Coburg, St Kilda, North Melbourne and South Melbourne (30:00)

  • What is was like playing in the NBL during the "tin shed era" (42:00)

  • Career highlights, toughest opponents and biggest hurdles during his NBL career (101:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Jun 25 2019
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #8: Next Stars Program, Aussies in the NBA Draft and NBL Select Vs Team China

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A quick look around what's happening in the Australian basketball scene this week

  • NBL Select Team goes down 0-2 against Team China (2:00)
  • What is happening in Cairns recruitment wise right now? (11:30)
  • NBL Next Stars... Genius or shortsighted for the NBL (17:00)
  • How much can the NBL grow from bringing LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton into the league (37:00)
  • Harry Froling, William McDowell-White and Matur Maker fall short of being drafted in the NBA (45:00)
  • Did the Next Stars program cause Brian Bowen II to not get drafted? (50:00)

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Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, 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

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Jun 21 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #9: Dusty Rychart on the 2007 Brisbane Bullets championship and his NBL career

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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...

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Jun 11 2019
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Rank #10: Aussies In The NBA: 2018-19 Season Review

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We take a look at every Aussie playing in the NBA this season.

  • Ben Simmons admits its "important" to be working on his shooting
  • How Joe Ingles season was impacted by discovering his sons Autism
  • Jonah Bolden rookie season
  • Joe Ingles shares an inspirational story about dealing with his son Jacob's autism.
  • Patty Mills has one of his best seasons ever
  • Will Aron Baynes leave Boston
  • Thon Maker pulls out of the Boomers FIBA World Cup squad 
  • Dante Exum suffers another disappointing season
  • Deng Adel, Isaac Humphries and Mitch Creek achieve their dream of playing in the NBA

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Sign up for Ian Stacker's All-Star Shooting Program

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

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, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, 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

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

May 29 2019
1 hour 11 mins
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