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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: 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. Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets Sign up for Ian Stacker's All-Star Shooting Program   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 #2: Aussies In The NBA: Simmons All-Star Weekend, Ingles shares Autism story and Creek reaches NBA dream

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We take a look at every Aussie playing in the NBA this season. Review of Ben Simmons All-Star weekend performance and will he play for Australia? Jonah Bolden's hot January Joe Ingles shares an inspirational story about dealing with his son Jacob's autism. Patty Mills heats up Aron Baynes injury update Thon Maker settles in at the Pistons Utah Jazz refuse to trade Dante Exum for Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley Ryan Broekhoff scores career high Deng Adel and Mitch Creek achieve their dream of playing in the NBA   Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets 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

Feb 19 2019
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Rank #3: Bob Turner (NBL Hall Of Famer) on the current state of the NBL

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NBL Hall of Famer, former head coach of the Newcastle Falcons, Canberra Cannons and Sydney Kings who also part of ownership groups at Canberra, Sydney and the Singapore Slingers also joins us on the show to discuss some of the important topics bubbling underneath the excitement that is the NBL Finals. While NBL awards are given out and Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane prepare for the post-season we talk about the growth of the game, rumours of financial issues at Illawarra, the possibility of Rob Beveridge coaching the Sydney Kings next season and what NBL1 can do to improve the future of Australian hoops. Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets Sign up for Ian Stacker's All-Star Shooting Program Topics discussed on the podcast include; Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane finish top four and move on to the NBL Finals (2:00) Is having these four teams the best case finish for the NBL's marketing efforts (5:00) NBL conspiracy theories (7:00) Is Andrew Gaze out of a job in Sydney and Rob Beveridge moving in? (8:30) Are the Illawarra Hawks in financial turmoil and will they be in the league next season (12:00) Can the NBL make a profit without achieving success outside of Australia and how could USA betting legalities fit into that? (19:30) How will the NBL1 competition improve basketball in Australia (36:00)   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, 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, 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

Feb 17 2019
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Rank #4: Aussies In The NBA: Simmons All-Star Chances, Delly's Cavs Revival & Jonah Bolden's Arrival

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We take a look at every Aussie playing in the NBA this season. Can Ben Simmons make the NBA All-Star game? Why Matthew Dellavedova is better than 90% of the guards in the NBA Jonah Bolden explodes for Philly Aron Baynes injury update Joe Ingles shooting at the worst clip since his rookie season Dante Exum getting more minutes Patty Mills continues to win in San Antonio Ryan Broekhoff fights for court time. Plus a quick round-up of former NBL imports doing well in the NBA. Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets 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

Dec 24 2018
30 mins
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Rank #5: Larry Abney on his time with Townsville, Cairns and now the LA Clippers coaching staff

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"The Birdman" Larry Abney played 122 NBL games with Townsville and Cairns where he averaged 17.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Born in Nyack, New York he attended Fresno State and played beside cult basketball figures Rafer "Skip To My Lou" of AND1 basketball fame and Chris Herren, as well as NBL star Willie Farley. He also played professionally in Korea, France, Venezuela, Cyprus, Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, Ukraine, Kosovo and New Zealand. In 2017, Abney joined the staff of the Los Angeles Clippers as a player development coach and basketball operations assistant under head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers In 2018 alongside childhood friends, former teammates, and fellow Rockland, NY natives Steve Canal and Chester Felts, Abney co-founded Rockland Legacy, an organization that provides support and mentorship to help Rockland County's youth achieve their dreams. Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets Sign up for Ian Stacker's All-Star Shooting Program Topics discussed on the podcast include; Is the Cairns Taipans season finished this season? (2:00) Why Mitch Creek won't play for the South East Melbourne Phoenix (4:30) Matthew Dellavedova's resurgence in Cleveland (6:30) How did Larry Abney become part of the LA Clippers coaching staff? (13:00) The LA Clippers long-term plans to become the #1 basketball team in Los Angeles (14:30) Working with NBA legends like Doc Rivers and Jerry West (17:00) Playing basketball at Fresno State with Rafer Alston aka "Skip To My Lou", Chris Herren, Willie Farley and Coach Jerry Tarkanian (19:00) The night Larry hauled in 35 rebounds in a college game, still the current NCAA record (27:00) NBA attention after college (29:00) Scary moments playing overseas in countries like Korea, Argentina, Syria and Kosovo (31:00) Arriving in the NBL with the Townsville Crocodiles (33:00) NBLxNBA when the Clippers faced the Sydney Kings (37:30) Returning to the NBL in 2012 and retiring from basketball (40:00) Playing for the Cairns Taipans and the untold story about why he left Townsville despite them offering him "the biggest contract" ever to Townsville player (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, 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, 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@aussiehoopl

Dec 15 2018
59 mins
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Rank #6: Southern Huskies Justin Hickey on joining the NZNBL and next steps to joining the NBL

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Justin Hickey, chief executive of the Southern Huskies joins Aussie Hoopla podcast to talk about the team's decision to play in the New Zealand NBL in 2019 and what the next steps are for the team to join the Australian National Basketball League in 2020. Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets Sign up for Ian Stacker's All-Star Shooting Program Topics discussed on the podcast include; How did the idea to play in the NZNBL first come about? (2:00) What are the next steps for the Southern Huskies to join the Australian NBL (10:00) How will the Southern Huskies NZNBL program work alongside a Southern Huskies Australian NBL program in the next couple of years (11:30) Is it likely other NBL teams follow this model and enter development programs into the NZNBL (13:30) Recruiting players for the team's first season (17:00) Next steps for the Southern Huskies (23:00) 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, 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, 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

Dec 08 2018
29 mins
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Rank #7: Steve Woodberry (1999 NBL MVP) on his time playing in the NBL, Europe and the NCAA FInal Four

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Steve Woodberry was born in Wichita, Kansas, attending Wichita South High School before playing for the University of Kansas where he was a part of two Final Four teams at Kansas in 1991 and 1993. In 1994 Woodberry won a championship in the Swiss league with Belinzona before signing a deal to play in Australia with the Gold Coast Rollers in 1995. In his first season in Australia, Woodberry averaged 24.5 points, 7.4 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game. Before suffering an injury at training, forcing him to return to Kansas. Woodberry would return to Australia the following year to play for the Brisbane Bullets. It was here he played the best basketball of his career, earning a spot on the All-NBL First Team in 1998 and 1999. Woodberry would win league MVP in 1999 before agreeing to play for the Sydney Kings in 2000. Woodberry would suffer an injury in the NBL pre-season and last only 4 games before having to return to Kansas for rehabilitation. Woodberry later spent two seasons playing professionally in Lithuania for Zalgiris Kaunas, where won a Lithuanian championship in 2001. Since retiring in 2006 Woodberry has coached in the US college system for Missouri State, Tulsa and Wake Forest.  Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets Sign up for Ian Stacker's All-Star Shooting Program Topics discussed on the podcast include; What has Steve Woodberry doing since he retired from playing basketball (2:00) Reaching two NCAA Final Fours while playing at the University of Kansas (12:00) How being able to play multiple positions helped Woodberry dominate the game (15:00) Playing for the USA Junior team alongside Steve Smith, Theo Ratliff and Eddie Jones (17:00) Funny stories about playing alongside former NBL import Adonis Jordan Kansas and (20:30) NBA interest after college (21.30) How did he find out about Australia and the NBL (23:30) Thoughts on the level of competition in the NBL during the time he played (25:00) Running the triangle offence with the Brisbane Bullets (28:00) Memories of Bullets teammates like Leroy Loggins, Mark Dalton, Mike Mitchell and Mike McKay (33:00) Playing against the Melbourne Tigers and trying to stop Andrew Gaze (34:00) Goals of being a head coach and possibilities of returning to Australia (38:30) Memories of playing alongside CJ Bruton (42:00) A short stint playing for the Sydney Kings (43:00) Favourite players to play against during his time in the NBL (46:00) Playing basketball in Lithuania and lessons learnt from playing overseas (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, 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, La

Nov 30 2018
55 mins
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Rank #8: Aussies In The NBA: Will Simmons and Butler work, Baynes 3-point game & Ingles hot streak

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We take a look at every Aussie playing in the NBA this season. How will Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler work in Philadelphia? Aron Baynes amazing three-point percentage Joe Ingles catches fire to start the season Has Dante Exum improved from last season? Patty Mills flies under the radar Matthew Dellavedova, Ryan Broekhoff and Jonah Bolden fight for minutes Plus a quick round-up of former NBL imports doing well in the NBA. Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets 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

Nov 17 2018
31 mins
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Rank #9: Former Sydney coach Bill Tomlinson on coaching in China and remembering the Kings Threepeat

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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.  Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets Sign up for Ian Stacker's All-Star Shooting Program 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) The difference between coaching men and women at a professional level (36:30) 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) How Brian Goorjian as able to get the best out of Shane Heal (50:00) 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, 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

Nov 11 2018
1 hour
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Rank #10: Cairns Coach Mike Kelly on rebuilding the Taipans roster and his two year plan for the team

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Taipans new head coach Mike Kelly joins Dan Boyce on the podcast to talk about the hiring process for he went through to win the Cairns coaching job, he breaks down his recruitment process for this season and gives his thoughts on how the squad have started the season. Mike goes in depth into the decision making process in rebuilding the team into a much faster-paced unit and the recruiting process for this season's current batch of imports.  Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports Get 5% off NBA tickets with promo code HOOPLA5 from US Sports Tickets Sign up for Ian Stacker's All-Star Shooting Program Topics discussed on the podcast include; How the Cairns Taipans have started the NBL season (2:00) In what ways has the NBL changed this season (9:00) What the recruiting process for Cairns new head coach looked like (13:00) How Cairns Taipans recruited their team coming into the 2018-19 season (16:00) What the Cairns Taipans needed from their imports this season and how they recruited them (23:00) What experiences from his playing days does Mike use to motivate players? (34:00) Thoughts on the demise of the SEABL competition (38:50) All of this and a whole lot more... Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes. 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

Nov 06 2018
44 mins
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