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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.

    Dan Boyce on Kobe Bryant's death and his impact on Australia and Asia

    Dan Boyce on Kobe Bryant's death and his impact on Australia and Asia

    Aussie Hoopla's Dan Boyce appears on Inside Story via Al Jazeera English to discuss the impact Kobe Bryant had in Australia and Asia on the day of his death.
    Programme summary;
    One of basketball's biggest ever stars is killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant took basketball to new heights, and helped give the game international prominence. The world is now mourning his death at the age of 41.
    His teenage daughter and seven other people also died in the crash. Fans, sporting personalities and celebrities have been paying tribute to a legend on and off the court. Bryant burst onto the scene in 1996 as a talented teenager with ambitions to become the best.
    By the time he retired 20 years later, he'd won the NBA championship five times with the Los Angeles Lakers, and was an inspiration for a generation of young players. And in 2018 he won an Oscar as writer-producer of a short animated film based on his love of the sport.
    Presenter: Nic Clark
    Guests: Michael Carlson, American sports journalist who commentated on basketball during 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
    Asma ElBadawi, a player who lobbied the basketball's governing body to remove a ban on hijabs.
    Dan Boyce, host of the Aussie Hoopla Podcast.
     
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    • 25 min
    Ebi Ere talks 2004 Kings and 2007 Bullets NBL championships

    Ebi Ere talks 2004 Kings and 2007 Bullets NBL championships

    Dan Boyce sits down with Ebi Ere who played 176 NBL games with Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.
    He averaged 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists over his five-year NBL career. He also represented Nigeria in the 2006 FIBA World Championships and the 2016 Olympic games.
    Topics include...
    Retirement and how things wrapped up for Ebi Ere's career after leaving the Adelaide 36ers in 2016 (2:00) Plant-based diets and how it extended Ebi's career (6:00) College career with the Oklahoma Sooners (8:00) NBA opportunities with Portland, Los Angeles and Memphis (13:00) Ebi Ere first year as a pro with the Sydney Kings (21:00) Brian Goorjian refuses to play Ebi Ere in crunch time (23:00) The Sydney Kings win the 2004 NBL championship (27:00) Breaking down the final three games of the Kings Vs Razorbacks Grand Final (31:00) Ebi Ere leads Brisbane to the 2007 NBL Championship (41:00) Getting the best out of Sam MacKinnon (43:00) Why the 2007 Brisbane Bullets weren't able to repeat (47:00) Playing in the FIBA World Championship and Olympics with the Nigerian national team (50:00) The biggest hurdles and highlights of his career (58:00)
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    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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Shawn Dennis on the Townsville Crocodiles demise and basketball's growth in Japan

    Shawn Dennis on the Townsville Crocodiles demise and basketball's growth in Japan

    Dan Boyce sits down with the final coach of the Townsville Crocodiles, Shawn Dennis.
    The former NBL coach of the year provides an update of the growth of basketball in Japan, how it parallels Australia's NBL in some ways and what kind of money players can make playing in Japan's premier basketball competition, the B-League.
    Dennis, who played 197 games in the NBL for Newcastle and Hobart before coaching becoming a head coach in the NBL with both the Newcastle Falcons and Townsville talks about the demise of both clubs and the struggle which players, coaches and fans all faced.
    The Crocodiles were renowned "giant killers" defeating top tier teams like the Perth Wildcats and Melbourne United during their final years in the league but due to financial support, they weren't able to continue in the competition.
    Shawn outlines exactly how the final days of the club went down, what could have been done differently and the great things players like Mitch Norton, Todd Blanchfield, Nick Kay, Harry Froling and Clint Stiendl all achieved in Townsville and how they continue to impact the NBL landscape today.
    Topics include...
    The rise of basketball in Japan as the 2020 Olympics approaches (2:00) Similarities between the Shiga Lakestars and the Townsville Crocodiles of 2015 (8:30) Helping players "learn how to win (12:00) The growth of Japan's B-League and how it's growth parallel's the NBL (15:00) How money compares in Japan's B-League to what players get in the NBL (21:30) How financial difficulties hurt the Townsville Crocodiles recruiting from 2013-2016 (23:00) How did Shawn Dennis find out the Crocodiles had folded (27:00) Todd Blanchfield's NBA potential in 2014 (31:00) Townsville's recruiting strategies during their "cash strapped" final years in the league (39:00) Townsville's final season in the NBL, the highs and the lows (44:00) Junior development within Townsville and how it generated talent like Mitch Norton, Chris Cedar, Harry Froling and more (53:00) The biggest highlights and the toughest moments of the Townsville Crocodiles final years in the NBL (57:00)
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    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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Angus Brandt on leaving the Wildcats, Perth's 2019 title and playing in Italy

    Angus Brandt on leaving the Wildcats, Perth's 2019 title and playing in Italy

    Dan Boyce sits down former Perth Wildcats big man Angus Brandt who was a big part of the team's 2017 and 2019 championships before making the decision to play the 2019/20 in Italy with Pistoia Basket.
    Brandt has averaged 8 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist over 143 games for both the Perth Wildcats and the Sydney Kings, where he was the 2015 NBL Rookie of the Year.
    Brandt also has been a key part of the Australian Boomers program since 2017 and played an integral role in the team's qualification for the FIBA World Cup.
    Currently, he is averaging 11 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist in Italy's Lega A where his team is 5-11.
    Topics include...
    The NBL and its player's efforts to help those affected by Australian bush fires (2:00) LaMelo Ball, RJ Hampton and Josh Green's current NBA draft value (4:00) Angus Brandt on Italian basketball and who has the best beaches Perth, Sydney or Tuscany (9:00) Fans in Europe compared to the NBL (12:30) Playing as an import and whether the NBL should change it's import rules (15:30) Playing against Luis Scola, Milos Teodosic, Isaac Fotu and the stars of the Italian league (18:00) Why he left the Perth Wildcats for a chance to play in Europe (21:30) Winning the 2019 NBL Championship (23:00) The impact of the negative media attention during the 2019 season on the Wildcats (25:00) How the 2017 championship compares to the 2019 NBL championship (26:30) Tips on developing the skyhook (28:00) Memories of playing college ball at Oregon University and past NBA opportunities (29:00) Playing for the Australian Boomers and what that meant (36:00) The key to rebounding and how it's something that held Angus back earlier in his career (40:00) What's on the bucket list for Angus before he retires (42:00)
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    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

    • 47 min
    Aussies in the NBA: Dante Exum traded to Cleveland, Ben Simmons DPOTY and Aron Baynes domination

    Aussies in the NBA: Dante Exum traded to Cleveland, Ben Simmons DPOTY and Aron Baynes domination

    We take a look at every Aussie playing in the NBA this season.
    Utah Jazz gives up the Dante Exum experiment and trades him to Cleveland for Jordan Clarkson Despite early comparisons to LeBron James is Ben Simmons more of a defensive player and perhaps more like a Draymond Green? Joe Ingles returns to the starting lineup Jonah Bolden struggles in his second NBA season Ryan Broekhoff forces the Dallas Mavericks to play him Patty Mills is having a career year... again Aron Baynes is officially the best back-up big man in the NBA Thon Maker struggles to find his role in Detroit Plus we look at the former NBL imports doing well across the league ie. James Ennis, Torrey Craig, Terence Ferguson and many more Get 20% off custom designed uniforms with promo code HOOPLA20 from CA Sports
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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

    • 40 min
    Brett Brown to replace Andrej Lemanis as Boomers coach but why all the hate? Also NZ Breakers issues and LaMelo Ball (again)

    Brett Brown to replace Andrej Lemanis as Boomers coach but why all the hate? Also NZ Breakers issues and LaMelo Ball (again)

    Former Cairns Taipans big man Matt Smith (100 NBL games) and Aussie Hoopla's Dan Boyce discuss what's happening in Australian basketball this week.
    Topics include...
    Matt's first experience playing alongside Darryl "DMAC" McDonald (2:00) First reactions to the news that Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown will take over as Australian Boomers head coach (6:00) Why are fans and the media so negative about Andrej Lemanis Boomers coaching efforts (11:00) Why it's ridiculous to the NBA players chose to not play for Australia because of Andrej Lemanis (20:00) Dan's disappointment at 'çlick bait' articles which stir the pot of Andrej Lemanis hate (31:00) Lemanis structure was more important than any singular Boomers player (40:00) The issues surrounding the New Zealand Breakers and how they bounce back from this (50:00) We realize LaMelo Ball is really good (102:00)
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    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

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

AlisonC14 ,

They say you always remember your first!

They say you always remember your first ;) Aussie Hoopla was my first! The first ever Podcast I ever listened to.

It’s still years later going strong and bringing the news, covering the big issues in NBL and remembering and saluting the legends of our game and I thank you Dan and team for promoting the NBL always with such positivity and passion.

I continue to listen because I’m a NBL tragic and cannot get enough. These days there are many NBL podcasts going around but Aussie Hoopla remains the leader.

The Ninja Coach ,

Good fun and some valuable weekly insights

Only just found this and enjoying the weekly chats. Matty’s injection of dry wit and self deprecating humour is great (and you do a good job too, Dan!) It would be nice to acknowledge basketball in the West a bit more rather than ‘Perth just being Perth’ 37 years in the league, 33 seasons straight finals appearances and 9 Championships surely warrants a bit more air time for them too boys but keep up the great work!

mightyike2 ,

NBL history with NBA talk

It’s mostly an NBL program but can and does talk about the NBA, I’m using it to learn the history of the NBL and reflect on the weeks games.

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