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Aussie Hoopla NBL & NBA Podcast The Aussie Hoopla Team

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    • 4.4 • 85 Ratings

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.

    Flynn Cameron on the Tall Blacks falling short of the Olympics, what his dad means to NZ hoops and improving his game for NBL year two

    Flynn Cameron on the Tall Blacks falling short of the Olympics, what his dad means to NZ hoops and improving his game for NBL year two

    Growing up the son of Kiwi basketball legend Pero Cameron, Flynn Cameron followed in his father's footsteps, making his mark in the NBL as a rookie last season.
    Currently on a three-year deal with Melbourne, the talented young guard spent five years in college, playing two seasons at DePaul University and then moving to the University of California, Riverside.
    Coming off a strong showing at the FIBA Olympic Qualifing tournament where New Zealand fell short against Luka Doncic and Slovenia, he joins Dan on the podcast to update us on how he's preparing for his second NBL season.
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    Topics include...
    Falling short of his first Olympics after New Zealand lost to Slovenia (2:00)
    Playing in the NZNBL and using it as a platform to improve his game for the NBL (6:00)
    How he rates his rookie season in the NBL (8:00)
    What he's learned from playing with Shea Ili, Chris Goulding and Matthew Dellavedova (11:00)
    What it's like playing for his father on the New Zealand national team (16:00)
    His take on the impact made by the 2002 New Zealand national team that finished fourth at the FIBA World Cup (19:00)
    Being snubbed by New Zealand basketball as a junior due to not being a 'true' New Zealander because he lived in the Gold Coast (25:00) Who is Flynn Cameron off the court and what is he into (27:30)
    His relationship with the coaching staff at United and what it's like comparing them to his father's coaching (33:00)
    Highlights and learning moments from his career (43:00)
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    Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, Sam MacKinnon, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin, Brad Newley
    Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Tyler Harvey, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Luke Travers, Sam Froling, Jesse Wagstaff
    Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver, Bruce Palmer
    NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Jack White, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton
    The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Dwayne McClain, Darnell Mee, Shawn Redhage, Al Green, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch
    And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chris Pongrass, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner, Danny Mills
    All that and much more.
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    • 46 min
    Patrick Ewing Jr on coaching in the NBL1, Roman Siulepa and his NBA future and his own playing career

    Patrick Ewing Jr on coaching in the NBL1, Roman Siulepa and his NBA future and his own playing career

    Patrick Ewing Jr joins Dan Boyce on the Aussie Hoopla podcast to discuss why he's come to Australia to coach in the NBL1, his time playing in the NBA and of course, growing up with an NBA legend as a father.
    As part of the coaching staff at South West Metro, he's also helping to develop Aussie NBA prospect Roman Siulepa. He gives his thoughts on what he can bring to the NBL this season as Next Star and his potential NBA future.
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    Topics include...
    How did Patrick end up coaching in Australia (2:00)
    Thoughts on the NBA chances of NBL Next Star Roman Siulepa (4:00)
    Learning from coach Aja Parham-Ammar, former professional WNBA player and the first woman to coach a men’s NBL1 team (10:00)
    Growing up as the son of NBA legend Patrick Ewing and how it shaped him as a person (13:00)
    The relationship between Michael Jordan and Patrick’s dad (17:00)
    Stories from how all of the kids of the 1992 Dream Team spent their time at the Olympics (19:00)
    How his father tried to push him away from basketball as a child (22:00)
    Beginning his college basketball career with Indiana (24:00)
    Transferring to Georgetown and playing for the same school as his father (27:00)
    Fighting to make an NBA roster (37:00)
    Playing in his first NBA game and accomplishing a dream (42:00)
    How he almost played in the NBL and when he knew it was time to hang up the boots and move into coaching (47:00)
    The highlights of his career and biggest learning moments (51:00)
    Head to Aussie Hoopla to check out previous podcasts featuring;
    Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, Sam MacKinnon, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin, Brad Newley
    Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Tyler Harvey, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Luke Travers, Sam Froling, Jesse Wagstaff
    Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver, Bruce Palmer
    NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Jack White, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton
    The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Dwayne McClain, Darnell Mee, Shawn Redhage, Al Green, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch
    And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chris Pongrass, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner, Danny Mills
    All that and much more.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Scott Ninnis on constructing the 36ers roster for NBL25, previously overspending on players, and the unique challenges Adelaide face in the NBL

    Scott Ninnis on constructing the 36ers roster for NBL25, previously overspending on players, and the unique challenges Adelaide face in the NBL

    Scott Ninnis joins Dan Boyce on the Aussie Hoopla podcast to talk about taking over as head coach of the 36ers, how he is a different coach to the man who lasted two seasons at the helm of the Sixers from 2008-2010 and much more.
    As a player, Scott played thirteen seasons in the NBL. He averaged 9.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 318 NBL games.
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    Topics include...
    How Scott is going about recruiting the final roster spots for the Adelaide 36ers (2:00)
    Thoughts on Adelaide being in the NBL’s top spenders over the past few seasons but repeatedly finishing at the bottom of the ladder (14:00)
    Why did Scott think he could do a better or different job than CJ Bruton (16:00)
    Beating out names like Brian Goorjian and Trevor Gleeson to get the head coaching role (20:00)
    Differences between Scott and the Adelaide 36ers now, compared to his first stint as head coach in 2008 (24:00)
    Why does Adelaide seem more on court and player issues than any other club (30:00)
    What’s changed the most within the 36ers since he left the team as coach in 2008 (38:00)
    Why does Adelaide find it harder to recruit players than other teams (40:00)
    The Adelaide 36ers 1986 championship team (42:00)
    Being a part of the Eastside Spectres team that merged into the South East Melbourne Magic (46:00)
    Kevin Brooks, Darnell Mee and the 1998 championship team (48:00)
    A season with the Newcastle Falcons (54:00)
    What happened when Shane Heal took over from Mark Price as player/coach at the South Dragons (1:00:00)
    His best season as a player and the biggest learning moments of his career (1:02:00)
    Head to Aussie Hoopla to check out previous podcasts featuring;
    Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, Sam MacKinnon, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin, Brad Newley
    Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Tyler Harvey, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Luke Travers, Sam Froling, Jesse Wagstaff
    Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver, Bruce Palmer
    NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Jack White, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton
    The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Dwayne McClain, Darnell Mee, Shawn Redhage, Al Green, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch
    And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chris Pongrass, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner, Danny Mills
    All that and much more.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Andrew Bogut on the pros and cons of Pride Round, a 2nd Sydney team, NBL Media and the Next Stars program

    Andrew Bogut on the pros and cons of Pride Round, a 2nd Sydney team, NBL Media and the Next Stars program

    Andrew Bogut, one of the greatest basketballers Australia has ever produced, is renowned for his open and honest approach to whatever topics he is given.
    He joins Dan Boyce on the Aussie Hoopla podcast to discuss many of the topics mainstream NBL media give a biased view of or fail to cover at all.
    He's the most influential person in Aussie Hoops outside of Larry Kestelman and we get to hear his take on some of the hottest topics going around the league right now.
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    Topics include...
    Often controversial, Bogut shares his approach to social media and why he uses it like he does. He also talks about those within the NBL who have asked him to change his ways (2:00)
    Thoughts on the current state of NBL media and whether topics are getting a balanced view thanks to most NBL reporting coming from the league itself (8:00)
    What do those within the Sydney Kings think about the highly likely scenario of a second Sydney team entering the NBL within the next few years (19:00)
    Where is the next NBL expansion team coming from (24:00)
    What do other NBL owners think about Larry Kestelman owning the NBL as well as being a partial owner of other teams in the league (27:00)
    NBL Next Stars, the pros and cons and whether it’s overall good or bad for the NBL (29:00)
    Should the NBL have a Next Stars Vs Young Aussie Talent (Future Forces) game and the plans for an NBL All-Star Game (32:00)
    Should the NBL have a pride round (35:00)
    What motivates Andrew do to his podcast Rogue Bogues (47:00)
    Head to Aussie Hoopla to check out previous podcasts featuring;
    Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, Sam MacKinnon, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin, Brad Newley
    Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Tyler Harvey, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Luke Travers, Sam Froling, Jesse Wagstaff
    Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver, Bruce Palmer
    NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Jack White, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton
    The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Dwayne McClain, Darnell Mee, Shawn Redhage, Al Green, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch
    And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chris Pongrass, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner, Danny Mills
    All that and much more.
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    • 56 min
    Cam Oliver explains how playing for Cairns helped him reach the NBA and potentially returning to the NBL

    Cam Oliver explains how playing for Cairns helped him reach the NBA and potentially returning to the NBL

    Cam Oliver joins the podcast to discuss his time playing for the Cairns Taipans, how it shaped him as a player and a person, and how it helped him reach the NBA.
    Since leaving Australia, Cam has played in Spain, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, France and China, and he shares some of the highs and lows from each of these stops.
    Currently looking for a team to play with in 2024/25, he confirms that he'd love to return to the NBL.
    During his first NBL season, Oliver averaged 17.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game while shooting 54 percent from the field. This earned him a spot on the All-NBL Second Team.
    In his second NBL season, Oliver had to cut his season short due to complications with his wife's pregnancy but averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds across the 24 games he played.
    Over his two seasons in the NBL, Oliver averaged 17.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 52 NBL games.
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    Topics include...
    Experiences playing in China (2:00) Where he’d like to play the 2024/25 season and a potential return to the NBL (8:00) How he was recruited to play for the Taipans, and how close he got to signing with the Wildcats (10:00) The trio of Cam Oliver, Scott Machado and DJ Newbill (17:00) Thoughts on Bryce Cotton and falling short of the NBL Grand Final in 2020 (19:00) How Cam used his experience in Cairns to mature and develop as a player and a person (21:00) What caused the Taipans to fall from one win away from the Grand Final his first season, to near the bottom of the ladder the next (27:00) The NBA calls and his experiences with the Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks (31:00) Why he thinks he hasn’t been able to latch on to an NBA team (38:00) Stories from playing in countries such as Israel, Spain, Puerto Rico, France and more (42:00) Biggest hurdles and learning moments from his career (45:00) The highlights of his career so far and of travelling Australia (49:00) Head to Aussie Hoopla to check out previous podcasts featuring;
    Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, Sam MacKinnon, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin, Brad Newley
    Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Tyler Harvey, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Luke Travers, Sam Froling, Jesse Wagstaff
    Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver, Bruce Palmer
    NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Jack White, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton
    The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Dwayne McClain, Darnell Mee, Shawn Redhage, Al Green, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch
    And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chris Pongrass, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner, Danny Mills
    All that and much more.
    Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email us at info@aussiehoopla.com

    • 55 min
    Harry Froling on NBL refereeing issues, the conflict of interest with Larry Kestelman owning teams and what he feels he could have done differently during his career

    Harry Froling on NBL refereeing issues, the conflict of interest with Larry Kestelman owning teams and what he feels he could have done differently during his career

    Harry Froling joins the podcast to give an update on his health after suffering a fractured skull and bleeding to the brain following an alleged assault outside a popular Wollongong nightclub.
    A year into his recovery he also talks about his brother Sam's chances of making the Boomers Olympic squad, the issues the NBL faces with poor refereeing and the issues that arise from Larry Kestleman owning the league and NBL teams at the same time.
    Harry Froling won the NBL rookie of the year award in 2019 and went on to play six seasons across four NBL teams. This included the Townsville Crocodiles, Illawarra Hawks, Adelaide 36ers and Brisbane Bullets.
    He averaged 6.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 154 NBL games.
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    Topics include...
    Harry provides an update on his health after receiving a vicious blow to the head in an ugly incident off the court 12 months ago (2:00) The development of Sam Froling and his chances of being a part of the Boomers Olympic squad this year (6:00) Without any fear of an NBL fine, Harry gives an unbiased view of the current referee situation in the NBL (10:00) What teams should we see in the NBL Grand Final next week? (23:30) The success on and off the court of the Illawarra Hawks (25:30) Harry looks back at his time in the NBL and revisits areas he could have improved or done better (30:00) The biggest hurdles he has faced both on and off the court (40:00) The three-year wall for NBL players (45:00) When does Harry feel he was playing his best basketball (51:00) The biggest hurdles and highlights from his playing career (56:00) Head to Aussie Hoopla to check out previous podcasts featuring; Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, Sam MacKinnon, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin, Brad Newley
    Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Tyler Harvey, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Luke Travers, Sam Froling, Jesse Wagstaff
    Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver, Bruce Palmer
    NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Jack White, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton
    The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Dwayne McClain, Darnell Mee, Shawn Redhage, Al Green, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch
    And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chris Pongrass, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner, Danny Mills
    All that and much more.
    Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email us at info@aussiehoopla.com

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

LaurenM587 ,

Worth a listen

A great podcast to listen to for NBL fans. Dan has an in depth knowledge of Australian basketball and has engaging conversations with guests who provide a refreshing take on all things basketball related. Would recommend.

byoung43 ,

Important NBL podcast

This Pod is pretty unique within the Australian NBL media in that I haven’t found anything else close to it, offering great interviews and insights from players, coaches and front office guys both past and present involved with Basketball in Australia. The host is unbiased and unaffiliated to the NBL or any club so not restricted by it. Some really good stories of players journeys. A truly important Pod, a record of NBL history....

jason123legend ,

Great podcast

It’s clear Dan knows his stuff. Great interviews and love the hustle and effort from a guy who does it purely for the love of the game for all of us other “hoops tragics” thanks Dan, keep it up.

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