Interviews with Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame inductees and other basketball notables about their experiences with the sport in our state.
Five-time NBA Champion and the winningest coach in NBA history talks about his childhood in East Chicago and Merrillville, growing up hoping to be an East Chicago Washington Senator, his career at Merrillville and the persistence it took after getting cut in high school and college to earn an invite to the 1972 Olympic Team trials.
Jim Powers relays the story of his basketball career, including playing for coach John Wooden at South Bend Central and Indiana State University, as well as his successful coaching career that includes a state finals appearance.
1962 Indiana All-Star Dave Schellhase shares stories of growing up in the Pocket City, watching the Aces at Roberts Stadium, how he ended up attending Evansville North, the three colleges he wanted to attend, his career as an All-American at Purdue, and more.
Longtime Indiana sportswriter Bob Hammel retraces his experiences related to Indiana high school basketball from an eight-year-old spectator at the Huntington sectional to an 18-year-old writer covering the 1955 state finals and many, many more notable occurances.
In this episode, the writer and producer of "Hoosiers" discusses his formative basketball experiences – the teams, players, games and atmospheres - that left an impression on him and helped him craft and create what has been regarded as the greatest sports film of all-time.
Del Harris shares his experiences growing up in Indiana, his involvement in basketball and his coaching career that has spanned from winning an Indiana high school basketball sectional to being named NBA Coach of the Year.
Gregg Popovich was stellar! As great a person as he is a coach.
So well done!
Series of interviews with Indiana High School hoops greats, some of whom I didn’t even know had Hoosier Hysteria history. Worth a listen for any fan, an absolute must for Indiana natives.
It’s true what they say, “In 49 other states it’s just basketball...but this Indiana!” The host and guests paint vivid pictures of what the sport of basketball means to the state of Indiana.