Category Archives: NBL

News From Around the National Basketball League

Daryl Corletto (New Zealand Breakers) Podcast #6

"When I went to say goodbye to the coaching staff Trevor Gleeson blatantly lied to my face, he called me disrespectful, dishonest and told me I wasn’t loyal... This guy had been (in Melbourne) for 3 weeks I’d been here for 14 years" - Daryl Corletto We chat with New Zealand Breakers guard Daryl Corletto about what really happened at the Melbourne Tigers, Patty Mills, winning...
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Hyping the Hoopla Podcast (Episode 1)

      Listen to the first of our fortnightly break downs of all the latest Australia Basketball news and rumors...  

The voice of Aussie Hoopla, Dan Boyce and co host Matt Smith, holder of 100 NBL games (dubiously) and former player for the Wollongong Hawks, New Zealand...

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Rob “The Magician” Rose (NBL Legend) Podcast #5

"If Cam Tragardh is the leading scorer of this league... this league has a long way to come" - Rob Rose   Never one to shy away from saying what he thinks is a NBL Legend in every sense of the word. "The Magician" is a lock for the NBL Hall of Fame. An NBL Champion, Top 10 in All-Time Points, Assists and Steals and he played...
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NBL BATTLES #4 – Mark Worthington Vs Tony Ronaldson

This season the NBL has done a great job remembering the glory days of the NBL this season, showcasing the NBL’s rich history with terrific events like the NBL Heritage Round and Townsville’s 25th Anniversary were special to say the least. Here at www.AussieHoopla.com we thought we should continue with that thought and we decided to compare some of the NBL’s finest talent from today with some of...
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The Best NBL Performances of 2011-12

Eddie Gill's 27 points in a half, head to head against NBA point guard Patty Mills, is a game which fans in Melbourne won't soon forget. Thomas Abercrombie's career high 33 points against the Tigers in a double-overtime thriller was one of the greatest games ever seen in the land of the long white cloud. Even Mat Campbell in his final season gave us something...
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Adris “2Hard2Guard” DeLeon (Gold Coast Blaze) Podcast #4

2Hard2Guard is a Streetball Legend in New York City. We spoke to him about how it was growing up in the Dominican Republic and New York City, How he got his nickname, and asked him about his Streetball rivalries with Brandon Jennings, Sebastian Telfair and Corey "Homicide" Williams. We ask him the question "How does the NBL fare against other leagues around the world" and if...
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Open Letter from Melbourne Tigers CEO

It was a disappointing year for the Melbourne Tigers (some might say a few years) but new CEO Michael Slepoy has put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard nowadays) and written a detailed letter to Tigers fans detailing how the team will be moving forward. I must say the move to Hisense Arena both impressed and excited me, it's taken to long for that decision to...
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Was Larry Sengstock’s exit really a surprise?

Most people are thinking about a cold drink and loosening a tie 5pm on a Friday afternoon, Basketball Australia chief executive Larry Sengstock however decided clear out his desk, email everyone his resignation “effective immediately” and leave without mentioning to any staff that he wouldn’t be coming back. As a player Sengstock was a legend. Playing from the leagues inception in 1979 to 1996, he won...
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Mitch Creek (Adelaide 36ers) Podcast #3

Born and raised in Horsham, Victoria and developed as a player by former NBL coach Owen Hughan, Mitch Creek has become of the Australia's brightest young stars.   Creek spent two years at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), averaging 14.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game, before deciding to make the leap into the NBL.   Creek was signed by (somewhat) hometown team, the Adelaide 36ers...
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