John Rillie (Boise State Broncos Coach) Podcast #59

John Rillie (Boise State Broncos Coach) Podcast #59


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We’ve reached that time where millions of aspiring basketball players are speaking with US college coaches all in the hope of receiving a college scholarship and the chance to play in the NCAA.

 

To provide some clarity to what college coaches look for in a basketball player, especially an Australian basketball player, we went straight to the source and asked former NBL legend John Rillie, assistant coach of the Boise State Bronco’s.

 

John Rillie entered the NBL into 1995 with a bald dome, an attitude and a killer jumpshot and carved out a shooting legacy like few other. After 16 seasons, 481 games and an NBL championship Rillie retired from the NBL and was hired as an assistant coach with Boise State University.

 

Having been a part of the coaching staff at Boise State for 6 years now he has helped develop a strong pipeline of Australian players who have developed their games through the Boise State program before making their mark in the NBL.

 

We begin the interview speaking with John about former Bronco’s Anthony Drmic and Igor Hadziomerovic and look at what impact they will have in the NBL this season.

 

With the excitement growing around the Australian Boomers as the Olympics approach us we ask John, who was a part of the 2004 Athen’s Olympic team, to give his thoughts on our medal chances in Rio and the development of the national program since he left.

 

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We fire a number of questions at John throughout the episode like;

  • How Sydney’s Nick Duncan is developing as a talent and if he could be a future NBA or NBL star.
  • We discuss Boise State star James Webb III, how he developed during his time with the Bronco’s and Rillie’s thoughts on his NBA draft prospects.
  • Get his thoughts on Brisbane Bullets, his former team, returning to the league.
  • What kinda of buzz is the NBL’s “Larry Kestelman era” generating in the US as a place for potential college players to play after college.

 

We finish off the interview getting John’s take on the NBA Finals as well as what he felt when he heard the news that the Townsville Crocodiles, a team he captained from 2006-2009, would no longer be a part of the NBL.

 

All this and a whole lot more, download on iTunes, TuneIn or Sticher today.

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