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Basketball Hustle with the Writer and the Scoring Machine is hosted by Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats/NBL legend Shawn Redhage talking all things basketball with a focus on the NBL with all the big name guests from the game, past and present

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Matty Knight and Damian Martin step into the void of Shawn Redhage on this week's Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle to discuss all of the big news currently surrounding the NBL.

It's a bit of a change in format to this week's Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle with the unavailability of The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage opening the door for an even bigger role for both Damian Martin and Matty Knight.

First up is Damian Martin and we begin by discussing the results from Round 12 of #NBL21 and why he believes it's going to be hard to see the top four change for the rest of this season.

It's then time to tackle some of the NBL's biggest current issues starting with Adam Forde's outburst post-match in Perth in last week about the officiating. That saw him cop a fine but Damo has some interesting insights into the whole situation on how he sees things now, how he saw it as a Wildcats player and then as an opposition player.

We then talk about the Perth Wildcats and their eight-game winning streak and Melbourne United's five-game winning run, but also what they need to do now that Jack White has gone down with a ruptured Achilles.

Next up and Damo discusses the Brisbane Bullets who now have welcomed back Lamar Patterson but have lost Vic Law before looking at the Illawarra Hawks and their challenging roster decision now that Daniel Grida is back healthy and playing.

Damo also offers his thoughts on the growth of Josh Giddey ahead of the NBA Draft and the similarities he sees with LaMelo Ball from last year.

Damian Martin then provides an update on #TheDamo Best Defensive Player Award thanks to Boomering. This week it was a couple of impressive big man who grab his attention for the votes.

We then welcome Matty Knight to the show for an extended TABtouch Preview.

Matty gives his thoughts on the opening to Round 13 with the Bullets beating the Hawks before he casts his expert eye over the rest of the games to come this week in the NBL.

Not only that but Matty gives some forthright opinions on why he felt Adam Forde was harshly treated by the NBL and gives his own thoughts on the officiating while also updating us on why he's in Melbourne right now with the WA Country Team for the National Under-18s Championships.

All that and plenty more brought to you by Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au), TABtouch (www.tabtouch.com.au) and Boomering (www.boomering.com.au).

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There seems to be more and more to talk about in the NBL world each week and we've got it all covered here on another jam packed episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle starring Shawn Redhage and Damian Martin.

The two Perth Wildcats legends join together to bring you this week's Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle alongside NBL Writer Chris Pike and there is plenty of ground to cover.

We start off looking back on Round 11 in the NBL with The Scoring Machine breaking down the results and the way he sees the #NBL21 season shaping up so far.

We then get stuck into some of the hot topics including the Perth Wildcats. What's making them so good, what are the Trevor Gleeson trademarks, players like Clint Steindl, Luke Travers and Corey Shervill stepping up, and Shawn offers his thoughts on if they need another import if it becomes an option

We then discuss Melbourne United's stifling defence and then the use of Brandon Paul at the Adelaide 36ers by Conner Henry and also whether the Brisbane Bullets should have kept Orlando Johnson until Lamar Patterson was healthy.

The New Zealand Breakers are up next and we couldn't be more impressed with their fighting spirit before we update the leaderboard on the Hoops Heaven Player of the Year Award.

It's then time for The Damo Award thanks to Boomering and the NBL's all-time greatest defender casts his votes again on the Best Defensive Player while also looking ahead to the game he'll be shortly courtside for on the microphone between the Perth Wildcats and Sydney Kings.

We then have the TABtouch Preview to look ahead to Round 12 in the NBL before a big finish as we discuss the the hot topics of South East Melbourne Phoenix reinstating Mitch Creek, health scare for Alex Pledger and Mika Vukona joining the Tasmania JackJumpers.

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This is a Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle you don't want to miss with the insights from three NBL champions Shawn Redhage, Matty Knight and Damian Martin that you can't get anywhere else and it's all thanks to Hoops Heaven, TABtouch and Boomering.

This week's show takes a look at the last round in the NBL with unique insights from the birds eye view of Shawn for the Perth Wildcats game against the Cairns Taipans and then Damian Martin who oversaw the Wildcats take on the Adelaide 36ers.

Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle gets underway with The Scoring Machine breaking down Round 10 of #NBL21 and why he already feels like the NBL season could be down to six clubs vying for finals positions.

Shawn then offers his thoughts on why the Wildcats are playing so well as a team and turn our attention to the greatness that is Bryce Cotton.

Redhage also offers insights into what's happening with the Cairns Taipans and if Brian Goorjian deserves to be unhappy with the treatment of the Illawarra Hawks this season.

We then get an update on the Hoops Heaven Player of the Year Award with Shawn Redhage's votes from the last two weeks.

Next up and it's time for #TheDamo Best Defensive Player Award thanks to Boomering. Damian Martin gives his thoughts on the best defensive performances again but it's also a fascinating insight into his thoughts on how the Adelaide 36ers are using Brandon Paul, how much he's willing to tell the TV audience and plenty more.

We then move onto the TABtouch Preview with Matty Knight. The three-time NBL champion breaks down the Round 11 games in the NBL games and gives his views and predictions as he prepares to lead the WA State Country team to the National Championships.

The Scoring Machine is then back with his Round 11 tips, thoughts on catching up with Brian Goorjian and we say farewell for another episode.

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So much happening in the NBL world as we prepare to return to the regular season and we have it all covered on this episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle.

Co-hosts Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage talk all the hot topics in the NBL right now and breakdown the NBL Cup but Damian Martin is back with The Damo Award thanks to Boomering and we have the TABtouch Preview of Round 10 as well.

This episode gets underway with a look at the conclusion of the NBL Cup that saw the Perth Wildcats prevail to win the inaugural trophy ahead of the South East Melbourne Phoenix and Brisbane Bullets.

The Scoring Machine offers his thoughts on what he liked and didn't like about the NBL Cup and offers his views on what he'd like to see moving forward to make it an annual event.

We also breakdown that remarkable comeback from the Wildcats against the 36ers and then turn our attention to the big news around the NBL.

Shawn Redhage offers his views on Lamar Patterson's release from the New Zealand Breakers to rejoin the Brisbane Bullets, provides his feedback on a suggestion about Orlando Johnson's potential future and then we discuss the unfortunate situation involving Mitch Creek and what it means for the South East Melbourne Phoenix.

It's then time to take a deep breath for this week's The Damo Award with Damian Martin thanks to Boomering. The NBL's greatest ever defender had some unique votes for Best Defensive Player award this week while offering insights into the NBL Cup and what lies ahead for the rest of #NBL21.

The Scoring Machine is then back for the TABtouch Preview this week as we take a look at all the Round 10 match ups in the NBL.

It's all made possible thanks to Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au), TABtouch (www.tabtouch.com.au) and Boomering (www.boomering.com.au).

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We are now entering the final week at the NBL Cup with the trophy and prizemoney on the line and we dissect it all on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle while Damian Martin is back with The Damo Boomering Award and we'll have the TABtouch Preview with Matty Knight.

NBL Writer Chris Pike and five-time NBL champion The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage are back with another edition of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and it all begins with discussions around what we are seeing in the NBL Cup in Melbourne.

First off we discuss Tom Abercrombie's stunning game winner for the New Zealand Breakers against the Cairns Taipans with Shawn providing some unique insight into a man he went to war with on plenty of occasions. 

We then discuss the efforts of the South East Melbourne Phoenix to win while severely undermanned and dissect the struggles of both the Cairns Taipans and Illawarra Hawks.

Shawn talks about whether or not Melbourne United needs a second import and discusses the remarkable form of Nathan Sobey and how much it's influence from his Boomers snub.

We then provide an update on our Hoops Heaven Player of the Year award and we have a new leader.

It's then time for the Boomering Damian Martin Best Defensive Player Award with the NBL's all-time greatest defender breaking down what he's seeing at the NBL Cup, updating his leaderboard and previewing Sunday Dech's challenge against Nathan Sobey and Bryce Cotton.

We then move straight into the TABtouch Preview with triple NBL champion Matty Knight breaking down and previewing the rest of the action at the NBL Cup for us.

It's then back with Shawn Redhage to wrap up the show and to give his thoughts on the finish to the NBL Cup and also final thoughts on the New Zealand Breakers.

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We are back for another episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle smack bang in the middle of the NBL Cup and The Scoring Machine breaks it all down while we have The Damo Award thanks to Boomering as usual and the TABtouch Preview with Matty Knight.

With so much NBL action happening on the court in Melbourne at the NBL Cup, there's plenty for us to breakdown on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and the legendary Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage runs his rule over how things are shaping up.

He takes a look at the struggles of the Adelaide 36ers, sees some hope in the Cairns Taipans, still rates the Illawarra Hawks, is impressed by Bryce Cotton and John Mooney at the Perth Wildcats, likes Melbourne United and was buoyed by the New Zealand Breakers revival.

He also provides his thoughts on what Ryan Broekhoff and Brandon Paul will provide to their respective teams before providing his votes for Round 7 in the Hoops Heaven Player of the Year Award.

It's then time for The Damo Award as we present the Boomering Best Defensive Player with Damian Martin. He provides his votes for Round 7 while also discussing what he's enjoying seeing right now and looking ahead to finding out if Justin Simon can put the clamps on Bryce Cotton.

We then move into the TABtouch Preview with Matty Knight as the triple NBL champion talks about what he is seeing at the NBL Cup and then provides his insights and selections for the way the rest of Round 8 in #NBL21 is going to play out.

The Scoring Machine is then back with his thoughts on the weekend's action, the court decals situation and then looks forward to the resumption of the regular NBL season in two weeks in front of big crowds.

 

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The NBL Cup is underway and we are back with the latest episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and it's another packed show with Shawn Redhage breaking everything down along with #TheDamo from Boomering and TABtouch Preview with Matty Knight.

The NBL Cup is now underway after the first 8 games in 4 days and all of that is broken down by the one and only Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage. He gives his thoughts on what he's liked about the NBL Cup so far, who has impressed him and what's stood out to him.

We then discuss his thoughts on Bryce Cotton's performance that he likened to Michael Jordan's famous flu game in the NBA Finals and then also talks about his Australian citizenship taking a step forward and what it means for him and the Perth Wildcats.

Talk then turns to key injuries to Lamar Patterson, Majok Deng and Jarell Martin with Shawn offering some thoughts on the plight of the New Zealand Breakers.

It's then time for Shawn to provide his votes in the Hoops Heaven Player of the Year award as things tighten up on the leaderboard.

Next up and it's #TheDamo Award as Boomering presents the Best Defensive Player from Damian Martin. We discuss his thoughts on the NBL Cup so far, why he is so excited about it and then we get his latest votes in the award named in his honour.

It's then time for the TABtouch Preview with Matty Knight. The three-time NBL champion breaks down all of the games coming up in the NBL Cup while also talking about how hungry he is to raise money for charity thanks to TABtouch after Shawn Redhage got off the mark last week.

The Scoring Machine is then back to wrap up the show and to turn the spotlight on Didi Louzada.

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Another cracking episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle with a wrap of the first five #NBL21 rounds, look ahead to the NBL Cup and of course the Player of the Year votes, #TheDamo thanks to Boomering and TABtouch Preview with Matty Knight.

So much to cover on this week's show and it all starts with hosts Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage looking back on the opening five rounds of the season as all nine clubs prepare to enter Melbourne for the NBL Cup. Who is well placed, who is in trouble and how things are shaping up.

We then talk about some of the big news of the week highlighted by Ryan Broekhoff signing with the South East Melbourne Phoenix and the Adelaide 36ers signing new import Brandon Paul, and what that means for the NBL.

We then discuss another hot topic and that is the court decals and The Scoring Machine provides some unique insight from his playing career before we turn our attention to the votes in the Hoops Heaven Player of the Year Award.

It's then time for #TheDamo Award with Damian Martin back to present the Boomering Best Defensive Player Award. He provides his latest votes for the best defenders in Round 5 while also providing some of his stories from life and basketball that make him one of Australia's all-time favourite athletes.

Next up and it's the TABtouch Preview for another week with Matty Knight on board to take a look at the NBL Cup, run his rule over the eight matches over the space of four days and make some bold predictions.

The Scoring Machine is then back to offer his own insight into the NBL Cup as we sign off for another week on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle.

It's all made possible thanks to Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au), Boomering (www.boomering.com.au) and TABtouch (www.tabtouch.com.au).

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Plenty happening in the NBL world and we have it all covered on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle as Shawn Redhage breaks down all the latest in #NBL21 while Damian Martin presents #TheDamo thanks to Boomering and Matty Knight is on board to provide the TABtouch Preview.

The Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage are back as hosts of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle. This week's show all begins with talking about the latest happening in the NBL including Adelaide 36ers' import change, Melbourne United's charge led by a Japanese sensation, the Hawks getting back their Illawarra name and the latest on how Lamar Patterson and Scotty Hopson are performing.

The Scoring Machine then presents his votes in the Hoops Heaven Player of the Year award for Round 4 before breaking down the results from the previous week in a bit more detail and then taking a close look at the Perth Wildcats and the extra support Bryce Cotton requires.

It's then time for this week's #TheDamo award as Damian Martin presents the Boomers Best Defensive Player award. The NBL's best defender all-time provides his votes for Round 4 and offers his insights into the defensive performances he's seeing, and how his first season in retirement is treating him.

It's then time for the TABtouch Preview with three-time NBL champion Matty Knight breaking down all the games to come in Round 5 and trying to help you find a winner.

It's then back to The Scoring Machine who offers some insight into record-setting Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson and the upcoming NBL Cup as we sign off for another week.

It's all brought to you by Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au), Boomering (www.boomering.com.au) and TABtouch (www.tabtouch.com.au).

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Another jam packed episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle as we look back on Round 3 in the NBL, update our Player of the Year voting, get the latest votes for #TheDamo from the man himself, TABtouch Preview with Matty Knight and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle is brought to you once again by co-hosts, The Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage.

Talk begins with all the hot topics of #NBL21 right including reaction to the Perth Wildcats loss at home, the 'Cats hitting the road for two months, the struggles of Scotty Hopson and Lamar Patterson, Cairns Taipans being 1-5 now, the Sydney Kings injury woes and then the league's dynamic duos - Humphries/Giddey, Law/Sobey, Harvey/Jessup.

The Scoring Machine then provides his votes in the Hoops Heaven Player of the Year award for another week and we have a new leader with Adelaide big man Isaac Humphries taking over at the top of the leaderboard from Tyler Harvey at the Hawks.

It's then time for the #TheDamo for another week proudly brought to you by Boomering. Damian Martin gives his votes in the Damian Martin Best Defensive Player award for Round 3 while also having a chat about the Wildcats and a host of other topics.

We then move straight into our TABtouch Preview for Round 4 with three-time NBL champion Matty Knight. We discuss the Tasmania JackJumpers and lockdown life with four kids before getting all his thoughts on the round ahead.

We are then back with The Scoring Machine as the Beijing Olympian runs his rule of the 24-man Boomers squad named for Tokyo before he offers his Round 4 tips and we wrap up another packed episode.

All made possible by TABtouch (www.tabtouch.com.au), Boomering (www.boomering.com.au) and of course, Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au).

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We will be providing interviews with basketball's biggest names through bonus episodes this year on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and we are starting off with the NBL's most experienced current player, Adam Gibson.

Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle is now  jam packed each week of the #NBL21 season with co-hosts Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage breaking down everything going on while Damian Martin provides a recap of each round along with announcing #TheDamo votes each week for the Best Defensive Player.

TABtouch is proudly on board to raise money for charity too pitting Shawn Redhage against Matty Knight with their multi bet selections of the week on top of providing the round previews.

That means in order to bring you the interviews you enjoyed so much in the first season, we will be delivering them as bonus episodes and we couldn't be happier with our first instalment.

Adam Gibson is the most experienced player in the current NBL as he inches closer towards his 450th game. 

He sat down with Chris Pike during South East Melbourne Phoenix's recent stay in Perth to discuss why he was able to start this season so well, how he dealt with a whole month on the road and why he is enjoying his current teammates and coach so much.

We also discuss his future plans, his NBL Podcast and then he catches up with former Boomers teammate and long-time rival Damian Martin. The pair reconnect for the first time since Damo's retirement in a fascinating chat between two men whose careers intersected in so many ways.

Basketball Hustle is made possible thanks to Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au), TABtouch (www.tabtouch.com.au) and Boomering (www.boomering.com.au).

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Latest Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and we've found our groove for the #NBL21 season and this week's sees Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage joined by Damian Martin for his #TheDamo Defensive Player Award and Matty Knight is on board for the TABtouch Preview

Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle opens up this week with co-hosts Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage breaking down all the latest happenings in the NBL including the on-fire Hawks, struggling Taipans, Lamar Patterson's troubles, Perth Wildcats opener and the spectacular Cam Oliver.

The Scoring Machine then announces his Player of the Week winner for Round 2 and provides his latest votes in the Hoops Heaven's Player of the Year award.

Damian Martin then joins the show for the first instalment of #TheDamo Best Defensive Player award. Damo provides his votes for the first two rounds of the NBL season while also giving insight into what it was like to receive a standing RAC Arena ovation as he raised the Perth Wildcats championship banner and more.

This week's TABtouch Preview is hosted by three-time NBL champion Matty Knight who breaks down all the action ahead in Round 3 while providing his expert tips and gives an update on what his life is like in retirement.

The co-hosts are then back together to close the show with Shawn Redhage giving his thoughts on NBL Round 3 as he we look at what's ahead and wrap up another jam packed show.

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Special birthday episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle this week as we review Round 1 of the NBL, announce our Player of the Week, give Player of the Year votes, conduct the TABtouch preview and that's just the beginning.

The third edition of our second season of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle just happens to fall on a very special birthday for The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage. He celebrates his 40th birthday by sitting down to provide another episode here of the show wrapping up everything happening in #NBL21.

First up on this episode and we discuss what stood out in Round 1 which included a double overtime Adelaide-South East Melbourne cracker, a Taipans-Kings thriller and for Shawn, it was The Hawks that were the most exciting part of the opening week's action.

Shawn then announces our first Player of the Week winner and it's no surprise he comes from The Hawks before we also give our first lot of votes in Player of the Year voting before giving a full breakdown of how each game unfolded.

It's then time for the TABtouch Preview and Damian Martin drops by with the Perth Wildcats legend having gone through his first official week of an NBL season since retirement.

The six-time champion offers his insights and preview of Round 2 of the NBL season before he and Shawn make their first multi-bet selections thanks to TABtouch to raise money for their charities this season.

We then wrap up the show by celebrating the 40th birthday of Shawn Redhage and it's all brought to you again by Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au).

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The NBL season for 2021 is now finally upon us and what better way to get yourself ready than the first episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle for the New Year!

Basketball writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats NBL legend Shawn Redhage are back for their second season of the show and will talk about all the latest news in the basketball world to start off the show before a breakdown on all the NBL clubs heading into the new season and then they are joined by six-time NBL champion Damian Martin to offer full season predictions and their thoughts on Round 1 of the season.

It's all proudly brought to you by Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au) and TABtouch (www.tabtouch.com.au).

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We are back for a second season of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and just in time for Christmas we are bringing our listeners a very special return episode as we move towards the 2021 NBL season!

The Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage are back for a second season of Basketball Hustle and once again it is all made possible through the fantastic support of Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au).

Our return episode sees us catch up on what's been happening in between our last show of Season 1 and now before our attention turns to all the big news in the NBL heading into the 2021 season beginning on January 10.

We talk fixtures, the NBL Cup to be played in a Melbourne hub and then Shawn gives his thoughts on Melbourne United's impressive signings, feeling for the New Zealand Breakers, how the Perth Wildcats stack up and then some of the big names who aren't returning for #NBL21.

It's then time for our special guest and it's six-time NBL champion, six-time Best Defensive Player, real estate mogul, marriage celebrant and father of two Damian Martin who joins us. And it won't be the only time on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle. We discuss the regular role he'll play on the show and then we chat retirement, his career, infamous secret santa's with the Wildcats and so much more.

We then wrap up the show with an update on our plans for 2021, an update on Redhage Basketball and Shawn's plans for the future, and then of course we say Merry Christmas to you all!

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We are back with another off-season episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and once again, just because there's no basketball action on the court, that doesn't mean there isn't a lot for us to talk about as evidence by this packed show with a very special guest.

Basketball Writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats NBL Legend Shawn Redhage are back again for another Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and begin the show tackling all the hot recent news in the game including Brian Goorjian named coach at the Hawks, the new owners of the Hawks as they now look to call Illawarra, Canberra and Newcastle home, the retirement of Kevin Lisch, discussion about Andrew Bogut's future, latest on the Perth Wildcats after Bryce Cotton's re-signing, the Cairns Taipans future uncertain thanks to a redevelopment of Cairns Convention Centre and also the appointment of Ryan Petrik as Perth Lynx WNBL coach.

Then it's time for our special guest for this episode and it's four-time championship winning centre from the New Zealand Breakers, and most recently Melbourne United big man Alex Pledger.

It's an open and honest Alex who joins us as we discuss how he's handled dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic while still living in Melbourne and he talks about entering free agency and his willingness to still move to play anywhere if the situation was right to continue his NBL career.

We also chat about reflecting on winning four titles at the Breakers and then dealing with having to leave and find a new home, his bond with Dean Vickerman and his passion for representing the Tall Blacks which will always remain a priority and source of pride for him.

We also discuss the on-going frustration of the lack of funding provided to basketball in New Zealand despite the impressive growth of the sport and we also get Alex's recollections of Shawn Redhage as an opponent and plenty more in a fascinating discussion.

We then wrap up the show with Shawn providing his thoughts on the SBL replacement West Coast Classic and whether he'll be playing for the Perry Lakes Hawks or not, the proposed NBL start date of December 3 and the NBA attempting to restart at Disneyland.

This is all made possible thanks to the support of Hoops Heaven. Check out their new, renovated store on Murray Street in the Perth City or check them out at www.hoopsheaven.com.au for all of the basketball gear you could ever imagine. Please support those who support us!

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Next up on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle is a fascinating conversation with Illawarra Hawks 310-game NBL stalwart Tim Coenraad.

As we keep saying, it might be the NBL off-season but there remains plenty to talk about and this week's guest provides plenty of evidence of that as he catches up with NBL Writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats legend, The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage.

There is so much covered in the discussion starting off with the constant rejection Coenraad received early in his career before finding a college home and then even from a rival NBL coach before settling at the then Wollongong Hawks.

Coenraad then talks about what an honour it was to him to play for Australia with the Boomers and the shock he had when some players turned down the chance, and why he gained an enormous amount of respect for Mitch Creek.

He also talks playing 3x3 basketball for Australia and gives an impassioned plea for Basketball Australia to rethink their decision to not fund the teams playing in the Asia Cup which can provide automatic World Cup qualification.

Coenraad then discusses the current ownership situation with the Illawarra Hawks and also provides an update on his own situation. He is currently out of contract and while he'd love to stay at the Hawks, is prepared to go anywhere to continue his NBL career because he has no doubt he still has plenty left to give.

Coenraad also goes on to talk about his impressions of LaMelo Ball, the growth of the NBL during his career and why the Perth Wildcats will also be his fiercest rivals in the league.

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Who says there's an off-season! We might have more to talk about than ever on this edition of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle as we bring you all the latest NBL and basketball news, and a very special interview.

The Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage are back with another episode and open up discussing 'The Last Dance' documentary featuring Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls that has taken the world by storm with its 10 episodes.

Talk then turns to the latest NBL news including the clouded future of the Illawarra Hawks and the latest player news for #NBL21 including Shawn's thoughts on the chances of Bryce Cotton and Nick Kay remaining in Perth, and where Harry Froling might prove a good fit.

It's then time for our special interview and it's Chicago-native Andre Brown who drops by for a fascinating, in-depth discussion. He looks back on a remarkable career that included becoming a DePaul University Hall of Famer, playing 75 games in the NBA and playing with distinction in Italy, South Korea, Mongolia and indeed Australia in the NBL at the Perth Wildcats where he ended up replacing Shawn Redhage for the remainder of the 2010/11 season.

Andre has some fascinating insights into 'The Last Dance' documentary from the viewpoint of someone from Chicago while also offering an update on what COVID-19 has been like for him and his family in Florida as well as where life has taken him in the nine years since his stint in Perth.

He has plenty of fond memories and terrific stories to share about his time in Perth as well, along with some sage advice he received from Juwan Howard about playing overseas and even talks about being father now to a newborn son and a teenage daughter who has graduated high school.

Chris and Shawn then return to discuss the cancellation of the SBL season in WA and The Scoring Machine then finishes up by announcing the toughest team he has played against, and has a final statement to make about Michael Jordan.

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The latest edition of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle is a very special chat with Brisbane Bullets star, and Australian Boomers World Cup member Cam Gliddon.

Hoops Heaven Basketball Hustle co-hosts The Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage catch up with the West Australian-native to have a fascinating chat that makes up the full portion of this week's show.

First up is a discussion about how Gliddon is dealing with the isolation created by COVID-19 and the unintended positives of getting to spend the time at home with his wife and their newborn daughter Penny.

In terms of basketball talk, it then turns to discussion about Gliddon reflect back on his personally frustrating #NBL20 season and how motivated he is to bounce back hard at the Brisbane Bullets in #NBL21, why he stayed at the club and what his plans were, and are now, for this off-season.

There's then talk about Gliddon's take on the NBL players being forced to take the pay cut thanks to COVID-19.

There's then some time for some other topics to be broached including where Gliddon now calls home and where he might call home in the future, what he might want to do post-basketball and where he could consider finishing his professional basketball career along with reflecting on past battles with Redhage and the Perth Wildcats.

He also picks the top three hardest players to play against during his NBL career and then he finishes off the episode with some curly questions for Shawn that only serve to highlight that there is a coaches' brain behind the sharpshooting player.

All thanks to Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au) with support from IDAthletic (www.idathletic.com) and Devlin's (www.devlinsonline.com.au).

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What off-season? Plenty happening right now in the world of the NBL and basketball and it's only fitting that we are back with another episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle to discuss it all along with providing a very special guest.

COVID-19 has thrown the world into chaos and the NBL is no different and the Perth Wildcats were rocked with the news that Bryce Cotton would opt-out of his contract. This episode was recorded just days before the opt-out deadline as speculation ran rampant over what other big names would join Cotton.

NBL Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage dissect all of that with Redhage offering his own unique insight and perspective on the departure of Cotton, what it means for him and the Wildcats, and also the NBL's decision to cut salaries for the upcoming season and indeed the free agency period that has now been delayed until July 1.

It's then time for our special guest of this episode and it's 277-game NBL championship winning star Stephen Weigh. Having split his time in the NBL as a teammate of Shawn's in Perth and then an opponent in Adelaide and Cairns, it's a unique chance to hear the pair reconnect for the first time in several years.

Weigh is open and honest about reflecting on his 10-year professional basketball career, talks about the challenges of transitioning to the next phase of life and how happy he is to be back in Rockhampton and working with his family business, Ian Weigh Toyota.

There's plenty more covered in a fascinating and wide-ranging chat featuring a player that often goes under the radar, but over 277 games in the NBL he was as important, effective and versatile on his teams as anyone not to mention a remarkably hard worker.

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It might be the off-season but plenty of NBL news to talk about and the most special of guests on the latest episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle.

The Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage join forces once more discuss the latest NBL news with a cut to the salary cap and roster structures for the 2020/21 season along with the NBL Next Stars program being under threat and Conner Henry's appointment as head coach of the Adelaide 36ers.

Then it's a treat beyond all treats for Ricky Grace to be joined on the show. To hear two of the all-time Perth Wildcats and NBL greats talk is quite the unique opportunity. Considering they combined for 8 NBL championships from 875 games on top of winning 12 Wildcats MVP awards between them along with representing Australia at the Olympic Games after becoming citizens, the pair have plenty in common and it's a once in a lifetime chance to hear them connect.

Everything is covered from what Ricky is up to now, how he stopped his basketball involvement cold turkey and why he's keen to get back involved now on a coaching level coinciding with his son beginning his life as a professional basketball player.

There's also a discussion about Ricky's thoughts on the greatness of Bryce Cotton and his potential Wildcats future while he isn't afraid to offer his opinion on who deserves to be celebrated from his Wildcats career on top of his thoughts on Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

Ricky also opens up about some of his own personal struggles in a remarkable chat you just have to listen to and fully appreciate it.

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A real treat for this special bonus episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle with an interview with 2010 NBL championship winner at the Perth Wildcats, Galen Young.

NBL Writer Chris Pike backs up The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage's interview with Damian Martin as part of these special features during the Coronavirus pandemic by catching up with a man who had a 13-year professional career and has now moved into the coaching chair at college level.

Plenty of ground is covered with Galen including why the Perth Wildcats weren't ready to win that 2010 NBL championship without him and his disappointment he wasn't asked to return to try go back-to-back. But he still has nothing but fond memories of his time in Perth and in Townsville at the Crocodiles before that.

He also discussed how close to a return to the Crocs he was but they wouldn't budge to allow him to remain home for the birth of his twin sons, which ultimately led to his retirement from a professional career that saw him play throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and indeed Australia.

There are his stories of his time in Australia that he tells in his usual entertaining style, while also paying homage to the post-basketball career Corey 'Homicide' Williams has made for himself and even the supposed Kiwi tough man who he found himself in a battle with.

There's also a discussion over what COVID-19 is doing to his life, the pride he has in his sons and a look at his coaching future which now could see him move into the women's side of basketball.

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During these challenging times, here at Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle we have decided to give our listeners a bit of a treat by providing some special bonus episodes featuring guests we hope you all want to hear from.

First up is Perth Wildcats captain, six-time NBL championship winner and six-time NBL Best Defensive Player Damian Martin.

Fresh off his record equalling sixth championship triumph in the most unique of circumstances and now since having Achilles surgery which puts his career future in doubt, there is plenty of ground to cover.

And this is a rare opportunity to hear two of the NBL and Perth Wildcats all-time greats Shawn Redhage and Damian Martin go one on one. Between them they have won 10 championships, played 733 NBL games and both been to the Olympic Games to represent Australia.

So don't miss this chance to listen to Shawn and Damo catch up in the first of our special bonus interview episodes.

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We might be in lockdown thanks to Coronavirus but plenty of ground to cover on latest episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle to wrap up NBL season, announce ID Athletic competition winner, talk the future of Illawarra Hawks, free agency looking ahead to #NBL21 and much more.

NBL Writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage begin the latest episode talking about what impact COVID-19 has had on them so far before turning their attention to all the latest basketball news.

It begins with a reflection on the conclusion to the NBL season with the Perth Wildcats named #NBL20 champions and Bryce Cotton named Grand Final MVP. The pair then also discuss the greatest Perth Wildcats of all-time with The Scoring Machine giving his top three.

Talk then turns to the financial problems the Illawarra Hawks are currently facing and their future in the NBL is discussed.

NBL free agency is then talked about with the futures of the likes of Anthony Drmic, Cam Gliddon, Reuben Te Rangi, Harry Froling, Nick Kay, Terrico White, Rhys Vague and Miles Plumlee all analysed.

The winner of the ID Athletic playing singlet competition is then announced before talk turns to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games and what that means for the Australian Boomers.

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With the NBL season now officially over and with everything going on in the world, a special treat with a bonus episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle this week.

Following the release of our usual weekly episode with NBL Writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage breaking down the end of the NBL Grand Final Series, let's now go to a man at the centre of it all.

Joining us for this special bonus episode is Perth Wildcats vice-captain and a man who should be about to become a six-time NBL championship winner, Jesse Wagstaff.

He candidly opens up about his thoughts on what should happen to the championship, how the group reacted to the end of the Grand Final Series, playing in front of no crowds and also reflects on his decorated playing career, life in general and the building of his life with wife Steph and their three children.

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Well the news was breaking surrounding the NBL Grand Final Series while recording of this week's Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle was taking the place setting the stage for quite the eventful episode.

The Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine began the show discussing Games 2 and 3 of the Grand Final Series between the Sydney Kings and Perth Wildcats, with both teams winning on the opposition's home floor with the 'Cats taking a 2-1 series lead.

There was plenty to dissect include how playing in front of closed stadiums panned out and the hosts thoughts on that on top of how Andrew Bogut led Sydney to a Game 2 win while Nick Kay and Bryce Cotton did the same for Perth in Game 3.

There was then a discussion over the struggles of Casper Ware and Terrico White, and a look at the Jae'Sean Tate/Nick Kay power forward match up.

But then everything changed. News broke that the Sydney Kings wouldn't travel to Perth for Game 4 and the NBL had to cancel the rest of the series with the decision on the championship yet to be determined.

With that breaking news. Redhage offered his unique expert thoughts and analysis on the whole situation include what should be done with the championship, what other options could have been explored to avoid this outcome and most importantly, what decisions just can't be made in relation to the championship.

Redhage also touches on the impact on his SBL season with the Perry Lakes Hawks in a jam packed second last episode for the season of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle.

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It's NBL Grand Final time and things have really gone up a notch on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle with all the analysis, previews and thoughts of the championship decider including a special interview 20 episodes in the making.

NBL Writer Chris Pike and four-time championship legend Shawn Redhage team up for another episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle to take an in-depth look at the NBL Grand Final Series between the Perth Wildcats and Sydney Kings. The Scoring Machine offers his unique insights into what he saw in Game 1, what he expects in Game 2 and beyond.

The pair also take a look back on the conclusion to the two semi-final series' and take a look at why Melbourne United and Cairns Taipans came up just short in Game 3's on the road, and what they need to do moving forward.

There's also a discussion over Bryce Cotton being the great import of all-time and Shawn offers his thoughts on the futures of both Damian Martin and Andrew Bogut after this Grand Final Series.

Then of course is our special interview for this week and it's one of Australian basketball's all-time great coaches, Rob Beveridge. He provides an interview you don't want to miss providing an update on what he's up to now and has been for the past 12 months, a look back on his coaching journeys especially in Perth and Illawarra, how important family is to him and why he is refreshed and ready to throw himself into whatever challenges now lie ahead.

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The first four NBL semi-final matches couldn't have been more entertaining, exciting and dramatic leading into a monster Thursday night of Game 3 finals basketball, so as a result it's a massive Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle with what happened on the court just the beginning of the discussion points.

Basketball Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage look back on the opening two games of each of the two NBL semi-final series to start things off, the Perth Wildcats against the Cairns Taipans, and Sydney Kings against Melbourne United.

Discussion then turns to a dramatic last Friday starting with the blow up at the Adelaide 36ers with outgoing coach Joey Wright and disgruntled players led by captain Kevin White. Shawn, as a former NBL captain and four-time championship winner, offers some unique insight into the whole affair.

Shawn also spent a season playing in Tasmania when he first came to Australia so offers some things on the NBL's new team announcement being based in the Apple Isle.

There's then a full preview and predictions for the monster Thursday night of Game 3 NBL semi-final action.

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It's Finals time in the NBL for the 2019/20 season and things are heating up on the latest episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle as a result.

NBL Writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats Legend, the Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage breakdown the end to the #NBL20 regular season, how the finals teams got there, the FIBA window with games for the Boomers and Tall Blacks, a look at the NBL award winners and coaching news surrounding Mike Kelly at the Cairns Taipans and Joey Wright at Adelaide 36ers.

There's then a cracking interview you don't want to miss with NBL, Perth Wildcats, Adelaide 36ers, Cairns Taipans and Australian basketball legend Martin Cattalini. We talk his time playing with/against Shawn, talk his time at all three NBL clubs, what he's up to now, his predictions and thoughts on the upcoming NBL finals, and whether or not he expects to be in the 36ers Hall of Fame or have his Taipans No. 6 retired anytime soon.

It's then time for a full breakdown and preview of the semi-final series upcoming between the Perth Wildcats and Cairns Taipans, and Sydney Kings and Melbourne United.

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EPISODE 17 🎙️ You couldn't ask for a bigger finish to NBL season or episode of Hoops Heaven #BasketballHustle. We really ramp things up as the battle for finals reaches a conclusion on top of the #NBL20 awards night on Sunday. Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage give you:
 
- Special interview with Brisbane Bullets warrior Mika Vukona
- Full preview of final round and what it means in terms of final finishing positions heading into the finals
- Predictions of all the award winners
- Competition to win full set of singlets thanks to ID Athletic
 
All thanks to Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au) with support from IDAthletic (www.idathletic.com) and Devlin's (www.devlinsonline.com.au).
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Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle joins you mid-round this week fresh off a thrilling New Zealand Breakers win over the Brisbane Bullets and looking ahead to the rest of Round 18 highlighted by the Adelaide 36ers hosting the Cairns Taipans, and the Perth Wildcats taking on the Brisbane Bullets.

NBL Writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats legend, The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage bring you this week's episode that begins with discussion over the Breakers win over the Bullets to open the round which could end up being crucial in the race to end up securing a top four position.

The show then focuses on that dramatic race between Brisbane, New Zealand and Melbourne United over fourth spot while even the Cairns Taipans aren't safe yet.

There's then talk about the hot topics from the NBL this week including the leaking stadium in Wollongong that led to an early finish to the Illawarra Hawks game against the Breakers. There's then also talk about the fines the NBL handed out to Sydney Kings owner Paul Smith and South East Melbourne Phoenix superstar Mitch Creek.

Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle then goes through the NBL Award nominees for #NBL20 giving their top three candidates for each award.

There is then the discussion over the potential of Joey Wright finishing up as coach at the Adelaide 36ers to go with a full preview of games between Melbourne United and the Illawarra Hawks, Adelaide 36ers and the Cairns Taipans, South East Melbourne Phoenix and Sydney Kings, and Perth Wildcats and Brisbane Bullets.

All thanks to Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au) with support from IDAthletic (www.idathletic.com) and Devlin's (www.devlinsonline.com.au).

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Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle this week takes a look at the Kobe Bryant tragedy, fresh look at Melbourne United-Perth Wildcats game, #NBL20 Finals race, an interview with NZ Breakers captain Tom Abercrombie, a look at NBL Indigenous Round and preview of the rest of Round 18.

Episode 15 begins with NBL Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage discussing the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the other seven people on the helicopter that crashed.

The hosts then turn their attention to the Round 18 opener where Melbourne United kept their season alive by beating Perth Wildcats. Discussion then focuses on the race for #NBL20 Finals positions with talk about the Cairns Taipans, Brisbane Bullets, Melbourne United, New Zealand Breakers, and the league-leading Sydney Kings.

It's then time for a special, wide-ranging interview with Breakers captain and four-time NBL championship winner Tom Abercrombie. Everything discussed from Shawn Redhage to how the Breakers have come out the other end of a dramatic season still with a playoff chance, why he's excited for this new era at the Breakers, how the Breakers feel they are treated in Australia, how they are perceived back home and his life as a father of three all aged under four.

The show then resumes with talk about the NBL Indigenous Round and a preview of the rest of Round 18.

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Bit of a change to the format for this week's Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle this week as we immediately review the Friday night NBL matches and preview the rest of Round 16 in #NBL20.

NBL Writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage team up for Episode 14 of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and it all gets underway with a full wrap up of the Friday night Round 16 NBL action which saw the New Zealand Breakers beat the Sydney Kings to keep their season alive, and the Perth Wildcats thump the South East Melbourne Phoenix.

The hosts give a full breakdown of both those matches and what the results mean, and especially discuss the performance of Mitch Norton for the Wildcats in the absence of Damian Martin and Bryce Cotton in his 100th NBL appearance.

The Scoring Machine also provides some insight into new Phoenix signing Devondrick Walker and why this might be the start of a longer-term role for him at South East Melbourne.

Discussion then turns to the NBL Next Stars program with LaMelo Ball having now played his last game with the Illawarra Hawks and RJ Hampton again sidelined at the Breakers.

The show then finishes off with a full preview of the remaining four matches of Round 16 with the Brisbane Bullets hosting the Illawarra Hawks, Cairns Taipans playing the Adelaide 36ers, Breakers hosting Melbourne United and the Kings backing up at home to the Phoenix.

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So much to discuss and dissect on the first episode for 2020 of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and it all starts with the new Perth Wildcats signing and a wrap up of the Cairns Taipans' big win to start Round 15 against the New Zealand Breakers.

The first show of 2020 sees NBL Writer Chris Pike and The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage open up by discussing the signing for the Wildcats of Miles Plumlee to replace Dario Hunt. Shawn provides some insight into why he thinks it is the right move and then preview's Friday's game against the Illawarra Hawks which he thinks can determine first place on the NBL ladder

There's then a recap of the Cairns Taipans win on Thursday night against the New Zealand Breakers to send them into third position and which according to Shawn, locks them in for a playoff position.

There's then a full breakdown of each team in the NBL as the hosts take a detailed look at the Sydney Kings, Melbourne United, Adelaide 36ers, Brisbane Bullets, NZ Breakers, South East Melbourne Phoenix and Illawarra Hawks, and their prospects.

Talk then turns to a Twenty20 Charity Match organised by Greg Hire to be played at the WACA Ground on Friday February 7 with Shawn sharing some of his past cricket exploits.

Things then get a bit more serious with talk about the NBL introducing a Replay Centre before a full preview of the rest of Round 15 in the NBL.

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Latest pre-Christmas edition of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and there's so much happening for us to discuss in the NBL right now that there's not even room for a guest!

NBL Writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats four-time championship winning legend Shawn Redhage are back to dissect everything that happened in a dramatic Round 11 in the NBL and now looking ahead to Round 12 that will lead into Christmas.

First up is a reflection on last week's mid-season predictions and award winners, and talk about why fresh off playing his 300th game for the Wildcats, why others around the country don't still rate Damian Martin as the league's best defensive player.

Talk then turns to the remarkable individual performances from Jerome Randle and John Roberson to win games for the Adelaide 36ers and South East Melbourne Phoenix respectively, along with how Jarrod Kenny would be feeling after two costly turnovers for the Cairns Taipans.

Focus is then on the Perth Wildcats and Sydney Kings who are breaking away from the pack on top of the NBL while Shawn gives his thoughts on Melbourne United and what they should do with Casey Prather following another injury.

The New Zealand Breakers are again in the news as well with the re-signing of coach Dan Shamir and the release of Corey Webster, while the Illawarra Hawks had two new imports make disappointing debuts.

There's then more of a discussion surrounding what has happened with Cam Gliddon at the Brisbane Bullets this season fresh off playing for the Boomers at the World Cup, and what his future might hold.

Attention is then on Christmas and if the NBL is ready to play Christmas Day games, but then the idea turns into one where an expanded Boxing Day schedule might be ideal.

There is then a full preview of Round 12 in the NBL while Shawn reacts to news that the Cairns Taipans will be retiring the No.8 singlet of his old foe, Aaron Grabau.

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We are at the midway point of the 2019/20 NBL season and this week's edition of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle takes stock of what we've seen so far in #NBL20, offers our mid-season award winners and predictions for the rest of the campaign and much more.

Co-hosts NBL writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage open up this week's show dissecting the opening match of Round 11 between the Cairns Taipans and Perth Wildcats.

It's then time to talk about some of the big NBL news right now including Shawn providing his thoughts on the Cairns Taipans, Perth Wildcats, Sydney Kings, Glen Rice Jr and the New Zealand Breakers, if we've seen the last of LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton in the NBL and plenty more. A potential NBL trade availability is also a hot topic.

Then it's time for the mid-season recap where the hosts talk about who they expect to go on to win the championship, reach the Grand Final and make the top four. They also nominate their award winners after 10 rounds including MVP, All-First and Second NBL Teams, Coach of the Year, Best Defensive Player, Best Sixth Man, Best Next Star, Most Improved and even most disappointing.

There's then a discussion of the 400 and 300-game milestones of Trevor Gleeson and Damian Martin as well as a full preview of the rest of Round 11 in the NBL.

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Another week and another jam packed edition of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle with all the hot topics coming out of #NBL20 on top of an interview with Brisbane Bullets centre Matt Hodgson and another Fourth Quarter Segment to get people talking.

Co-hosts NBL writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage open up looking back on last week's Fourth Quarter proposal of a Next Stars team entering the NBL.

They then look at some of the hot topics in the league including LaMelo Ball and the Illawarra Hawks, the emerging Cairns Taipans and Adelaide 36ers, struggles of Perth Wildcats and then the news of Glen Rice Jr rejoining the New Zealand Breakers.

Special guest for Episode 10 is Brisbane centre Matt Hodgson as he discusses how the Bullets season is going so far, how much he enjoys playing under coach Andrej Lemanis and then how married life is treating him so far among plenty other topics.

Shawn Redhage then discusses the Wildcat of the Decade topic on top of providing a full preview of Round 10 in the NBL. All thanks to Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au) with support from ID Athletic (www.idathletic.com) and Devlin's (www.devlinsonline.com.au).

 

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No shortage of hot topics to cover on Episode 9 of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle as the 2019/20 NBL season heats up while Shawn Redhage is back with a revolutionary idea in his Fourth Quarter Segment and we have a very special interview with Lanard Copeland.

NBL writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage team up for another episode looking at all the big talking points in #NBL20 including the remarkable triple-double from future NBA superstar and discuss why he's shaping as the No. 1 NBA Draft pick and has leaped ahead of RJ Hampton, along with looking at the prospects of Didi Louzada and Kouat Noi.

It's then time to discuss the Sydney Kings signing of Xavier Cooks to already add to a team that is sitting 10-1 and what that means for the rest of the NBL season and the other teams trying to compete.

The featured interview for this week is with Basketball Australia Hall of Famer and NBL legend Lanard Copeland. As a 532-game NBL veteran who won two championships and was a genuine superstar at the Melbourne Tigers, it's an honour to chat with him about Thanksgiving, his football passions, what he's up to now following three seasons as assistant coach at the Sydney Kings, reflecting on his playing days and talking about his golf game and coaching ambitions.

The Scoring Machine is back with another Fourth Quarter Segment with a revolutionary NBA Next Stars idea that you have to hear to believe!

There's all the reviews and previews of the NBL action as well. All thanks to Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au).

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There's no let up on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle as this week we tackle all the big talking points in the NBL and Australian Basketball while also providing special interviews with Corey 'Homicide' Williams and Matty Knight along with Shawn's famous Fourth Quarter segment.

NBL writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage team up again to firstly discuss the two hottest topics of the week - Andrej Lemanis being replaced by Brett Brown as coach of the Australian Boomers and then all of the drama surrounding the New Zealand Breakers before dissecting the action in Round 7 in #NBL20.

Shawn then catches up with an old foe of his from the court and someone's he's enjoyed sharing the commentary booth with, Corey 'Homicide' Williams as they do some reminiscing but also chat about what they are seeing in the NBL of today.

Chris also catches up with triple NBL championship winner Matty Knight to reflect on his outstanding NBL career and to also discuss what he's up to now, the challenges post-basketball provided and how he's now come out the other side to be the happiest he has been in a long time.

It's then time for Shawn's famous Fourth Quarter segment where he proposes the NBL returns to 48 minutes before a full preview of Round 8 in the NBL.

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Things continue to heat up on Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and Episode 7 features two very special guests, on-fire Sydney Kings guard Shaun Bruce along with former King and Illawarra Hawks forward Cody Ellis along with Shawn Redhage's Fourth Quarter segment.

Co-hosts Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage look back on all the NBL action from Round 6 including Melbourne United winning four straight games, the Sydney Kings continuing to impress and then all the drama surrounding the New Zealand Breakers.

The Next Stars are then a focus headlined by LaMelo Ball and Didi Louzada's game-winning performances, RJ Hampton's ejection and the potential of James Wiseman entering the NBL.

It's then interview time starting with Sydney Kings guard Shaun Bruce who has a fascinating story to share having gone from out of the league last season to now being in career-best form with the ladder leaders.

Then there's a chat with Cody Ellis. Who grew up the son of a Perth Wildcats legend, forged his own college career and played strong basketball over 127 games with the Sydney Kings and Illawarra Hawks but then finding himself out of the league. But with a wife and young son, he's happy with life at present in Perth despite still having plenty to offer the NBL.

Shawn Redhage then offers the Fourth Quarter segment where he provides the four biggest surprises so far in #NBL20.

There's then a full preview of Round 7 action and it's all brought to you by Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au), ID Athletic (www.idathletic.com) and Devlin's (www.devlinsonline.com.au).

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This week's edition of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle is packed full of all the news, reviews and previews of the NBL action from the 2019/20 season on top of a special interview with Adam Gibson along with an extended Q and A segment with The Scoring Machine Shawn Redhage.

The episode begins with co-hosts Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage breaking down all the latest news from #NBL20 including the ejection of Sydney Kings coach Will Weaver, Shawn's thoughts on the current unsportsmanlike interpretation, the arrival of Glen Rice Jr at the New Zealand Breakers and what the Illawarra Hawks need to do and the future of LaMelo Ball. There's then a full rundown of all the Round results.

Up next is the Interview of the Week with 419-game NBL veteran, two-time championship winner and London Olympian Adam Gibson of the South East Melbourne Phoenix. He discusses everything from being back in Melbourne and how unexpected his departure from the Brisbane Bullets was, how well the Phoenix are now run, how far Mitch Creek has come, the challenges of living away from his wife and his post-basketball thoughts.

Then for the first time, we opened the show up to our listeners who sent in some fascinating questions for Shawn Redhage. There was everything covered from his thoughts on flopping, his Mark Worthington rivalry, his toughest opponents and he rated two NBA greats ahead of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Other topics covered included why he didn't give Greg Hire the chance to dunk and plenty more things to give an insight into his remarkable career.

The show wraps up with a full preview of the Round 6 NBL action with Shawn's breakdown and tips.

As always, thanks to major sponsor Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au) for making it all possible with support from ID Athletic (www.idathletic.com) and Devlin's (www.devlinsonline.com.au).

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Latest episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle is another jam packed show as Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage bring you all the latest on the NBL along with three huge guests - Mitch Norton, Shawn Dennis and Mitch Creek.

Firstly, the co-hosts discuss all the latest news in #NBL20 including the Sydney Kings signing Deshon Taylor, the season-ending injury to Illawarra Hawks star Aaron Brooks and the Perth Wildcats addition of assistant coach Scott Roth.

Then there is a full rundown looking back on all the Round 4 NBL action with all the insight that can only become from one of the all-time greats of the league and the Perth Wildcats, Shawn Redhage.

Then there are the guests. First up is Perth Wildcats championship-winning point guard Mitch Norton ahead of his 200th game. He talks about how excited he is to reach such a milestone, reflects on the start to his career in Townsville and time in Wollongong, coming to Perth and being part of a championship, where he feels he can still get better this season and also provides an update on his beard.

Then there is a very special conversation with 2016 NBL Coach of the Year Shawn Dennis, now coaching in Japan for the Shiga Lakestars. It's a fascinating chat on adjusting to living and coaching in Japan, and the challenges and highlights of it, a reflection of SD's remarkable playing and coaching journey in the NBL and much more. 

And finally is the Fourth Quarter segment this week where Shawn Redhage caught with South East Melbourne Phoenix captain Mitch Creek fresh off his stints in the NBA last season with the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Episode 4 of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle and it's the biggest yet as co-hosts Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage look back on a fascinating Round 3 of the NBL, look ahead to a monstrous Round 4 of the 2019/20 and discuss all the latest news in the league.

Shawn also answers the question as to whether he would put his hand up for Perth Wildcats assistant coaching job following the departure of Paul Woolpert and also offers some thoughts on who the right replacement would be.

Then there are the special guests and it's a line-up to get excited over starting with Cairns Taipans coach Mike Kelly fresh off leading the Snakes to a record breaking performance in Perth. He also reflects on his thoughts on his similar journey to Shawn Redhage but it's all about getting to know the man and he talks about his family, his path to Australia and now becoming a head coach and plenty more.

Next up Flashback Interview of the Week and we don't need to go far back but this week is an all-time great of the NBL and Australian basketball, Mark Worthington. We discuss everything to his history with Shawn Redhage, why he's now back in Bunbury and coaching the South West Slammers in the SBL, his thoughts on #NBL20 and the biggest issue that the league still needs to deal with to help prepare players for post their careers. 

And lastly in the Fourth Quarter is former Perth Wildcats four-time championship winning assistant coach, Adam Forde who is currently in his first season at the Sydney Kings. He reflects on his journey to earning a living as a coach from humble beginnings along with the challenges of being on the other side of the country to his pregnant partner and more.

Then there is all of Shawn Redhage's thoughts and predictions on round ahead in the NBL.

All thanks to major partner Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au), with support from ID Athletic (www.idathletic.com) and Devlin's (www.devlinsonline.com.au).

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The third edition of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle brings you all the news and reviews from Round 2 of #NBL20 along with two big interviews with a head coach and a five-time championship winner along with a full preview of NBL Round 3.

Basketball writer Chris Pike and NBL and Perth Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage are back for the third episode of the new weekly podcast and reflect back on Round 2 which saw the South East Melbourne Phoenix, Sydney Kings and Perth Wildcats continue to impress, and Cairns Taipans remain winless ahead of a trip to Perth.

Chris Pike also caught up with Illawarra Hawks head coach Matt Flinn and it's a fascinating chat to gain some insight behind the man you see on the sidelines, what makes him tick, what means the most to him and also some reflections of those old battles with Shawn Redhage and the Perth Wildcats.

Then Shawn Redhage catches up with a man he played in four NBL championships with, Jesse Wagstaff, for the Fourth Quarter segment as Shawn poses some hard questions to the man he believes is the smartest he ever played with.

There's a full Round 3 NBL preview as well and it's all thank you to major sponsor Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au) And a big thank you to new partners, ID Athletic (www.idathletic.com) and Devlin's (www.devlinsonline.com.au).

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Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle is back for its second episode with Chris Pike and Shawn Redhage bringing you all the latest news, results and previews from the NBL along with two big interviews.

The Writer and The Scoring Machine review Round 1 of the 2019/20 NBL season while also providing some insight into how the new broadcast is being organised.

Chris Pike then catches up with South East Melbourne Phoenix star Ben Madgen who is back in the NBL after previously having played 139 games with the Sydney Kings before embarking on four years in Europe and now returning a married father of two.

Shawn Redhage also catches up with a former Perth Wildcats championships teammate of his, Drake U'u, and the pair have a fascinating chat reflecting on their time together but also what Drake is up to now working with both the Sacramento Kings and Stockton Kings, and how well thought of the NBL is now compared to even four years ago.

The team finish off with their predictions and Shawn's finals thoughts. All brought to you by Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au).

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NBL writer Chris Pike and Perth Wildcats NBL legend Shawn Redhage bring you the first episode of Hoops Heaven's Basketball Hustle. The first episode of what will be a weekly podcast provides some insight into what the show will be about and also an update into what Shawn has been up to post his NBL retirement. The episode also features the hosts talking about the upcoming NBL season while making their full predictions on top of a look at the Round 1 action.

The episode features a special interview with recently departed NZ Breakers General Manager Dillon Boucher who has a long history with Shawn as a teammate in New Zealand and Perth, and a long-time rival. There will also be a Two(Seven)-Minute Drill segment with Wildcats captain and five-time NBL championship winner Damian Martin.

All thanks to Hoops Heaven (www.hoopsheaven.com.au).

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