Hoopsfix Podcast - British Basketball with Sam Neter

Hoopsfix Podcast - British Basketball with Sam Neter

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The greatest female British basketball player of all time - with Andrea Congreaves - Ep. 66
Aug 6 • 121 min
For episode 66 of the Hoopsfix podcast we have Andrea Congreaves on the show, widely regarded the greatest female basketball player to ever come out of the UK.
The importance of international exposure to develop British basketball - with Jack Majewski
Aug 2 • 120 min
In Episode 65 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with Jack Majewski, owner of London United basketball club and founder of Future Stars International Basketball Tournament.
College athletics & recruiting British talent after a successful pro career - with Chris Haslam - Ep. 64
Jul 23 • 100 min
In Episode 64 of the Hoopsfix podcast, we sit down with former GB and England international and current assistant coach at Montana State University, Christ Haslam.
Coming full circle with Manchester Giants - With Mike Bernard - Ep. 63
Jul 16 • 101 min
In Episode 63 of the Hoopsfix podcast we sit down with former England Senior international and 13-year pro out of Manchester, Mike Bernard.
The only British player to get drafted into the NBA in the last decade - with Ryan Richards - Ep. 62
Jul 9 • 102 min
In Episode 62 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with the only British player to be drafted in the last decade, San Antonio Spurs 2010 draft pick Ryan Richards.
Becoming the BBL’s all-time leading scorer - with Peter Scantlebury MBE - Ep. 61
Jul 2 • 107 min
In episode 61 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, the BBL All-Time leading scorer and second most capped England/GB international ever, Peter Scantlebury MBE, joins us to talk his career.
What happened with the Mallin Review? With Martin Henlan - Ep. 60
Jun 25 • 105 min
For episode 60 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we bring back Martin Henlan on the show to discuss the Mallin Review, an independent government-mandated review of basketball done in 2007.
From Birmingham to the Euroleague - with Steve Hansell - Ep. 59
Jun 18 • 91 min
For Episode 59 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with former England and GB international, and ten-year pro Steve Hansell, one of the most successful players to come out of the UK.
Behind the scenes of running a BBL club - with 5 BBL owners - Ep. 58
Jun 11 • 122 min
A BBL owner roundtable discussion as we go into the behind the scenes of running a BBL club with 5 different owners. Paul Blake (Newcastle Eagles), Russell Levenston (Leicester Riders), Vince Macaulay (London Lions), Yuri Matischen (Sheffield Sharks), and…
How the BBL was founded - with Bob Hope - Ep. 57
Jun 4 • 74 min
Current BBL Commercial Director Bob Hope jumps on the Hoopsfix Podcast, to discuss how the league was first formed and the commercial development of the league from then until now.
The first Brit to play in the NCAA Final Four - With Karl Brown - Ep. 56
May 28 • 115 min
In Episode 56 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with the first Englishman to play in the NCAA Final Four, Karl Brown, who went on to have a more than decade-long pro career in the BBL, being an All-Star multiple times and winning multiple titles.
Winning back-to-back BBL Coach of the Year awards - With Mick Bett - Ep. 55
May 21 • 88 min
For Episode 55 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with the first player in English basketball history to play for, and then coach the England National team, Mick Bett.
Why aren’t British basketball teams competing in Europe? With Russell Levenston - Ep. 54
May 14 • 73 min
An in depth look at why more British basketball teams aren’t competing in Europe, focusing on the Leicester Riders’ experience in the 2018-19 season when they played in the Basketball Champions League and FIBA Europe Cup.
Becoming the first English player to reach 100 caps - With Paul Stimpson - Ep. 53
May 7 • 110 min
For Episode 53 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with former England and GB international, and legend of the game Paul Stimpson.
Bouncing Back from Missing Out on the London 2012 Olympics - With Ogo Adegboye - Ep. 52
Apr 30 • 72 min
For Episode 52 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with Great Britain guard and esteemed pro, Ogo Adegboye, originally out of the Brixton Topcats programme.
Fan Q&A - Deng & Pops | Ep. 10
Apr 23 • 170 min
In Episode 10 of Deng & Pops, in a grand finale which went almost three hours, it was straight Q&A, as they answered questions from fans.
The Future of Africa, Part 2 - Deng & Pops | Ep. 9
Apr 21 • 92 min
In Episode 9 of Deng & Pops, they did a part 2 to the future of Africa, talking about the continent, favourite places to visit/live, the Basketball Africa League, and answered questions from fans.
The Future of Africa, Part 1 - Deng & Pops | Ep. 8
Apr 18 • 60 min
In Episode 8 of Deng & Pops, they spoke about a cause particularly close to their heart - the plight of Africa, how they both view the continent and their respective countries - South Sudan and Ghana, the Basketball Africa League (BAL) and more.
Life After Basketball - Deng & Pops | Ep. 7
Apr 16 • 106 min
In Episode 7 of Deng & Pops they spoke about life after basketball, their respective decisions to retire, how difficult it is to not be playing anymore, and what they are currently doing.
Olympic Glory - Deng & Pops | Ep. 6
Apr 14 • 115 min
In Episode 6 of Deng & Pops, they spoke about British Basketball, the Great Britain set up in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics, the state of basketball in the UK in general and more.
NBA & Euroleague, Part 2 - Deng & Pops | Ep. 5
Apr 11 • 115 min
In Episode 5 of Deng & Pops, they did a part two on life in the pros, predominantly answering questions from fans about their pro careers.
NBA and Euroleague, Part 1 - Deng & Pops | Ep.4
Apr 9 • 113 min
In Episode 4 of Deng & Pops, they discussed turning pro, the draft, and playing in the NBA and Europe.
College Daze - Deng & Pops | Ep. 3
Apr 7 • 58 min
In Episode 3 of Deng & Pops, they discuss their college experiences - Luol at Duke with Coach K and Pops Mensah-Bonsu at George Washington, with a lot of great stories about recruitment and March Madness.
Coming to America - Deng & Pops | Ep. 2
Apr 4 • 56 min
In Episode 2 of Luol Deng & Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s Instagram lives, they discussed their transition from the UK to the US, going to their respective high schools - Blair Academy and The Hun, and how they adapted.
Straight Outta London - Deng & Pops | Ep. 1
Apr 2 • 62 min
The full recording of Episode 1 of Luol Deng & Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s Instagram live sessions, Deng & Pops, covering their upbringing in London and early stages of their basketball careers; Luol at Brixton Topcats with Jimmy Rogers and Pops Mensah-Bonsu in…
Turning a Small Town of 120,000 Into a Hub of Basketball Talent – With Nick Drane – Ep. 51
May 4, 2019 • 105 min
For Episode 51 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with Ipswich Basketball’s Nick Drane to talk about the stellar work he has done building a local club and developing home grown talent. Having started playing with Colchester as a junior player, Drane was…
The Story of Streetball.co.uk – With Greg Tanner – Ep. 50
Apr 11, 2019 • 97 min
For Episode 50 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we take a trip down memory lane with Greg Tanner the man behind the legendary website Streetball.co.uk. Streetball.co.uk was the epicentre of British basketball and global streetball culture in the early 2000’s,…
Becoming One of the Greatest British Shooters of All Time – With Sam Stiller – Ep. 49
Apr 1, 2019 • 79 min
For Episode 49 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with one of the greatest shooters to ever come out of England, Sam Stiller. Stiller had a pro career that spanned over two decades both domestically and in Israel, whilst also representing England and…
Building British Basketball Brand Hosana – With Roger Hosannah – Ep. 48
Mar 14, 2019 • 101 min
In Episode 48 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with Roger Hosannah, co-founder of the legendary Rough & Ready tournament and British sportswear brand Hosana. Rough and Ready is up there amongst the most prominent basketball tournaments to ever take…
Winning Two Commonwealth Games Gold Medals – With Joel Moore – Ep. 47
Feb 28, 2019 • 97 min
In Episode 47 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with British basketball legend Joel Moore, one of the greatest guards to ever come out of the UK. A two times Commonwealth Gold medallist, Moore had a professional career that spanned from 1982 where he…
Becoming the Top British Basketball Commentator – With Dan Routledge – Ep. 46
Feb 15, 2019 • 99 min
In the latest episode of the Hoopsfix podcast we sit down with British basketball commentator Dan Routledge, one of the foremost experts on the domestic game. Routledge has been a commentator for over two decades, covering the BBL, GB and other…
How Funding Has Influenced the Development of Basketball in England – With Jeff Skinner – Ep. 45
Jan 18, 2019 • 83 min
For Episode 45 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with British basketball researcher Jeff Skinner who has recently completed his masters dissertation on basketball funding in England and its impact on the sport’s development. The dissertation, which you…
Returning Home to the BBL – With Ashley Hamilton – Ep. 44
Jan 10, 2019 • 115 min
For episode 44 of the Hoopsfix podcast, we sit down with London City Royals’ Ashley Hamilton, who has signed in the BBL this season for the first time after spending his career overseas in Europe. It completes a full circle for Hamilton, growing up in…
Improving Basketball Coaching in the UK – With Mark Dunning – Ep. 43
Jan 3, 2019 • 127 min
For Episode 43 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sat down with former BBL Head Coach and co-founder of the now-defunct Basketball Coaches Association, Mark Dunning. Dunning coached in the BBL with Bracknell, London Towers, Hemel Hempstead and Brighton Bears,…
How to Build a Basketball Culture – With Jackson Gibbons – Ep. 42
Dec 20, 2018 • 102 min
For Episode 42 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with Jackson Gibbons, the Director of Basketball at City of London Academy and Chairman of Southwark Pride. A former player at Westminster Warriors and Brixton Topcats, Gibbons ended up in coaching,…
Joining the GB 100 Cap Club – With Azania Stewart – Ep. 41
Dec 13, 2018 • 81 min
In Episode 41 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we got the chance to sit down with Great Britain star Azania Stewart ahead of the most recent qualifying window where Stewart gained her 100th cap as she has decided to step away from the game – which she revealed to…
Becoming the BBL MVP – With Justin Robinson – Ep. 40
Dec 6, 2018 • 89 min
For Episode 40 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with reigning British Basketball League (BBL) MVP, London Lions and GB guard Justin Robinson. Robinson is one of Jimmy Rogers’ protégés out of the heralded Brixton Topcats programme, and one of the…
Inside the British Basketball Takeover – With Ed Warner – Ep. 39
Nov 22, 2018 • 73 min
In Episode 39 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with former British Basketball Federation (BBF) Chairman, Ed Warner, in our brand new studio. Warner was at the helm of the BBF for seven weeks, before resigning along with six other independent…
The Brixton Topcats Legacy – With Jimmy Rogers – Ep. 38
Nov 14, 2018 • 84 min
It brings us great honour to mark the return of the Hoopsfix Podcast with a very special episode with Jimmy Rogers, that we are publishing posthumously following his passing last month after a six month battle with cancer. Rogers is one of the forefathers…
Why Media Coverage of British Basketball is So Important – With Mark Woods – Ep. 37
Jan 17, 2018 • 69 min
For episode 37 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with the UK’s leading basketball journalist, Mark Woods. Woods has been covering the game for close to three decades, initially with one of the earliest sites covering British basketball, his very own…
Operating the British Basketball League – With Andy Webb – Ep. 36
Jan 9, 2018 • 56 min
For Episode 36 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we got the chance to sit down with the Chief Operating Officer of the BBL, Andy Webb. Webb has been working for the BBL for over 23 years, having been involved in what many consider its ‘heyday’ in the 90’s, before…
Running London’s Only Pro Basketball Franchise – With Vince Macaulay – Ep. 35
Jan 4, 2018 • 82 min
For episode 35 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with London Lions owner and CEO Vince Macaulay. Vince has been involved with British basketball since the ’70s when he started playing as a 16 year old. An aspiring filmmaker, there were no early signs…
Building One of the UK’s Most Successful Basketball Clubs – With Joe Forber – Ep. 34
Dec 27, 2017 • 73 min
For episode 34 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, Joe Forber (pictured above, centre), one of the founders of the Manchester Magic programme, took some time to sit down and talk about his story and career so far. Joe Forber, originally a teacher, got involved with…
Playing for Club vs Country – With Flinder Boyd – Ep. 33
Dec 19, 2017 • 68 min
Former Great Britain guard and 10-year pro Flinder Boyd joins us for Episode 33 of the Hoopsfix Podcast to focus on how he’s found the transition to retirement and his time with the Great Britain programme. Boyd, now a writer for the likes of Bleacher…
Turning Into a Professional Basketball Player – With Luke Nelson – Ep. 32
Dec 11, 2017 • 59 min
In Episode 32 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we got the chance to sit down with Great Britain and Real Betis guard Luke Nelson. The Worthing Thunder and Reading Rockets product has just turned professional in Spain’s ACB after a successful college career at UC…
From M&S Security Guard to College Hall of Famer – With Julius Joseph – Ep. 31
Dec 6, 2017 • 80 min
For episode 31 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with British basketball legend Julius Joseph to talk his playing career. The 6’4″ forward graduated from NCAA Division II school Georgia College & State University in the year 2000, where he had led one…
Documenting British Basketball History – With John Atkinson – Ep. 30
Nov 27, 2017 • 66 min
For episode 30 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with John Atkinson (pictured above, right), aka Statkinson one of the only British basketball historians and the most highly regarded statistician in the country. Atkinson has been involved with the game…
Taking the Helm of the GB Senior Men – With Tony Garbelotto – Ep. 29
Nov 21, 2017 • 75 min
After a nine month break, the Hoopsfix podcast finally returns, as we got the chance to sit down with Great Britain Senior Men and Glasgow Rocks Head Coach Tony Garbelotto. With GB in training camp at Leicester this weekend ahead of their FIBA World Cup…
Transforming Basketball in England – With Stewart Kellett – Ep. 28
Feb 13, 2017 • 62 min
It’s been a long time coming, but for episode 28 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sat down with Basketball England CEO, Stewart Kellett. Kellett has been in the position for a little over a year now, but we’ve heard very little from him in terms of what is…
Why British Basketball Needs to be a Dictatorship – With Martin Henlan – Ep. 27
Feb 7, 2017 • 77 min
After a mini-hiatus over the Christmas/New Year break, the Hoopsfix podcast is back as we sit down with 15 year pro and former England/Great Britain Senior International, Martin Henlan. The Birmingham-born big man had an impressive basketball career,…
How Playing Older Competition Helps Growth – With Devon Van Oostrum – Ep. 26
Dec 22, 2016 • 96 min
Great Britain and Koroivos guard Devon Van Oostrum took the time to sit down with us for Episode 26 of the Hoopsfix Podcast. The 1993 born point guard has been one of Great Britain’s brightest talents in the time Hoopsfix has existed, and also one of the…
How Being Overlooked Helps You Make It – With Ovie Soko – Ep. 25
Dec 12, 2016 • 81 min
For our quarter century episode of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sat down GB and UCAM Murcia forward Ovie Soko. Soko is in the midst of an impressive season in Spain, competing in both the ACB and Eurocup, and is another of the most talented players to come out…
How a Gamble to Take an Opportunity in Germany Paid Off – With Myles Hesson – Ep. 24
Dec 5, 2016 • 71 min
He’s been requested multiple times, so we were happy to be able to get Great Britain and Gravelines star Myles Hesson on for Episode 24 of the Hoopsfix Podcast. Jumping on a call from France, where he is in the middle of the season with Pro A and FIBA…
Jo Leedham – Bourges Basket & GB Star – Hoopsfix Podcast #23
Nov 28, 2016 • 69 min
For this week’s episode of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we got the chance to sit down with Great Britain Senior International and Bourges Basket star, Jo Leedham. Currently in her fourth year in France with Euroleague Women side Bourge Basket, the GB Olympian…
Carl Wheatle – Angelico Biella & England Junior International – Hoopsfix Podcast #22
Nov 21, 2016 • 60 min
In this week’s episode of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sat down with England junior international and Angelico Biello’s Carl Wheatle. The 1998 born guard/forward departed the UK in 2013 to sign a junior contract with the Italian club, having only been playing…
James Vear – Barking Abbey & GB U20 Coach – Hoopsfix Podcast #21
Nov 15, 2016 • 71 min
After Kevin Routledge said the coaching was crucial to push the Leicester Riders forward, it was suggested that we get a top coach on the podcast to talk coaching across the UK, which is exactly what we did! In episode 21 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we spoke…
Kevin Routledge – Leicester Riders Chairman – Hoopsfix Podcast #20
Nov 7, 2016 • 58 min
For episode 20 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with Leicester Riders’ Chairman Kevin Routledge. Routledge, who is also a former BBL Chairman, has been around the British game for four decades and has a lot of rare and valuable insight into the sport.…
Paul Blake – Newcastle Eagles Managing Director – Hoopsfix Podcast #19
Oct 31, 2016 • 69 min
Newcastle Eagles’ Managing Director Paul Blake has long been a figurehead for British basketball. The former BBL Chairman has been at the helm of Newcastle Eagles, the most successful club in British Basketball League history, since 1999 and…
Matthew Bryan-Amaning – MBA Live – Hoopsfix Podcast #18
Oct 24, 2016 • 91 min
In Episode 18 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with GB forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning, who is currently playing for Rizing Fukuoka in Japan’s B League D3. The 6’9″ athletic forward has been one of the UK’s leading performers overseas since graduating…
Ben Mockford – GB Guard – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 17
Oct 17, 2016 • 73 min
We’ve got another member of the Eurobasket 2017 qualifying GB squad this week, as lefty guard Ben Mockford joined us for a little over an hour to discuss his hoops career to date. Hailing from the South East Coast, and now playing in Spain for Palma in…
Kieron Achara – Scotland’s Rock Part 2 – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 16
Oct 10, 2016 • 59 min
Fresh off the Eurobasket 2017 qualifiers, Kieron Achara returns to the Hoopsfix Podcast for Part 2 of his incredible basketball journey (check out Part 1 here). In Part 1, we only got as far as talking his college career and didn’t get the chance to touch…
Dan Clark – GB Stalwart – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep.15
Sep 29, 2016 • 61 min
Clark drops some knowledge bombs on the Hoopsfix Podcast
Kieron Achara – Scotland’s Rock – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 14
Jun 23, 2016 • 59 min
In the latest episode of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we have the third member of the London 2012 Olympic GB squad to take to the airwaves, as we sat down with Scotland’s finest, Kieron Achara. Achara continues to be a loyal GB player, suiting up this season for…
Nick Humby – BBF Chairman – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 13
May 30, 2016 • 79 min
For Episode 13 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we got the opportunity to sit down with British Basketball Federation (BBF) Chairman, Nick Humby. Having come into the post on January 1st 2016, Humby has spent his time spearheading the new vision and strategy…
Pops Mensah-Bonsu – Tottenham’s Finest – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep.12
Oct 24, 2015 • 76 min
The Hoopsfix Podcast is back, and for Episode 12 we have a good one, as we got the chance to sit down with recently retired GB star Pops Mensah-Bonsu. Mensah-Bonsu, who most recently played for AEK Athens in Greece, hung up his boots last week after a 9…
Steve Nelson – 15 Year Pro – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 11
Apr 20, 2015 • 94 min
Episode 11 of the Hoopsfix Podcast saw us sit down with English basketball legend Steve Nelson, a former England senior international and 15 year career pro.
Junior Williams – British Point Guard Legend – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 10
Apr 11, 2015 • 107 min
For Episode 10 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we got to sit down with British point guard legend Junior Williams!
Steve Bucknall – British Basketball Legend – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 9
Mar 4, 2015 • 121 min
It’s been long overdue, but Episode 9 of the Hoopsfix Podcast has dropped, and we’ve got a good one! Sitting down with British basketball legend Steve Bucknall, one of the most successful British players ever, most famous for his stint with the Lakers in…
Huw Morgan – CEO of Basketball England – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep.8
Sep 29, 2014 • 43 min
We’ve already released 10 things we learned from our conversation with Basketball England CEO, Huw Morgan, last week and now, here is the full podcast interview. We’ve upped the production levels a little bit, and invested in a professional intro (let me…
Nhamo Shire – CEO of Reach & Teach – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 7
Sep 19, 2014 • 94 min
While in St Kitts & Nevis this week with Midnight Madness, I took the opportunity to sit down with its founder and CEO, Nhamo Shire. Reach & Teach is the umbrella organisation for Midnight Madness, the UK’s biggest summer basketball programme, as well as…
Mark Clark – Director of Barking Abbey – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 6
Aug 18, 2014 • 60 min
Mark Clark will be a familiar name with many British basketball fans. The Director of the GB Regional Institute, Barking Abbey in East London, former GB and England Senior Women’s Head Coach, and father to GB Senior players Dan Clark and Ella Clark (among…
Hoopsfix Podcast Ep.5: Interview with Drew Sullivan
Jul 14, 2014 • 119 min
Great Britain captain, Drew Sullivan, might just be the most recognisable face in the country when it comes to British basketball. Having played a large part of his career in England, sandwiched around stints in Spain and Russia amongst other places, he…
Hoopsfix Podcast Ep.4: Interview with John Amaechi
Jun 26, 2014 • 114 min
The Hoopsfix Podcast is back! In this episode we got the chance to sit down with the main man, British basketball legend, John Amaechi, to talk hoops. John is someone, I feel, who is greatly misunderstood by the British basketball community and also…
Hoopsfix Podcast Ep.3: Interview with David Leyden Dunbar, BBL Commercial Director
Oct 18, 2013 • 29 min
The Hoopsfix Podcast returns for Episode 3, with BBL Commercial Director, David Leyden Dunbar. The BBL has taken huge steps forward commercially in the past 12 months, and it is no surprise it coincides with Leyden Dunbar’s full time appointment. In this…
Hoopsfix Podcast Ep.2: Interview with Ed Scott, Chief Operations Officer of the Euroleague
Aug 30, 2013 • 56 min
It has been a long time since the first ever Hoopsfix podcast episode, and finally, after a good 6 months, here is Episode 2! Unfortunately, the production values are still lacking a little bit and require fine tuning (Ed’s audio is a little quiet, so you…
Hoopsfix Podcast Ep.1: Interview with Jan Hagen, New Independent Chair of EB
Feb 21, 2013 • 51 min
I’ve been toying with the idea of a podcast for a while, so when I asked on Twitter, and on Facebook and got such an overwhelmingly positive response, I thought it was time to jump straight in! I’ve always been one to just take action and get started…