Liam Santamaria

Q&A: Dean Demopoulos on Basketball, Breathing and Baking Cakes

Q&A: Dean Demopoulos on Basketball, Breathing and Baking Cakes

Melbourne United head coach Dean Demopoulos has enjoyed a record-breaking start to his NBL career. His has been the best beginning to a debut head coaching season in league history – a remarkable 9-0 start that unsurprisingly delivered him Coach of the Month honours for October. Born and raised in America’s North East, Demopoulos arrived this offseason with mountains of… Read more →

Trevor Gleeson: "There's No Place For That in Basketball"

Trevor Gleeson: “There’s No Place For That in Basketball”

A war of words has erupted between Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson and Townsville Crocodiles coach Shawn Dennis after the fiery finish to last night’s Round Five game at The Swamp. With only seconds remaining in Townsville’s 89-77 win, Perth captain Damian Martin was floored by an errant Brian Conklin elbow.  The knock left the Boomers guard dazed and confused… Read more →

Star Power

Star Power

Chris Goulding’s first quarter on Sunday afternoon at Hisense Arena was basketball brilliance at its very best. It was a mesmerising display of elite offensive talent, performed by a man operating at the peak of his powers.  Ten minutes of dominance that had a massive home crowd losing their collective mind. When Goulding splashed his fourth triple and the buzzer… Read more →

Townsville's Words To Live By

Townsville’s Words To Live By

The seeds of Townsville’s miraculous win over the Perth Wildcats were sewn by Shawn Dennis and his Crocs players months ago.  Off the court. The planting of those seeds dates back to one of the team’s pre-season training sessions – a session in which the Crocs just talked. When the talking was over the Townsville players had establish their collective… Read more →

The Thick White Line

The Thick White Line

Melbourne United wing Todd Blanchfield is looking forward to hosting some of his former Townsville team-mates in his new city on Wednesday night. Blanchfield torched the Crocs on their home floor in Round 1, dropping 29 points including 7/9 from long range.  The 24-year-old admitted to feeling a little anxious ahead of that game but this week, he’s all business. “Now that we’ve… Read more →

#HardBall Podcast: Daniel Kickert & Rob Beveridge

#HardBall Podcast: Daniel Kickert & Rob Beveridge

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria discuss all the major storylines from the opening couple of rounds of #HardBall. The boys also chat to Melbourne United star Daniel Kickert about his team’s 3-0 start and Illawarra Hawks head coach Rob Beveridge about his return to the league. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds and more. Click here to subscribe… Read more →

Clutch Gliddon

Clutch Gliddon

Cam Gliddon is just so clutch. Yes, his team is stacked. And yes, they’re led by one of the finest coaches in the land. But it is Gliddon that carries the responsibility – and burdens the expectation – of delivering in key moments for Cairns this year. And he loves it. In fact, the ability to make big plays in decisive… Read more →