155. An Exploding Golf Ball & a Ham Slamwich with Alex Loughton

The Sport Blokes

Jun 15 2023 • 1 hr 3 mins

Recorded 1 June 2023

(00:22) Welcome and Introduction

(02:36) Early sporting career - juniors/club & representative basketball and High School (James Crawford stories)

(09:28) WAIS, AIS & College at Old Dominion University (Luc Longley story; stories about career high 45 points v Charlotte and going to the NCAA tournament)

(29:30) Playing in 2006 NBA Summer League (Darvin Ham and Adam Morrison stories; the difficulties of uncertain job security post-college)

(36:12) Playing in Europe

(41:35) Coming back home to Australia/NBL career (Importance of professionalism; playing in a Grand Final; Cairns Taipans' struggling keeping players)

(48:47) Alex's All-time Taipans 5 (Coaching philosophies)

(1:00:00) Lough 40 Hoops

(1:02:40) Final Thoughts

Check out Loughton 40 Hoops (especially if you're in the Cairns area).

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