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Mark Woods presents your regular British basketball podcast, covering the game in the UK and elsewhere, brought to you by the folks at MVP247.com.

Mark Woods presents your regular British basketball podcast, covering the game in the UK and elsewhere, brought to you by the folks at MVP247.com.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Mark Woods presents your regular British basketball podcast, covering the game in the UK and elsewhere, brought to you by the folks at MVP247.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

447710509728


Episodes

The DeAndre Liggins One

8/6/2020
New London Lions arrival DeAndre Liggins joins the MVP Cast to talk about his move to the UK and his ambition to put the reigning British Basketball League champions on the map in the Basketball Champions League. He tells Mark Woods about his journey from the tough environment of the south side of Chicago to the NBA, of playing along side Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden at the Oklahoma City Thunder - to learning from featuring beside LeBron James at the Cleveland Cavaliers...

Duration:00:40:58

The Tim Lewis One

7/31/2020
Tim Lewis joins the MVP Cast to talk us through his current role as a scout in the NBA, his journey from teacher to becoming a coach and his rise through the ranks in the UK before expanding his horizons overseas and then, the gain and pain of former BBL club Essex Pirates. He also tells us about the learnings from being around Chris Finch and Nick Nurse as their assistant for Great Britain, why the former is destined to be a NBA head coach and why the latter is a rock star. And with...

Duration:01:00:22

The Tim Bontemps One

7/26/2020
ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins the MVP Cast to talk about the re-start of the NBA within a tightly controlled bubble in Orlando and the challenges that presents. With the playoffs forthcoming on site, we look at the likely contenders for a championship in isolation and the sub-plots in the mix. More at MVP247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:43:58

The Jonny Bunyan One

7/14/2020
Glasgow Rocks guard Jonny Bunyan joins the MVP Cast to talk about the unique role of local rotation players in the BBL in maintaining the culture of each club and why Gareth Murray is amply qualified to be his team's new head coach. The Scot gives us an insight in how Falkirk Fury, founded by his father John, has been one of the most prolific producers of Great Britain internationals in recent times, and why the development pathway needs a rebuild. More at MVP 247.com. Sponsored by Total...

Duration:00:39:59

The Dan Davis One

7/8/2020
Renowned player agent and former Kingston Kings star Danny Davis joins the MVP Cast to give us an insight on how he represents his clients at PTI Sports, the pitfalls when cutting a deal and how they can break down and the market change that coronavirus is set to bring. He also recalls his glory days winning MVPs and trophies galore at Kingston and Glasgow Rangers and the joy of playing under Kevin Cadle. More at mvp247.com Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:49:49

The Melita Emanuel Carr One

7/1/2020
Great Britain guard Melita Emanuel Carr joins the MVP Cast to discuss how experiencing the death of a friend led her to set up an initiative to address street violence in the UK, her experience of racism on both sides of the Atlantic, dealing with long-term injury and her plans to make a difference after her basketball career is done. More at mvp247.com Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:41:10

The Kyla Nelson One

6/24/2020
Kyla Nelson joins the MVP Cast to give us her perspective on the Black Lives Matter movement and growing up as a mixed race female in the UK and the USA. She reveals the peaks and troughs of her current battle with cancer, her decision to transfer universities from Pitt to Florida International, and her ambition to be a coach - of men. More at www.mvp247.com Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:47:32

The Tony Garbelotto One

6/17/2020
Tony Garbelotto joins the MVP Cast to tell us about coaching during the aborted attempt to re-start the Japanese Basketball League during coronavirus, the pitching process to obtain jobs overseas, the parallels between the boom and bust of Mersey Tigers and London City Royals, and he reveals what arose from his abrupt exit from leading Great Britain after only two games in charge.

Duration:00:51:31

The Alan Richardson One

6/11/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by former top referee Alan Richardson to talk about his officiating career at home and abroad and the perils of being caught in the middle, his experiences with FIBA and EuroLeague, and what it takes to reach the top. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:52:04

The Ovie Soko One

6/8/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we talk to Great Britain and London Lions forward Ovie Soko who tells us about coping (well) with the instant celebrity from his Love Island tour, his process for basketball self-improvement throughout his career and the contrasts between playing overseas and at home, his desire to be a role model, and his future ambitions on and off the court - including his first book. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:43:43

The Chris Harris One

6/4/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we talk to Chris Harris about his place in history as the first Brit to ever play in the NBA, life in the league as it was in the 1950s, his friendship with Chuck Cooper and living through racial segregation in America, and why he gave it all up for the love of a good woman. More info at MVP247.com - Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance @ tecompliance.co.uk

Duration:00:44:21

The Pat Burke One

5/28/2020
In this edition of the MVP Cast, we talk to Pat Burke about the significance of being the first and only Irishman to make the NBA, the difference with even the biggest clubs in European basketball and his journey between the two sides of the Atlantic, the power dynamic between stars like Michael Jordan and the role players on their teams, the curious disappointment of being part of the Phoenix Suns' Seven Seconds or Less squad and the mentality of NBAers as the league plots an abnormal...

Duration:00:51:39

The Bobby Archibald One

5/20/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we talk to legendary Scotland and Great Britain international Bobby Archibald about his storied playing career, the Auld Enemy hoops rivalry, his pride in the amazing rise of his son Robert to the NBA and the tragedy of his death, aged just 39, and why he and his wife Heather have launched a foundation to address the mental health issues incurred by athletes. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance @ tecompliance.co.uk

Duration:00:46:16

The David Low One

5/15/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by former Glasgow Rocks and British Basketball League director David Low who talks us through the troubled financial waters for sport caused by coronavirus, the BBL's investment potential, opportunities and threats, venue construction plans and why the Scots should be crowned as champions. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance – check them out at tecompliance.co.uk.

Duration:00:44:00

The Paul Stimpson One

5/8/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by former England international Paul Stimpson who recounts his fast track to success at Crystal Palace and the pyramid pathways that allowed him to become a homegrown success in British basketball, his spell as head of media at FIBA and how you sell hoops as a television product internationally - and in the UK - and where streaming services might offer new opportunities in the future.

Duration:00:55:56

The Lions Takeover One

4/29/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, more on the takeover of London Lions by an American investment firm with outgoing owner Vince Macaulay explaining how and why it happened, what the plans for the reigning British Basketball League champions are going forward - including a European campaign - and how the BBL might look coming out of lockdown.

Duration:00:23:48

The Alton Byrd One

4/25/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we talk to British basketball legend Alton Byrd about his storied playing career, his arrival at Crystal Palace, his breakthrough GM opportunity with Murray International, the chances missed with aborted hoops projects at Manchester United and Glasgow Rangers, the learning points from his NFL Europe stint and what his insights his roles in the WNBA, and now NBA - as vice-president of the Brooklyn Nets' G-League offshoot in Long Island - might offer for...

Duration:01:25:01

The Jamelle Davis One

4/17/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, Jamelle Davis is our guest. He tells us about his extraordinary journey through playing basketball in six countries, staying focused on his dreams even when he was twice left homeless in his youth in London and the mentors who helped keep him afloat, what it was like to try out in the G-League for the Raptors 905 and retaining a dream to make it all the way to the NBA, his work with at-risk youths and his burgeoning sideline as a talented artist. More...

Duration:00:51:47

The Billy Mims One

4/9/2020
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to former Leicester Riders and London Leopards head coach Billy Mims about the BBL's Showtime Era and the rivalries and friendships he shared with the likes of Nick Nurse and Kevin Cadle, the reasons why the British basketball boom turned to bust at the turn of the century, and achieving enduring college success at Florida Tech. More info at mvp247.com

Duration:01:17:00

The Andy Betts One

4/4/2020
In the 50th episode of the MVP Cast, we're joined by British basketball legend Andy Betts who tells us why he didn't make the NBA despite being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, the highs and lows of his trip around Europe's super-clubs, his international career, his sense of regret about the death of long-time team-mate Robert Archibald and the emergence of his daughter as a potential star of the future. More info at mvp247.com

Duration:01:01:25