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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.

Twitter:

@MVP_247

Language:

English

Contact:

07710509728


Episodes

The Josh Wilcher One

3/7/2021
Bristol Flyers guard Josh Wilcher joins the MVP Cast to tell us about the system in Australia that nurtured his talent and that of the country's huge NBA contingent, and the growth of the NBL. We learn about his tough battle back from an Achilles injury and the role sports psychology played in it. And how he went unpaid to come to the UK and rebuild his basketball career in Reading and his second chance in the BBL. Plus he reveals his future career plans ... as a cop. More at...

Duration:00:34:39

The John Bunyan One

3/3/2021
We turn the spotlight on grassroots basketball on the MVP Cast with the man behind one of the country's most successful clubs, John Bunyan of Falkirk Fury. We talk about the challenges coming out of Covid, creating a culture and infrastructure that's produced multiple Great Britain internationals and what's required to grow, nurturing coaching development to breed talent and how the national team pathway could be upgraded. More at MVP247.com Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:50:29

The Chris Bunten One

2/24/2021
Newcastle Eagles coach Chris Bunten joins the MVP Cast to discuss growing the Women's British Basketball League commercially and the player pathways that might bring through fresh stars, and to talk about becoming an integral part of the Eagles and the ecosystem of north-east England. He shares his views on coaching development in the WBBL and the UK and why he'd like more sharing to deliver improvements. More at MVP247.com Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:43:36

The Jack Burgess One

2/17/2021
In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to bright young coaching mind Jack Burgess about his leap of faith to pursue his career in Spain after a cameo playing career at Glasgow Rocks, how he earned a shot at the youth teams of ACB outfit Zaragoza and getting an inside view of what makes the system in the country so good. He gives us his thoughts on how the UK might learn from their successes and the ambitions he has for his own journey. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total...

Duration:00:33:30

The Mike Parks Jr. One

2/10/2021
Worcester Wolves' forward Mike Parks Jr joins the MVP Cast to tell us about his tough childhood in east Chicago and the homelessness that spurred him to make his way out. He talks about playing for two legends in college and how he had to fight for his spot. And he explains how Covid has forced the sacrifice of undertaking his most important job - as a father - from afar. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:35:54

The Chema Buceta and Evelyn Adebayo One

2/3/2021
Great Britain head coach Chema Buceta and rising star Evelyn Adebayo join the MVP Cast ahead of the last round of qualifiers for FIBA EuroBasket Women 2021. Buceta gives us his view on a vital clash with Belarus, the chances of Olympic qualification for Paris 2024 and why the British Basketball Federation and the home nations need to work in unison to bring our young talents through. While Adebayo tells us about her time at the UConn Huskies under Geno Auriemma, her transition to the pro...

Duration:00:59:33

The Renee Busch One

1/28/2021
Sevenoaks Suns and Great Britain guard Renee Busch joins the MVP Cast to talk about how Covid has impacted the WBBL, her multi-national background, being coached by her father Len and the immense role models in her life, the lessons she passes onto young girls under her tutelage, and the highs of her international career. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:48:43

The Andre Lockhart One

1/25/2021
London Lions guard Andre Lockhart joins the MVP Cast. He tells us about changed times and increased expectations under new management at the Copper Box, his own journey from London to Barbados and back and the inspiration he receives from his mother, and his role as a mentor and coach to promising players in the capital and the fear that Covid might edge them out of the game. More at MVP247.com (Recorded before Lions were forced to withdraw from the FIBA Europe Cup). Sponsored by Total...

Duration:00:44:19

The Mike McCall One

1/21/2021
In the first of a new series of the MVP Cast, Cheshire Phoenix guard Mike McCall is our guest. He tells us about playing through Covid in the British Basketball League, taking an atypical route through the vibrant Chicago hoops scene and his plans to one day turn to coaching. More at MVP247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:35:54

The Eilidh Simpson One

11/20/2020
Great Britain guard Eilidh Simpson joins the MVP Cast to give us an insight into what makes GB Women such an close-knit group, why they will now think about the Paris 2024 Olympics, her career journey from Australia to roaming Europe, her personal travel bug and a special double proposal. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:37:16

The Conner Washington One

11/13/2020
Leicester Riders and Great Britain guard Conner Washington joins the MVP Cast to talk Covid in the BBL, the destruction of his dream by his short American experience and its rebirth, how creating music brings back great memories of his late mother, his new excursion into modelling - and his forecast for the British Basketball League season ahead. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:47:35

The Kofi Josephs One

11/7/2020
Kofi Josephs joins Mark Woods on the MVP Cast to open up on his creative non-conformist side and tell us why basketball took him past the inner city issues of Birmingham to find a world beyond, the mental health challenges faced by athletes, his devotion to the game that took him to a EuroBasket with Great Britain - and the diverse plans he has for his future. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:50:23

The Andrei Kirilenko One

11/2/2020
Former NBA All Star and current president of the Russian Basketball Federation, Andrei Kirilenko, joins the MVP Cast to talk about the current and past wave of European players, his Stateside and international careers, his bid to restore Russia to the upper echelon of global hoops and why he feels his homeland is getting a raw deal with a potential Olympic ban due to the country's doping past. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:01:00:00

The Nick Nurse One

10/31/2020
NBA Coach of the Year, Nick Nurse, joins the MVP Cast to talk about his amazing rise from driving the minibus with Derby to winning the NBA title with the Toronto Raptors. He tells us about his fun trips and trophy stops with London, Manchester and Birmingham, the British Basketball League team he almost joined, how his stint in Brighton owning the Bears left him dead broke, and an 18 months to remember in Canada. All recounted in his new memoire, 'Rapture: Fifteen Teams, Four Countries,...

Duration:00:35:35

The Andreas Kapoulas One

10/23/2020
Andreas Kapoulas of Bristol Flyers is our guest on the MVP Cast. He details the protocols surrounding Covid-19 as he prepares for the upcoming British Basketball League season, the start of his love affair with the game in Greece and his coaching education, the Bristol Sport grand plan and his hopes for the forthcoming Flyers campaign, starting with the BBL Cup. More at MVP247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:56:14

The Mackey McKnight One

10/16/2020
Sheffield Sharks guard Mackey McKnight joins the MVP Cast to talk about whether LeBron is now the G.O.A.T., why his life was changed by Hurricane Katrina and its impact on his family, the perils of playing overseas and the mentality it requires, and how signing in the British Basketball League came as the ultimate relief after his dark year out of the game. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:47:20

The Jen Leedham One

10/9/2020
Jennifer Leedham, currently associate head coach at St Francis College in Brooklyn, tells us about her path from Cheshire to New York City and onto the benches of college basketball, her closeness with sisters Johannah and Kirsty and their route into the game, the mental challenges which come with the job and her enthusiasm for nurturing the next generation as Great Britain Under-16 coach. More at mvp247.com Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:34:47

The Sam Amick One

9/30/2020
Ahead of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, we're joined by The Athletic's senior NBA writer Sam Amick to talk the realities of life inside the 'Bubble' for both players and media and its disjoint with current life outside in the USA, the "sadness and joy" of the Lakers ride toward a championship and the impact it might have on LeBron James' legacy, and the comfort level of the league looking into 2021. We also discuss British pubs and Sunday roasts and the...

Duration:00:50:00

The Luke Nelson One

9/27/2020
Great Britain and Goettingen guard Luke Nelson joins the MVP Cast to give us an insight into settling into a new situation, running with the psychological ups and downs of injuries and personnel decisions, his Dad Steve's influence, player investment in the GB basketball programme - and his gaming prowess. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance.

Duration:00:49:01

The Mike Martin One

9/16/2020
Mike Martin joins the MVP Cast to talk about his battle with brain cancer and the effect of the tumour on his life and family, the relief of dunking again and the drive to play basketball once more, the distressing theft of 52 pairs of shoes from his collection and the fundraising campaign that's been set up, and why he believes the sport needs to do much to bring through future generations of talent. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance

Duration:00:57:55