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Your regular basketball podcast, covering the game in the UK and elsewhere, brought to you by the folks at MVP Magazine and MVP247.com.

Your regular basketball podcast, covering the game in the UK and elsewhere, brought to you by the folks at MVP Magazine and MVP247.com.
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United Kingdom

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Your regular basketball podcast, covering the game in the UK and elsewhere, brought to you by the folks at MVP Magazine and MVP247.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

447710509728


Episodes

The Damian Jennings One

5/13/2019
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In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, our guest is former Great Britain head coach Damian Jennings, who tells us about his current role at the University of Calgary and the world of Canadian basketball, his pain at having to step down as national team boss, and the travails of combining parenting with summer golf.

Duration:00:59:47

The Sarah Toeaina One

4/19/2019
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In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to Sheffield Hatters forward Sarah Toeaina about her extraordinary sporting family, a rookie life in Yorkshire, the novel attractions of Easter eggs and the forthcoming WBBL Playoffs.

Duration:00:25:45

The Cat Carr One

4/8/2019
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In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Sevenoaks Suns guard Cat Carr, who tells us about the challenges of growing up as a mixed race kid in New Jersey, the stresses of earning a college scholarship, the quest for self-help, travelling the world, and the chase for a perfect season in the Women's British Basketball League.

Duration:00:39:25

The Justin Robinson One

3/27/2019
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In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by London Lions and Great Britain guard Justin Robinson who tells us about feeling the love on the mean streets of Brixton, the perils of playing overseas, why the sport domestically has failed to grow properly in recent years and how he'd like to work on gang issues when his career moves on.

Duration:00:35:04

The Andrew Lawrence One

3/21/2019
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Great Britain guard Andrew Lawrence who tells about life in Italy, how the tricks he learnt at Chelsea translated into basketball, being the youngest Olympian on the 2012 team, recovering from a ACL injury, and how his grandfather inspired him to be a high flyer.

Duration:00:41:26

The Mike Tuck One

3/7/2019
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Mike Tuck of the Sheffield Sharks who talks about the post-Raptors awakening of Canadian basketball, life on the mean streets of Baltimore - and Cyprus, his double life as a marketing man, and his dream testimonial team.

Duration:00:40:22

The Mansoor Ahmed One

2/28/2019
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, our guest is the UK's leading basketball photographer Mansoor Ahmed, who tells us about three decades of snapping hoops at home and abroad, following Michael Jordan and other NBA superstars, his favourite British players to feature, and what makes the perfect image.

Duration:00:35:00

The Teddy Okereafor One

2/21/2019
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Great Britain guard Teddy Okereafor joins the MVP Cast to tell us about his citizenry of the world, going native in Greece and the work of his mother in inspiring a generation - and himself.

Duration:00:14:42

The Tia Weledji One

2/6/2019
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Caledonia Pride guard Tia Weledji, who tells about about juggling academics and basketball at Princeton, playing in front of the US president and getting a half-time team talk from the First Lady, her experiences representing Cameroon and life in the UK and the WBBL.

Duration:00:32:10

The Matthew Bryan-Amaning One

1/30/2019
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In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by London City Royals forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning on why he returned home (and if he'll stay), his life experiences in a variety of overseas stops, how being cut ahead of the 2012 Olympics left a sour taste, and his frustration at missing out on the NBA after starring at the University of Washington.

Duration:00:49:06

The Ed Scott One

1/17/2019
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by the chief operations officer of the Euroleague, Ed Scott, who tells us about his path from helping out at Worthing Thunder to being the most influential Brit in global basketball, why Chelsea and Manchester United might be good fits for the competition, and the vast gulf between the BBL and the continent's best.

Duration:00:46:33

The Paul Blake One

1/10/2019
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In the first edition of 2019 of the MVP Cast, we talk to Newcastle Eagles owner Paul Blake about the opening of the team's new £7 million arena, the journey from the wreckage of Newcastle United's Sporting Club to constructing a self-sustaining business and what the future holds for the British Basketball League giants - on and off the court.

Duration:00:39:50

The Donna Finnie One

12/27/2018
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On this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Donna Finnie, the first and only Brit to be a head coach in the top division of NCAA college basketball, to discuss her unprecedented journey from junior national teams to the United States and Houston Baptist University, the ferocity of the recruiting process, and why young talent from the UK has an attraction for Stateside schools.

Duration:00:42:23

The John Coffino One

12/12/2018
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to ex-Cheshire Phoenix coach John Coffino about a basketball globetrotting odyssey that's taken him to exotic outposts such as Georgia, China, Kenya and Ellesmere Port, how the playgrounds of The Bronx formed his hoop dreams, the ferocity of college recruiting and why he'd like another shot in the BBL.

Duration:00:38:39

The Dave Hopla One

12/5/2018
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to the man described as 'the greatest shooter in basketball', Dave Hopla, about his playing days in bomb-ridden Belfast, how he developed his super-accurate shot and the perils of coaching others to hit the target in the NBA and elsewhere.

Duration:00:15:41

The Carl Wheatle One

11/28/2018
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, we grab a chat with Great Britain forward Carl Wheatle who tells us about leaving home at the age of 15 to make the basketball grade in Italy and why he'd embrace the chance to be the national team's captain one day.

Duration:00:12:24

The Gareth Maguire One

11/27/2018
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to Gareth Maguire about this month's Belfast Hall of Fame Classic tournament and how it's managed to bring eight college teams across the Atlantic with a business-first approach, about the Sport Changes Life charity, about breaking down the hoops divides in Northern Ireland and about the next generation of talent coming through, including at former club Belfast Star in the Irish Superleague.

Duration:00:36:58

The Siobhán Prior One

11/19/2018
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In this episode of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Nottingham Wildcats and Great Britain guard Siobhán Prior to talk about how her parents helped make her a basketballaholic, taking hoops into the community and reaching out to Muslim kids, why Baltimore is about more than 'The Wire', her fear of heading overseas following an abortive first try, and GB's bid to clinch a spot at EuroBasket Women.

Duration:00:35:49

The Rahmon Fletcher One

11/12/2018
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, Newcastle Eagles guard Rahmon Fletcher is our guest as we talk about turning 30, his Kansas City fraternity of under-sized basketball PGs, politics in America, his musical talents as a former kid from Fame, and whether Fab Flournoy will or won't end up as a non-playing coach.

Duration:00:38:40

The Gavin Love One

11/1/2018
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In this edition of the MVP Cast, we talk to Gavin Love, one of the few British basketball coaches currently employed overseas at the helm of Luxembourg side AC Contern - on why he looked abroad for opportunities, the adjustments required and what the lifestyle perks are.

Duration:00:27:35