MVP Cast
The Eilidh Simpson One

The Eilidh Simpson One

November 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.

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The Conner Washington One

The Conner Washington One

November 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.

 

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The Kofi Josephs One

The Kofi Josephs One

November 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.

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The Andrei Kirilenko One

The Andrei Kirilenko One

November 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.

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The Nick Nurse One

The Nick Nurse One

October 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, One NBA Championship, and How to Find a Way to Win -- Damn Near Anywhere.' More at mvp247.com.

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The Andreas Kapoulas One

The Andreas Kapoulas One

October 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.

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The Mackey McKnight One

The Mackey McKnight One

October 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.

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The Jen Leedham One

The Jen Leedham One

October 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

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The Sam Amick One

The Sam Amick One

September 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 majesty of pickleball. More at mvp247.com.

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The Luke Nelson One

The Luke Nelson One

September 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.

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