MVP Cast
The Cornell Thomas One

The Cornell Thomas One

August 22, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we speak to coach, author and speaker Cornell Thomas about the lessons learnt in basketballing adversity, working with Luol Deng and nurturing young talent in the USA, approaching the mental health issues facing athletes and how the mindset of players can be a huge asset in the corporate world. 

The Dan Clark One

The Dan Clark One

August 15, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Great Britain men's captain Dan Clark who talks EuroBasket pre-qualifiers, going into the family basketball business, how the structure of British basketball can improve with the involvement of former players and what we should learn from Spain's development system.

The Gabe Olaseni and Nate Reinking One

The Gabe Olaseni and Nate Reinking One

August 6, 2019

In this episode of the MVP Cast, we chat to Great Britain centre Gabe Olaseni and new head coach Nate Reinking ahead of the FIBA EuroBasket 2021 pre-qualifiers against Kosovo and Luxembourg. Gabe tells us about the fresh  vibe, the team's points to prove and what he's done with his money. While Nate explains why he took the role, his long-term vision to reach an Olympics and the emotional lure of a return to GB.

The Myles Hesson One

The Myles Hesson One

July 31, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Great Britain forward Myles Hesson who tells us about watching Love Island, Nate Reinking's appointment, his development in his home city of Birmingham, how his gamble to head overseas paid off, and how GB's men have been inspired to raise the bar by their female counterparts.

 

The Ben Thomas One

The Ben Thomas One

July 25, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, Cheshire Phoenix head coach Ben Thomas joins us to reveal some of the secrets behind off-season recruitment, his personal journey into the profession, the benefits of sharing knowledge and the possible impact of the changes to the BBL season. 

 

 

 

 

The Women’s EuroBasket One

The Women’s EuroBasket One

June 26, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we preview the 2019 Women's EuroBasket and get the thoughts of Great Britain head coach Chema Buceta, captain Stef Collins, and Jo Leedham and Chantelle Handy, as they head into the group stages in Riga.

The Savannah and Kennedy One

The Savannah and Kennedy One

June 19, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we speak to two of Great Britain's young tyros, Savannah Wilkinson and Kennedy Leonard after coming from the States for national duty, how they were shaped by their family histories, and their hopes for the future.

The Kyle Johnson One

The Kyle Johnson One

June 7, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Great Britain guard Kyle Johnson, who tells us about Raptors fever in Toronto and playing for Nick Nurse, the ups and downsides of various stops in Europe and Canada, the process involved in each off-season's search for a contract, and GB's worrying transformation from 2012 to the present. 

The Hannah Shaw One

The Hannah Shaw One

June 4, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to Great Britain centre Hannah Shaw about what goes on at training camp, road tripping and heading abroad to Spain, the art of 3x3 hoops, dealing with online trolls, why the women's game needs to believe in its own worth and the targets set for EuroBasket 2019. 

The Jim Naismith One

The Jim Naismith One

May 21, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Jim Naismith - grandson of basketball's inventor James - to talk about the game's original coach and his family's connection to its history, and we also hear from Kieron Achara, ahead of a new NBA documentary on the links to Scotland and the Scottish game.