MVP Cast
The Nick Lewis One

The Nick Lewis One

October 17, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, our guest is Sheffield Sharks guard Nick Lewis who tells us about running with future NBA stars in his youth, his second life as a businessman and stopping talent from falling through the gaps, and his rejuvenation upon his return to the BBL.

The Creon Raftopoulos One

The Creon Raftopoulos One

October 9, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined Surrey Scorchers head coach Creon Raftopoulos who tells us about the pain of growing up in post-colonial Zimbabwe, his extraordinary parents, the coaching journey that began when his playing days were abruptly curtailed and the impending defence of the club's All Stars title. Sponsored by allstarsbasketball.co.uk

The Matt Newby One

The Matt Newby One

October 2, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by new Worcester Wolves coach Matt Newby who tells about his second chance in the BBL, his basketball journey, the recruitment process and the legacy of pro hoops in Leeds.

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The Vanessa Ellis One

The Vanessa Ellis One

September 25, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to Sheffield Hatters head coach Vanessa Ellis ahead of the new Women's British Basketball League season. She tells us about the real challenges of financing a team, following the huge shoes of Betty Codona, her desire for a fix to the current system of bringing young females into the sport and the boon of being an assistant to the Great Britain team.

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The Dan Routledge One

The Dan Routledge One

September 18, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we look ahead to the new British Basketball League season in the company of commentator and sage Dan Routledge and discuss who the potential contenders and challengers might be and the state of the BBL entering the 2019-20 campaign. Sponsored by allstarsbasketball.co.uk

The Andreas Zagklis One

The Andreas Zagklis One

September 16, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by FIBA secretary-general Andreas Zagklis who talks World Cup in China, widening the net of basketball worldwide and what help might be offered to British hoops.

The Mike Taylor One

The Mike Taylor One

August 29, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we look ahead to the 2019 FIBA World Cup with Poland coach Mike Taylor who tells us about building a national team, his spell in the British Basketball League with Essex Leopards, growing up as the son of a coach and being a ball boy at the New York Knicks - and whether the USA can be toppled in China.

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.