MVP Cast
The Josh Ward Hibbert One

The Josh Ward Hibbert One

October 12, 2021

London Lions guard Josh Ward Hibbert joins the MVP Cast.

He tells Mark Woods about his transition to basketball from tennis, his alternative sporting career as a junior Grand Slam champion and the transition from one to the other. We talk about his development as a basketballer and the influences that shaped him, and his role on a Lions team starting its bid in the FIBA Europe Cup. More at MVP247.com

The Lloyd Gardner One

The Lloyd Gardner One

October 7, 2021

Manchester Giants head coach Lloyd Gardner joins the MVP Cast.

He tells Mark Woods about the rebuild in his second season in Manchester around the stellar signing of Dan Clark, the positive impact of the ill-fated London City Royals on his career, learnings from his TV commentary work and from the Barking Abbey Academy before switching to the British Basketball League - and his experience with Great Britain. More at mvp247.com

The Jules Dang Akodo One

The Jules Dang Akodo One

September 30, 2021

Cheshire Phoenix guard Jules Dang Akodo joins the MVP Cast.

He tells Mark Woods about his childhood switch from Cameroon to the UK and the ties that bind, the talent bloom that saw him decamp for Slovenia in his mid-teens and the Euro odysseys beyond, his dissatisfying trip to a EuroBasket finals with Great Britain, last season's ups and downs with London Lions and his ambitions for 2022. More at mvp247.com.

The 2021-22 BBL Preview One

The 2021-22 BBL Preview One

September 24, 2021

The MVP Cast returns for a new series - to preview the 2021-22 British Basketball League season. We chat to new London Lions' general manager Brett Burman about his plans to conquer at home and abroad, plus we talk to various figures around the BBL about the ten teams and how they might fare.

 

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The Joe Prunty One

The Joe Prunty One

May 1, 2021

Former Great Britain men's head coach Joe Prunty joins the MVP Cast to recount his five year run in charge of the national team and the ups and downs of a programme that shifted markedly following the London 2012 Olympics. We talk his approach to building buy-in and bringing through young players and how it led to his recent spell at the helm of Team USA. He recounts his spell as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, the greatest players he has worked with during various stops in the NBA - and his plans for the future. Last in series.

 

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The Paul James One

The Paul James One

April 21, 2021

Plymouth Raiders head coach Paul James joins the MVP Cast to talk 1000 games in the BBL, the boyish brotherhood that ushered him into the game, a path through Tigers, Heat, Wolves and the Raiders and the ups and downs along the way, his hopes for another tilt at Europe in the seasons ahead and the All-PJ team. More at mvp247.com

The Ella Clark One

The Ella Clark One

April 14, 2021

Leicester Riders forward Ella Clark joins the MVP Cast to talk about her double life in basketball and netball, what the two sports could - and should - learn from one another, her ambitions in the game and why she'd welcome a return for Great Britain. More at MVP247.com

The Shequila Joseph One

The Shequila Joseph One

April 7, 2021

Shequila Joseph joins the MVP Cast to talk about her start in basketball in London, the learnings from a college stint in the Deep South, the grand tour of Europe she has been on as a pro and making her Great Britain debut. More at MVP247.com.

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The Belfast Star One

The Belfast Star One

March 31, 2021

Adrian Fulton and Bill McCotter of Belfast Star are the guests on the 100th edition of the MVP Cast. The duo tell us about basketball in Northern Ireland and its curious place within Ireland and UK hoops. They expand on the history of the reigning Irish Superleague champions, basketball's emergence and the problems caused by The Troubles, developing a new generation and the potential for a BBL franchise in Belfast, Dublin and elsewhere. More at mvp247.com

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The Scott Melvin One

The Scott Melvin One

March 24, 2021

Scott Melvin, chief executive of Buzz16 Productions and exec producer of the BBL on Sky Sports, joins the MVP Cast. He tells us what makes great sports television and his borrowings from his former role in charge of Monday Night Football and other broadcasts. He tells us about how the British Basketball League's return to Sky came about, how they put a fresh look together and what it hopes to achieve, and what UK hoops might do to grow its imprint. More at MVP247.com

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