The 2017 NBA All-Star Game was given to the city of Charlotte in North Carolina, the home of the Charlotte Hornets franchise, on 22 June 2015. Just over a year later, in a statement made on Thursday, the NBA decided to move the game and all the events that go with it, with New Orleans currently (at the time of writing) the favorite to host the festivities.
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The Irish u20 women are off to Montenegro for the European championships! We decided to get to know the squad a little better in advance of the tournament where they are in a group with Slovenia and the home nation Montenegro.
Make sure and checkout our Podcast interview with head coach Emer Foley and co-captain Aoife Whelan here.
Details on all of their games are in the Basketball Ireland Gamezone here.
With the FIBA Small Countries just over Niall and Andy take a look back at the tournaments and review Ireland’s performances. Were the tournaments a success and what is next for the international programmes?
We talk to Jason Kennedy, head coach of the Irish Wheelchair Basketball team, who are headed to their European Championships in Bosnia this Friday and also have details on how you can get your hands on a limited edition TCC reversible basketball jersey!
And of course with the week that is in it we talk Kevin Durant, NBA free agency and just what it means for next season in the NBA.
In the latest podcast Niall & Andy review how the Irish men and women have performed in the FIBA European Small Countries so far and preview the semi final match ups. We also talk to Irish u20 women head coach Emer Foley and player Aoife Whelan ahead of the European u20 championships next week in Montenegro.
And we wrap things up with some chat on the NBA Free agency speculation.
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The 2016 NBA free agent class is headlined by a handful of players coveted, at some point in the recent past, by every franchise in the league.
A busy summer is ahead with 8 Irish international teams competing in European Competitions. Levels of coverage will differ from competition to competition but we aim to try and help keep you as up to date as possible with all the action across the continent. We recommend you bookmark this page and check in regularly as content will change and update in advance of each team setting off to try and fulfil their European dreams!
We sit down with senior men standout Paul Dick and assistant coach Puff Summers to talk about the European Championships for Small Nations which start net week. Are Ireland ready to compete for a gold medal?
We also discuss the current state of Irish basketball, what Colin O’Reilly leaving for BBL means and take a look ahead to NBA free agency in the wake of the NBA finals.
In episode 5 we focus on the Irish senior women’s basketball team ahead of the European Small Nation Championships in a couple of weeks. We discuss preparation and expectations with head coach Mark Scannell and chat to Grainne Dwyer about how the important the tournament is to her as well as finding out if she’d rather be an Obama or a Kardashian!
We discuss the excellent recent performances by the Irish u18 women and of course the NBA finals with a look ahead to game 5 and the effect of Draymond Green’s suspension. Also we answer a listener’s questions as Emmett Harkin got in touch through Facebook.