"Yeah it was crazy how hard I worked and people tell my parents all the time that I had a crazy work ethic when it came to the sport, but I didn't see it as work, it was just something I loved to do and I was passionate about basketball"
My special guest is Shane Heal. Shane is a former great of Australian Basketball where he played at the highest level across America, Europe and Australia. In the NBA in played for the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves, represented his country at 4 Olympic Games and also led the Sydney Kings to their first NBL Championship. Away from the game he made a successful transition into coaching and media.
You will learn plenty from Shane Heal in episode 27 of the Talking with TK Podcast.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
2:45 – The nickname the hammer
3:38 – Ice Cubes Big 3 comp
6:14 – Career reflection
7:30 – Competitiveness
9:20 – Practice on his range
10:40 – Elite Basketball Development
11:40 – Signing his first contract
14:00 – Lessons
16:00 – Boomers debut
17:25 – Andrew Gaze
19:00 – Brian Goorjian
21:10 – The Sydney Kings Championship and small ball
22:49 – The weight of expectation
26:35 – The NBA experience
29:26 – Charles Barkley, Shaq & the Dream Team
30:49 – Did Barkley ever apologise
35:30 – Coaching
36:10 – Creating culture and choosing players
37:30 – Keys to success
38:10 – Mark Price
40:18 – Daily rituals
40:55 – Favorite court to play on
41:35 – Posters on his bedroom wall growing up
42:40 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party
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