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The Podium Pod: The Race for Naismith
The Podium Pod episode 1: Tipping off!
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The Podium Pod episode 1: Tipping off!
Follow the FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup together with this brand new podcast series, as the race for Naismith begins unfolds for the Australian Boomers.
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We’re taking #AussieHoops coverage to the next level this World Cup!

Welcome to The Podium Pod: The Race for Naismith, a new podcast series that aims to cover the Australian Boomers as they begin their quest for a medal once again, this time in the FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup.

Host Adam Webster will be leading the show together with journalist Tom Hersz and for longtime followers of The Pick and Roll, familiar faces and seasoned voices in Ben Mallis and Jacob Doole. Tom, Jacob and Ben will be travelling and following the action at ground level, adding their perspectives as the games play out.

In this debut episode - Adam, Jacob and Ben introduce the team and the show, discuss their all-time favourite Boomer, picks on the other international teams. Also, early thoughts on the Australian men’s national team training camp, key positional battles, potential frontrunners and what the potential final Boomers squad could look like.


Follow The Podium Pod: The Race for Naismith on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more.

In addition to this podcast show, The Pick and Roll will be covering the FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup over socials (@PickandRollAU) and editorial content on our website as always.

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The Podium Pod: The Race for Naismith

The FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup awaits the Australian Boomers, with the Naismith Trophy as the goal! Embark on this #AussieHoops journey with host Adam Webster, as journalists Ben Mallis, Jacob Doole and Tom Hersz cover the Australian Boomers and head over to Okinawa, Japan and Manila in the Philippines at ground level. Following on from a historical medal from the Tokyo Olympics, will the Australian men's national basketball team clinch a medal and podium finish once more? #FIBAWC #WinForAll