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The Podium Pod: The Race for Naismith
The Podium Pod episode 13: Discussing the Boomers' loss to Germany, looking ahead to Japan
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The Podium Pod episode 13: Discussing the Boomers' loss to Germany, looking ahead to Japan
Defensive adjustments, sharing the offensive load and how the lineup could look against Japan.

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.


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Host Adam Webster leads 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 episode: Tom and Jacob who are currently at Okinawa, discuss Australia’s close loss to Germany with Adam and more. Topics covered include: in-game defensive adjustments, especially against Dennis Schröder, Xavier Cooks’ argument to start, watching Japan’s inspirational victory and what that means for Australia’s next game tomorrow.

All 82 games in the FIBA 2023 World Cup will be available live via ESPN Australia. Games featuring the Australian Boomers, Team USA and finals will be available via Kayo Freebies at no charge.

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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