Basketball Manitoba Podcast

Basketball Manitoba

The Basketball Manitoba Podcast Series is being produced to highlight, showcase and celebrate those that have been and continue to be instrumental to the growth and development of basketball throughout the province and beyond. The series will include a wide range of players, coaches and others who have been pioneers at all levels of the game. The series will explore the journey and reflections of a wide range of local basketball people focusing on how the game has impacted their lives and the lessons they have learned along the way. read less
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Episodes

58 - Dan Becker - Basketball Manitoba Podcast
21-05-2024
58 - Dan Becker - Basketball Manitoba Podcast
Today, on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Dan Becker. He graduated from Fort Richmond Collegiate and played college basketball at St. Joseph’s University before transferring to the University of Colorado.  He then went on a 12-year journey through the professional ranks, playing in Europe, Asia, and Australia and back home in Canada with the Winnipeg Thunder and Winnipeg Cyclone pro teams. He also had the opportunity to try out for the NBA with the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets. He also represented Canada on the National stage at the World University Games and Jones Cups in Taipei, where he notably won a Silver Medal facing the United States. After playing, he stepped back into the Manitoba basketball community as a coach, spending time at the University, Provincial Team, high school, and club levels. He is currently the Technical Director at Basketball Manitoba, a position he’s held for 13  years. Other notable achievements include…  Big Eight Conference Select Team member in 1988. Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame member Class of 2013. Gold Medal coach at the 2014 National Championship for the 17U Male Provincial Team. Producer's note: Darcy Coss had Dan Becker on his own Back2Basketball Podcast series as a guest before the Basketball Manitoba Podcast series launch. That interview can be heard here... https://open.spotify.com/episode/6PeIlMerL04uDmYc4QvA1o?si=Ocd8x-4OTiuoYbtNMVCqHQ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/basketball-manitoba/message
42 - Todd MacCulloch - Basketball Manitoba Podcast
23-01-2023
42 - Todd MacCulloch - Basketball Manitoba Podcast
Today on the  Basketball Manitoba podcast, we have a very special guest, Todd MacCulloch. Todd is a Manitoba basketball legend.  He attended Shaftsbury High School, where he helped lead the team to consecutive championships in 1993 and 1994. He was also a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team program for four summers, including at the 1993 Canada Summer Games, where he helped lead Manitoba to a victory over a Steve Nash-led Team British Columbia. He was heavily recruited from high school and decided to play at the University of Washington.  He was named an All-Pac 10 First Team All-Star and led all NCAA Division 1 players in field goal percentage in his last three seasons. In 1999, he made Manitoba history by being selected 47th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA draft.   He played in the NBA Finals two years in a row (2001 and 2002). However, after four seasons in the NBA, he was forced to retire prematurely because of a neuromuscular disorder that affected his feet. Internationally, he represented Canada 93 times.  He won bronze at the 1995 Universiade Games   In 1999, He won Silver at the FIBA Americas championship and qualified for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. In Sydney, Canada won its group defeating Yugoslavia but lost to eventual Silver Medalist France in the quarterfinals and finished seventh. This is the last time the Men’s program has been at the Olympic Games. He rounded out his international career with a Bronze at the 2001 FIBA Americas in Argentina. He has been a great supporter of inner-city basketball programs in Winnipeg for over 20 years, with a program that has seen over 10,000 children participate that still bears his name to this day, the Todd MacCulloch Hoops School. He is a Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame member (2009), Manitoba High Schools Hall of Fame class of 2009, Manitoba Sports Hall member Class of 2014 and was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/basketball-manitoba/message
41 - Graham Bodnar - Basketball Manitoba Podcast
09-01-2023
41 - Graham Bodnar - Basketball Manitoba Podcast
Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Graham Bodnar. He is a staple in the basketball community.  If there is a basketball event, he will be there as a player, coach, or simply supporting in some way. He is a graduate of Providence College in Otterburne, Manitoba, where he lead his team to two MCAC Championships and two ACCA National Championships. During his time there, he was recognized as 2nd team All-Conference two times, as well as an academic All-American. He played professional 3x3 Basketball in 2014, qualifying for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour twice. Additionally, he played professionally in Japan for one season. He is a member of Canada’s Deaf National Basketball Team. He’s played in the USADB National Tournament, where he was named MVP, and his team won the Division 2 National Championship. Most recently, he participated in the Deaf Pan American Basketball Championships in Argentina. He is the current head coach and teaches at Richer School in South East Manitoba, a position he’s held for 14 years. He was the head coach of the Providence College women’s program, assisted with the men's program, and was a regular instructor at their summer camps.  Additionally, he’s coached for one year with the Manitoba Provincial Team program. Most people know him from his dominance in Sr Men’s, winning many championships over the years. However, he will remember for holding the “unofficial” record for playing on most teams simultaneously in a single season. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/basketball-manitoba/message