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B&B: JackJumpers should sign Adam Gibson

BRAD Rosen and I this week landed a big NBL fish in Adam Gibson for our Brad&Boti Podcast, a championship winner at Brisbane Bullets and South Dragons, an Olympian in London and now, as a bona fide Tasmanian, surely the man the JackJumpers should be targeting.

The man known as "Gibbo" is universally respected, logging his 450th game mid-season as a senior member of the South East Melbourne Phoenix.

That followed an NBL debut with the Bullets in Brisbane, a stint with South Dragons in Melbourne, linking up again with coach Joey Wright at Gold Coast Blaze, leading Adelaide 36ers into a grand final series against Perth before returning "home" to Brisbane when the franchise was reactivated.

We trace Adam's career from his early days growing up in Launceston to the AIS and eventually the Bullets where he won a championship in the club's greatest single-season team of 2007.

Two years later he was winning another one at South Dragons under another of the league's all-time great coaches, Brian Goorjian, claiming the league's Best Defensive Player award in the process.

A five-time All-NBL Team selection, Gibbo cracked the Australian Boomers for the London Olympic Games in 2012, sandwiching that between FIBA World Cup campaigns in 2010 and 2014.

Delighted for his home state of Tasmania that it now boasts its own NBL club again after a very long drought, it bamboozled both Brad and I that the JackJumpers have not yet reached out to him when his leadership, locker-room presence and high visibility surely would help it off to a flying start.

We talk about some of his coaches and teammates, go a little more in-depth about the forthcoming Boomers' Olympic campaign in Tokyo and ask the question, what awaits in his future post-playing career?

All this and more awaits you just by clicking this link, or you can go the other podcast routes via Apple Podcasts and/or Spotify. We did have a couple of audio issues but nothing too serious! 

There's no Rosen Rattler or Nagy Nasty this week, but we do talk NBL player movement and offer some Olympics thoughts before bidding you adieu for another week. 

Jul 8

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