Damian Cotter has had his ups and downs thus far this season at the helm of the Sydney Kings. Luckily he had time enough to talk to Taking The Charge. Photo courtesy of club

Damian Cotter has had his ups and downs thus far this season at the helm of the Sydney Kings. Luckily he had time enough to talk to Taking The Charge. Photo courtesy of club

Taking The Charge Podcast Episode 116: Sydney Kings head coach Damian Cotter joins Dave on the podcast to talk about the Australian Opals at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women as well as the NBL season and Josh Childress.

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Episode 116: Breakdown of the show – Chris Fleming has been named head coach of the German Basketball Federation DBB senior national team. Dirk Nowitzki has said he would play at EuroBasket 2015 but what about Chris Kaman and what would that mean for the likes of  Tibor Pleiß, Johannes Voightmann, Daniel Theis and Maxi Kleber. The seeds have been announced for the draw of the EuroBasket 2015, which takes place on December 8, 2015 at Disneyland in Paris. Another topic is Croatian forward Mario Hezonja of FC Barcelona and his improved playing of late, including a great game against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. The FIBA Oceania U19 Championship has reached the half-way point and there is little chance any of the other teams will challenge either the New Zealand Junior Tall Blacks or the Australian Emus.

Damian Cotter: 25:10

We talk about the Australian women’s national team performance at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, the Australian National Basketball League, Josh Childress, DeAndre Daniels, Scott Wilbekin, Jordan McCrae, New Zealand Breakers, Perth Wildcats, NCAA basketball regulations, salary cap, elbow and suspension by Childress.

This week’s music: “Nobody Here But Us Charles Dickens!” by UncleBibby – 1:10:35