Connor Henry (36ers head coach) on Adelaide's 2020-21 roster and memories of the 1987 NBA Finals


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Newly appointed Adelaide 36ers coach Conner Henry joins the podcast to talk about how the team is coming together during the off-season and what he likes about new recruits Isaac Humphries, Keanu Pinder, Sunday Dech and Josh Giddey.

Henry also enjoyed an NBA career prior to coaching which saw him drafted to the Houston Rockets before playing for the Boston Celtics as the went head to head with the LA Lakers in the 1987 NBA Finals.

Henry takes the time to share some memories from sharing the court with Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Kevin McHale as well.

Topics include;

  • Taking the 36ers head coaching job and dealing with an NBL off-season during a pandemic (2:00)
  • Connor talks about his playing time in the NBA which included stops with Houston, Boston, Milwaukee and Sacramento (11:00)
  • Memories from playing a part in the Lakers v Celtics rivalry and the 1987 NBA Finals (15:00)
  • What's it going to take to bring an NBL championship to Adelaide this season (18:30)
  • Expectations on Next Star signing Josh Giddey and how the 36ers plan to use him (21:00)
  • Jerome Randle will not be a part of the team next season but coach Henry explains what the team are looking for in an import point guard for 2020-21 (23:00)
  • What Connor likes most about the team's recent recruits Isaac Humphries, Keanu Pinder and Sunday Dech (26:30)
  • Coach Henry points out what he likes about the returning 36ers core of Daniel Johnson, Jack McVeigh, Brendan Teys, Daniel Dillon, Obi Kyei, Alex Mudronja (31:00)

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