James Harvey fan
Years ago

The Ruckus podcast

Get around this podcast if you haven't already.

I haven't listened to every episode yet, but there are great long interviews with the likes of Homicide, Jerome Randle and Paul Henare.

Also good coverage of the women's game with Sandy Brondello episodes.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Yep, agreed. I haven't missed one. They're long but they're good, and refreshingly free of clichés & sugar-coating.
https://soundcloud.com/the_ruckus_bbm

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why did Vanderjagt and his little muggle friend stop doing their podcast? The Long and Short pod was great early on in the season. Rucker one looks alright, but sheesh everything else out there is rubbish.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Vanderjagt just threw shade on guys who were 10 times better than he ever was

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I do believe Greg has been out of town and down at the BA COE, Rod was involved in something too over Xmas. there was mention on twitter that it would start up again soon though. bloody hope so, its a great show.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Are you kidding me. This guy is the scum of the earth. Great player but scum bag of a guy. Would throw anyone under the bus to help himself

Didn't he steal a shit load from a basketball association? and I know for a fact he owes heaps of people in the basketball comminuity money but did the runner on them

Don’t want to listen to him and could not care less

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah apparently back in the day if Rucker returned to Townsville there were locals with pitch forks waiting for him on arrival. He had a house built by a local builder which was never paid for so he got a house for free was the classic tail. Sounds like a huge taker.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

classic tale*

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ha ha

He is the one that probably started this,post just so he can promote himself

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Wang whipper  
Years ago

Haven't listened to Rucker but Australian basketball podcasts tend to be embarrassingly awful

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great on the court, scumbag off it, this was my experience with Ruck in Brisbane. Won't listen to his pod as such, which will fall over soon enough like everything else he’s tried since retiring as a player.

Long & Short pod returns this week I understand.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Info on his time in Brisbane?

Knew he used up people in Townsville didn't know an specifics about Brisbane.

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DJ Rod  
Years ago

Back this week
- The little muggle

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The sooner is punted from any basketball the better. He has screwed over a lot of people

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ferdterguson  
Years ago

You can't really punt someone from putting out a podcast. That is the great thing about the medium.

Fallen stars like Lance Armstrong are also putting out podcasts.

If you don't like the content you don't have to subscribe/download.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He runs a basketball academy out of Brisbane now. Selling the dream to parents about skill development and college connections.

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Blaze Bandit  
Years ago

WOW, just saw this....

Fraud charge laid against former NBL player Derek Rucker over alleged money theft

Former Brisbane Bullets basketball player Derek Rucker has been charged with fraud for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 from the Gladstone Basketball Association.

Police have not named the person at the centre of their investigation but the ABC has confirmed Rucker was charged by police in central Queensland yesterday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey said police began investigating the matter after the association made a complaint earlier this year.

"Police will allege that it concerned a credit card which was fraudulently obtained, however that's all that police will be releasing at this stage," he said.

The offences are thought to have occurred between August and November last year.

"Police will allege that the person, the 49-year-old male, was a former employee [of the association] and was in a position of operations manager and head coach of the Port City Power," Sergeant Peachey said.

Port City Power is a team in the Queensland Basketball League.

Police said the man, from the Brisbane suburb of Jamboree Heights, had been issued a notice to appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on May 25.

Sergeant Peachey said police were also looking to speak with a second person thought to be involved.

"Police are further investigating, however we don't envisage that today we'll be making any further arrests," he said.

"We would like to speak to this other person in the very near future, however we don't envisage as I say that we'll be making any further arrests today."

Rucker's playing career in the National Basketball League included stints with Brisbane, Newcastle, Townsville and West Sydney.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What a dick

Everyone should ban his podcast and him

Doesn't derserve to be involved with any basketballers

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cash-strapped ex-NBL star hires new lawyer for Gladstone fraud trial

FORMER NBL star, Derek Rucker is out of pocket despite being accused of committing a $20,000 fraud against the Gladstone Amateur Basketball Association.

Defence lawyer Rio Ramos was recently appointed to appear for Mr Rucker in yesterday's mention before Gladstone Magistrates Court as he could not afford to pay his previous lawyer.

The former Port City Power Basketball chairman and men's coach, was charged in 2016 with dishonestly gaining a financial benefit from his employer between July 28 and November 19, 2015; and committing fraud (dishonestly obtaining property) between September 6 and October 1.

While the matter has been before the courts, Mr Rucker, 51, was previously represented by Brisbane solicitor, Robert Burns, who was preparing to contest the charges on November 16.

However, Ms Ramos told the courtroom yesterday her client was no longer represented by Mr Burns, and would soon be represented by herself as her firm was able to offer a lower price.

Ms Ramos asked if the magistrate could "vacate" the current trial date; allowing time to read over the evidence and prepare, given the trial date was only three weeks away.

She said she was not yet in possession of the brief of evidence of the alleged offending - likely to still be in Mr Burns' possession - information that she could not proceed without.

Ms Ramos asked that the trial be de-listed for her firm to read and gather the information needed to decided how to proceed with Mr Rucker's matters.

"We don't have enough time to prepare," she said.

However the request was refused by Gladstone Magistrate Melanie Ho.

Ms Ho said if the trial was de-listed there was no room in the court's calendar for it come before the court again this year.

She said Mr Rucker "needed to understand these are matters that need to proceed".

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is that last article old or recent?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nevermind I found it on google. October 2017.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

October 2017 article states the hearing would be in November 2017, no extension of time was granted. Any word since?

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Why is it that there's this uncanny connection between the very best basketball analysts in the country, and legal trouble of a financial nature. Shane Heal, Derek Rucker, Clint Dogg...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What happned to C Dogg again? Been a while since that name has been mentioned.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mr Rucker, Do you have any comment??
Come out and have your say.
Or are you going to be a keyboard warrior/troll.
Man up!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He wouldn't comment because he is a scumbag. Go back to the USA and screw someone else over

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Anonymous  
Years ago

@ DJ Rod - Good on you little mugs! Big fan of your muggle ways with The Vandenator.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Clint Dogg has money?

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