Luuuc
Two weeks ago

Commentary Team for NBL19 Revealed

Adelaide Crows player and former US College basketballer Hugh Greenwood will join a star-studded commentary line-up for the 2018/19 Hungry Jack's NBL Season.

Greenwood will join former NBA players Shane Heal and Chris Anstey and a host of former NBL stars Corey Williams, Shawn Redhage, Oscar Forman, Steve Carfino, Cam Tragardh, Mark Worthington, Simon Kerle and Brad Rosen in the commentary box.

Matt Russell, John Casey, Dwyane Russell, Anthony Hudson, Paige Cooper, Seb Costello, Nathan Strempel, Liam Santamaria, Lachy Reid, Sam Squires, Warren Tredrea, Alison Ariotti and Rob Canning will also be part of the commentary team.

All games will be broadcast on FOX SPORTS with two games a week broadcast live on 9GO. All games will also be live on NBL TV and available on catch-up on 9NOW at the conclusion of each round.

SKY NZ will also broadcast every game live across the season with commentary of New Zealand Breakers games spearheaded by Andrew Mulligan and Casey Frank.


Commentary Team for NBL19 Revealed

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

I see they're still going out of their way to avoid saying all games are live on Fox.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No Matt McQuade?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

They persist with Heal, and now on top of that have added Anstey. Argh.

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Ingles13  
Two weeks ago

Is anyone asking for Matt and Dwayne Russell to return? Both horrible basketball commentators.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I picture them finding Simon Kerle wandering around in the desert with long hair and a big shaggy beard... where the hell did they pull that one from!?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Kerle has commentated back in the day, highly opinionated and doesn't hold back. Won't be tame like all of these other commentators. I like it. Anstey on the other hand - WTF!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Odd how the commentary team are a cast of thousands. Coverage will be disjointed.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

I totally see where Kobe is coming from, but my TV guide says both Foxtel and FTA have this Saturday's game live

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Ingles13  
Two weeks ago

Also, wasn't Anstey involved in some rival Australian Basketball League?? CLB ?? odd inclusion ?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Need Matt McQuade,he was excellent through preseason with Liam Santamaria. How some of these others still keep getting a go is unbelievable.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Round 2 Saturday and Sunday 2:30 games aren't in the Foxtel Guide despite all the other games being in there (albeit on 3 different channels), and the 3 general Fox Sports channels and Fox Sports More are filled with live sport both times, still a week out from that so they might need to schedule it on Fox Sports News like they have in the past.

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proud  
Two weeks ago

Warren Tredrea? They make it sound like he will be a play by play caller?

I think we can all acknowledge that regardless of how competent he was behind a mic that Derek Rucker won't be shown on NBL coverages again which is a shame but understandable.

It looks like none of the girls led by Abby Gelmi (channel 7 cricket) have been resigned, what are people's thoughts on that?
Going back a few seasons ago channel 10 had Melissa Marsh as part of their Perth games coverage (being former captain of the Waves/Lynx and brother of cricketers) and she was very good, any chance of getting her back?

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NBL Fan  
Two weeks ago

I wonder if the Go/Fox telecasts will be the same product?

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Ingles13  
Two weeks ago

Abbey is a queen but the channel 7 paybags are just too big it seems

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I think we have lost Neroli Meadows to cricket as well unfortunately.

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Pretty sure Tredrea does the Channel 9 SA sport on the news or at least used to I assume Greenwood is probably contracted to 9 as well.

Simon Kerle the value bet here.

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Curtley  
Two weeks ago

So my Bill Lawry prediction hasnt come true....yet.

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LV  
Two weeks ago

This will be hit and miss with so many commentators.

Looking fwd to hearing Kerle.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Why any one from the afl even gets a look in is bewildering, greenwood leaves for obviously more money, good luck to him but to then get invited back to be paid commentator is a joke. True basketball people should have got the gig.

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Splinky  
Two weeks ago

Somebody will need to wake me up when Brad Rosen is commentating. Zzzzz....

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Ate you kidding me. Brad Rosen is in the top 2-3 commentators. Understands the game and I love the way he explains it.

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Anonomouse  
Two weeks ago

Why don't Fox give Josh Garleppp a gig? He's already on their staff and knows basketball. The football guys are average at best. Is Dwayne engaged to CG43 yet? Unconditional love.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

As long as they don't bring that thief Rucker back then I’m ok with all these guys. No James Harvey though?

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Ate you kidding me. Brad Rosen is in the top 2-3 commentators. Understands the game and I love the way he explains it.

Each to their own I guess. I'm with Splinky. Not that it's a big deal to me.

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Brad Rosen is unbelievable.

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BVL  
Two weeks ago

Brad Rosen has settled down and lets the game breathe a little more now.

Don't know why people hate on Heal, he is as qualified as anyone to talk national and international hoops plus you can tell has a deep passion for Aussie basketball.

Tall poppy syndrome...

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

I'm guessing that a lot of the hate for Heal, as with Rucker, is unrelated to his basketball credentials.

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Melbourne Boy  
Two weeks ago

I agree with above, Matt McQuade should get a gig here, he's prob the best play by play guy I've heard, doesn't talk shit but says enough to be informative and knows how to go to different levels when its crunch time.

Does everyone else agree Matt should feature?

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

I agree.

(and FWIW, so does Matty Knight. Twitter Link )

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Yes bring on Matt McQuade, as Melbourne boy said off the lot.

Heal rabbits on to much about his mates, if he would stick to basketball ok, but if he blows Cadee trumpet once it's a dozen times. It becomes irritating.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

I totally see where Kobe is coming from, but my TV guide says both Foxtel and FTA have this Saturday's game live
Pretty sure this Saturday's game isn't the only game of the season.

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Cram  
Two weeks ago

Heal is awful. Maybe he's a love/hate guy like he was as a player? Though I did actually like him for the most part as a player, I think he's pretty terrible behind a mic.

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BVL  
Two weeks ago

What has happened with the fraud stuff linked to Brett Brown?

As far as I know he hasn't been charged with anything.

As with the AFL the hot heated players become good commentators as they call a spade a spade.

We don't have many like him. As others have mentioned I think Simon Kerle may be good to listen too as he doesn't sit on the fence.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If Rucker isn't considered due to legal reasons then why is Heal?

Other than that he's an awful commentator regardless.

So these AFL ppl are due to Nine? Sigh..

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I think we have lost Neroli Meadows to cricket as well fortunately.

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Greenie  
Two weeks ago

Heal was "cleared" of the fraud charges because there was no witness available in court - Brett Brown was busy with a little thing called the NBA playoffs

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Doesn't the NBL fact check their releases? Rosen was neve an NBL 'star’ lol.

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PlaymakerMo  
Two weeks ago

Dump Corey Williams and I'll forgive the other less-popular appointments. Please... Please?!

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Camel 31  
Two weeks ago

Tredrea on tv every nite and radio triple m due to the contract .....
..... greenwood popular here .... all a bit extra for basketball out of it....

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

My two favourites by a country mile are back. Redhage and Rosen are the best 2 by far. No bull crap, not looking for the BIG call to make there ego better. They just call it and say it From a basketball perspective. Love it

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Corey Williams is a bum

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

Putting words in my mouth much, Kobe?

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

No, I'm just not seeing how that one game being live on Fox alters the situation in any way.

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James Harvey fan  
Two weeks ago

Call me biased, but I'd rather have James Harvey in that list. Looking forward to Simon Kerle though remember hearing him on some pod and he was funny.

Have the WNBL commentary been revealed?

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LoveBroker  
Two weeks ago

WTF .....No Abby Gelmi?

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Have the WNBL commentary been revealed?

Don't remember where but I saw the names John Casey and Jenni Screen mentioned somewhere recently.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

Whatever Kobe, can't be bothered mate.

I want to see Tragardh calling WNBL again

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BVL  
Two weeks ago

Yeah disappointing no James Harvey, he added some swagger

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MACDUB  
Two weeks ago

Greenwood is great to have for his basketball knowledge and I guess he will speak very well.

But something just sits uncomfortably with having him commentate - not because of his lack of skill or knowledge - but just the way he u-turned on basketball and in particularly the NBL.

I can't put my finger on it - just my opinion but there seems to be this thing to try and use the AFL to bring in people (I could be wrong I don't know the market/how it all works over there). Just seems weird.

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paul  
Two weeks ago

For mine Rosen didn't add a heap with his message, even though his presentation definitely improved. I prefer the guys more recently out of the game, their insight is more up to date having been a part of the way the game has evolved recently.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Harvey not continuing is odd, yet the spuds remain. I assume he has other commitments unlike the aforementioned spuds who can't get a job anywhere else. I wouldn't mind reducing the commentary team back to a few headed by Casey.

And YES to Tragardh for WNBL. Two birds, one stone as in WNBL gets trolled and NBL viewers don't have to listen to him any longer.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Oh and Worthington is a commentator now? Wow, just wow. So now we have Heal, Tragardh, Anstey AND Worthington... vomit.

Looking forward to Kerle and Forman at least. Far more intelligent than the four above. I hate this trend of dumbo Aus sports commentators... I don't get it.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

I don't mind Rosen, commentary-wise.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Rosen is fine, especially when compared to some of the utter trash commentary by certain commentators.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Redhage is the worst...absolute robot

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DaAnswer  
Two weeks ago

Some interesting inclusions and omissions...
Minus the Russell 'Brothers', (mainly Dwayne "delightful" Russell), add Harvey and Rucker.
Hope Santamaria gets more of a look in, did very well on the NBLxNBA game he interviewed in, upgrade on Greer.

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DaAnswer  
Two weeks ago

Some interesting inclusions and omissions...
Minus the Russell 'Brothers', (mainly Dwayne "delightful" Russell), add Harvey and Rucker.
Hope Santamaria gets more of a look in, did very well on the NBLxNBA game he interviewed in, upgrade on Greer.

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MACDUB  
Two weeks ago

I don't mind Greer. Does a good job - he does have a habit of rambling on though - in that PHX x Breakers game, he was talking for a few minutes straight in game. [talking about the NBL - when obviously they envisage that commentators in that position a brief to allow the in game commentary].

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Abbey Gelmis is at Channel 7 doing the cricket, Neroli Meadows is doing the cricket for Fox this summer.

They've put up a pretty big team of commentators - remember the days when it was just Casey and Carf?

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Camel 31  
Two weeks ago

MACDUB - In Adelaide sport interest is mostly AFL and most of that is the Crows.
Most are happy Greenwood came to the Crows and interested in what he does.
That's Adelaide .
If the Crows bought the 36ers then I would be on air . It was said onair , here.

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Cram  
Two weeks ago

Are you ok Camel 31?

I think Greer, Rosen and Santamaria are all very good, particularly Liam. I'd much rather guys like this than Russell and Russell, Heal and Homocide.

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Rosen is Zzz and Greer pretty average IMO.

The Russell's get hate it seems mostly because they commentated AFL/NRL before basketball and not the other way around like Grybas, Casey. They aren't bad.


The Reasonable
John Casey - Obviously
Steve Carfino - When he's not anchoring the commentary
Dwayne Russell - He's a fine commentator, haters going to hate
Matt Russell - See above
Anthony Hudson - Quality caller - goes through fluctuations of good enthusiastic calling (see AFL 2005/06) and dull over it calling (see AFL post 2006)
Lacy Reid - Good caller, can cop the Wildcats patriotism
Shane Heal - Don't like him as a person, but he's fine in the role he has and brings star prominence to the media side of the NBL

The Question Marks
Chris Anstey, Oscar Forman, Mark Worthington, Simon Kerle - Never heard commentate
Liam Santamaria - Nice stuff with NBA x NBL, decent in NBL preseasons, lets see how it translates into professional NBL calling
Shawn Redhage - Still a bit green last year, could make a major step in commentating though
Rob Canning - Experienced in Sports Tonight, would be a good TV show anchor for NBL IMO
Warren Tredrea, Hugh Greenwood - Star reputation, lets see how it translates to commentating
Paige Cooper, Seb Costello, Nathan Strempel, Sam Squires, , Alison Ariotti - Never heard of these people, can't comment either way

The Mute Button
Brad Rosen - I don't want to fall asleep
Homicide - Calm Down - Stop saying "listen up kids" or pretending you're making a big call on something obvious "I'm telling you.... Remember I said this!"
Cam Tragardh - Voice isn't for radio/TV, sorry. I like what he's saying, just not how he says it.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I have no problems at all with any of them

Haters will hate and if was so easy then everyone would do it (remember CJ Bruton)

Rosen,Homocide and Tragardh are great. All
Different and I love that

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Simon Kerle is brutally bad. Do they do any checks on these guys or did they think just because he dyed his hair blonde that he was a personality?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

That they chose Kerle over Harvey is mind boggling

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

They hired Heal so anything goes.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

They were telling us how good Cadee one on one D was as Mellow went around him 10 seconds later if he was a withches hat. Lol. No comments then.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

That is shameful.

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rjd  
Last week

Now that the first round is over, what are everyone's opinion of the commentary so far? I'm curious to hear the new commentators like Kerle and Forman again.

Kerle was my biggest disappointment as I was expecting something else -- unfiltered commentary, maybe -- but his flat tone of voice doesn't work well on TV.

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Anonymous  
Last week

happy to give everyone a few games before writing them off. yes even Paige Cooper.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Kerle would excel if he went back to being unfiltered like back in the day. Has age mellowed him?

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