Anonymous
Last year

Expect a dedicated basketball commentary team: loeliger

Loeliger said today we won't be seeing channel 9 talent this year obviously and that we should expect a more dedicated basketball commentary team. I assume that means a few of the footy commentators who were used due to the Fox link won't be there too.

But just who are the dedicated basketball commentators?

Matt McQuade?

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koberulz  
Last year

I expect most of the colour guys will stick around, with Garlepp the only one that immediately springs to mind as primarily a Fox guy. What's John Casey's affiliation outside of NBL coverage?

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PyroCross  
Last year

Didn't they say this last year?

http://nbl.com.au/news/article/commentary-team-for-nbl19-revealed

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KET  
Last year

Casey seems to be more freelance than anything, contracted for events ie SANFL and Olympic for 7, NBL for Fox and Nine.

If I was to guess names we will see:

Casey
Carfino
Heal
Gaze
Reid
Rosen
Williams
Santamaria
Trigger
Kerle
Worthington
Redhage


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Anonymous  
Last year

Please not Kerle

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koberulz  
Last year

Didn't they say this last year?

http://nbl.com.au/news/article/commentary-team-for-nbl19-revealed
No?

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Ben  
Last year

Kerle is great! No Rosen pls kthxbai.

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Smith  
Last year

You can't put McQuade on the box - that melon won't fit. Not to mention, his love of Bogut reaching into another galaxy. My personal favourite was during the blitz last season when he started rabbling about Boguts ability to shoot the three....brilliant stuff.

As much as I also dislike Rucker he's the best of the bunch. Dare say we won't be seeing him though.

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Zodiac  
Last year

It's not so much his love of Bogut as it is his love of the Kings. He's an admittedly staunch one-eyed Kings fan and you can't really have that on supposedly neutral games. It's bad enough with Lachy Reid in Perth but even then he saves costs in having to fly a host over and isn't quite as one-eyed as McQuade is.

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Cats for life  
Last year

Will homicide be back? Personally I don't think he is professional and not a good look for a code trying to get into the international stage? Never heard a commentator bar him at the way he disrepcts player's and club's.

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Peter  
Last year

Rupert Sapwell commentated a few years back and was better than most others I have heard since. Will ESPN have anyone in mind

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Anonymous  
Last year

Seriously with McQuade? Sure he's well known as a Kings man, but I’ve never heard any bias from him. He’s always talking up the Wildcats as one notable example. He did a great job last year at the Blitz so I’d love to see him get a go, but can’t see it happening. I think we’ll see a lot more of Santamaria based on what he’s done over the past year or so, and maybe Cam Luke will get a shot as well.

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Smith  
Last year

Cam Luke is pretty solid. He and Liam have been great.

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Dwayne Russell  
Last year

OH BABY!!

DOES THIS MEAN I DONT GET TO WELECOME YOU TO THE TELECAST IF YOU'RE JUST TUNING IN FROM WHERE EVER YOU ARE WATCHING FROM IN THE COUNTRY?. AND YOU DONT GET TO HEAR ME CALL A BIT OF A SHAKE AND BAKE FROM GOULLL-DINNGGG. WHO ELSE IS GOING TO TRY HYPE UP 18 POINT MARGINS WITH 2MIN LEFT AS CLOSE GAMES??

SHA BANG!!

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CU  
Last year

Homicide is a poor example for the league.

He fits more into an after and pre-game show role, where he can spout his shit.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nothing wrong with McQuade, good insight, Gaze, Wortho, Carfino, Trigger, yes please.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Please no heal. Rosen and trigger yes pls. Love those 2

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paul  
Last year

NBL has been employing the commentators for a while now, although Fox would have wanted some say on the main voice, while Nine wanted a 'host' from their stables. I can't imagine there'll be much change, but could be a couple disappear that were forced on them.

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36er fan  
Last year

I would like to see Brett Maher back. Do love Rosen and Carfino as well

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proud  
Last year

Hugh Greenwood was very green and would go silent for long stretches, he could do with more practice if he gets another gig.

I'd love to see Rucker and James Harvey get back on our screens. I know people say that Rucker was naughty with his money and you can't pay money back unless you get more money!

I think Homicide would be best as pre/post game special comments.

Are there any sideline reporters that others would like to see?
We regularly see eye candy in this role but my favourite was Mel Marsh and I'd love to see her and other ex WNBL players can get a role

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anonymous  
Last year

do agree proud

didn't really like some of the new breed. Greenwood, Forman and Kerle just didn't do it for me at all

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koberulz  
Last year

I thought Marsh was awful as a sideline reporter to be honest, she did much better in the colour role.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'd like to see dennis cometti, even if he just did Perth home games. Loves his basketball (is/was the Wildcats #1 ticket holder I believe), is at most Cats games and also some some of their radio promos.

Still calls some footy on the radio and is a popular person in the sports world. Would be a pretty big coup for the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Greenwood turned his back on basketball, doesn't deserve a spot plus was no good anyway.

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ME  
Last year

Get rid of Homicide? Are you serious? Yeah, let's get rid of the entertainment factor of homicide for the polite bore of Brad Rosen...

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Perthworld  
Last year

Bruce Palmer was the GOAT NBL colour commentator who seems to have been forgotten about by the masses. He lives in Brisbane coaching but not at a high level anymore. Perfect candidate if LK era finally takes commentary seriously. Bring him back!

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Yeah, let's get rid of the entertainment factor of homicide"

entertainment
/ɛntəˈteɪnm(ə)nt/
Learn to pronounce
noun
noun: entertainment

the action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment.

Just FYI as you clearly don't know what that word means.

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proud  
Last year

I know they won't replace Redhage but I enjoyed Mike Ellis more (if you don't mind).

Yeah Bruce Palmer was fantastic and I'm sure he still is.

Bruce Bolden hasn't been on NBL.tv but I didn't mind his work alongside McQuade.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Greenwood turned his back on basketball, doesn't deserve a spot plus was no good anyway."
Man there are some haters on there.
Greenwood graduated from the University of New Mexico and was a key player with that team. Also picked by the Wildcats. Yeah no good anyway. Fuckwit.
No being chased by 7 AFL clubs as he is about to come out of contract.
We know who the loser is here and it ain't Greenwood.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Bruce Palmer was very very good.

Sounds like he's semi-retired. Perhaps he could be approached for Brisbane home games, thereby not having to travel.

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