Funny KG & Cornesy interview Maher
This evening on 5AA, KG and Cornesy interview Brett Maher on the day before what will be his 400th game.
Cornesy commented that Maher looked too young to have played 400.
Brett said that he'd never thought he'd get to his 400th game, and was happy to get the chance at even his first. His whole family will be there to watch and he's happy to reach the milestone.
Cornesy asked how he maintains his enthusiasm over such a long period and Maher answered that it was his competitive spirit and that he'll do anything not to lose, whether it was basketball or marbles.
KG asked him if he had any goals beyond such milestones and other features such as the Olympics.
Brett said that every year he obviously sets out with the team to win the championship, but that another goal is to play with a club overseas and it's not something that he's had the chance to do so far. He said that he will be considering his options at the end of the season and looks at Europe as being the most obvious choice. He said that it was worth checking out all the options, but that if it didn't eventuate, he'd be very happy to stay and finish his career in Adelaide.
KG commented that the Sixers were looking good in 2004/05.
Brett said that the team was looking a little off-track early, but had come together for what he said was their best start in a few years. He said that the team is pretty pumped so far and that the added role players (Rees, Cooper) were a decent advantage.
Cornesy asked him what he expected against the Pirates tomorrow night.
Maher said he expected a feisty game from a team who despite not looking strong on paper, were a viable opponent, having beaten the Tigers already.
Both KG and Cornesy congratulated Maher again and commented that he was a champion of the sport and a champion bloke.
Cornesy added that he hadn't been to the basketball yet this year as the club hadn't called him. KG says that he must be off the club's list.
I'm emailing them to offer my tickets if they want to go. (Yeah, they could afford their own, but they provide so much in the way of publicity that it's a good trade!)