Hungry Jack's NBL
#HardBall Podcast - Episode 9 feat. Joe Connelly
This week on the #HardBall Podcast Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas recap all the major story-lines from Round 11 of the NBL. The boys discuss the red hot Illawarra Hawks, Townsville’s upset win over Perth and what lies ahead for the Cairns Taipans. American Joe Connelly was named interim head coach of the Sydney Kings three weeks ago and has had to lead the team throughout December without star import Josh Childress. Connelly joins the boys to discuss adjusting to the NBL, Julian Khazzouh's season-ending injury, the future for Marcus Thornton and his infamous sweat towel. Round 12 of #HardBall will be played either side of a small Christmas break. On Wednesday the Adelaide 36ers, after enjoying a well-earned break throughout Round 11, host Melbourne United. Melbourne will be looking to arrest a recent slide that has seen them win only twice from their past eight games. There will be no games on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing Day but on Sunday the Breakers and Kings will do battle at the Sydney Olympic Park State Sports Centre before Perth and Melbourne contest an historic open air game at Hisense Arena (weather permitting).