Kieron Achara – Scotland’s Rock Part 2 – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 16 -

Kieron Achara – Scotland’s Rock Part 2 – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 16

Fresh off the Eurobasket 2017 qualifiers, Kieron Achara returns to the Hoopsfix Podcast for Part 2 of his incredible basketball journey (check out Part 1 here).

In Part 1, we only got as far as talking his college career and didn’t get the chance to touch upon any of Kieron’s professional experiences, and that was exactly the focus in this follow up episode.

In this hour long conversation, here from Kieron on:

  • How he felt about this year’s Eurobasket 2017 qualifying campaign
  • The process of turning pro out of college
  • What Chris Finch said to him on hearing he had signed in Italy with Fortitudo Bologna
  • Why GB started suing his first pro team
  • What he enjoys doing during his downtime whilst overseas
  • How the European market has changed compared to when he first turned pro
  • The differences between European and American basketball
  • What happened when one of the teams he had signed to lied about paying him
  • Why he was so focused to getting to Spain and took a pay cut to get there
  • Whether or not he thinks an agent is important for a players’ career
  • His experiences in Greece
  • The moment he found out he made the GB 2012 Olympic squad
  • Why he felt GB’s performance at the Olympics was a failure

As always, I’d love to get your feedback, come back after you’ve listened and lets get some discussion going in the comments.

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