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For episode 60 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we bring back Martin Henlan on the show to discuss the Mallin Review, an independent government-mandated review of basketball done in 2007, and the Basketball Players Association.
The Mallin Review was an independent review of basketball in England performed by a group of business and sport high-flyers external to basketball – except for Henlan – aimed to discover what is holding basketball back and why it is not meeting expectations to ensure that the upcoming London 2012 Olympics would be capitalised on.
With basketball in disarray, it was requested by Sports Minister Richard Caborn and was the third review done on the sport in a period of around five years.
Endorsed by the likes of of NBA Commissioner David Stern, the CEO of Euroleague Jordi Bertomeu, and both Luol Deng and Pops Mensah-Bonsu, the Mallin Review group made a number of key recommendations – including major reform of the federation – most of which were disregarded by the administration at the time.
You can see Basketball England’s then-Chair Terry Donovan’s response to the review in the annual report, here.
Henlan, now a successful businessman working with media and rights, is a former England and Great Britain Senior international and 15 year pro, who first appeared on the Hoopsfix Podcast in 2017, which you can listen to here.
In this 1 hour 40 minute episode, hear from Martin on:
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