VUKONA IN TOP RANKS
QYou were always known as one of the toughest competitors in the NBL, who is someone that you enjoyed playing against because they took it right back at you?
AMika Vukona will always be my favourite guy to play against. We got to play together at the South Dragons and then there was Australia against New Zealand, Gold Coast against the Breakers. All those matchups have been fun throughout the years. The thing I love about him is that you need to be prepare every game otherwise he will influence the game the same way as I could. We knew between the two of us that whoever won that battle would win the game on the night. I am really proud of the relationship we have together and how hard we played against each other. I enjoyed having a beer with him after most games to catch up.
QHow was the experience of playing professionally in other leagues around the world?
AGermany was great. That was my first stint and winning a championship in Germany was unbelievable. The competition was pretty much four or five great teams at the top of the league and four bad teams at the bottom with other stuff in the middle. It was a fantastic competition and it was great to play in it. In Serbia, it is a different style of basketball, slow it down and half court style. It was a great experience for my kids to be able to live in a country like that and for myself to have a better understanding. I found them to be lovely people in Serbia. They did a lot to try and help me in Serbia.