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IF there was one word that could describe the past few weeks, it would most certainly be hectic.
Four weeks ago we were en route to the USA to embark on an opportunity of a lifetime.
Salt Lake City was our first stop with an encounter against the Utah Jazz and unfortunately things did not go to plan. Let’s just say it was quite a humbling yet humiliating experience.
The next stop was Denver, where we would pit ourselves against the Denver Nuggets. As competitors we want to go up against the best in the world and that’s exactly what we did when we were against NBA players.
It was definitely a bucket list moment for me. I will never have the chance to represent my country at the Olympics, World Cup or Qualifiers, so to go head to head against Donovan Mitchell and Nikola Jokic, some of the best players in the world, is something I will always cherish.
It was a quick turnaround as we then headed towards Adelaide to play the first regular season game of the 2018-19 NBL season.
There has been movement in the off season with roster changes and it’s always an interesting time of the year to see where teams line up.
Adelaide is an extremely tough place to play with passionate fans, so to walk away with a win was extremely pleasing.
To back up against Illawarra Hawks on Sunday and come away with a dominant win really solidified a successful few weeks and leaves us with plenty of growth but positive signs.
Lastly, I wanted to touch on the sad passing of Eleanor Bendat. Every interaction I had with her was an absolute delight and I will miss those moments; she was an incredible lady.
Above: Greg Hire in action against the Utah Jazz. Inset: A minute’s silence before the game against Illawarra for Eleanor Bendat.