Friday, 15 November 2013

Mike Hansen


Estudiantes farm team
Heights Academy (Hopkinsville,Kentucky)
Tennessee at Martin
Louisiana State University


Estudiantes (ACB)  1993/94
Forum Valladolid    1994-97
Ciudad de Huelva   1997/98
Recreativo Murcia   1998/99
Bayer Leverkusen   1999-02  (Bundesliga)
Caceres (ACB)       2002-03

Palencia (EBA)      2004/05
Zamora  (EBA)     2005-08

* He also played for the Spanish national team under 15, under 17 and absolute. European Championship u15 in 1985, bronze medal in 1991 with Spain.

On this episode you I talk to Mike about his origins, how he became the first Spaniard ever to play in NCAA Division I basketball, we talked about his teammates at LSU (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Jackson aka Abdul Rauf, Stanley Roberts, Gert Hammik...), his "brother" Sergio Luyk (rip), the European Championships, Estudiantes, Valladolid, Huelva, Caceres, the ACB, Germany and also his final years in the EBA league. Plus Mike tells me what he has been up to since retirement, his brief stint as CB Valladolid president and how busy he is with the Spaniards learning English.

                                       (B.Leverkusen, good times)

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Golden State Warriors II

En este episodio cuento con la colaboracion de Ruben de @losgswarriors y de un colaborador del mismo blog @jonnyysp . Analizamos la gira fuera de casa partido a partido, debatimos sobre las diversas opciones del equipo, repasamos uno a uno a los miembros de la plantilla e incluso recordamos a Biedrins o Jeremy Tyler.

Desde la grabacion del episodio los Warriors ganaron a los Pistons en el Oracle.


Washburn HS (Minneapolis)

Univ of Nebraska

North Dakota State (NCAA-Div II)

Drafted by LA Lakers in the fifth round of 1984 draft (N.115)


Challans (France)  1984-86
Tenerife N.1          1986-87  (Primera B)
Askatuak              1987-88  (Primera B)
Collado Villalba     1988-90   ACB
TDK Manresa        1990-92   ACB
Caceres                1992-93   ACB
Peristeri               1993-95   Greece
Papagou               1995        Greece

(His first team in Spain, Tenerife N.1 #14)

Lance still holds the NCAA record of more field goals without a miss in a single game with 20FG made versus Augustana in 1984 and also with 28 consecutive field goals in a three game spam his name is on the NCAA record book.

Lance was a double double machine during his career in Europe and someone who would make you pay from the elbow if you give him a metre.

On this episode we talked about his decision of switching Nebraska for North Dakota State after his second year in college, how Pat Riley and Jerry West called him to tell him he was drafted by the Lakers in 1984, his adventures in France, we talk about some of his teammates like Abdul Jeelani, Todd Murphy, Mike Schlegel (rip), Audie Norris, etc,etc

Lance liked very much his time in Spain and you can tell he embraced the culture and the language every time he speaks. It was a real pleasure having the opportunity of chatting with him.

Este esel unico partido que he podido encontrar. Lance Berwald con el N.14 jugando en el Caceres

Friday, 8 November 2013



En este Nuevo episodio del podcast Forgotten Legends @LeyendaPerdida doy un salto atras en el tiempo para hablar de la temporada 1990-91 en la nba y mas en concretamente de los Chicago Bulls que aquella temporada lograrian su primer anillo de campeones. Para ayudarme en tal empresa cuento con Juanpe de @jordanypippen .Analizamos la plantilla campeona, de los premios nba de aquella temporada y de los playoffs.


Monday, 4 November 2013



Aaron Anthony Swinson (born 1971) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'5" (1.96 m) forward, Swinson is the top assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati women basketball team

High school: Brunswick
College: Auburn (1991-94)
Undrafted by NBA but N.1 in the CBA draft 1994 by Yakima Sun Kings.

Phoenix Suns  (waived 29 Dec)
Yakima Sun Kings (signed January 1995)
Montecatini (A-2)
Pamesa Valencia  (ACB)
Pinturas Bruguer Joventut Badalona (ACB)
Pau-Orthez (waived mid-season)
Libertad de Sunchales

Club Ourense Baloncesto (ACB) (waived with 6 games left ot end of the season)
Roseto Sharks (A-2)
CB Ciudad de Algeciras (LEB2-LEB)
CB Los Barrios (LEB)

In this episode we discuss his basketball career from humble beginnings at Brunswick Hs in Georgia, following his recruitment for Auburn and then his pro baskeball career. After retiremente Aaron has been involved in coaching and i let him explained the whole journey until his actual role in the University of Cincinnati.

You can follow him in twitter @coachswinson

It was a real pleasure to talk to him, i hope you like it!!