From Tullamore To The NBA - Pat Burke: Episode 1


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Who better to start the series than the only Irish born player ever to play in the NBA - Pat Burke. Pat Burke’s life in basketball is one of the untold stories of the game. He wasn’t raised to play. He didn’t discover the game until he hit a massive growth spurt at 16. He didn’t fall in love with it immediately but when his family moved to Florida, the planets aligned and he met the right coach who set him on the path to playing for clubs like Panathinaikos, Real Madrid and of course the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns. Pat Burke has seen every angle of the game from playing college ball at Auburn, tasting the bitter disappointment of going undrafted, going the unconventional route to the pros, winning at the highest level of Eurobasket, defending MJ, and establishing his own hoops academy after his playing days ended. This is an Irish basketball hall of famer who can give an insight into life inside basketball like nobody else. To hear each episode in its full length every week, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below. Our charity partner is In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit or email the show directly on Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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