Boomers and Opals assistant coaches announced

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce Brendan Joyce and Gordon McLeod as assistant coaches to Brian Goorjian for the Australia Post Boomers’ 2007 campaign. Joyce won a Gold Medal as assistant coach of the Australia Post Boomers Commonwealth Games team

Opals: Screen honoured

Opals: Screen honoured When you’re standing on the top step of a dais at a world championship, you might be forgiven for thinking there’s nowhere left to go but down. But for Novocastrian Jenni Screen, the dish of life keeps

Mackinnon named NBL MVP

Mackinnon named NBL MVP Australia Post Boomer Sam Mackinnon has capped off a stunning year as captain of the Brisbane Bullets by winning the National Basketball League’s (NBL) Philips Most Valuable Player award, the Andrew Gaze Trophy, for the 2006/07

Three Aussie refs reach top

Three Aussie refs reach top FIBA, the governing body of world basketball, has announced its selection of officials for junior world championship competition in 2007 - and three Australians have made the grade. Victoria’s Raoul Kirsten, Sydney-based Brad Giersch and

Worlds could be in Oz

Worlds could be in Oz Last September in Brazil, the defencejobs Opals became the world champions of women’s basketball. Next time they might not have to travel so far. Australia is one of four nations interested in hosting the 2010

Gems depart for Italy

The Australian Under 19 women’s basketball team, the Gems, will depart Sydney this afternoon for a two week tour of Italy where they will play against the premier teams of Italy’s domestic basketball league for women, Serie A. The tour

Gems world championship draw released

Gems world championship draw released FIBA, in cooperation with the Slovak Basketball Association, hosted today in Bratislava the draw for the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women. The 7th FIBA U19 World Championship for Women will be played from

FIBA Hall of Fame opens

FIBA Hall of Fame opens The inauguration of the FIBA Hall of Fame, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the foundation of FIBA, has taken place this morning in Alcobendas, Spain, reports. The FIBA Hall of Fame is a

Bogut Watch

Bogut Watch Your weekly update on the progress of Australia Post Boomers centre Andrew Bogut in America. In Milwaukee’s last three games, the Bucks registered two wins and a loss and also welcomed back superstar guard Michael Redd from injury.

Emus squad to take on world

Emus squad to take on world Basketball Australia is proud to announce its 22-man squad for the Under 19 men’s basketball team ahead of the 2007 FIBA U19 world championship, which will take place from July 12-22 in Novi Sad

LJ heats up Korean winter

World Champion defencejobs Opals Captain Lauren Jackson scored a season high 36 points for Korean club side Samsung Bichumi yesterday in their 85-58 victory over Kumho RedWings in the Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL), The Korea Times reports. Playing in

Pearls squad announced

At the conclusion of the Ivor Burge Championship for athletes with an intellectual disability in Ballarat last week, the coaching staff of the Australian Pearls women’s basketball team announced a squad of 20 players. With nearly half the squad at

NBL Grand Final preview

The Brisbane Bullets will take on the Melbourne Tigers at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday night in game one of the 2006/07 Philips National Basketball League (NBL) Grand Final series. The Bullets head into the match on a league

Rollers: Treseder heads to GB

Murray Treseder has been appointed Head coach of the Great Britain men’s wheelchair basketball team. Up until the recent announcement, Treseder was the Head Coach of the Australian men's wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, since 2001. Australia is ranked number

Mills the man at junior titles

Mills the man at junior titles The Victorian Under 20 women’s and the New South Wales Under 20 men’s basketball teams have won their respective U20 National Championship title games after competition in Ballarat, Victoria last weekend, while Queensland took

Sapphire stars for US college

Sapphire stars for US college Sapphires (Australian U21 women) squad member Amy Lewis (of Hamilton, Victoria) posted a crucial 14-point, 10 rebound double-double in Troy University’s 66-60 victory over Florida Atlantic University at Trojan Arena in Troy, Alabama on Saturday

Opals' LJ drops 40

Opals' LJ drops 40 World Champion defencejobs Opals captain Lauren Jackson scored a season high 40 points for club side Samsung in their 77-66 win over the Kumho Redwings in the Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL). Jackson also pulled in 18

Basketball scoops Awards

Basketball Australia would like to extend its heartiest and most sincere congratulations to Jan Stirling, Sally Duncan and the world champion defencejobs Opals team for receiving Australian Sport Awards last night at a star-studded black tie event held at the Crown

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