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Boomer's Bogut flying

FOR a young sportsman living a multi-million dollar dream, Andrew Bogut sounds surprisingly tired and frustrated, writes Ron Reed for The Herald Sun. The 22-year-old Melbourne basketballer's downbeat mood wouldn't have improved much yesterday, either. Download article here Article Source

Sapphires schedule set

FIBA, in cooperation with the Russian Basketball Federation, hosted today in Moscow the draw for the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship for Women. The 2nd FIBA U21 World Championship for Women will be played from 29th June to 8th July

Emus headed to Serbia

Serbia and the city of Novi Sad have been awarded the organization of the 8th edition of the FIBA U19 World Championship for Men (12th-22nd July 2007), it was announced today by FIBA. The 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship will

NBL finals schedule confirmed

The schedule for the Quarter Finals of the 2007 Philips Championship has been determined with the full fixture listed below. Quarter Finals (single-game elimination) Wednesday 14 February (5th vs. 8th) – Finals Match 1 Townsville (5th) vs. Singapore (8th) Townsville

2007 Sporting future forum

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is preparing to host its third Our Sporting Future Forum at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 21-23 March 2007. Held every second year, the forum attracts delegates from sport and sport related

Randall set for Italian job

World champion defencejobs Opal Emma Randall has signed with Italian club side Mercede Alghero and will depart Australia later this week to suit up in the premiere Italian women’s basketball league, Serie A1. Randall will stay with the Division 1

AIS gets new scholarship coach

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce that Rebecca Dick has been appointed as Scholarship Coach for the Australian Institute of Sport’s women’s basketball program. Dick replaces Nicole Ireland, who is now the AIS women’s assistant coach. As Scholarship Coach, Dick

Coach Inman passes away

Basketball Australia would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family of Stu Inman upon his passing last week. Inman, 80, an American executive and interim coach in the National Basketball Association, died after he collapsed in his Lake

NZ franchise to join WNBL

NZ franchise to join WNBL Basketball Australia is delighted to announce that Basketball New Zealand has been granted a licence to enter the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) for the 2007/08 season and beyond. The team will most probably be

Queensland Cedar the key

By Gauthier Gerard of Australiabasket.com with Ben Hawes

Gliders set for Osaka Cup

Gliders set for Osaka Cup The Australian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team (the Gliders) held a camp in Sydney last weekend to mark the beginning of preparations for their Beijing Paralympics campaign. Sixteen enthusiastic athletes, including two development athletes, converged on

Emu Probert to captain Vic

Emu Probert to captain Vic Bendigo teenager Kevin Probert will mark another career high when he captains Victoria at this month's national under-20 basketball championships on Ballarat's courts. A talented point or off guard who is in the Australian Emus squad

Summerton's sense of snow

Summerton's sense of snow When you answer the phone at Basketball Australia’s office you just never know who might be on the other end, so you can imagine my surprise when I picked up the phone on Monday to find

Gender equality on agenda

Gender equality on agenda Following the recent Senate Report titled About Time! Women in Sport and Recreation in Australia, the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) is seeking further information and solutions to key issues raised in the report. With

Tributes flow for Goorjian

Tributes flow for Goorjian Tributes for Australia Post Boomers and Sydney Kings head coach Brian Goorjian flooded in last week as the NBL legend broke the all-time record for Philips Championship games coached. Goorjian equalled former Melbourne Tigers legend Lindsay

Bogut to lead Sophomores

 Bogut to lead Sophomores Australia Post Boomers centre Andrew Bogut will lead the sophomore team in the eighth NBA Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam on Friday, February 16 in Las Vegas.   The 2005 No.1 NBA draft pick, who is

Basketball WA gets new CEO

Basketball WA gets new CEO Following the December retirement of Ron Wright, former Basketball NZ Board member Andy Bennett has been named the new CEO of Basketball WA, effective immediately. Bennett survived a robust recruitment process and will bring a skill set and