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Australian basketball review unveiled

An independent review into Australian basketball released today outlines initiatives to reposition the sport including a new elite competition to replace the National Basketball League (NBL).

Gaze on board to rebuild basketball

Australian basketball icon Andrew Gaze was today appointed to the interim board responsible for the merger between Basketball Australia and the NBL, and the overall reform of the sport in Australia.

U20 and Ivor Burge Nationals update Days 4-6

U20 and Ivor Burge Nationals update Days 4-6 Day 6 wrap By Arlyn Harris Game 66: Ivor Burge Women, NSWM (Team 1) v VICC (Team 4) Victoria Country’s Joanne Williams opened the scoring after nailing a mid-range jumper.  Along with

QLD: Boost to junior numbers

QLD: Boost to junior numbers GOLD Coast franchise spokesman Dave Claxton hopes the reintroduction of a National Basketball League team in the region will help junior numbers soar. Claxton believes the return of elite role models on the Coast, missing

Pay attention! FIBA changes rules

GENEVA (FIBA) – The FIBA Central Board, the highest executive body of the International Basketball Federation, met yesterday, Friday 25th April, and has continued its session today, Saturday 26th April, in Beijing, China. The meeting has been organized in cooperation

Vale Hugh McMenamin

Basketball Australia would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family and friends of SEABL Chairman Hugh McMenamin, who passed away on Tuesday. McMenamin, 61, was a giant in basketball circles whose passion for and commitment to basketball will

BASKETBALL REFORM: Interim Board Appointed

The boards of Basketball Australia (BA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) today announced they have unanimously supported a series of key resolutions to accelerate the reform of the sport. This included the formation of an Interim Board that has

BA to oversee ABA

BA to oversee ABA The Australian Basketball Association (ABA) is to be integrated into the operations of Basketball Australia (BA), it was decided over the weekend. The concept was unanimously approved by the ABA Leagues at a special council meeting

BA President John Maddock re-elected

BA President John Maddock re-elected Following a golden year in 2006, John Maddock was re-elected as President of Basketball Australia at the Annual General Meeting in Sydney on Saturday. Maddock has been President of BA since 1997 and will continue

Basketball included in National Sports Museum

Basketball included in National Sports Museum It is with great pleasure that we advise that Basketball Australia has accepted an invitation to include basketball in the National Sports Museum as a feature sport. The modern and stylish National Sports Museum

Boomer legend retires

Boomer legend retires The National Basketball League (NBL) has lost a long-serving legend of the game with 20 year veteran and former Most Valuable Player Mark Bradtke announcing his retirement. A winner of the NBL’s MVP award in 2002, the

Jackson wins Maher Medal

Following her Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals, defencejobs Opals Captain Lauren Jackson has been awarded the Maher Medal as Australia’s Female International Player of the Year for 2006. Jackson, 25, has now been the recipient of the Maher Medal

Radford joins, membership up

Mark Radford has been appointed Community Basketball Development Officer for Basketball Tasmania, just days after the announcement that BT membership jumped a massive 13.9 per cent in the last calendar year. A two-time South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) Coach

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

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

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, FIBA.com reports. The FIBA Hall of Fame is a

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

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