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MATTHEW NIELSEN APPOINTED AS AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS HEAD ASSISTANT COACH

One of Australian basketball’s most respected former players, Matthew Nielsen will join the Boomers Tokyo Olympic campaign after being appointed to the role of Australian senior men’s national team head assistant coach to support newly appointed mentor, coach Brian Goorjian.

Australian and World Basketball Figures Congratulate Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut retires from professional basketball. Coaches, players and administrators from around the world send tributes.

FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers – Update

This weekend, November 27 – 30, the next window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers will take place with the sport’s international governing body confirming earlier this month that Group C matches were postponed.

BRIAN GOORJIAN APPOINTED AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS HEAD COACH

Basketball Australia (BA) is delighted to announce that Australian coaching icon Brian Goorjian will lead the Boomers at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after appointing him coach of the senior men’s national team through to the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND SELECTION PANEL REVEALED FOR BOOMERS HEAD COACH ROLE

Basketball Australia (BA) has today confirmed the process and the selection panel who will be tasked with appointing a new head coach for the Australian senior men’s national team.

BRETT BROWN STEPS DOWN AS BOOMERS COACH FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS

Brett Brown has informed Basketball Australia that he will no longer be able to perform his duties as Australian Boomers head coach for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Dates Announced

FIBA’s Central Board have confirmed the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will be held from August 25 to September 10, 2023 in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, marking the first time in FIBA World Cup history the competition will be held in multiple countries.

MATCH REPORT: BOOMERS CRUISE TO DOMINANT 115-52 VICTORY OVER HONG KONG IN GAME TWO OF THE ASIA CUP 2021 QUALIFIERS

A young Australian squad built confidence and chemistry in their 63-point win against an undermanned Hong Kong today in Brisbane, with six Boomers scoring double figures and the Australia bench outscoring their opponent’s bench a whopping 67-8.

2021 FIBA ASIA CUP QUALIFIER PREVIEW: AUSTRALIA vs. HONG KONG

After a suffering a 108-98 upset loss to New Zealand in their first FIBA Asia Cup qualifier last week, Australia will look to bounce back against Hong Kong this Sunday in Brisbane.

Match Report: Boomers Fall Short Against Tall Blacks 108-98

In a hard-fought contest between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks in game one of the Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers, the visitors have come out on top defeating the home side, 108-98, for the first time since 2009.

Josh Giddey - A Star In The Making

Josh Giddey, a 6’8” recruit from the Centre of Excellence, is the youngest Boomer since the likes of Ben Simmons. Undoubtedly, Giddey is a star on the rise, and one to keep your eye on.

FIBA QUALIFIER PREVIEW: BOOMERS VS TALL BLACKS

The Australian Boomers are set to face the New Zealand Tall Blacks tomorrow night in the first of their FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. Tip-off commences at 6:30 pm (AEST) and will be held at Nissan Arena in Brisbane.

Six debutants named in Australian Boomers team for ASIA CUP 2021 qualifiers in Brisbane

The Australian Boomers will welcome six new faces for the opening window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers when they meet New Zealand (February 20) and Hong Kong (February 23) in Brisbane.

The Australian Boomers Announce Squad for February FIBA Asia Cup Qualifier

The Australian Boomers have announced a 24-player squad for the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers.

Australian Boomers to Face Trans-Tasman Rivals New Zealand Tall Blacks in Brisbane

Asia Cup defending champions, the Australian Boomers will host trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand Tall Blacks in the first game of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena on Thursday 20 February 2020.

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Australian Boomers Announce New Coach Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Basketball Australia (BA) can today announce that the Australian Men’s Basketball Team, the Australian Boomers, have undergone a transition of its coaching staff with the Philadelphia 76ers’ Brett Brown appointed as the national team’s new Head Coach.

Boomers fall to France in defensive showdown

The 2019 FIBA World Cup ended in heartbreak for Australia, as the Boomers went down 67-59 to France in the bronze medal game.