Blog Archives

Longley honouored at G'Day USA gala event

Luc Longley has achieved just about everything in his basketball career. He had a successful college career with New Mexico, averaging 19.1 points and 9.2 rebounds between 1987-1991; he was drafted seventh overall in the 1991 NBA draft; his NBA career saw him win three straight championships with the Chicago Bulls, and finally, he represented Australia at three Olympic games, leading the Boomers to their equal best ever finish of fourth.

Newley signs with Valencia, Spain

Aussie swingman Brad Newley is set to join fellow Boomers squad member AJ Ogilvy in Spain after it was announced today that he will play out the remainder of this season with Valencia.

Bogut returns, delivers win for Bucks

Andrew Bogut returned to the floor today for the Milwaukee Bucks to lead them to a much-needed 106-103 win over San Antonio in Milwaukee today.

Jawai earns player of the week honours in Russia

Australian power forward Nathan Jawai posted big numbers for his side, Unics of Russia last week, earning himself the Player of the Week award for round 15.

Bogut healthy & expected to return to floor within days

Australian Boomers centre and NBA star for the Milwaukee Bucks Andrew Bogut is expected to return to the floor in the coming days, after taking some time off for undisclosed personal reasons.

Boomers rising big, Aron Baynes talks to SEN

He was impressive at the recent 2011 FIBA Oceania Championships, and received big wraps from retired Boomer and NBA championship winner Luc Longley, and SEN caught up with the man on the rise, Aron Baynes.

Steven Icke appointed GM of High Performance

Former General Manager of Football Operations at AFL club Carlton and 1977 VFL premiership player for North Melbourne, Steven Icke, has been appointed General Manager of High Performance for Basketball Australia, it is announced today.

Bogut tops Aussie earners list as he returns to NBA

Aussie Boomers big man Andrew Bogut has topped the BRW’s list of top earning Aussie athletes, overtaking last year’s number one, Mark Webber to take the mantle.

New-look FIBA Livestats

Australian basketball fans will notice a new-look FIBA LiveStats when logging onto the WNBL and NBL websites on the weekend, following the release by SportingPulse of their fresh new version.

Kristina Keneally named Chair of BA Board

In a huge coup for the sport of Basketball, it has been confirmed that former New South Wales Premier, the Hon. Kristina Keneally MP, has been appointed by a unanimous vote to the Board of Basketball Australia (BA) as that body’s new Chair.

Bogut departs for the NBA

Australian Boomers centre Andrew Bogut left for the United States this morning to resume work with his club the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA, after the Players Association and the League recently struck a tentative deal which will see play resume on Christmas day.

Aussies impress on the European hardwood

This week’s update on the European scene sees fewer Aussies on the floor, but the ones who were certainly got the job done.

Longley honoured with Guy Pearce & Air Supply in LA

Australian basketball legend Luc Longley will join Emmy Award-winning Australian actor Guy Pearce, multi-platinum soft rock duo Air Supply in being honoured in LA for the upcoming G'Day USA celebrations.

Survey: the impact of alcohol sponsorship in sport

Researchers from the University of Queensland are undertaking a range of studies examining the impact of alcohol sponsorship in sport upon sportspeople’s and young consumers’ consumption. This is independent research, funded by the Australian Research Council and The Australian Sports Commission. The research outcomes will help inform the debate on whether alcohol sponsorship should be banned or regulated in Australian Sports.

Mills' China deal signals growing rivalry in region

With the move of Patty Mills to Chinese Basketball Association club the Xinjiang Flying Tigers this week, although a blow to the local competition in the short-term, it is another sign of the growth of the sport in China, as the rising super-power becomes a new rival for Australia in the region.

Tigers farewell Patty Mills

The Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club has released star point guard Patty Mills from his NBL playing contract effective immediately, allowing him to sign with Chinese club Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.

[Audio] Bogut chats to SEN

Andrew Bogut chats to SEN's Tim Watson and Andy Maher yesterday after the NBA's lock-out continues down its log road.

The Aussie-Euro Update

The Euro’s currency may be in trouble, but the basketball is as competitive as ever in the region. The NBA lock-out has seen a number of Americans ply their trade over there, including Tony Parker, Deron Williams and Andrei Kirilenko and among them are a number of familiar Aussie faces who we will be following weekly in this very column.