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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

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

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

FIBA Europe: All-Star Opals

FIBA Europe: All-Star Opals Time is running out to register your vote for the 2007 EuroLeague Women All-Star game that potentially features Australian defencejobs Opals Suzy Batkovic (UMMC Ekaterinburg), Jenny Whittle (Mizo Pecs), Emma Randall (BC Volgaburmash) and Kristi Harrower

Bogut's Bucks down Knicks

Bogut's Bucks down Knicks Australia Post Boomers centre Andrew Bogut has led his NBA team, the Milwaukee Bucks, to a tightly contested two point victory over the New York Knicks this morning, Australian time. Leading by nine points entering the

FIBA Africa: Nations dumped

KIGALI - Sudan and Eritrea have been ejected from the forthcoming All Africa Games qualifiers. Both teams had been scheduled to play in the Zone V Championships taking place in Kigali, Rwanda throughout February, but governing body FIBA advised that

Sapphires squad announced

Sapphires squad announced The squad for the Australian U21 women’s basketball team has been announced ahead of the 2007 FIBA U21 Women’s World Championships to be held from June 29 to July 8 in Moscow, Russia. The 19-strong group, which

Goorj: Last man standing

BRIAN Goorjian, who made his name in Victoria and has since made his mark in Sydney, will pass the legendary Lindsay Gaze in National Basketball League games coached when the Kings play Sydney's other team, West Sydney Razorbacks, tomorrow. Gaze's

Opal Erin wheeled to surgery

Opal Erin wheeled to surgery Approaching three-quarter time in Adelaide’s top of the table defencejobs Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) clash with Canberra, Opal Erin Phillips attempted to drive past her world championship team mate Tully Bevilaqua. When she planted her right

defencejobs WNBL Round 16 wrap

defencejobs WNBL Round 16 wrap Defending champions Canberra tightened their grip on the minor premiership and guaranteed themselves a home semi-final after defeating the Adelaide Lightning in Saturday night’s top of the table clash in Canberra. The Adelaide loss was made

Goorjian nears NBL record

Goorjian nears NBL record Australia Post Boomers and Sydney Kings head coach Brian Goorjian is poised to break the National Basketball League’s (NBL) all-time record for games coached, a feat that would see him surpass the mark set by Melbourne

Bogut Watch

Bogut Watch Your weekly update on the progress of Australia Post Boomers centre Andrew Bogut in America.  With Milwaukee still missing four of their starting five, Andrew Bogut took it upon himself to keep the Bucks' playoff aspirations alive with

Handy Andy on title trail

Handy Andy on title trail DAVID Andersen is a rare breed - an Aussie drafted into the NBA currently playing in Russia for Euroleague champs CSKA Moscow! The 6'11" star, a product of the famed Aussie Institute of Sport, played