Monthly Archives: January 2007

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

defencejobs WNBL Round 17 wrap

defencejobs WNBL Round 17 wrap The 2006/07 defencejobs Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) regular season has now come to a close, with Sydney Uni taking top spot on the ladder after a 77-52 demolition of Canberra on Friday night, while

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

Opals to air on Australia Day

Opals to air on Australia Day Voting closed at midnight last night in the Fox Sports poll that gives viewers a chance to watch their favourite Australian sporting victory on television on Australia Day. The top four most voted victories are to be

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

Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup results

Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup results The 2007 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup is currently underway in Albury/Wodonga with 56 teams from across Australia and New Zealand competing for six division Cup’s. Running from January 15-20, the junior tournament comprises

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