Yearly Archives: 2008

Basketball Australia to appoint new CEO

Basketball Australia today announced that interim CEO, Scott Derwin had notified the board he would not

Bogut on blogging and the NBL

Andrew Bogut speaks with ABC's Rowena Edwards about blogging on his new website and the NBL.

Knee injury sidelines Bogut

Australia and Milwaukee Bucks centre Andrew Bogut could be sidelined for up to two weeks after sustaining a knee injury

Aussie Pearls fall to Russia at World Cup

The Pearls may have lost to Russia but they won the silver medal at the inaugural INAS-FID World Cup.

Wooden it be nice - Mills and Ogilvy in line for award

Two of Australia’s best young basketball talents have been included in a list of 50 players as preseason candidates for the 2008-09 John R. Wooden Award All-American Team and Player of the Year trophy.

Hunt appointed AIS Applied Technical Advancement Coach

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is pleased to announce that Patrick Hunt will be taking on the new role of AIS Applied Technical Advancement Coach commencing in January 2009.

Bogut and Jawai in doubt for NBA season start

Australia’s two representatives in America’s National Basketball Association, Andrew Bogut and Nathan Jawai, are in doubt for next week’s season openers

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).

Tesch says no to retirement

Five-time Paralympian and ‘old horse’ Liesl Tesch will not be putting herself out to pasture just yet.

Opals fall to USA, win silver medal

THE Opals failed to break their silver spell early this morning after going down to the US for the third consecutive Olympics, writes James Dampney for AAP.

USA ends Boomers dream

It took just two minutes after half time for the USA to shatter the Boomers' dream of an unthinkable upset in the men's basketball quarter finals at the Beijing Olympics tonight, with the unbackable gold medal favourites winning 116-85, Mitchell Murphy writes for Fairfax.

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.

Vics dominate 2008 U16 titles

Teams from Victoria have dominated the 2008 U16 National Championships, with Vic Metro taking out the Women's and Vic Country the Men's.

Andrew Bogut a down-to-earth NBA star

ANDREW Bogut is big and he's rich. You don't have to talk to him to know that. At 214cm tall – 7ft on his official National Basketball Association profile – he stands out in a crowd, writes Michael Coleman for The Brisbane Courier Mail.

AOC announces men's basketball team for Beijing

For more information please contact: The Australian Olympic Committee has revealed the twelve athletes that will contest

Boomers bounce Brazil at the Acropolis

Australian basketball has continued its hoodoo over Brazil with the Boomers defeating the athletic South Americans 89-84 at

Bogut jets off to sign with Bucks

Basketball Australia can confirm that Andrew Bogut will sign a five-year extension with the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow

Greece steamrolls shorthanded Boomers

Australia’s men’s basketball team let a first half lead slip away in their Acropolis Tournament match against Greece and fell to the European giants 89-69 in Athens this morning.