Monthly Archives: February 2009

Bid on a Patty Mills autographed jersey and help the bushfire victims

You can bid on Australian Boomer Patty Mills’ autographed college basketball jersey and help raise month for the Basketball Fire Relief Fund writes

See Aussie college stars and NBA rookie Nathan Jawai in an ESPN special

ESPN Australia HD and ESPN's Pac Rim network will air Aussie Hoops America: Tournament Special beginning on March 13th with encore airs through March 20th writes

Finals time is here!

It's crunch time in the domestic leagues as the teams step up their fight for the 2008/09 championships.

New video interview with Boomers captain Matt Nielsen

Boomer Matt Nielsen served as Australia's captain at the Olympic Games in Beijing and now he is leading Spanish side Pamesa Valencia in their bid for Eurocup glory writes

Vale Joy Dundon

Basketball Australia is mourning the loss of Joy Dundon, a member of the 1957 Opals who passed away last Friday.

Opals Assistant Coach positions vacant

Basketball Australia is calling for expressions of interest from coaches for the Assistant Coaches positions with the Senior Women’s program.

Storm re-signs Opal Suzy Batkovic

The re-signing of 6-4 Australian center Suzy Batkovic. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed writes the Seattle Storm.

Unlikely Brumbies hero gets Nick fired up

ACT Brumbies winger Clyde Rathbone is probably not the person you'd expect an aspiring Aussie wheelchair basketballer to call his hero writes John-Paul Moloney for The Canberra Times.

Gliders crowned Champions in Osaka

The Australian Gliders have been crowned champions at the Osaka Cup in Japan on Saturday.

20 and IB Winners decided

After a fantastic week in Townsville the 2009 U20 and Ivor Burge champions have been crowned.

Communique from the Chief Executive

Last Thursday the State CEOs met with BA’s senior executive staff to discuss the development of the new BA’s business plan for the next quadrennial.

Ettridge moves into new role with national body

Beijing Paralympic Games Gold Medal winning head coach Ben Ettridge has accepted full time employment with Basketball Australia, filling the newly created role of National Wheelchair Athlete and Coach Development Manager.

Players to visit Bushfire victims

Players from across basketball will join together on Thursday to visit the heroes of our recent bush fires.

Opals spark in Europe

It was a trio of Aussie triumphs on the Continent overnight with Opals Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor and Kathleen MacLeod helping their teams gain vital first-up wins in the EuroLeague Women's quarter finals.

National Women's Operations Manager position vacant

An exciting opportunity has opened up within the peak organisation for basketball in Australia.

NBL Quarterfinals schedule set

The schedule for the National Basketball League Quarter Finals has been set following the completion of the NBL regular season on Saturday night.

WNBL Finals Countdown

The countdown is on to the 2008/09 Australian Defence Force Women’s National Basketball League finals, just eight days away.

Basketball family mobilises to help Bushfire victims

The basketball community of Australia has rallied behind the victims of the Victorian bushfires, launching a raft of fundraising efforts at every level of the sport to benefit the victims of the country’s worst-ever natural disaster.