Monthly Archives: March 2009

Brett Brown named as new Boomers coach

Basketball Australia can announce that Brett Brown has been selected as Head Coach of Australia’s men’s basketball team, the Boomers, through to London 2012.

Nielsen honoured in Europe

Boomers Captain Matt Nielsen has been named in the All-Eurocup Second Team following his successful move from Lithuania to Spain.

Gaels gone - what next for Patty?

Patty Mills’ college basketball season – and possibly his college basketball career – ended this afternoon when the San Diego State Aztecs topped the St. Mary’s College Gaels 70-66 in the Quarter Finals of the NIT.

Elphinston elected to ASOIF Council

FIBA President Bob Elphinston from Australia has been elected Council Member of the Association of Olympic Summer Sports Federations (ASOIF) yesterday, writes

Channel Seven's Mark Beretta confirmed to host World Record attempt

Channel Seven's popular 'Sunrise' sports anchorman Mark Beretta has been confirmed as the host of Basketball Australia's Brand Launch and world record dribbling attempt at Melbourne's Federation Square on Tuesday 7 April.

Temporary basketball arena gets all clear for construction in London

Organizers for the London 2012 Olympics have been given a thumbs-up to begin construction on an $83 million temporary basketball arena, writes

2009 Opals squad named

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 28 athletes selected to the 2009 Australian women’s basketball squad.

Mills thrills in Moraga

Patty Mills scored 27 points, 17 in the first half, leading St. Mary's to a 68-57 victory over Washington State in the first round of the NIT this afternoon writes

Opals & Boomers path to World Champs confirmed

Australia’s senior national basketball teams have a chance to clinch world championship berths with the schedule of the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championships confirmed yesterday.

Luke Nevill aiming to follow in Bogut's footsteps

Australian basketballer Luke Nevill will hope to follow in the footsteps of NBA star Andrew Bogut at this month's US college national championships writes AAP.

Dragons claim first NBL title

The South Dragons have claimed the 2008/09 NBL Championship, a 102-81 victory over the defending titleholder the Melbourne Tigers at a packed Hisense Arena on Friday night completing their fairytale season writes Jonathon Healy for Sportal.

World Record Attempt

Basketball Australia in partnership with Basketball Victoria are organising an attempt on the World Record for people dribbling basketballs simultaneously and we need your help to make it successful. This will take place on Tuesday 7 April from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in Melbourne's Federation Square.

Opal claims WNBL MVP prize

The Australian Defence Force Women's National Basketball League is pleased to announce Townsville Fire guard Rohanee Cox as the 2008/09 ADF WNBL Most Valuable Player.

Basketball Challenge to Promote Education

A basketball tour begins on Wednesday in Central Australian communities that will feature a unique blend of basketball, music and lifestyle changing messages writes Hoops4Health

Jet setting with the Boomers

Olympians David Andersen and Matt Nielsen, along with Boomers squad member Andrew Ogilvy, have helped their teams to vital victories in overseas competition this week. Combining that with the return of popular point guard Patty Mills and remembering the NBL Grand Finals and you’ll find mountains of motivation to keep an eye on Australia’s elite.

Update from the Chairman

The Board of Basketball Australia met on 24 February with a major focus to drive the outcomes of the reform agenda. 27 February marked the lodgement deadline for Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the 2009/10 Men’s National Elite season and assessment of submissions is currently underway. Recommendations will be tabled to a subcommittee of the Board, with the Board making its final decision in due course.

Bogut, Jackson, Mills, Jawai - who's got next?

Australia's best young basketballers were unveiled at the 2009 Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Men's and Women's Basketball program launch in Canberra on Wednesday writes David Packwood for AIS Media.

2009 U19 World Champs Men's draw announced

FIBA have released the draw for the 2009 U19 Men's World Championships, to be played in Auckland from 2nd - 12th July.