Monthly Archives: April 2009

BA statement on NBL EOI

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock released the following statement with regard to the on-going Expression of Interest process for the new men's elite national competition to replace the National Basketball League.

Official website of the 2009 U19 Men's World Champs launched

FIBA and Basketball New Zealand have launched the official website of the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men that will take place in Auckland from 2-12 July 2009.

Coffs Harbour bid to host world qualifiers

COFFS Harbour Basketball has applied to host the Oceania qualification event for the 2011 under-19 men's and women's world championships.

WNWBL rolls into town this weekend

The first round of the 2009 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) tips off in Perth on Friday night.

Australian Opals on top in Europe

Two Australian Opals have been crowned champions in Russia and Hungary with their European club teams.

Boomers assistant coaches named

Basketball Australia has selected its assistant coaches to guide the Boomers alongside Head Coach Brett Brown.

Emus commit to US colleges

AIS graduate Jordan Vandenberg has committed to play basketball at North Carolina State, writes NCS's Pack Pride.

Mills move gets thumbs up

Patty Mills' decision to nominate for the NBA Draft after just his sophomore college season at St Mary's has received the thumbs-up from respected ESPN columnist Andy Katz.

Boomer David Andersen sets Euroleague record

By reaching the 2009 Final Four in Berlin, he has already set one distinctive record, becoming the first player to make the event with four different teams, writes

Vale Tony Andrikonis

It is with sincere regret and sadness that we announce the passing after a long illness, of Basketball Tasmania Life Member and Past-President Tony Andrikonis.

Gold Coast Basketball 50th Celebrations

It has been 50 years since the first ball was bounced under the banner of Gold Coast Amateur Basketball Association (GCABA) at the Rotary Youth Centre in Southport.

U18 National Championships - VIC Metro defend titles

Congratulations to both Victoria Metro men's and women's teams who have just been crowned U18 Champions at the U18 National Championships in Gawler, South Australia.

NBL statement on Adelaide 36ers comments

Basketball Australia (BA) Chief Executive Scott Derwin has issued the following statement in response to a media release issued by the Adelaide 36ers yesterday.

Deanna Smith named in Opals team - with video interview

After an exciting season upon her return to the WNBL, Perth Lynx guard Deanna Smith has been named in the Opals team to tour China and Europe in May.

Volunteers the heart of Nationals

Whilst the action on-court at the Under 18 Nationals remains the focus of all the attention, there is a band of unsung heroes who are working hard to ensure all goes smoothly – the volunteers, writes Peter Lonergan from the championships.