Monthly Archives: May 2009

Opals all tied up in China series

The Australian Women's Basketball Team has been defeated by China 90-84 in the second match of a three-game series in Anshan, China overnight.

Audio: Sam Richards on the Opals win in China

Opals guard Sam Richards chats post-Game with BA Media after the Opals won the first of their 3-game series in China.

Basketball booming in WA

Basketball WA has announced the sport is at an all time high in terms of participation and popularity despite the highly-publicised issues surrounding the National Basketball League.

Draw opens up as Fiji, Tahiti and Palau forced to withdraw from tournament

FIBA Oceania, the regional office of the international Basketball Federation FIBA, announces with great reluctance and sadness the withdrawal of teams from Tahiti, Fiji and Palau from the forthcoming FIBA Oceania Tournament to be played in Saipan, Northern Marianas June 20 – 28.

BA statement on team meeting

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer has issued the following statement following a meeting today in Melbourne with the teams that have indicated their intent to participate in the 2009/10 season of elite basketball competition which will replace the National Basketball League.

Jackson feels right at home in familiar territory

For basketball superstar Lauren Jackson it only seems like yesterday she was suiting up for the Albury-Wodonga Lady Bandits' maiden appearance in the SEABL, writes Steve Smith in The Border Mail.

Rollers get ready for Paralympic World Cup

The Rollers are gearing up for the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester with a training camp in Varese, Italy starting today.

Teen a giant plus for Opals

WHEN new Australian women's basketball head coach Carrie Graf said she was looking for players of unique quality for the current Opals tour, which started yesterday, she had teenager Lizzie Cambage very much in mind, writes Mike Hurst in The Daily Telegraph.

Video: Get to know the Emus

Before they you see them on court at the Under-19 Four Nations Tournament in Melbourne in June get to know some of the faces in the Emus team.

BA receives seven submissions for new league

Basketball Australia (BA) has revealed the outcome of the Expression of Interest (EOI) process for the competition to replace the National Basketball League (NBL), with the Board receiving seven submissions from teams by Monday night’s 5PM deadline.

Tom Maher to coach Great Britain women

Bulleen Boomers' coach Tom Maher has been appointed as the new head coach of the Great Britain women's basketball team, writes The Telegraph in Britain.

Basketball Australia selects Emus touring side

Basketball Australia can announce the twelve athletes selected to represent the Australian Under-19 men’s basketball team on a tour of France.

Audio: Brett Brown talks NBA Playoffs

Boomers Coach Brett Brown has tipped the Cleveland Cavaliers and LA Lakers to make the NBA Championship Playoff.

LA Sparks sign Harrower to training camp contract

Three-time Olympic silver medallist Kristi Harrower is on the verge of returning to the WNBA after signing with the Los Angeles Sparks on a training camp contract.

BA disappointedly accepts Dragons decision

Basketball Australia is disappointed by the South Dragons' announcement that they will not participate in the national elite men's league for the 2009/10 season, but accepts the Club's decision and will press on with the process of confirming teams for the competition.

Basketball Australia names University teams

Basketball Australia (BA) can announce the athletes selected to represent Australia in basketball at the 2009 World Uni Games in July.

Opal Summerton does it tough

DUAL-Olympic Opals basketball forward Laura Summerton has been playing the sport non-stop for 15 years, writes Boti Nagy for The Adelaide Advertiser.

Emus' coach praises versatility

Depth is going to be the key to Australia's chances at the under-19 men's basketball world championships, according to coach Marty Clarke, writes Seamus Bromley in The Canberra Times.