Monthly Archives: May 2009

BA Chairman takes Telstra top job

Basketball Australia Board Chairman David Thodey has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Telstra.

Australian U23 Wheelchair Basketball team named

Basketball Australia (BA) can announce the athletes selected to represent Australia at the 2009 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Under-23 World Championship in Paris in July.

Hurting Andrew Bogut bides his time

Australian Boomer Andrew Bogut feels jealous as he watches the NBA playoffs but the Milwaukee star understands the importance of being patient now, writes James Dampney for AAP.

Emus to host Spain, Greece and France in Melbourne

In an exciting coup for Australian basketball fans, forty-eight of the world's best junior basketballers will descend on Melbourne to take part in the Under-19 Four Nations Tournament from June 26-28, 2009.

Corey Davie reaches 300 SEABL games

Hobart Chargers forward Corey Davie joins the SEABL 300 game club this Saturday night, when his beloved Chargers play Ballarat Miners at the Minerdome.

Basketball home to get a further boost

Basketball Victoria today welcomed a Federal Government commitment to the new State Basketball Centre project.

New basketball centre of excellence to be built in Canberra

Reigning WNBL champions the Canberra Capitals will get a new home after the ACT Government committed $3 million in the 2009-10 budget towards building a basketball centre for excellence, writes Michael Inman in The Canberra Times.

Audio: Emus coach Marty Clarke speaks from inside the camp

Head Coach Marty Clarke speaks out from the Emus final selection camp.

NBL EOI outcome scheduled to be announced next week

Basketball Australia (BA) Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock has revealed he is confident that the outcome of the Expression of Interest (EOI) process for the new National Basketball League will be finalised by next week, following two days of productive

A word from the coach

Australian Emus Head Coach Marty Clarke took time out from the Emus camp at the AIS on Tuesday to introduce the squad that will be tackling Spain, Greece and France in the Under-19 Four Nations Tournament to be held in Melbourne 26-28 June.

Andersen still keen on NBA

Australian Boomers star David Andersen has reportedly expressed frustration at his current NBA limbo.

Basketball Australia announces Under-17 Squads

Basketball Australia has selected 50 athletes to attend an Australian Development Camp for the National Under-17 Men’s and Women’s squads.

Lauren Jackson re-signs with Seattle Storm

The Seattle Storm today re-signed two-time WNBA MVP and Australian Opal Lauren Jackson for the 2009 season, Storm Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Brian Agler announced. Per team policy, terms of Jackson's new contract were not disclosed.

Basketball Australia launches Online Officiating Tool

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the launch of the Online Officiating Tool, a new conflict resolution learning tool developed in partnership with Box Hill TAFE.

Alcott warms up for Manchester

Watch Beijing gold medallist Dylan Alcott hit an amazing halfcourt shot!

Andersen lifts Barcelona to third in Euroleague final

Boomers forward David Andersen starred for Regal FC Barcelona overnight, with the dual Olympian scoring a game-high 20 points to lead his Spanish club side to third place in the prestigious 2009 Euroleague Final Four.

Western Stars light up in WNWBL opening round

The Perth Western Stars did not disappoint the local crowd as they overwhelmed the competition to be undefeated in the opening round of the 2009 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League in Perth on the weekend.

Andersen stars in Euroleague Final Four

Australia's dual Olympic basketballer David Andersen scored a team high 24 points for Spain's Regal Barcelona in the opening game of the 2009 Euroleague Basketball Final Four in Berlin overnight but it wasn't enough to stop Russia's CSKA Moscow advancing to the Championship game with an 82-78 victory.