Monthly Archives: October 2009

A message from the Chief Executive

Basketball Australia CEO Larry Sengstock wraps up the month that was...

Countdown to the 2009 School Championships

Newcastle Basketball Association in Northern NSW will host the 2009 Australian Schools Championships.

Aussie Youth Ambassadors wanted

In 2010 FIBA Oceania will send two AYADs on 12 month assignments that will run from July 2010 until July 2011 – 1 person to Vanuatu and 1 person to Tonga.

Jayco Opals assistant coaches selected

Basketball Australia has selected three assistant coaches to work alongside head coach Carrie Graf as Australia's women's basketball team gears up for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Jayco joins Opals as Naming Rights sponsor + VIDEO

Australia's women's basketball team (the Opals) has received a significant boost in the lead up to next year's FIBA World Championship for Women and the 2012 London Olympic Games with Australian recreational vehicle company Jayco signing on as naming rights sponsor of the Opals for the next three years.

Cor Bligh-me, Premier is number 1

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh MP has been officially welcomed as the Gold Coast Blaze NBL team's number one ticketholder for season 2009-2010.

Andersen nets 11 in NBA debut

Franston product David Andersen made his Rockets debut today when Houston took on the Trailblazers at the Rose Garden in Portland.

LJ and Patty on ABC Radio

Opals star Lauren Jackson says a break from basketball after fracturing her back has provided the perfect opportunity for her to rest and recharge ahead of another gruelling season while Patrick Mills has told Grandstand's Tim Gavel he is relieved to have signed a two-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA.

In the Paint: Rohanee Cox

Opal Rohanee Cox is still recovering from a knee injury but she looks forward to getting back into the WNBL and joining her Townsville teammates who are undefeated.

Keep up with the latest NBL and WNBL action this week

If you can't get to a game this weekend there are plenty of ways that you can follow your favourite players and teams in the NBL and WNBL.

Patty Mills signs with Portland

Grandstand’s Karen Tighe and Glenn Mitchell speak with Australian point guard Patty Mills on ABC Local Radio nationally.

Canberra Cannons return

Basketball ACT CEO Mark Cartwright has announced that the Canberra Cannons would make a return to the local basketball landscape.

NBA Aussies ready to roll + VIDEO

Less than five days out from the start of the 2009/10 NBA regular season, we take a look at how our Aussie Boomers are faring in the USA.

Mills inks 2 year deal with Blazers

Australian point guard Patty Mills has beaten out two NBA veterans to secure the fifteenth and final spot on the Portland Trailblazers roster for the 2009/10 NBA season.

FIBA Oceania Bulletin: October 2009

What's news around the region? FIBA Oceania President Barbara Wheadon brings us up to date...

Maverick Jawai traded to Timberwolves

Australian Boomers forward Nathan Jawai has been traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Minnesota Timberwolves less than a week before the start of the regular season.

In the Paint: Roller Brad Ness

Roller Brad Ness spoke with In the Paint after Australia's Men's Wheelchair Basketball team won the IWBF Asia-Oceania Championship in Dandenong, as heard on In the Paint - Talking Basketball on Australia's only 24 hour sports station 7-9pm AEDT on SEN Sports Radio 1116AM in Melbourne or streaming live on

From Sir Charles with love: AFL players idiots + VIDEO

American basketball legend Charles Barkley has labelled AFL players 'damn idiots' during an interview on US radio, writes the Australian Associated Press.