Monthly Archives: October 2009

Back in The Day: October 2002

This week the BA tardis (in the shape of the John Raschke Trophy) stops off in October of 2002.

Former NBL mentor to head NSW NITP

Basketball NSW is pleased to announce former NBL head and assistant coach Mark Watkins has been appointed to the role of head coach of the NSW National Intensive Training Program.

2010 Men's Basketball Scholarship athletes announced

The Australian Institute of Sport has announced an additional four athletes that have been selected to receive basketball scholarships commencing 17 January 2010.

Taylor seals second WNBA title + VIDEO

Australia's Penny Taylor again displayed her big match pedigree to help Phoenix win their second WNBA championship in the deciding game five against Indiana on Saturday (AEDT), writes AAP.

Longley into Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Basketball Australia Hall of Famer Luc Longley has been recognised by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame at its annual gala dinner at Crown Casino in Melbourne.

Tight tussle at the top end of the Youth Paralympics

Only one round remains before the playoffs at the Australian Paralympic Youth Festival (APYG) in Melbourne.

BA Chief hails NBL rule changes as a success

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock says that the NBL, which tipped off its 32nd season recently, was maturing as an international league following the introduction of some new rule changes for 2009/10.

Minister Ellis launches basketball stamp

Australia Post's "Let's Get Active!" stamp series launched on Tuesday with the support of Federal Minister for Sport Kate Ellis.

Taylor fires Mercury into decider

Opals forward Penny Taylor scored 17 points to go with 3 rebounds and 3 assists to help Phoenix overcome Indiana 90-77 in the penultimate match of the best-of-five WNBA Finals in Indianapolis.

This week in basketball, 20 years ago

What was happening in our great game during the week of October 5-11 in 1989? Find out as Basketball Australia historian Nicholas Way turns the clock back two decades.

ABC ramps up basketball website

Grandstand Sport on ABC Radio and Television has extended its commitment to basketball with a new website dedicated to the men’s and women’s national leagues.

Bevilaqua's Fever set to burn Mercury

Opals guard Tully Bevilaqua's Indiana Fever has taken a 2-1 lead over Penny Taylor’s Phoenix Mercury in the 2009 WNBA Finals.

WNBL: Round 1 wrap + VIDEO

Bulleen celebrated coach Tom Maher's return to the WNBL with an ominous opening round statement of intent as they crushed reigning champion Canberra, writes Adrian Warren for AAP.

U14 Girls: The Long and Short of it

This years U14 Australian National Championship has been an exciting surprise for basketball in Australia

Taylor hurt as Bevilaqua's Fever soars

A blow to Australian Opal Penny Taylor's face halted Phoenix's momentum as the Mercury lost game two of the WNBA finals against Indiana, writes James Dampney for AAP.