Monthly Archives: November 2009

Andersen and Jawai set new highs + VIDEO

Australia's David Andersen played significant minutes and set new career highs in the Houston Rockets' 100-91 road victory over Oklahoma City on the Thunder's home court today.

Earth turning for new Knox stadium

Knox Basketball Incorporated (KBI) is one step closer to moving into the new state-of-the-art basketball stadium off High Street Road in Wantirna South.

Eight new AIS women's scholarships announced

AIS women's basketball coach Phil Brown has announced eight new scholarship offers for 2010 following a thorough talent identification and recruitment process.

In the Paint: Patty Mills back in town

Boomer Patty Mills is back in Australia for a short visit before returning to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Patty Mills returning to USA + VIDEO

Australian Olympian Patrick Mills is set to return to the United States this week after securing a work visa.

A message from the Chief Executive

We are now well and truly into the 2009/10 seasons of the National Basketball League and Women's National Basketball League, writes BA CEO Larry Sengstock.

U17 men's squad for Worlds revealed

Basketball Australia can announce the eighteen athletes that make up the Australian U17 men's basketball squad.

Q & A with Liesl Tesch

Liesl Tesch is one of the most positive women you could hope to meet, writes Sharpest Pencil for

Basketball Australia happy with Opals' world draw

Basketball Australia has welcomed the draw for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women announced in Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic early Wednesday morning.

Lauren Jackson returns to WNBL + VIDEO

Basketball Australia (BA) can confirm that four time Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) Most Valuable Player Lauren Jackson has signed a contract with the Canberra Capitals to play out the remainder of the 2009/10 season.

GIVEAWAY: Take over the NBA

Thanks to 2K Sports, Basketball Australia has 5 copies of NBA2K10 plus other prizes to give away!

ID athletes re-included in Paralympics

The Australian Pearls and Boomerangs, our men's and women's national basketball teams for athletes with an intellectual disability, will possibly compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Former Opals coach Stirling joins Port Adelaide Power

Former Australian Opals and Adelaide Lightning coach Jan Stirling has been appointed the new leadership coach at Port Adelaide Football Club, writes Andrew Capel in The Adelaide Advertiser.

Back in the Day: November 1999

This week, the BA tardis sets us down in November 1999. Fortunately the weather is better here than in 2009. No need to fear a bushfire front sweeping past us. So, what's happening, asks Nicholas Way for Basketball Australia?

Will Lauren Jackson be Canberra's highest paid athlete?

Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson will become Canberra's highest-paid athlete on a per-minute basis should she accept a $220,000 offer to make a brief WNBL appearance this season, writes Chris Dutton for The Canberra Times.

Feature: Patty Mills' move to the big league

Being drafted into the world's richest and best basketball league is supposed to open the door to a world of money, fame and luxury, writes Chris Dutton for The Canberra Times.

Feature: Sky's the limit for Lizzie Cambage

The first thing you notice about Liz Cambage is her height, writes Stathi Paxinos for The Age.

Andrew Bogut sidelined with injury

Australian Boomer Andrew Bogut's best NBA season has been put on hold because of a leg injury which will rule him out for four to six weeks, writes James Dampney for The Australian Associated Press.