Monthly Archives: August 2010

Back in the day: Hall of fame

As the BA time machine is put in for a service, it is time for our third special report of the year...On Wednesday the 18 August, 2010, over three hundred members of the Australian basketball community spent a night out of the cold Melbourne winds to commemorate the past, celebrate the present and raise hopes for the future. The Grand Ballroom at the Sofitel on Collins was alive with colour, good talk and happy memories. For those not fortunate enough to be able to attend, here now are some of the highlights of the evening.

Phillin' the lane: Andersen and Mills shine in Turkey

The Golden Star Boomers have opened the World Championships and showed the world what they themselves already knew; the depth of this team will cause a tonne of problems for their opponents.

Aussies fill up WNBA finals

Australian Opals stars Lauren Jackson and Penny Taylor will be joining the side in three weeks time as teammates, but before they can start thinking about the Czech Republic and the World Championships, they’ll be on the floor as foes, as Jackson’s Seattle Storm and Taylor’s Phoenix Mercury prepare to do battle in the WNBA Western Conference finals series.

German game was vital for Boomers

Australia had identified their clash with Germany at the basketball world championship as the key preliminary round game for their hopes of making an impact at the tournament in Turkey.

Boomers stun Germans

Australia produced a sensational display of international basketball to beat Germany 78-43 and put them within reach of the knockout stage of the world championship in Turkey.

High praise for baby Boomers

Argentine coach Sergio Hernandez believes Australia can develop into a superpower in international men's basketball after the Boomers gave his world No.1-ranked team a huge scare at the world championships in Turkey.

Gallant Boomers need to quickly regroup

Australia need to quickly pick themselves up for a vital match against Germany in less than 24 hours' time after suffering a heart-breaking 74-72 loss to world No.1 Argentina at the basketball world championships in Turkey.

Boomers so close against Argentina

Australia fell agonisingly short of taking a huge scalp at the basketball world championship on Sunday, pipped by world No.1 Argentina 74-72 in Kayseri, Turkey.

Boomers to face top-ranked Argentina

After pulling off a great escape to beat Jordan in their opening basketball world championship match in Turkey, Australia will need to lift considerably to have any chance of upsetting world No.1 Argentina next up.

Boomers hold off Jordan at world titles

The Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s national basketball team have opened the 2010 FIBA World Championships by scoring a heart-stopping 76-75 win over Asia Championship bronze medallists Jordan in Kayseri, Turkey tonight.

VIDEO - Boomers talk about world titles preparations

Members of the Golden Star Australian Boomers talk about their preparations for the 2010 FIBA World Championships prior to their departure for Turkey.

Point guard Patty ready for 'interview'

As Patty Mills prepares for what he has labelled his "job interview" at the basketball world championships in Turkey, the young Australian point guard doesn't need to look far for inspiration.

Boomers world title campaign starts tonight

The Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s national basketball team begin their quest for gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey when they take on world title newcomers Jordan in the city of Kayseri at 11:30PM tonight Australian Eastern time.

Boomers: The line-up, the numbers

Penpix of the Australian men's basketball team ahead of the 2010 world championships, starting on August 28 in Turkey:

Golden Star Boomers have golden opportunity

After a near-faultless preparation, Boomers coach Brett Brown has noted some anxiety in his young squad but believes they can make a statement at the basketball world championships.

LJ Healthy for WNBA Play-offs For First Time in Years

For the first time since 2007, Lauren Jackson is heading into the WNBA play-offs healthy. The Seattle Storm finished the regular season tied for the most wins in WNBA history having posted a record of 28-6, as the Storm’s play-off campaign kicks off tonight against nemesis the Los Angeles Sparks.

Phillin' the Lane: World Championships Preview

The Golden Star Boomers have gone into Lyon, France for their final tune-ups before the World Championships later this week and have been victorious in all three matches.

Boomers too good for Cote D'Ivoire

The Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s national basketball team have completed their preparations for the upcoming 2010 FIBA World Championships by comprehensively defeating African team Cote d’Ivoire, 80-59, to register a 3-0 sweep at the Villeurbanne International Tournament in Lyon, France.