Monthly Archives: August 2010

Boomers host Short Statured basketball team

The giants of the Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s national basketball team extended a helping hand to their Lilliputian counterparts in Australia’s Short Statured basketball team at their training camp in Melbourne.

Win Two tickets to the FIBA Men's World Championships

GENEVA/ISTANBUL (FIBA World Championship) - FIBA's online basketball survey www.whybasketball.net will be sending two lucky basketball fans to Turkey to attend two FIBA World Championship games.

Andersen, Mills headline Boomers World Championship team

NBA stars David Andersen and Patrick Mills have been named by Basketball Australia in the 12-man Golden Star Australian Boomers team for the 2010 FIBA World Championships, which will be held in Turkey from 28 August to 12 September.

Back in the Day: 1990 World Championships

Special Report Two: The 14th FIBA World Championships for Men.
In the second of our ‘Special Reports’, the BA time machine has settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina to take a look at the 1990 Men’s World Championships...

Sengstock "optimistic" on Brisbane NBL team

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock says he has renewed optimism that the National Basketball League can once again have a Brisbane-based team in the competition following a meeting in the Queensland capital last night.

Sengstock To Attend Brisbane NBL Meeting Tonight

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer and National Basketball League General Manager Chuck Harmison will travel to Brisbane tonight (Wednesday 11 August) to attend a meeting with a group of parties interested in bringing an NBL team back to Brisbane.

Phillin' The Lane: Jackson, a Decade Long In Seattle

Basketball Australia's US correspondent Phil Moskowitz wraps another week of Aussie Boomers and Opals in action overseas.

Western Stars Go Undefeated in Round Four of the WNWBL

Women’s Wheelchair Basketball came to Sydney University and the action was non-stop, with eight games lighting up the weekend as finals time beckons.

Lauren Jackson Expected to Become WNBA All-time Leading Scorer

Australian basketball superstar Lauren Jackson is on track to become the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer according to recent reports in the US. The Opals forward and Seattle Storm leader currently sits in fourth place on the all-time list and pundits anticipate that she will take the top spot within a few seasons.

Basketball part of Labor's schools plan

The Gillard Labor Government has announced it would form a partnership with eight national sporting organisations, including Basketball, to develop programs to boost school attendance.

Maric Bolsters Boomers World Title Campaign

The World Championship campaign of the Golden Star Australian Boomers men's national basketball team has received a major boost with European-based star big man Aleks Maric confirming that he has made himself available for selection.

Women’s Wheelchair Basketball League moves into fourth and final round

Women's wheelchair basketball returns to the hardwood this weekend for the fourth round of the Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League. The four teams will converge upon Sydney University for what should be a fierce weekend of action.

Australia finalist to host 2014 Women's World Championship

FIBA World Championship for Women will be held in Australia, Brazil or Turkey, FIBA has announced.

Fourteen Admitted To Australian Basketball Hall Of Fame

Fourteen greats of the sport of basketball - including Perth Wildcats' hero Ricky Grace and former Australian Opals star Trish Fallon - are to be enshrined in the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame (ABHF), Basketball Australia has announced.

Emus squad named to attend training camp

With only six weeks remaining until the 2010 FIBA Oceania U18 Championships, an 18-strong squad has been selected to attend the Australian U19 Men’s training camp at the AIS next week.

Phillin' The Lane: Stankovic Stars

Basketball Australia's US correspondent Phil Moskowitz wraps another week of Aussie Boomers and Opals in action overseas.

Back in the Day: August 1985

The smell of burning toast and the whoosh of a speeding DeLorean is proof that the BA time machine has landed in August 1985...

Organisers lay court for inaugural Youth Olympic 3on3 event

Host organisers have just completed the installation of the official competition basketball court ahead of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) basketball competition that gets underway on 14th August. This event marks the debut of FIBA 33, the official 3 on 3 version of basketball.