Monthly Archives: September 2010

Gallery: Australian Basketball Hall of Fame

Check out the photos from the 2010 Australian Basketball Hall of Fame Dinner

Back in the Day: A little bit of Seoul

This week, the BA time machine has stopped off in the spring of 1988. The weather is so nice we thought we might stay for a couple of weeks and follow the progress of the Boomers and Opals at the Summer Olympics, held in Seoul, South Korea. Before we go there, let’s see what’s doing “back in the world”...

Phillin’ The Lane: World Championship Aftermath

The 2010 World Championships came to an end yesterday, with Team USA standing atop of the podium with gold medals hanging around their necks.

Lindsay Gaze inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

Sixteen legendary basketball figures from 12 different countries were inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in Istanbul on Sunday. Of them was Australian basketball pioneer, Olympian and Legendary coach, Lindsay Gaze.

Paralympic Pioneer celebrates two major milestones

A genuine legend of the Australian Paralympic movement, it’s only fitting Kevin Coombs will be in Sydney tomorrow to help commemorate two major milestones in the Paralympic movement.

Flames ignite to take WNWBL Championship

The Sydney Uni Flames have taken out the 2010 Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League championship in stunning fashion, by defeating championship favourites the Western Stars in a Sunday afternoon Grand Final showdown.

Opals take positives from loss to Spain

A strong second-half performance was not enough for the Jayco Australian Opals to get over the line against Spain in their second Exhibition game at Hartford University this morning, the Spanish team running away with a 87-74 win.

Opals suffer convincing defeat to Team USA

The Jayco Australian Opals have gone down to Team USA by a convincing 89-56 in Hartford, USA this morning.

Finals fever hits the WNWBL

It’s finals time in the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League, and the action is ready to heat up this weekend in Perth. Only one team will remain on Sunday to claim the spoils and the fight for WNWBL glory is expected to be intense.

Penny Taylor joins Opals as they prepare for clash with Team USA

After two days in Hartford, USA, The Jayco Australian Opals are preparing for their first clash with the United States, set to tip-off 5:30am AEST tomorrow morning at the XL Centre in Connecticut.

Boomers finish world titles with top ten placing

Despite suffering the disappointment of being eliminated from the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey at the Eight-Final Round stage, the Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s national basketball team have finished the tournament with a top ten placing, FIBA has announced.

2010 FIBA World Championships finals action on Fox Sports

The Boomers may have been bundled out of the World Championships, but the basketball action continues on Fox Sports.

Phillin' the Lane: Boomers bounce, Jackson and Seattle trounce

What started out as a golden opportunity to show the world that Australia shouldn’t be taken lightly instead ended abruptly with a 29-point beat-down at the hands of the Slovenians.

Opals head to United States to prepare for World title defence

The Jayco Australian Opals have departed Australia headed for the United States where they will resume preparations for their World title defence later this month.

Penny Taylor joins Opals squad as Jackson and Bishop advance to WNBA finals

Australian Opals guard Penny Taylor will be joining the Opals squad when they arrive in the USA in a few days, after her Phoenix Mercury side was bundled out of the WNBA Western Conference finals in game two by 91-88 at the hands of Lauren Jackson’s Seattle Storm.

Boomers' world title hopes shot down by Slovenia

The Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s national basketball team have been eliminated from the 2010 FIBA World Championships after suffering an 87-58 defeat at the hands of hot shooting European power Slovenia at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey.

Boomers hit by illness again

Illness has again struck the Australian basketball team with Aleks Maric and Steve Markovic failing to train ahead of Sunday night's knock-out match against Slovenia at the world championship in Turkey.

Brown hopes to vanquish Dragic demons

Australian coach Brett Brown has "haunting memories" of Slovenian point guard Goran Dragic and needs to find a way to stop the Phoenix Sun if the Boomers are to reach the world championship quarter-finals.