Monthly Archives: November 2010

Gasol backs Boomers

NBA star Pau Gasol of the LA Lakers has given a vote of confidence in the Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s basketball team, the Sydney Morning Herald has reported.

Funding boost helps Basketball's rise

Basketball Australia has welcomed the announcement from the Australian Sports Commission of an additional half-million dollars in annual funding for its participation-based programs which was announced today by Federal Sports Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark Arbib.

Sports and Entertainment Stars take on the Ultimate Challenge

Two teams of Australia’s top wheelchair basketball athletes will be mixed with gutsy celebrity guest players from sport and entertainment in a charity wheelchair basketball game at the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Melbourne on the 29th of November (12 15 – 2pm).

Jan Stirling to head up Australian Women's Wheelchair Basketball Program

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce that former Australian Opals head coach Jan Stirling has been appointed as the new head of the Australian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Program.

WNBL Clash at Australian Schools

With just 10 days till the start of the 2010 Australian Schools Championships tickets are still available to the Bendigo Spirit v Bulleen Boomers clash on Sunday Dec 5 at the Bendigo Basketball Stadium.

Back in the Day: Giving Thanks for Happy Blessings

This week, we land in November 2003. There was plenty happening in the world of hoops. Before we get started, here’s a little look at what had the world talking...

AJ Ogilvy - Euroblog 2

Hello readers, hope you’re all well.

Bogut contnues to battle niggling ailments

Andrew Bogut continues to battle injury woes in the early part of the 2010/11 NBA season.

Emus squad announced ahead of January camp

Basketball Australia has announced the Under 19 Men’s squad that will gather for the first official Emu’s basketball camp at the AIS from 25-30 January, ahead of the 2011 FIBA Men’s Under 19 World Championships in Latvia.

New fortunes for David Andersen in five-man trade deal

Australian Boomers big man Dave Andersen may have seen his season go from cellar dwelling to finals bound, after a trade deal was negotiated between NBA clubs the Toronto Raptors (4-9) and the New Orleans Hornets (10-1) over the weekend.

The Australian Pearls basketball team clinches gold at the World Championships

The Australian Pearls completed a clean sweep at the 6th INAS-FID World Basketball Championships at the weekend with a powerful exhibition of quality basketball.

Basketball Australia athletes claim accolades at NSWIS Awards night

A number of our athletes were up for a series of awards at last week’s NSWIS dinner in Sydney.

Pearls continue fine form

The Australian Pearls basketball team have continued to show their dominance, defeating Brazil 73-28

Under 19s Women's Squad Named for Training Camp

Basketball Australia has announced the squad of players who will take part in an intensive training camp to select the final Gems team that will represent Australia at the FIBA World Championships in 2011.

AIS Men's Scholarship Coach Opportunity

Basketball Australia are looking for a new Scholarship Coach for the 2011 Men's Basketball Program.

Australian Pearls get World Championship campaign off to a flying start

The Australian Pearls have kicked their tournament off to a scintillating start, with two emphatic victories in the first two rounds.

Ingles signs with Barcelona

Australian Boomers swingman Joe Ingles has taken his career in a forward direction, signing with Spanish powerhouse club Barcelona.

Phillin’ The Lane: Early NBA Struggles

Basketball Australia’s US correspondent Phil Moskowitz wraps another week of Aussies in action in the US and Europe.