Monthly Archives: December 2011

Boomers rising big, Aron Baynes talks to SEN

He was impressive at the recent 2011 FIBA Oceania Championships, and received big wraps from retired Boomer and NBA championship winner Luc Longley, and SEN caught up with the man on the rise, Aron Baynes.

Steven Icke appointed GM of High Performance

Former General Manager of Football Operations at AFL club Carlton and 1977 VFL premiership player for North Melbourne, Steven Icke, has been appointed General Manager of High Performance for Basketball Australia, it is announced today.

Hadziomerovic to miss rest of College season

Young Aussie guard and current member of Division 1 school Boise State University Igor Hadziomerovic broke his foot in practice this week according to reports, and is expected to miss the rest of the season, Boise State officials said on Saturday.

U17 squads chosen ahead of first camps in Feb

Squads for both the U17 Men’s and Women’s Australian national basketball teams have been selected, with the young stars of the future working towards a spot in the teams that will ultimately compete in next year’s FIBA U17 World Championship of Basketball.

Bogut tops Aussie earners list as he returns to NBA

Aussie Boomers big man Andrew Bogut has topped the BRW’s list of top earning Aussie athletes, overtaking last year’s number one, Mark Webber to take the mantle.

Vale Jeremy Doyle

Basketball Australia extends its deepest sympathies to the family and close friends of champion wheelchair basketball player and member of the 2010 World Championship winning Australian Rollers team, Jeremy Doyle, who sadly passed away on Sunday following a battle with cancer.

New-look FIBA Livestats

Australian basketball fans will notice a new-look FIBA LiveStats when logging onto the WNBL and NBL websites on the weekend, following the release by SportingPulse of their fresh new version.

Seeking Mangers/Medical staff for U19 programs

Basketball Australia is seeking applications for the positions of Team Manager, Team Doctor and Team Physiotherapist for the U19 Men's and Women's National Basketball teams, the Emus and the Gems.

Watch Episode 10 of WNBL iTV here now!

Episode 10 of WNBL iTV is now available to watch, so tune in to catch all of the latest news and information from around the league!

Gliders coaches named ahead of 2012 Paralympic bid

Basketball Australia has named the coaching panel that they will seek to lead the Australian Gliders wheelchair basketball team through to the 2012 Paralympic Games, as they chase Gold in London.

Penny Taylor talks to In The Paint on 1116 SEN

Jayco Opals superstar Penny Taylor talks to Brett Phillips from the In The Paint Program on Melbourne sports radio station, 1116 SEN.

BA officials appointed to 2012 Paraympic Games

Australian basketball referees and official have been racking up the accolades of late, with a number of recent international acknowledgments demonstrating the class of Australian officiating.

John Paul College & Sydney Boys High win nationals

John Paul College and Sydney Boys High School are the Girls' and Boys' Australian Schools Champions, after both clinching their respective Gold Medal clashes today in Bendigo.

300 WNBL games for coaching master Tom Maher

Eight-time Women’s National Basketball League championship winning head coach Tom Maher will lead the Bulleen Boomers in his 300th WNBL game on Sunday afternoon, when his side faces off against the AIS at the Veneto Club in Melbourne.

Back in the Day: Top Ten Teams in WNBL History II

Basketball Australia historian, Nicholas Way, continues his count down of the top 10 WNBL teams of all time. There's only five teams to go.

Gold Medal games tip off at the ASC

The medal rounds tip off today at the 2011 Australian Schools Championship from Bendigo. In the Men’s Championship division, the national title has already been awarded to Sydney Boys high School, as they are facing the team from China in the final.

Kristina Keneally named Chair of BA Board

In a huge coup for the sport of Basketball, it has been confirmed that former New South Wales Premier, the Hon. Kristina Keneally MP, has been appointed by a unanimous vote to the Board of Basketball Australia (BA) as that body’s new Chair.