Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tom Kyle new Australian Gliders Head Coach

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce Tom Kyle as the new Head Coach of the Australian Gliders women’s wheelchair basketball team.

Gliders headline 2013 WNWBL tip-off

The cream of Australia’s multiple Paralympic medal-winning Gliders squad will come together this weekend as the 2013 National Women's Wheelchair Basketball League tips off tonight in Sydney.

WNBL star to make WNWBL debut

Former Opal and WNBL superstar Deanna Smith adds another achievement to her basketball career when she becomes the first player to slip on the singlet in both the WNBL and the WNWBL this weekend for Perth’s Womens Wheelchair Basketball team, the ‘Be Active’ Western Stars.

New era to begin as Opals converge on Canberra

The Jayco Australian Opals will team up with emerging Opals this weekend when they head into their first training camp under the tutelage of newly appointed Head Coach Brendan Joyce.

Emus win best of three in phase one of European Tour

The Australian Emus have tipped off their tour of Europe, finishing on top in two of their three matches against the Czech Republic.

Lemanis to lead World University Games team

Australian Boomers Head Coach Andrej Lemanis will take the reins of the Australian men’s basketball team for the 2013 World University Games in Russia.

Andrew Gaze inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

Basketball Australia today congratulated Andrew Gaze AM on his induction to the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Boomers eye international post-season success

Patty Mills and his San Antonio Spurs are one win away from the NBA Finals after they came from a double-digit deficit to win Game three over the Memphis Grizzlies to take a 3-0 series lead in the NBA Western Conference Finals.

Opals star Liz Cambage says ‘Racism. It Stops With Me!’

Jayco Australian Opals star Liz Cambage has joined an all-star cast of Australia’s elite sportsmen and women to launch the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign released nationally today

Canberra to host 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships

Canberra will host the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships between Australia and New Zealand this August – ahead of 17th FIBA Basketball World Cup to be held in Spain and Turkey next year.

Basketball Australia and National Basketball League to move forward with de-merger

Basketball Australia and the National Basketball Competition – representing National Basketball League Clubs – have today signed a Heads of Agreement formally agreeing to a de-merger ahead of the 2013/14 season.

Application process open for FIBA U19 World Championships

The application process for media accreditation to the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships (Men and Women) is now underway.

Emus set for six-game Europe tour

The Australian Emus Under 19 Men’s team head to Europe, embarking on the final phase of preparations today ahead of the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championship in the Czech Republic.

Phillips sidelined, Snell gets new deal

Australian WNBA star Erin Phillips has suffered a setback on the eve of her Indiana Fever’s WNBA Championship defence, suffering knee injury that has ruled her out for 4-6 weeks.

Boomers duo move closer to NBA Finals

Australian Boomers stars Patty Mills and Aron Baynes moved one step closer to reaching the NBA Finals after the San Antonio Spurs Game 1 Western Conference Finals win over Memphis this morning.

Opals star Cambage set to return to the WNBA

Jayco Australian Opals star Liz Cambage is heading back to the Tulsa Shock and the WNBA just in time for the start of the 2013 season.

Brendan Joyce appointed Jayco Australian Opals Head Coach

Basketball Australia is proud to announce Brendan Joyce as Head Coach of the Jayco Australian Opals – the first full-time Opals Head Coach in over a decade.

Mills in box seat after crucial NBA playoff win

A late Patty Mills three-pointer put the icing on the cake of the series-defining Game 5 win by the San Antonio Spurs, pushing Andrew Bogut’s Golden State Warriors to the brink of NBA playoff elimination.