Blog Archives

John Carey appointed Chair of Basketball Australia.

John Carey has been confirmed as the new Chair of Basketball Australia’s Board with Damian Armour announced as Deputy Chair.

BA seeking new GM of Community & Participation

BA is seeking a new GM of Community and Participation. The successful candidate will oversee the growth development and strengthening of basketball in Australia. The role will provide a vital link from BA to the 'shopfront' of the sport – our states, associations and clubs.

20th National Junior Awards winners announced

Hugh Greenwood and Sara Blicavs have been named the Athletes of the Year at the 20th National Junior Awards.

Homicide to host Whoosh at Waterfront

If you look up “Streetball” on Wikipedia, you’ll get a comprehensive explanation of the various styles of the game and where it is mostly played. You will also see a list of “Famous Streetballers” – and the person at the very top of that list? Corey “Homicide” Williams.

Geelong to stage FIBA 3x3 World Qualifier

Basketball Geelong has won the right to stage Australia’s inaugural FIBA 3x3 qualifying event over the Queens Birthday long weekend June 9 – 11, 2012.
The Geelong event will qualify two teams of four players to play at a world tour qualifying event in Vladivostok, Russia this July. These are the only two teams that will qualify from Australia.

Patrick Hunt receives International Lifetime Achievement

The National Association of Basketball Coaches awarded AIS Applied Technical Advancement Coach and World Association of Basketball Coaches President Patrick Hunt of Canberra one of the 2012 NABC International Lifetime Achievement Awards at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans.

Basketball Australia CEO Larry Sengstock resigns

The Board of Basketball Australia today announced that Larry Sengstock had resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer.

FIBA Player Agents’ Test

The Deputy Chairman of the FIBA Legal Commission, Ken Madsen, will conduct a test and interviews for accreditation for prospective FIBA Player Agents in Sydney on Friday 25 May 2012.

BA and iiNet invite YOU to the MVP Awards Night for 2012

This prestigious black tie event will see the elite of Australia’s basketball family in attendance as the annual awards for both the National Basketball League (NBL) and Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) are presented at the esteemed Palladium at Crown Melbourne.

956 teams compete in Eltham-Dandenong tournament

A massive 956 basketball teams filled more than 25 Melbourne basketball stadiums at the weekend to compete in the annual Eltham Dandenong Junior Basketball tournament, an event that typically signals the commencement of the junior basketball season.

Norma Connolly and Owen Hughan receive OAM

Two great Australian basketball figures, Norma Connolly and Owen Hughan were honoured at the Australia Day celebrations last week.

Vale Alf Green

Basketball Australia extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Life Member and Former President of Basketball Tasmania, Alf Green.

Hidden stars of the future on show in Frankston

NBA and future Olympic star Luol Deng and Australian NBA draftee Ater Majok both hail from Sudan, and the next stars to follow in their footsteps could be on show at the Frankston Basketball Stadium next week.

BA seeks applications for GM High Performance role

Basketball Australia is seeking applications for the position of General Manager: High Performance.

Basketball Australia welcomes new additions to Board

Following the recent Annual General Meeting, Basketball Australia has welcomed two new additions to its Board, as the sport moves into the final stage of the unification process that began back in November 2008, which will see the Basketball Australia Board operating as an independent governing body.

Landon honoured among other Australian sporting greats

Basketball Australia’s Lorraine Landon will be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, among a list of other Australian sporting Legends including Glenn McGrath and Layne Beachley, at a ceremony at the Crown Palladium tonight.

NBA Legends put teens through their paces

The NBA Legends Camp which has been held at Dandenong Stadium since Monday moves into its final day of action on Thursday, with retired NBA stars Horace Grant, Luc Longley and Ron Harper having put some of the brightest young basketball stars in the Asia Pacific region through their paces.

Key Basketball Administrator Keith Fenton passes away

Basketball Australia wishes to extent its deep sorrow to the family and friends of great Australian basketball figure Keith Fenton, who sadly passed away recently.