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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bogut departs for the NBA

Australian Boomers centre Andrew Bogut left for the United States this morning to resume work with his club the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA, after the Players Association and the League recently struck a tentative deal which will see play resume on Christmas day.

Aussies impress on the European hardwood

This week’s update on the European scene sees fewer Aussies on the floor, but the ones who were certainly got the job done.

Longley honoured with Guy Pearce & Air Supply in LA

Australian basketball legend Luc Longley will join Emmy Award-winning Australian actor Guy Pearce, multi-platinum soft rock duo Air Supply in being honoured in LA for the upcoming G'Day USA celebrations.

Survey: the impact of alcohol sponsorship in sport

Researchers from the University of Queensland are undertaking a range of studies examining the impact of alcohol sponsorship in sport upon sportspeople’s and young consumers’ consumption. This is independent research, funded by the Australian Research Council and The Australian Sports Commission. The research outcomes will help inform the debate on whether alcohol sponsorship should be banned or regulated in Australian Sports.

Mills' China deal signals growing rivalry in region

With the move of Patty Mills to Chinese Basketball Association club the Xinjiang Flying Tigers this week, although a blow to the local competition in the short-term, it is another sign of the growth of the sport in China, as the rising super-power becomes a new rival for Australia in the region.

Tigers farewell Patty Mills

The Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club has released star point guard Patty Mills from his NBL playing contract effective immediately, allowing him to sign with Chinese club Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.

[Audio] Bogut chats to SEN

Andrew Bogut chats to SEN's Tim Watson and Andy Maher yesterday after the NBA's lock-out continues down its log road.

The Aussie-Euro Update

The Euro’s currency may be in trouble, but the basketball is as competitive as ever in the region. The NBA lock-out has seen a number of Americans ply their trade over there, including Tony Parker, Deron Williams and Andrei Kirilenko and among them are a number of familiar Aussie faces who we will be following weekly in this very column.

Mills faces off with President Obama

Australian Boomers point guard Patty Mills found one reason to be thankful that the NBA lockout has kept him in Australia, the 23 year old being invited to meet US President Barack Obama in Canberra yesterday.

Basketballers brush shoulders with elite at Cup

Aussie basketball rising stars Liz Cambage and Patty Mills were among the celebrities getting around and turning heads at this week’s Emirates Melbourne Cup, with both players being guests at the Swisse Marquee.

BA ranked 3rd in World, Jayco Opals ranked 2: FIBA

Off the back of their three-game victory over the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the recent FIBA Oceania Championship, seeing the side qualify for the London Olympic Games, the Jayco Australian Opals’ FIBA World ranking has risen from third to equal second, placing the Aussies alongside Russia, only one place behind the World number one USA.

[Gallery] NBA Asia Pacific Team Camp

After a week of action, the NBA Asia Pacific Team Camp, which was held at Dandenong Stadium this week, has come to an end, with Legends Horace Grant, Ron Harper, Luc Longley and Alex English leading a cast of big name NBA personalities taking 40 of the most talented 16 year olds from Australia, New Zealand, China and Korea through their paces.

Mills and Cox win top honours at 2011 Deadly Awards

Melbourne Tigers and Australian Boomers basketballer Patrick Mills has been named Sportsman of the Year at the annual Deadly Awards in Sydney, while former WNBL MVP and Jayco Opal Rohanee Cox has won the 2011 Deadly Awards Sportswoman of the Year.