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Bill Walton joins the immortals

In: NBA — Wednesday, 29 May, 2024

WITH the death on Monday of Bill Walton at just 71, the world of basketball has lost one of its greatest ever players and one of the most unique personalities in the game, writes our US correspondent BOB CRAVEN. A star at both college and professional level, Walton was the quintessential "one of a kind". 

May 29

Mr Grumpy bids his final farewell

In: WNBL, SA — Saturday, 25 May, 2024

THEY say the two certainties in life are death and taxes but in the case of Ian Thornton, there were a few more. "Did you hear the one about the Irishman, the Englishman and the Scotsman who walk into a bar?" That was the other certainty. Ian always had a joke up his sleeve. 

May 25

BOB'S UPDATE: Celtics sneak past Pacers in Game 1

In: NBA — Friday, 24 May, 2024

 BOB ON THE SPOT: Our man in the USA, BOB CRAVEN has the latest on the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Finals - it's down to Boston, Indiana, Minnesota and Dallas - WNBA developments and the drawcard Caitlin Clark is, along with some updates and an anniversary memory for one of the game's all-time greats.

May 24

NBL, WNBL, BA launch HoopsFest in Perth

In: NBL, WNBL, Misc — Friday, 24 May, 2024

PERTH in September will exclusively host the self-proclaimed "largest basketball festival ever" with the inaugural joint NBL, WNBL, BA "HoopsFest" initiative, featuring all 10 men's teams playing the 2024-25 season's opening round, a women's preseason tournament and the under-18 national club championship, featuring 48 junior teams.

New 'Coach Legend' podcast launching next week

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 21 May, 2024

NEED help, some mentoring on your journey as a basketball coach? Or just interested in hearing what the best in the business have to say about their craft? Your answers launch next week on Spotify with the ABC Coach Legends Spotlight podcast, hosted by Warwick Cann and featuring some of the best in our sport.


May 21

Different day, same old same old at 36ers

In: NBL — Friday, 17 May, 2024

ADELAIDE 36ers fans believing the appointment of favourite son and club stalwart Scott Ninnis as coach would revive the ailing club and its NBL fans starved of success for more than two decades, need to think again as management announces Brendan Joyce as his new assistant.

May 17

BOB's WNBA: There's a Storm brewing

In: NBA — Wednesday, 15 May, 2024

BOB'S WNBA: The WNBA season has opened and our Seattle-based US correspondent, BOB CRAVEN, brings us that city's Aussie perspective on its Storm content. Remember, WNBL MVP Aussies such as Lauren Jackson, Suzy Batkovic, Abby Bishop and Steph Talbot have been among the Storm's finest. 

May 15

Vale Corey Williams

In: NBL — Monday, 13 May, 2024

THE tragic, premature and sadly inevitable death of one of the NBL's past great players and by far its most strident international advocate and ambassador, Corey "Homicide" Williams, at just 46, has left a massive pall over the off-season and feelings of inestimable loss.

May 13

BOB'S BREAKING NEWS: Jade trade on WNBA eve

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals, NBA, Misc — Sunday, 12 May, 2024

BOB'S BREAKING NEWS: Our man in the US, BOB CRAVEN, has breaking news on the future of UC Canberra Capitals and Opals star Jade Melbourne, traded by Seattle Storm which, like the Phoenix Mercury, is a WNBA club with rich history for Australian players.  

May 12

Brad&Boti: Brad Newley on life after basketball

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Monday, 29 Apr, 2024

BRAD Newley has just closed the door on one of the great careers in Australian basketball and Brad Rosen and I seized the chance to chat with him at our Brad&Boti podcast before he took his family back to Spain's Gran Canaria for an emotional revisit. 

Apr 29

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