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Fearless Boomers have medal in their sights

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

BOOMERS boss Andrej Lemanis isn't too fired up about who will captain his World Cup team but he is excited his players have "bought in" and are targeting a podium finish in Spain.

Jul 31

WW - 36ers V Crocodiles, October 6, 2004

In: Flashbacks — Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

WAYBACK Wednesday was a weekly feature I wrote last season for Adelaide 36ers website, which now you can revisit, see for the first time or completely ignore!

Jul 30

'Ringo' says: "I'm done"

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 29 Jul, 2014

DUAL Olympian and 2006 World Champion Jenni Screen today made it official, informing the Opals tonight’s clash with Mozambique would be her last international for Australia.

Jul 29

GE to electrify Hawks again

In: NBL — Tuesday, 29 Jul, 2014

RHYS Martin’s decision to pursue opportunities to play in Europe has opened the door for Wollongong’s 2011 MVP Gary Ervin to return to the club for the 2014-15 NBL season.

Montreal can add a new 36ers dimension

In: NBL — Tuesday, 29 Jul, 2014

EXPECT Adelaide 36ers to shortly formally reveal SEABL superstar Daequon Montreal as their second import for 2014-15, alongside playmaking guard Jamar Wilson.

Our (World) Cup runneth over

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 28 Jul, 2014

YOU would think it might be hard to get excited about Australia’s shot at a World Cup medal without starters Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills being available ... but you’d be wrong.

Jul 28

The Week That Was ... #4

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014

AUSTRALIA's Opals today completed a 3-0 sweep of Japan when they whipped the hosts 67-52 at  Yagamata.

Jul 27

The Week That Was ... #1

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

THE Opals today hammered Japan B 91-52 as part of their four-game tour, following last night’s thrilling 80-79 win over Japan in Akita.

Jul 26

The Week That Was ... #2

In: NBL — Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

SYDNEY Kings this week announced the signing of import Kendrick Perry - no, not Kendrick Perkins, though what the Kings are paying Perry probably is closer to what $7million man Perkins should annually earn in the NBA.

The Week That Was ... #3

In: NBL — Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

NEW Zealand's midweek signing, Tai Wesley, was on the radar of several NBL teams before the Breakers swooped in to secure the Guam international.

Loggins-Bruton bound to blitz Brisbane

In: NBL — Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

BET on the NBL staging its 2014 Preseason Blitz Tournament for the Loggins-Bruton Trophy in Brisbane in September.

Jul 25

Bullets 'will happen' CEO repeats

In: NBL — Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

JUST to be clear, NBL chief executive Fraser Neill today reiterated Brisbane would be represented in the league from 2015-16 onwards.

Jul 24

WW - 36ers V Bullets, October 2, 1994

In: Flashbacks — Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

WAYBACK Wednesday was a weekly feature I wrote last season for Adelaide 36ers website, which now you can revisit, see for the first time or completely ignore!

Jul 23

Another good day, and all that jazz

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

IT’S been another fine day for Australian basketball on the world stage with Boomers forward Cameron Bairstow signing a three-year deal with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls.

Jul 22

Poland a "Screen-saver"

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

OPALS co-captain and 2006 World Champion Jenni Screen has landed a pro gig in Poland during the Australian summer.

All Star Five's all stars thrive

In: NBL — Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

YOU have to wonder whether the NBL losing its complete 2013-14 All Star Five ahead of the 2014-15 season is a good or bad omen.

Jul 21

Sayonara to another Opals outfit

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

NOT sure when it will be time to take an Opals squad/team seriously but surely coach Brendan Joyce has to get more deliberate soon with the World Championship right around the corner.

R.I.P. James. You made my life better

In: Misc — Sunday, 20 Jul, 2014

EVERY now and then, you get a stark reminder of your own mortality and the fact you may soon be joining all your childhood heroes somewhere in the great beyond.

Jul 20

FLASHBACK 42: April 6, 1967

In: Flashbacks — Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014

*FLASHBACKS, my irregular "lucky dip" where I just reach into my drawers of old Australian basketball stuff and transcribe whatever I find for you.

Jul 19

Balls to bounce in Wollongong

In: NBL — Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014

EXPECT the Wollongong Hawks to shortly name naturalised forward Adam Ballinger in their revamped 2014-15 NBL lineup.

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