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FIBA Hall of Famer Lindsay Gaze and BA-NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton (left) will be part of the panel at "An Intimate Afternoon with Ken Cole" on the great man's birthday, October 15, at Dandenong Stadium in Melbourne.
KRISTEN Veal is the new head coach of Basketball Australia's
Centre of Excellence women's program, leaving only one
decision left to be made to right the Opals ship back on course again.
ILLAWARRA Hawks tonight claimed their first Loggins-Bruton Cup and third NBL preseason title after beating Melbourne United 94-86 in a surrogate Australian Basketball Challenge "final".
JASON Cadee is the undisputed Australian Basketball Challenge 3-Point Shooting Champion and Terrance Ferguson its shortest-lived slam dunk champion, losing the crown to Akil Mitchell about three minutes after winning it.
OK, forget that "six NBA scouts" attending the Australian Basketball Challenge on Day 1. Come today's Day 2 and they had multiplied.
THE WNBL's Melbourne Boomers have lost co-captain Elyse Penaluna for the 2016-17 season but I'm hearing Abby Bishop will be her likely repalcement.
THERE were six - count 'em, six - NBA scouts watching Day One of the Australian Basketball Challenge today at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
AUSTRALIA had never truly produced a bona fide international big man physically capable of taking on the Euros, Soviets and Americans until Ray Borner pulled on the green and gold.
THE Warrnambool Seaside Carnival was one of the feature events on the national basketball calendar back in the 70s and beyond, a chance for teams to gather over the Australia Day long weekend (as it was then) to test their mettle.
WHEN the best import basketball player you’ve ever seen is excited and raving over the best import basketball player he’s ever seen, you give him your undivided attention.
THE continued overwhelming success of the annual Australian Indigenous All Stars’ Trans-Tasman Challenge against New Zealand’s Maori National Team looks likely to move next into the women’s sphere.
WHEN Bill Jones is strapping on his knee pads, elbow pads, helmet and other essential safety gear, he is as far from the roar of Apollo as you could be.
THERE were NBL games aplenty today and the Australian Indigenous All Stars have their work cut out to retain the Trans-Tasman Championship after the NZ Maori National Team took Game 2 99-93.
DALLAS legend Dirk Nowitzki has given a glowing endorsement of new team-mate Andrew Bogut, declaring the Australian veteran will be a ‘great player’ for the Mavericks in 2016-17.
CAN you tell the NBL season is just around the corner? They’re playing out West, they’re playing in the Far East – and it’s not just NBL.
THE burning question you have to consider as the NBL figuratively places a number of eggs in the China basket is simply this: What’s in it for China?
THERE absolutely is no way Basketball Australia’s High Performance General Manager, Jan Stirling, should conduct the reviews into our Opals’ performance in Rio.
SOUTHERN Tigers’ championship success last night in SA’s Premier League is not the club’s first title.