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IVARS Blicavs probably is the least known of the famous sporting family, its Latvian origins originally leading it to basketball where several of his family members thrived.
THERE were some mighty good individual performances to highlight the opening round of the NBL and WNBL seasons but two stood out for us here at the B.O.T.I. offices and French polishing warehouse.
JOSH Powell arrives for Sydney this week as question-marks float all around the future of Melbourne United coach Dean Demopoulos.
TOWNSVILLE flexed its muscles, Dandenong looked the goods while Sydney and Adelaide lost but were left feeling good about themselves.
*FLASHBACKS, my irregular "lucky dip" where I just reach into my drawers of old Australian basketball stuff and transcribe or post whatever I find for you.*
THE men swung into action last night, the WNBL tips off tonight with the rejuvenated Sydney Uni Flames hosting the championship-favourite Perth Lynx.
HERE we go! Get set. Get ready. It's tip-off time tonight for the NBL with the return of the mighty Brisbane Bullets, hosting defending champion Perth at Boondall.
BRISBANE-based B.O.T.I. correspondent BRAYDEN HESLEHURST has sat down with a former teammate ready to give the new NBL season's Rookie of the Year award a thorough shake.
THE WNBL season tips off on Friday. Here's everything you want/need to know about every team and how B.O.T.I. rates each.
THE NBL season is almost upon us, the Kings with a major decision to make on whether to bring in a third import playmaker or a “big”.
THE Basketball Australia review of the Opals and Boomers is close to resolution and most of us are keen to know what High Performance GM Jan Stirling has uncovered.
ICONIC Aussie women's basketballer Penny Taylor retired today after one of the most outstanding careers in our sport's history.
THE NBL season is just days away and we can start getting excited again about hearing Steve Carfino on the broadcast calls...
OCTOBER is here and that means we're just days away from the launch of the 2016-17 NBL season. In 2001, the NBL's big initial talking point was its historic first nude calendar so let's revisit October for you.
THE NBL season tips off on Thursday. Here's everything you want/need to know about every team and how B.O.T.I. rates each.
LESS than a week out from what promises to be its most exciting season this century, the NBL's media department still remains clueless about promoting its league to the wider public.
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".