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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

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.


May 24

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

Time for WNBL to wave BA goodbye

In: WNBL — Friday, 26 Apr, 2024

IF speculation is correct that Basketball Australia chief executive Matt Scriven has rejected Geelong's bid for a WNBL licence at the same time as Melbourne Boomers have withdrawn as a club then it's high time the league ditched the federation's tattered umbrella to "go it alone" and seek the support of NBL owner Larry Kestelman. 


Apr 26

Geelong set to swoop on vacant WNBL license

In: WNBL — Tuesday, 23 Apr, 2024

BASKETBALL Australia, in its capacity as the management of the WNBL, is caught in a dilemma with the imminent loss of 40-year-old Melbourne (formerly Bulleen) Boomers and approach from a Geelong-based consortium willing to take up the license, keeping the league at eight teams. 


Apr 23

Brad&Boti: Southside are champs, Ants in danger

In: NBL, WNBL — Monday, 18 Mar, 2024

THE WNBL has crowned its 2023-24 champion and Melbourne has a 1-0 lead on Tasmania in the NBL Championship Series as former Sydney Kings assistant coach Brad Rosen and I thrash it all out in this week's Brad&Boti podcast, and we're not pulling any punches.


Mar 18

Record rout as Southside wins in a flyer

In: WNBL — Sunday, 17 Mar, 2024

THEY had the Rolls Royce of Australian basketball, then watched a Mercedes drive off with the Rachael Sporn Medal as Southside left Perth choking on its fumes in Game 3 of the WNBL Grand Final Series, the Flyers' claiming their second crown but fifth overall including their history as Dandenong Rangers.


Mar 17

'Great escape' as Flyers send Final to a decider

In: WNBL — Friday, 15 Mar, 2024

A LITERAL last-gasp basket by Southside import Mercedes Russell last night forced the WNBL Grand Final Series to a deciding third game on Sunday in Melbourne as the Flyers flew the Perth coup 97-95 winners, barely escaping the desperate final minutes after leading all night.


Mar 15

Brad&Boti: LJ to Olympics, WNBL Final, NBL Semis

In: NBL, WNBL — Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2024

THE WNBL already is into its Grand Final Series, Perth owning a 1-0 lead in the Best-of-3 Final. But the NBL settles its issues in a double-header basketball bonanza of Game 3 semi final deciders tonight, and Brad Rosen and I are down for it at our Brad&Boti podcast.


Mar 13

That well? Yep. Atwell did that well and better!

In: WNBL — Sunday, 10 Mar, 2024

PERTH Lynx are one win away from claiming only the club's second WNBL championship and first since women's basketball legends Tom Maher, Michele Timms and Robyn Maher clinched the 1992 crown after Amy Atwell and crew today blew Southside off its home Melbourne floor 101-79. 


Mar 10

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