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Opals level with China; Boomers to play Argentina

Opals level with China; Boomers to play Argentina

19 May 2009

The Australian Women's Basketball Team has been defeated by China 90-84 in the second match of their three-game series in Anshan, China.Abby Bishop top-scored for the Opals with 15 points, Kathleen MacLeod added 14 points and Liz Cambage 13, while China's Bian Lan led all scorers with 27 points.

Heal to help coach the Boomers

Heal to help coach the Boomers

28 April 2009

Four-time Olympian Shane Heal has been named as an assistant coach to new Boomers mentor Brett Brown to help Australia prepare for a shot at a medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Heal, current New Zealand Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis and AIS coach Marty Clarke are Brown's three assistants

Australian basketball has new leader

Australian basketball has new leader

7 April 2009

Australian basketball has a new hand at the helm to guide it through the next stage of its commercial reform after the legendary Larry Sengstock was named as the sport's new Chief Executive Officer by Basketball Australia.

Brown takes over Boomers

Brown takes over Boomers

1 April 2009

Fresh ideas and direct links with the NBA gave San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown the nod over NBL coaching great Brian Goorjian in the race to take over the Australian men's basketball team.A former coach of the Sydney Kings and North Melbourne in the NBL, Brown was named on Tuesday to lead the Boomers to London 2012

Historical Vignette: Ed Palubinskas - Australia's first basketball great

Historical Vignette: Ed Palubinskas - Australia's first basketball great

1 January 2009

HISTORICAL VIGNETTE: More than a decade before Andrew Gaze, Mark Bradke and Luc Longley announced Australia’s arrival as a power on the world basketball stage Australia already had an internationally-rated male star. His name was Edward (Ed or Eddie) Sebastian Palubinskas.

Dunking Tippett spearheads AYOF team

Dunking Tippett spearheads AYOF team

6 November 2008

Gretel Tippett might be the younger sister of Adelaide Crows forward Kurt and Brisbane Lions rookie Joel, but the 15-year-old is making her own waves on the basketball court.

Serbia slides by Australia in overtime

Serbia slides by Australia in overtime

5 August 2007

The Australian men’s basketball team has been defeated by Serbia 86-81 in overtime at the Diego Gianatti International Basketball Tournament in Italy.South Australia’s Brad Newley and Victoria’s David Andersen each scored 14 points to lead the Boomers while Perth Wildcat Damien

Boomers defeat star-studded Turkey

Boomers defeat star-studded Turkey

1 August 2007

The Australian men’s basketball team has defeated Turkey 69-54 at the Diego Gianatti International Basketball Tournament in Italy overnight.Sydney Kings guard Jason Smith top scored for the Boomers with 13 points while Australia’s Russian-based forward David Andersen added 12 points

Opals set up showdown with China

Opals set up showdown with China

22 July 2007

The Australian women's basketball team avenged Friday’s five point loss to China by taking victory in the second game of the series in Yanxhou, China overnight, 73-67.

Goorjian needs Mee to beat the Kiwis

Goorjian needs Mee to beat the Kiwis

19 July 2007

Coach Brian Goorjian is relying on a 36-year-old rookie point guard to ensure the Australian men's basketball team qualifies for the Beijing Olympic Games.The Boomers face New Zealand in a crucial three-game series next month, with the victor guaranteed a place in the 2008 Olympics.