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Patrick Mills at the Boomers Camp

A 17-man Boomers squad to play at the 2007 FIBA Oceania Qualifying Series in August was announced last month...

The Australian basketball team pose at Sydney Airport on September 26, 2006. The Opals defeated Russia for the world title in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

All 12 members of Australia's 2006 world basketball championship winning outfit were named in the 26-woman Opals squad

Tully Bevilaqua in action at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

The world champion Opals are no longer fazed by the intimidation tactics of their once feared opponents … the USA.

Andrew Boguts dunks against Qatar at the 2006 World Basketball Championships.

Brian Goorjian was re-appointed unopposed last week as the head coach of the Australian men’s basketball team for the next two years.

Australian men's basketball coach Brian Goorjian in full voice during the Athens Olympics.

Brian Goorjian was re-appointed unopposed last week as the head coach of the Australian men’s basketball team for the next two years.

Andrew Bogut taking on the USA at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Despite two commonwealth gold medals and one world championship gold medal in 2006, Basketball Australia is not resting on...

Australian men's basketball coach Brian Goorjian in full voice during the Athens Olympics.

Brian Goorjian has been re-appointed Head Coach of the Australian men’s basketball team through to the 2008 Beijing Olympics...

Lauren Jackson and the Opals celebrate defeating the USA in Canberra in April 2006.

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Russia stunned the two-time defending champion United States 75-68 in the semifinals of the women's world basketball...