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.
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 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.
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: 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.