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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.

Star-studded ceremony

Star-studded ceremony

8 July 2007

Australian Opal, Jennifer Screen, tied the knot with her sweetheart and fellow basketball player, Neil Mottram, on June 30 in a star-studded ceremony in Adelaide. The event was organised from Italy via the internet due to the pair’s professional playing commitments. Beijing Bound had a chat with Jennifer to hear about her exciting wedding news as well as her experiences living and playing in Italy.

Boomers win four nations

Boomers win four nations

22 June 2007

The Australian men's basketball team won the 4-Nations China Tournament in Guzhen, China overnight following a spirited 81-73 win over the host nation.The Boomers won five of their six games during the nine-day tour - two victories over China (81-73, 77-66), two over Croatia (80-56, 82-79) and one over

Goorjian misses game, Boomers win again

Goorjian misses game, Boomers win again

20 June 2007

The virus plagued Australian men's basketball team registered their fourth win in as many games in Zhuai, China overnight, courageously defeating Croatia 82-79.Head Coach Brian Goorjian was so ill with a virus he was forced to stay at the team hotel