Basketball

Draw for 2013 FIBA Asia basketball Championship made in Manila

By James Crook

133568972June 6 - The draw for the 2013 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Championship has been made today in host city Manila, with the main talking point being a clash of the titans in Group C of the continent's premier national basketball tournament.

Australian Opals set for training camp in preparation for China tour and 2013 Universiade

By James Crook

147339827May 30 - Australia women's team will take part in a training camp at Basketball Australia's National Centre of Excellence in Canberra next week under new head coach Brendan Joyce as players look to secure a place in the squad for their tour of China and the 2013 Universiade in Kazan.

Basketball icons set to be inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

By James Crook

51940398May 27 - The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) have announced the 12 icons of the sport that will be inducted into their Hall of Fame, including legendary Australian player and Sydney 2000 flagbearer Andrew Gaze (pictured), and the late former Canada coach John "Jack" Donohue.

IOC official to observe FIBA 3x3 World Tour qualifier for Rio 2016 inclusion review

By Emily Goddard

Walter Sieber 230513May 25 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Programme Commission member Walter Sieber has been confirmed to attend an International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Europe 3x3 EuroTour event in Bucharest next month ahead of the discipline's Rio 2016 inclusion review.

Canberra to host vital FIBA Oceania Championship matches

By Duncan Mackay

FIBA Oceania logoMay 24 - Canberra will host the decisive 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships between Australia and New Zealand this August - ahead of 17th FIBA Basketball World Cup to be held in Spain and Turkey next year, it has been announced.

Krzyzewski to remain as USA basketball coach for Rio 2016

By James Crook

164681777May 22 - Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski will remain in his role as United States basketball coach for Rio 2016 after leading the team to back-to-back Olympic gold medals and a world title in 2010, despite originally insisting that he would be stepping down following London 2012.

Australian Opals to be coached by Joyce for Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

Brendan JoyceMay 16 - Australia has appointed Brendan Joyce as the new coach of its women's team to guide them to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the first time the job has been a full-time appointment for more than a decade. 

"Miss London 2012" set to make political bow in Croatia

By James Crook

antonija-misura-cestista-croata-a-londra-2012-10May 7- Croatian basketball player Antonija Mišura - voted as the most beautiful woman competing at London 2012 - is set to make a transition to politics as a candidate for the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) in her home town of Šibenik.

Australian National League set to discuss break-away from Basketball Australia

By James Crook

138291811May 1 - The Australian National Basketball League (NBL) and Basketball Australia have agreed to discuss a de-merger as the league looks to become self-sustaining as soon as this month.
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