Mills return continues boom(er) year of Aussie basketball

It has been an eventful year for Australian basketball. The nation enjoyed an all-time high number of athletes in the NBA — seven. Dante Exum and Cam Bairstow joined a short tradition of countrymen before them to be selected in the NBA Draft. Joe Ingles received a deserved call-up from Europe to join Exum in Utah, bumping […]

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Tom Abercrombie heads to US for NBA trials

New Zealand Breakers star swingman Tom Abercrombie is taking the first step in what he hopes will be his NBA journey. The athletic 25 year-old is making his way to Chicago where he will prepare himself for trials with several NBA clubs. Abercrombie's Chicago-based agent has lined up mini-camp workouts with the Houston Rockets, Milwaukee […]

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Andrew Gaze inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

Australian basketball legend Andrew Gaze has joined the likes of David Robinson and Teresa Edwards (USA), Zoran Slavnic (Serbia), Paula Gonclaves (Brazil) and Jean-Jacques Conceicao (Angola) as a 2013 player inductee into the FIBA Hall of Fame. He joins his father, Lindsay Gaze, as one of three Australians to be inducted to the Hall. The […]


Grouping the NBL team names since 1990

Can't Buy A Basket has put together a cool Venn Diagram of all of the NBL team names since 1990.  Go to CBAB to get on some other great NBL gear.


NBL responds to talk of Townsville Crocodiles folding

News surfaced this morning via the Townsville Bulletin and social media that the Townsville Crocodiles (under the ownership of Barrier Reef Basketball Pty Ltd) were going to return their licence to Basketball Australia, under financial stress.  Basketball Australia have responded to these revelations with a statement this afternoon: Basketball Australia has this afternoon met with […]

National Tripping League continues

One week after the National Basketball League Tribunal heard a case against Jacob Holmes (Townsville Crocodiles) for tripping, a second case regarding Larry Davidson (Wollongong Hawks) came before it today. Whilst Holmes came away from his alleged trip of Wollongong's Tyson Demos unscathed, Davidson was not as fortunate in his incident with Sydney Kings guard […]

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Seth Scott to face tribunal – Kings win mental battle

(image source) Melbourne Tigers star forward Seth Scott will face the NBL tribunal, following a heated Sunday afternoon clash with the Sydney Kings at Hisense Arena. Scott was ejected from the Kings' eventual 72-67 victory during the third quarter, cited for striking the head of league-leading scorer Ben Madgen. Scott's ejection came during a sequence […]


Jonny Flynn to sign with Melbourne Tigers (NBL)

The Melbourne Tigers are reportedly set to sign former NBA point guard Jonny Flynn, replacing Kevin Braswell. Rumours have circulated for some days of the signing and today there appears to be confirmation of the move, with Tigers coach Chris Anstey citing niggling injuries to Braswell as the reason for the move.  “Kev has been […]


Mookie’s Minute on

Once again this season I’ll be writing my weekly column over on the official website of the National Basketball League. This season we’ve got the so, so humorous title for the column, Mookie’s Minute.  The column is pretty much about anything I feel like putting my pen to that week, with an Australian basketball bent, […]


Sydney Kings name Crown as major sponsor

The Sydney Kings today announced Crown as a major sponsor of the team for the 2012/13 NBL season. In an aptly connected name with the Kings brand, Crown will also come on board as the naming sponsor of the Kings homecourt, the Crown Kingdome. “The Sydney Kings is very excited about having such a high-profile […]

NBL Top 10 Dunks of 2011/12

You may have noticed that the National Basketball League is back into full swing, as evidenced by the four entertaining games this past weekend. Both new Wollongong Hawks import Lance Hurdle and Adelaide 36ers high-flyer Mitch Creek managed to put down some impressive jams in week one, showing promise for the season ahead. Despite the […]


Julian Khazzouh signs 3 year Polish deal

Former Sydney Kings centre Julian Khazzouh has inked a three year deal with Polish team, Asseco Prokom Gdynia. As well as playing in the Polish Basketball League, the team also competes in the Euroleague. The club, which has been relatively successful since it’s founding in 1995, has won nine Polish Championships and four Polish Cups. […]


NBL TV goes live online in groundbreaking deal

Earlier this year when Basketball Australia and the National Basketball League announced a new television contract, it was met with a combination of excitement and skepticism. The excitement was induced by the fact that NBL fans would once again be able to see live, primetime and free-to-air action on their television screens. The re-negotiated deal […]


First look at the 2012/13 Sydney Kings: what we learned

(All images: Benjamin Parker for Friday night saw the eventual return of NBL action in Sydney, albeit the pre-season. The Sydney Kings hosted the Wollongong Hawks at the Gosford City Basketball and Sports Stadium in sunny Terrigal. This game provided us with the first look at most of the Kings’ new men, being Darnell Lazare […]


Wortho to remain a baller

Australian Boomer Mark Worthington will stick with basketball. Despite a brief dalliance with the idea of playing Australian Rules Football, he will re-focus his efforts on his basketball career, as heads to Serbia for a professional contract. The press release from Basketball Australia follows. Basketball Australia has welcomed the news today that Australian Boomers team […]