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The Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals have begun their journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, travelling to Kuala Lumpur for the FIBA Women’s Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

 

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The Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals have taken the next step towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, successfully qualifying for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in February next year.

Their qualification came after an extremely strong performance on Saturday night defeating India by an impressive 85 points.

 

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Basketball Australia is pleased to announce it has signed a new multi-year partnership agreement with premium sporting goods brand Spalding.

The renewed partnership will see Basketball Australia and Spalding’s relationship enter its 10th year in 2020.

 

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Basketball Australia (BA) can today announce that the Australian Men’s Basketball Team, the Australian Boomers, have undergone a transition of its coaching staff with the Philadelphia 76ers’ Brett Brown appointed as the national team’s new Head Coach.

Brown replaces the outgoing Andrej Lemanis who has been instrumental in the Boomers achieving gold medals at the 2017 Asia Cup and 2018 Commonwealth Games and leading the team to its highest-ever FIBA world ranking of third.

 

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Basketball Australia has today announced a renewal agreement with Victor Sports as its “Official Sports Medical Supplier” for a further three-year term.

The agreement will see Victor supply Basketball Australia National Teams and Centre of Excellence programs with its comprehensive range of sports medical products, ensuring teams have the best possible product available to help them compete on the world stage.

 

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Basketball Australia’s Integrity Unit has investigated an incident involving Glen Rice Jnr. in Auckland on November 14, 2019.

The matter was referred to an Independent Hearing Panel who, taking into account the club-imposed suspension, have determined no further action is currently necessary in connection with Rice Jnr.

 

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The Australian Gliders have achieved a silver medal at the AOZ Championships and having defeated Japan in the semi-final have officially qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.


The Australian Rollers have won gold at the AOZ Championships defeating Korea by 17 points.

 

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I am a fan. I am very tall, but only played it at school (not naturally coordinated enough to do any good at it!). I follow the Sydney Kings, but haven't been to a game for many years (it is too easy to watch them on channel 10 or SBS these days, and I have been to enough sport during the year with the Roosters). I also like the LA Lakers or, to a lesser extent, Boston Celtics or Sacramento Kings. I would love to go to an NBA game in the US the next time I travel there. It is good to have the games on SBS now. I am having a day off from work today and watched the Lakers v Hawks game this morning. It was quite a close game and enjoyable.
 

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I am a fan. I am very tall, but only played it at school (not naturally coordinated enough to do any good at it!). I follow the Sydney Kings, but haven't been to a game for many years (it is too easy to watch them on channel 10 or SBS these days, and I have been to enough sport during the year with the Roosters). I also like the LA Lakers or, to a lesser extent, Boston Celtics or Sacramento Kings. I would love to go to an NBA game in the US the next time I travel there. It is good to have the games on SBS now. I am having a day off from work today and watched the Lakers v Hawks game this morning. It was quite a close game and enjoyable.
I like the Kings but I hardly ever watch basketball. It seemed more popular in Australia in the 1990s.
 

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The 2012 London Olympic flag bearer Lauren Jackson AO has been named as a finalist for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (WBHOF).

Jackson was named as one of 12 finalists at the Baylor University v University of Connecticut game on Thursday 9 January at the XL Centre in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

 

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