Brad Newley

Basketball

Australian Boomers name final World Cup team

Australia will boast four NBA players - but just one from its domestic league - at this year's basketball World Cup in Spain.

Basketball

Boomers chasing medal at FIBA World Cup without Ben Simmons

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed to NBA clubs.

Lee Gaskin Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis signalled his intent to chase the country's first medal in men's basketball.

Basketball

Australian young gun Ben Simmons misses out on Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup

Young gun Ben Simmons believes the Boomers can contend for an Olympic Games gold medal.

Lee Gaskin Australian young gun Ben Simmons has missed out on the Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup.

Basketball

Australian basketball riding NBA wave

NBA conquered: Patty Mills celebrates during San Antonio's championship win over Miami.

Roy Ward Let's get it right – Australian basketball is not going through a golden age. It’s simply enjoying the spoils of its own evolution.

Comments 1

Basketball

Young guns Dante Exum and Aron Baynes headline Boomers squad

Dante Exum

New NBA recruit Dante Exum headlines Australia's 17-man squad ahead of this year's basketball World Cup in the absence of two of the country's biggest names.

Basketball

Utah Jazz give Dante Exum green light to play for Australia at World Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA draftee Dante Exum has been given the nod to play for Australia at the World Cup in Spain. 

Basketball

NBA champion Patty Mills backs the Boomers to shine at FIBA World Cup

Patty Mills speaks to the media on Tuesday.

Roy Ward Patty Mills and Aron Baynes see a bright future for the Boomers at the World Cup despite Mills' absence.

Basketball

Australia avoids US in basketball World Cup draw

USA v Australia.

Australia avoids early-round clashes with the world's top teams.

Basketball

Andrew Bogut still not sure if he will be fit for Australian Boomers at World Cup

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) passes the ball over Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Andrew Bogut is likely to wait until the end of the NBA season before deciding whether his body can handle playing a World Cup campaign for Australia.

Basketball

Mills, Baynes named in Boomers squad

Patty Mills

NBA players Patty Mills and Aron Baynes headline a 15-man Australian men's basketball squad named ahead of this month's Oceania championship series against New Zealand.

Basketball

Petrie jumps into frame

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Patty Mills of Australia is pressured by his opponent during the first match between the Australian Boomers and Greece at Hisense Arena on June 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Canberra's Patty Mills was an obvious choice, but former ACT basketballer Anthony Petrie was also named in the Boomers squad.

Basketball

Tall Blacks boosted for Boomers showdown

NBL Rd 10 - Hawks v Breakers
Caption:
WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17: Alex Pledger of the Breakers shoots for the basket during the round 10 NBL match between the Wollongong Hawks and the New Zealand Breakers at Wollongong Entertainment Centre on December 17, 2010 in Wollongong, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
-- 
--?

Paul Suttor?

Sun-Herald Sports Editor
Fairfax Media

--?

GPO Box 506, Sydney NSW 2001
0421 491 229?

(m) psuttor@fairfaxmedia.com.au?| (t) @paulsuttor?| (w)?www.smh.com.au?

107644320.jpg

Marc Hinton It's not quite the cavalry, but Tall Blacks coach Nenad Vucinic may have some much-needed help at hand for next week's daunting Oceania series against Australia.

Basketball

Vukona keen to upset Boomers coach

Marc Hinton Mika Vukona couldn't resist the dig at a coach he respects almost as much as he'd love to sit him on his backside.

Basketball

New coach talks up Boomers' chances

Excited: New Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis (right) with the Breakers' Will Hudson after the NBL grand final.

Jon Pierik Andrej Lemanis believes he has a squad that can achieve something "special".

Basketball

Lemanis to lead Boomers

Jon Pierik While Andrej Lemanis initially had tears at his farewell press conference as coach of the New Zealand Breakers on Wednesday, it was quickly down to business for Australia's new national coach.

Basketball

Basketball lacking clear vision at the top

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally.

Roy Ward The professions of politics and sports management aren't as alike as some might think.

Basketball

Boomers keen to avoid booby prize

The Age Sport
Picture by Wayne Taylor
20th June 2012
Basketball.
Autralian Boomers training today.
Aleks Maric.

Paul Zalunardo A quarter-final meeting with LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and company is the booby prize awaiting the Boomers should they fail to beat either Brazil or Russian during the pool stage of...

Basketball

'Getting loose' will help Mills in London

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12:  Patrick Mills of the Boomers poses during an Australian Basketball portrait session on July 12, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

By Liam FitzGibbon US basketball star Chris Paul expects Australia's Patty Mills to ''get loose'' and make a big impact at the London Olympics.

Basketball

Boom times

Andrew Bogut

Daniel Lane A recuperating Andrew Bogut, back in Melbourne, talks to Daniel Lane about the Olympics and his move to San Francisco.

Basketball

Mills will make a statement: Brown

Patrick Mills.

Lee Gaskin Australian coach Brett Brown is banking on a more focused and mature Patty Mills to ''make a statement'' when the Canberra product spearheads the Boomers at the London Olympics.