Chris Anstey

Chris Anstey hopes Andrew Demetriou turns to basketball

Outgoing AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou.

Jon Pierik On a day Basketball Australia said its chief executive was leaving, and the AFL confirmed the date of Andrew Demetriou's departure, Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey had this hope for his sport.

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Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey fined for referee abuse, post-match criticism

Chris Anstey.

Jon Pierik Chris Anstey hopeful honesty will help generate greater support for NBL.

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Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey under pressure as club loses again

Chris Anstey, coach of the Tigers.

Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers' finals place is in doubt following their loss to bottom side Townsville Crocodiles.

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Chris Anstey urges humbled Tigers to regroup after huge final loss

Chris Anstey

Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey has set his side the challenge to go one better next season after losing their NBL semi-final series to Adelaide 36ers.

Melbourne United signs Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jordan McRae

Roy Ward Melbourne United has used its newly built connections to the NBA to sign Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jordan McRae as its second import.

Melbourne United star Chris Goulding close to joining Spanish club CAI Zaragoza

Chris Goulding

Roy Ward NBL leading scorer takes big step by securing a European contract.

Melbourne United adds Australian big man Daniel Kickert

Melbourne United United has long targeted Daniel Kickert because of his versatility as a big man who can shoot from outside and score in the low post.

Roy Ward Former Australian Boomers and European star Daniel Kickert to come home to Melbourne.

Melbourne United opens with a win

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Roy Ward Melbourne United has a new name and colours but two returning Melbourne players made sure the club opened a new era with a win on Friday night in front of a big crowd.

Melbourne United adds sponsors, stars, but aims for long-term success

On court: David Barlow  in training at the Minerdome.

Roy Ward Melbourne United say its new brand has already proved a commercial success but much works remains to be done.

Australian forward Cameron Bairstow takes first step to NBA with Chicago Bulls

Sweet home Chicago: Cameron Bairstow has been drafted by the Bulls with the 49th pick.

Roy Ward Queensland forward Cameron Bairstow will get every chance to make the Chicago Bulls roster.

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Tigers turn United in hope of galvanising the community

Melbourne United is unveiled.

Roy Ward The club formerly known as Melbourne Tigers announces its new identity

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Melbourne Tigers move closer to NBL play-offs berth

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Roy Ward Almost two years of transformation is starting to bear fruit for the Melbourne Tigers.

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Fresh Tiger saves game against Taipans

Tiger Adam Ballinger ponders his next move.

Roy Ward In a game of exhausted players, the rested player can be king.

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Melbourne Tigers coach roars 'foul' after rout by Kings

Ben Magden of the Sydney Kings charges past Chris Goulding and Tommy Greer of the Melbourne Tigers.

Chris Anstey takes a thinly veiled swipe at the officials after his team's 97-84 defeat.

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NBL: Melbourne Tigers foward Lucas Walker out injured with achilles problem

Lucas Walker.

Lucas Walker will miss at least the next three Melbourne Tigers' games due to a recurring achilles tendon problem.

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Sam Young leads Sydney Kings to road win over Melbourne

Sam Young

Roy Ward American president Theodore Roosevelt famously had a ''speak softly and carry a big stick'' approach to foreign policy.

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Mark Worthington shot helps Melbourne Tigers sink Perth Wildcats

Melbourne Tigers forward Mark Worthington

Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers forward lives out a childhood dream, making the game-winning shot.

Perth Wildcats regain defensive bite

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 02:  James Ennis of the Wildcats celebrates after shooting a basket during the round 16 NBL match between the Melbourne Tigers and the Perth Wildcats at Hisense Arena on February 2, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Adrian Warren Perth have consolidated top spot in the NBL and ended a two-match losing streak with an 81-57 win at third-placed Melbourne.

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Double Dribble: Patty Mills' purple patch for San Antonio Spurs could translate into millions

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Paul Suttor Patty Mills' recent hot streak couldn't have come at a better time.

Perth pull clear at top of NBL ladder

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 27: James Ennis of the Wildcats slam dunks during the round three NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Perth Wildcats at Sydney Entertainment Centre in October 27, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Adrian Warren Perth have moved three games clear at the top of the NBL ladder after closest challenger Adelaide lost both road games in the latest round.