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Basketball lacking clear vision at the top

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

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Boomers will have to overcome some tall timber

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 07:  Tom Abercrombie of the Breakers dunks the ball during game one of the NBL Grand Final series between the New Zealand Breakers and the Perth Wildcats at Vector Arena on April 7, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

Marc Hinton The Tall Blacks look certain to have their best big man back to face the Boomers next week in an Oceania series with a daunting look about it.

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Rookies must lift to challenge Boomers

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Nenad Vucinic is challenging his rookie Tall Blacks to step up another notch when the team gather in Auckland on Friday for next week's Oceania home-and-away series against Australia.

Raptors' Jawai cleared to begin workouts

The Toronto Raptors' Australian NBA rookie forward Nathan Jawai, sidelined because of an unidentified heart abnormality, has been cleared to begin workouts.

Bogut, Jawai set to miss NBA start

Australian basketballers Andrew Bogut and Nathan Jawai are both likely to miss the start of the new NBA season next week.

Tigers, Taipans set early pace in NBL

James Dampney Title favourites Melbourne and the revamped Cairns Taipans are setting the early pace as the 2008-09 NBL season begins to take shape.

Black wants Taipans to be aggressive

Wayne Heming Cairns coach Allan Black has pledged the Taipans will turn on the aggression in Saturday night's NBL season opener against the South Dragons.

Jawai lands basketball deal with Raptors

Nathan Jawai from the Cairns Taipans is headed for the NBA in a big way after signing a two-year guaranteed deal with the Toronto Raptors.

Jawai becomes 10th Aussie drafted to NBA

Australian basketballer Nathan Jawai has officially been traded to the Toronto Raptors as part of a blockbuster deal including NBA superstar Jermaine O'Neal.

Jawai drafted by NBA club Indiana Pacers

Australian basketball sensation Nathan Jawai is set to play in the NBA next season for Toronto despite being selected by Indiana in the draft.

Jawai's NBA hopes on the line

Sam Lienert NBL rookie sensation Nathan Jawai faces a critical moment in his basketball future on Friday when he learns his fate in the NBA draft.

Boomers coach laments absence of stars

Justin Chadwick Boomers coach Brian Goorjian says the absence of Andrew Bogut and David Andersen until mid-July will hurt the national team's preparation for the Beijing Games.

Goorjian to make cuts after Perth clash

Justin Chadwick The Beijing Olympic basketball dreams of up to four Boomers will be on the line when Australia clash with Iran in Perth on Monday night.

Boomers learning to combat big centres

Justin Chadwick Boomers coach Brian Goorjian says the three-match series against Iran will help his team deal with the behemoths of the game during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Former Bull bypassed by Boomers

James Dampney The Olympic dream of former Chicago Bulls centre Luke Schenscher is over after he was among six players cut from the Australian men's basketball team.

Aussie Jawai impresses at NBA workout

The NBA draft stocks of Cairns Taipans star Nathan Jawai have soared since the Australian arrived in the United States on Sunday.

Anstey rapt to be back as a Boomer

By Adam Cooper Melbourne Tigers star Chris Anstey hopes his return to the court for the Boomers will coincide with an improved Olympic Games showing in Beijing.

Aboriginal teen Mills a key for Boomers

Coach Brian Goorjian is tipping indigenous teenager Patrick Mills to be a "very, very important" part of the Boomers' Olympic basketball campaign.

Wortho makes first All-NBL first team

By James Dampney Sydney forward Mark Worthington has been rewarded for his best season in the NBL by being named in the league's All-NBL first team for the first time.