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

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Bogut urges Boomers to look beyond London aspirations

Photograph Paul Jeffers. 010612. The Sunday Age. Photograph shows. NBA basketball player Andrew Bogut at his training centre in Carrum Downs, Melbourne, Victoria, Friday Jun 01, 2012.

Andrew Bogut believes Australia's national basketball coaches must think beyond keeping their jobs and use up-and-comers in the Olympic squads to develop the Boomers into genuine medal contenders.

Thomas hopes to fire Tigers' NBL defence

Sam Lienert Returning Melbourne Tigers championship import Dave Thomas believes team unity is the key to re-igniting their NBL title defence.

NBL's Spirit showing plenty of hope

Adrian Warren Sydney coach Rob Beveridge will implore his players to stick with the NBL club until at least December 10 in the hope a white knight may come to their rescue.

Tigers fear for Mackinnon's future

Adam Cooper The Melbourne Tigers fear the basketball career of Sam Mackinnon might be over after he was diagnosed with a recurrence of blood clots on his lungs.

Tigers win by a point in Cairns

Guy Hand The Melbourne Tigers made a late come back to beat Cairns Taipans by one point for a win which could prove pivotal in their NBL season.

Breakers hold on to beat Tigers 86-84

Sam Lienert The New Zealand Breakers withstood a stunning Melbourne Tigers fightback to secure a thrilling 86-84 win in their NBL clash in Melbourne.

Blaze still searching for NBL flame

The Melbourne Tigers won 123-11 to ensure the Gold Coast Blaze remained winless in their first NBL season.

Dragons thump Tigers 108-80

The South Dragons announced themselves as NBL championship contenders by crushing Melbourne Tigers 108-80 on Saturday night.

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.

Papers show the Tigers' cap fits: NBL

James Dampney NBL chief executive Chuck Harmison insists his office has done all it can to ensure the Melbourne Tigers are competing under the league's salary cap.

NBL salary cap still dogs the Tigers

James Dampney Salary cap queries are still hovering over the Melbourne Tigers, who got the NBL defence underway with a comfortable victory over the Sydney Spirit.

Tigers brush aside Sydney Spirit

James Dampney The Melbourne Tigers have begun their quest for back-to-back NBL championships with a routine 112-102 victory over the new-look Spirit.

NBL needs big rethink, says Mackinnon

Guy Hand NBL star Sam Mackinnon says the ailing competition needs a total rethink if basketball is to re-establish itself in the Australian sporting marketplace.

Tigers almost unbeatable, says Goorjian

Justin Chadwick South Dragons coach Brian Goorjian says the Melbourne Tigers would have to "fall on their sword" not to win back-to-back NBL Championships.

NBL Tigers fined for import breach

Guy Hand The NBL has fined the Melbourne Tigers $4,000 for playing Ebi Ere illegally in a pre-season game in a wrangle described by the league as a "serious breach".

Crocs imports ready to tear up NBL court

Wayne Heming Townsville import duo Corey "Homicide" Williams and Rosell Ellis are preparing to tear teams apart when the NBL season tips off this weekend.

Tigers pounce to sign Ere to NBL deal

The Tigers' NBL championship defence has received a major boost - at the expense of local rivals the South Dragons - with the signing of star player Ebi Ere.

NBL team Tigers sign ex-MVP Mackinnon

The Melbourne Tigers have boosted their chances of defending their NBL championship by signing former league MVP and Boomers star Sam Mackinnon.

Three Bullets released from NBL deals

Embattled NBL club the Brisbane Bullets have released three players from their contracts, saying it is unfair to keep them given the club's uncertain future.