Shane Heal


Loss to Townsville Crocodiles cheats Shane Heal of ideal Sydney Kings farewell

David Sygall Shane Heal says the Kings’ fortunes in the NBL depend upon building on a core group of players and finding the stability that has brought success to the league’s top clubs.


Sydney Kings fail to send off Shane Heal with a win over Townsville Crocodiles in NBL

Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal has called it quits.

David Sygall An era ended for the Sydney Kings on Saturday night when one of the club’s favourite sons, Shane Heal, bade farewell, but his players were unable to send him off with a win.


Shane Heal quits after Wollongong Hawks knock Sydney Kings out of NBL playoff equation

Hawks captain Oscar Forman starred in the win over the Kings.

David Sygall The Sydney Kings' hopes of making the NBL finals are over after going down to traditional rivals Wollongong on Friday night.


Patty Mills ready for bigger things after helping Spurs to NBA championship, says Shane Heal

Patty Mills has has

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills helped deliver the NBA championship to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday and Australian basketball great Shane Heal believes the speedy point guard has "earned the right to test the...


Shane Heal furious as Sydney Kings lose again

Coach Shane Heal

Tom Decent The Sydney Kings have surrendered another lead, this time midway through the third quarter, to fall 73-62 against the Cairns Taipans at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Friday night.

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Shane Heal pushes Sydney Kings to boiling point to get season back on track


David Sygall Six days after the Wollongong Hawks came to the Kings' house and left with the points - their second win over Sydney in a week - Shane Heal's voice is echoing around the Sydney Entertainment Centre,...

Sydney Kings beginning to click, says Shane Heal

Shane Heal

Alex Nicholson Sydney coach Shane Heal believes the Kings have put their mid-season slump firmly behind them and they are building momentum before Sunday's clash with Adelaide 36ers at the Sydney Entertainment...

Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal off to New Zealand for off-season

Shane Heal

David Sygall Shane Heal's future in Sydney looks uncertain, as the Boomers legend prepares to announce a deal that will have him help prepare some of New Zealand's top players for this year's World Cup and puts...

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NBL: Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal won't be distracted by uncertainty

Shane Heal

Alex Nicholson Sydney coach Shane Heal is adamant the uncertainty surrounding his coaching future will not be a distraction when the Kings take on the New Zealand Breakers on Saturday night at the Kingdome.

Battle between basketball and AFL for talent more intense than ever, says Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal

David Sygall After two days as a guest of basketballer-turned-AFL champion Dean Brogan and veteran coach Kevin Sheedy at GWS Giants, Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal has no doubts why the cashed-up code is raiding...


NBL: Sam Young can't do it all singlehandedly, says Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal

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Adrian Warren Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal has warned his NBL team against sitting back and trying to let new import and recent NBA player Sam Young run their show.

Shane Heal expects Sydney Kings to bounce back strongly

Shane Heal

David Sygall Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal has drilled into his players this week that they cannot allow the foundations of their structure to be rocked out just because NBA import Sam Young has rocked up.

Shane Heal lauds Sam Young's presence in sparking Sydney to NBL win

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 01:  Kings coach Shane Heal speaks to Sam Young during the round eight NBL match between the Melbourne Tigers and the Sydney Kings at State Netball Hockey Centre in December 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Adrian Warren Recent NBA player and new Sydney import Sam Young has scored 27 points to lead the Kings to a 67-63 NBL away win over Melbourne.

Basketball Australia to fight FIBA on manipulation claims

The Australian Boomers face an investigation into their loss to Angola.

Roy Ward Basketball Australia will make a strong and detailed case after FIBA accuses the Boomers of deliberately losing to Angola at the world cup.

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Boomers to take pressure off Dante Exum in FIBA World Cup

Dante Exum in training for the upcoming World Cup.

Roy Ward Australian veteran Joe Ingles says Dante Exum just needs to play his role at first major tournament.

Boomers deny tanking after loss to Angola at world championships

Australian forward Cameron Bairstow scores during the Boomers' shock loss to Angola.

Joe Barton The Boomers have rejected suggestions their shock loss to Angola at the basketball World Cup was a tank job to avoid a quarter-final showdown with Team USA.


Chicago Bulls excited about new addition Cameron Bairstow

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

After four years toiling away in US college basketball, Australia's Cameron Bairstow has finally earned his place in the NBA.


Dante Exum's Lake Ginninderra College teammates insist their mate is 'just like one of us'

Exum's teammates

Jon Tuxworth Dante Exum may be starring in shoe commercials and raking in millions in the NBA, but his former Lake Ginninderra College teammates view him as an ordinary teenager.


Patty Mills avoids contract hype to focus on NBA celebrations

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills is avoiding the hype of multimillion-dollar offers to focus on basking in NBA championship glory.


Patty Mills eyes mega-deal after NBA triumph

Patty Mills celebrates the NBA title win.

Chris Dutton Patty Mills' NBA championship blitz has launched him on to the recruitment radar of some of the leagues' biggest teams, with reports linking the Canberra basketballer to a massive pay rise and a move...