Police in two states are investigating allegations of inappropriate betting on basketball games in Australia.
Fairfax Media understands Victoria Police, Queensland Police and the National Sports Integrity Unit are looking into allegations people closely connected with a club were betting against that same club.
Basketball Australia put out a media release on February 12 stating it was looking into rumours of inappropriate betting while it's also understood the national body contacted police that day to notify them of the rumours and find out which body is best placed to investigate the allegations.
The NBL, which is run privately and not by Basketball Australia, has denied any of its clubs are involved in the investigations.
Basketball Australia chief executive Anthony Moore told Fairfax Media on Saturday the national body notified the authorities as soon as they heard the allegations.
"Once we heard the [initial] reports on Melbourne breakfast radio we did what was required in informing the authorities as in the Australian Sports Commission, the National Sports Integrity Unit and the relevant law enforcement authorities," Moore said.
Moore also said the Rio Olympic preparations for the Australian Boomers and Australian Opals should not be affected by this matter.
Moore has also left the door open for long bans to be issued once the law enforcement investigations have run their course.
"Once the relevant law enforcement agencies have completed their investigations then Basketball Australia has the ability to examine the issues and see if any of its integrity policies have been breached," Moore said.
"But this will only happen once the authorities have investigated the matter.
"This process has to run its course. No national sporting organisation should get in the way of the authorities doing their jobs."