Sydney Spirit

Sydney Spirit lose Liam Rush to Sweden

The beleaguered Sydney Spirit have suffered another blow with swingman Liam Rush quitting the NBL for a new deal in Europe.

NBL reclaims Sydney Spirit licence

The Sydney Spirit's licence has returned to the control of the NBL after another failure by the club's former owner Greg Evans to respond to an official notice.

Sydney Spirit get their first NBL win

Sydney Spirit won their first NBL game of season 2008 in Canberra, coming from behind to ruin the 500th game celebrations of Adelaide veteran Brett Maher.

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.

Razorbacks embrace Sydney Spirit

Samantha Broun The West Sydney Razorbacks and Sydney Kings have gone from squabbling siblings to one big happy family.

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Melbourne Tigers should have stuck to thinking inside the box

Paul Suttor

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Sydney Kings need top coach or face another season of under-achievement

Paul Suttor It would be easy to say the worst thing the Sydney Kings can do now is to go for the quick fix to solve their coaching problem. But they pretty much have to. And they will.

Early interest in new-look NBL

Adrian Warren The criteria for inclusion in the revamped National Basketball League are set to be released later this week.

Wildcats working into title calculations

James Dampney With the top three teams all slipping up, Perth have emerged as a threat to claim the 2008-09 NBL championship.

Bogut helps snap Bucks NBA losing streak

James Dampney A day after committing his own money to ailing basketball team the Sydney Spirit, Andrew Bogut produced one of his best games to lead Milwaukee to beat Indiana.

Tigers slide from NBL top spot

Guy Hand Melbourne Tigers coach Al Westover has challenged his NBL team to find some "killer instinct" as they face a tough week following another loss by South Dragons.

Boomers star blasts 'crap owners'

Guy Hand Olympian Mark Worthington says the financial demise of several NBL clubs may be good for Australian basketball with poor owners being weeded out of the sport.

NBL warning as Taipans near rescue

Wayne Heming Basketball Australia (BA) have warned the next NBL club to hit troubled waters will most likely sink.

NBL's Taipans enter administration

Roger Vaughan Another financial crisis has rocked the NBL, with the Cairns Taipans stunning league officials by going into voluntary administration.

Crocs warn about Sydney's NBL spirit

Jim Morton The coach of the NBL's form team, the Townsville Crocodiles, has warned an angry Sydney Spirit were set to take the NBL by storm.

Spirit players to accept big pay cut

Battling NBL club Sydney Spirit will play out the season after their players accepted a pay cut of more than 50 per cent.

Spirit set to play rest of NBL season

Ailing NBL club Sydney Spirit is set to see out the season after fellow team owners agreed to a rescue package.

Basketball boss hopeful of Spirit rescue

Adrian Warren Basketball Australia boss Scott Derwin is confident a rescue package will allow the ailing Sydney Spirit to play out the remainder of the NBL season.

NBL issues default notice to Spirit

The Sydney Spirit are just two weeks away from possible extinction after the NBL on Wednesday launched default proceedings against the embattled club.

Spirit likely to vanish from NBL

James Dampney Sydney is likely to have no presence in the NBL following the crushing announcement that the Spirit are set to go into administration this week.