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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Trophy bearer Patty Mills closing in on new NBA deal

NBA championship winner Patty Mills, wants to inspire Australia's indigenous basketballers.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills wants Australia to embrace a "unique and historic" moment in basketball when he arrives home with the NBA championship trophy this week for a six-city celebration tour with one of world...

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Patty Mills is back in Canberra and he's got the NBA trophy

Patty Mills signs an autograph for Alyssa Seden,12, of Stirling, at Canberra Airport.

Chris Dutton He's been around the world, but Patrick Mills says nothing beats coming home to Canberra.

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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.

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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...

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NBA championship winner Patty Mills out for seven months with shoulder injury

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Chris Dutton A shoulder injury has forced Patrick Mills to withdraw from Australia's World Cup campaign.

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NBA championship trophy coming to Canberra as Patty Mills signs new deal with San Antonio Spurs

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Chris Dutton The NBA trophy is coming to Canberra and Patty Mills has signed a new deal with Spurs.

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NBA star Patty Mills wants to revive his family club

NBA championship winner Patty Mills wants to inspire Australia's indigenous basketballers.

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth He's now an NBA championship-winning star with the San Antonio Spurs, but Patty Mills began basketball in Canberra as a four-year-old with the Shadows ... and he wants it revived.

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Canberran Patrick Mills out to earn his spurs with San Antonio in NBA finals

Chris Dutton Canberra basketball star Patrick Mills has turned a blast from his coach into inspiration for career-best form.

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Canberra's Patty Mills and San Antonio Spurs through to NBA finals against Miami Heat

Tim Duncan gives Patrick Mills a congratulatory pat on the head on Sunday.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says San Antonio wants to get rid of the "bad taste" from last year's NBA finals defeat.

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

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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...

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Patty Mills helps San Antonio Spurs win NBA Finals over Miami Heat

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Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills has etched his name in Australian sporting history after helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to an NBA championship.

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Patty Mills helps San Antonio Spurs win NBA finals over Miami Heat

Number one: Patty Mills helped the Spurs to the NBA title.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills has etched his name in Australian sporting history after helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to an NBA championship.

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NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

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Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.

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NBA: Patty Mills has eyes on top prize for San Antonio Spurs

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Dutton Patty Mills puts contract negotiations on hold as he targets another championship series.

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Gaze urges NBL to recruit NBA star power

29th September 2012, Story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  Former Canberra Cannons coach Cal Bruton host's a 2 on 2 basketball competition at the Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium, Cal Bruton on the drive

Chris Dutton BASKETBALL great Andrew Gaze has urged the NBL to make an audacious bid to recruit some of the biggest names in the sport to increase popularity and avoid another collapse.

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Olympics spurs on Mills in NBA mission

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Chris Dutton He missed out on Olympic Games bling but Patrick Mills and the San Antonio Spurs are on a mission to ''achieve greatness'' and believe they have the firepower to win an NBA championship ring.

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Patty on cusp of NBA title dream

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18:  Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Spurs 112-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)  Patty Mills

Chris Dutton A towel-waving army, rock legends and the biggest stage in basketball - Patrick Mills is chasing his NBA championship dream in a world of superstars and megabucks.

Mills to stay with Spurs for another NBA championship tilt

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Patrick Mills #5 of Australia passes the ball against the United States during the Men's Basketball quaterfinal game on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Australian basketball star Patrick Mills will play with the San Antonio Spurs in the next NBA season.

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Mills ready to finalise NBA future

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Chris Dutton FIRST his NBA future and then the Olympic Games - Patrick Mills wants to finalise where he will play next season in the coming days so he can fully focus on his London mission.

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Mills settles NBA future with new Spurs deal

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By Chris Dutton PATRICK MILLS hopes being free of the burden of an uncertain future will help propel him to a stellar Olympic Games campaign as he leads the Australian Boomers' bid for their first medal.