Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Basketball

NBL season in danger of being scrapped

NBL contest.

Jon Pierik Clubs need to prove they have the finances to orchestrate a de-merger or fall back.

Basketball

Ex-Boomers coach Brett Brown takes on NBA's 76ers

Boomers coach Brett Brown

Jon Pierik Former Australian Olympic basketball coach Brett Brown has agreed to be the head coach of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers.

Basketball

New coach talks up Boomers' chances

Excited: New Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis (right) with the Breakers' Will Hudson after the NBL grand final.

Jon Pierik Andrej Lemanis believes he has a squad that can achieve something "special".

Basketball

Gaze predicts bright future for new-look NBL

Andrew Gaze.

Jon Pierik Australian great says financial security and expansion must be on top of the agenda of the new National Basketball League.

Basketball

Gaze gets international gong

Andrew Gaze.

Jon Pierik Australian basketball great Andrew Gaze will be inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Basketball

Gaze calls for shift to winter season

Andrew Gaze.

Jon Pierik Andrew Gaze says said there's merit in the season running from March to October.

Basketball

NBL to bring back the All Stars

Kristina Keneally

Jon Pierik The rebuilding of basketball continues apace with the reinstatement of the All-Star game.