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

Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey fined for referee abuse, post-match criticism

Chris Anstey.

Jon Pierik Chris Anstey hopeful honesty will help generate greater support for NBL.

Basketball

Tigers add two pieces to puzzle

Chris Goulding

Jon Pierik Determined to again become a basketball force, the Melbourne Tigers yesterday secured two men they hope will play a key role in this resurrection, but it has come at the cost of import Ron Dorsey.

Basketball

Pre-season to decide Tigers leadership

Melbourne Tigers have signed a new point guard.

Jon Pierik Finally with a fit roster on the floor, Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey now has two key issues to deal with when the NBL’s pre-season tournament tips off on Thursday.

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.

NBL

New coach Anstey vows Tigers will challenge

Chris Anstey

Jon Pierik Rookie Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey has vowed the club will be a legitimate challenger for the National Basketball League championship next season as he attempts to help usher it out of a...