Jon Tuxworth

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Patrick Mills delivers in San Antonio Spurs' win over Memphis Grizzlies

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Patrick Mills took a huge step toward proving he deserves a bigger role with San Antonio this season with a starring display in the Spurs 101-94 win in Memphis on Tuesday.

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Patrick Mills digs deep for the Spurs

Indigenous basketballer Patrick Mills aka Patty Mills, who plays in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs. 
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Jon Tuxworth He's just helped Australian basketball to one of its proudest moments, and Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis believes Patrick Mills' improved decision-making has helped spark his breakout NBA...

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Andrew Gaze warns Patty Mills to carefully weigh up move from San Antonio

Andrew Gaze says Patty Mills would be making the wrong decision if he left the Spurs to chase a starting spot at a less-credentialled team.

Jon Tuxworth Australia basketball legend Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills couldn't be blamed if he leaves star-studded San Antonio for bigger money elsewhere, despite the Spurs entering the NBA play-offs as...

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Dante Exum could be school's grade A superstar

Dante Exum starred for Lake Ginninderra College in the 2013  national schoolboys titles.

Jon Tuxworth Olympic gold medallists, Socceroos captains and tennis grand slam winners have walked its halls, but few could match the hype surrounding Lake Ginninderra College’s next superstar graduate,...

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Mills makes most of chance to shine

SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 30: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs collects a rebound in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 30, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. 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.   Darren Carroll/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Patrick Mills took a big step towards a bigger role with San Antonio this season on Thursday.

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Dante Exum ready to help mates at Australian schoolboys basketball championships

SPORT: Australian Boomers basketballer Dante Exum,18 is in his final year at school but could sign a million dollar deal in the NBA next year.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth For a youngster touted as a top-three NBA draft pick, playing for your school is a few steps down on the hype scale.

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Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants Lauren Jackson's China club to ease her training workload

Sport.  Australian Opals vs New Zealand Tall Ferns.  Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson during the game at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he's worried she's being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles...

Brendan Joyce fears Lauren Jackson is being overworked in China

Jon Tuxworth Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he is worried she is being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles injury.

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Barnes, Gunners aim high

Sport.  Three coaches in the same family from left, Brad Barnes, Cameron Barnes and Barry Barnes at the Belconnen Basketball Stadium.  Cameron is the current coach of the Canberra Gunners , his brother Brad won the first championship with the Gunners 10 years ago and father Barry was a former coach of the Australian team and Canberra Cannons.  18 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Brad Barnes jokes many kids in Canberra basketball would probably know him only as ''some cranky bald bloke''.

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Tolo back in Opals with point to prove

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Marianna Tolo during the Opals training session at the AIS.
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Jon Tuxworth Marianna Tolo will use the pain of her Olympic snubbing to prove a point after earning an Australian Opals recall.

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Point guard has point to prove

Sport: Australian Opals and Australian Boomers Training Sessions at the AIS, Canberra. Matthew Dellavedova in action. 8th of August 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth When his name wasn't read out on NBA draft day Matthew Dellavedova had two options.

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Mills seizes his chance to reign at ‘The Palace’

Australian Boomers player Patty Mills.

Jon Tuxworth This was a special moment for Patrick Mills.

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Stars to align for centenary show

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Jon Tuxworth Basketball will join Canberra's centenary party when the Boomers and Opals play a double-header against New Zealand at the AIS in August.

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Mills deserves credit for role at Spurs: Gaze

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

Jon Tuxworth His own championship ring is gathering dust, but Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills ‘‘absolutely’’ deserves more acclaim should San Antonio win the NBA title.

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Beveridge eyes Boomers gig

Rob Beveridge

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Rob Beveridge wants the Australian Boomers coaching job after Brett Brown quit the post this week.

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Australia on brink of another golden age

Australian girls basketball National Identification training program

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia development officer Mike McHugh believes the sport is on the verge of a similar ''golden generation'' to that which uncovered Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson.

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Gunners import keen on NBL

Canberra Gunners biggest ever signing is Baltimore boy and scoring machine Camontae Griffin.

Jon Tuxworth A diminutive point guard from St Mary's College will play for the Canberra Gunners this season. And no, it's not Patrick Mills.

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Canberran Malone joins star in elite company

Darcy Malone

Jon Tuxworth ON FACE value, seven-foot Canberra teenager Darcy Malone and pint-sized NBA star Patrick Mills have little in common.

Mills turns down Spurs, chases better offer

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 14: Patrick Mills of the Tigers looks on during the round two NBL match between the Perth Wildcats and the Melbourne Tigers at Challenge Stadium on October 14, 2011 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Canberra basketballer Patrick Mills will enter the NBA free agents market after declining a second-year option on his contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

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Spurred on by the greats, Mills is back on court

Jon Tuxworth From three months in the basketball wilderness, to rubbing shoulders with some of the game's all-time greats.