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

Lemanis to lead Boomers

Jon Pierik While Andrej Lemanis initially had tears at his farewell press conference as coach of the New Zealand Breakers on Wednesday, it was quickly down to business for Australia's new national coach.

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".

Keneally playing hardball

In the air: Basketball Australia chairwoman Kristina Keneally with Opals coach Carrie Graf.

Jon Pierik Former NSW premier understands more than most what it is like to face a major challenge.