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NBL Coaches Headline Las Vegas Worldwide Invitational

NBL Coaches Headline Las Vegas Worldwide Invitational

Three of the NBL’s top head coaches will participate in a pre-summer league camp in Las Vegas which tips off late next week. Aaron Fearne (Cairns Taipans), Dean Vickerman (New Zealand Breakers) and Joey Wright (Adelaide 36ers), heads of three of the four playoff teams from last season, will coach at the Worldwide Invitational from July 12-14. All three, as… Read more →

Lucas Walker Sets Sights on Rio

Lucas Walker Sets Sights on Rio

Faster, higher, stronger… and more consistent. That’s the plan for Adelaide 36ers recruit Lucas Walker as he hopes a change of scenery and more consistent play will help him fulfil his Olympic dream. “I would absolutely love to make the Olympic team next year,” Walker told Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas on the Downtown podcast. After a taste of Green… Read more →

Who Won the Draft?

Who Won the Draft?

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of experts – which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria - takes a close look at the big issues in the NBA. Each year, the draft is scrutinised and broken down into the simplest form… Who won, and who lost. With that in mind, the Starting Five debate the major wins from the 2015 edition.   Liam Santamaria: Miami Heat… Read more →

Downtown Podcast: NBL Free Agency

Downtown Podcast: NBL Free Agency

Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas break down all the moving and shaking of NBL free agency. The boys discuss each team’s recent signings and chat to Lucas Walker (Adelaide 36ers), Julian Khazzouh (Sydney Kings) and Rob Beveridge (Illawarra Hawks) about the upcoming season. Click here to subscribe via iTunes. Click here to access the podcast via Stitcher. If you enjoy the show, feel free… Read more →

The Beveridge Blueprint: How to Build an NBL Roster From Scratch

The Beveridge Blueprint: How to Build an NBL Roster From Scratch

Rob Beveridge is excited to be back in the NBL. The championship-winning coach told Downtown yesterday that the time was right for a return to the Australian league and that he feels like a perfect fit for the recently-saved Illawarra Hawks. “I’ve been out of the league for a couple of years and when I was contacted about it, it… Read more →

The Second Round Draft Picks Most Likely for #NBL16

The Second Round Draft Picks Most Likely for #NBL16

Hearing your name announced during last week’s NBA Draft was only the first step in establishing a pro career on the hardwood.  It was a big step, sure, but as Deborah Conway would say, it’s only the beginning.  That’s particularly true if it was Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum that spoke your name, as only first round draft picks are guaranteed… Read more →

Aussie Draft Hopefuls Focused on Wearing the Green and Gold

Aussie Draft Hopefuls Focused on Wearing the Green and Gold

When Adam Silver starts reading out names at tomorrow’s NBA Draft, the two Australians in with a chance of being selected, Mitch McCarron (Metro State College of Denver) and Hugh Greenwood (University of New Mexico), are planning on catching some shut-eye. “We could be asleep, honestly,” Greenwood said this afternoon. “It will depend on the time difference.  We might wake… Read more →

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