• Tall Blacks Up Intensity in Latvia

    Tall Blacks Up Intensity in Latvia

     The Tall Blacks have taken stock over the past few days as they continue preparations for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, enjoying some clear days of training in Latvia without the added...
  • Tall Blacks on Tour - blog by Team Manager Andrew Dewhurst.

    Tall Blacks on Tour - blog by Team Manager Andrew Dewhurst.

    Another day of travelling gives me a chance to blog about the tour so far, with visits to Japan and China now complete, I write this at Vienna Airport on the way to Riga in Latvia, having left Shanghai very early this morning.

  • TALL BLACKS WIN TEST OF CHARACTER

    TALL BLACKS WIN TEST OF CHARACTER

    The Tall Blacks came through a test of character with flying colours in a fiercely fought and often times controversial third place playoff match against the host nation at the Atlas Challenge tonight, winning 90-84 in Suzhou.
     
    Rebounding after what was by their own admission a...

  • TALL BLACKS RUN ENDS IN SEMIFINALS

    TALL BLACKS RUN ENDS IN SEMIFINALS

    The Tall Blacks run at the Atlas Challenge in China has come to an end in the semifinals, beaten 80-65 by a fired up Lithuania team, leaving the New Zealanders to play in the third place playoff on the final day against either China or Iran.

  • Tall Ferns programme looks bright despite Olympic Qualifying Tournament exit

    Tall Ferns programme looks bright despite Olympic Qualifying Tournament exit

    Following the Tall Ferns defeat against Cuba and the subsequent elimination from the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in France head coach Kennedy Kereama was asked about his hopes for the future of the Tall Ferns programme.
  • TALL BLACKS NAME 12 FOR EUROPE AND OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS

    TALL BLACKS NAME 12 FOR EUROPE AND OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS

    It has happened before and it will happen again, but it does not make the job of cutting players any easier for Tall Blacks Head Coach Paul Henare as he confirmed the two players who will not travel on to Europe for final preparations for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament...

  • TALL BLACKS PERFECT IN POOL PLAY AFTER THRASHING HOST NATION

    TALL BLACKS PERFECT IN POOL PLAY AFTER THRASHING HOST NATION

    Watch the replay of Chinese Coverage of the Tall Blacks V China here.

    The Tall Blacks made it three from three in the most emphatic fashion at the SJEC 2016 International Basketball Challenge with a comprehensive 98-74...

  • TALL BLACKS MAKE IT TWO FROM TWO IN CHINA

    TALL BLACKS MAKE IT TWO FROM TWO IN CHINA

    The Tall Blacks were made to work hard for it, but in the end ground out a comfortable 73-68 win over Japan to make it two from two at the Atlas International Basketball Challenge in China.

    Perhaps showing the effects of long days of travel and training, the Tall Blacks were a little...
  • Tall Ferns exit Olympic Qualifying Tournament after heart-breaking loss

    Tall Ferns exit Olympic Qualifying Tournament after heart-breaking loss

    The Tall Ferns lost their decisive Olympic Qualifying tie against Cuba in agonising and slightly controversial fashion overnight in Nantes going down 64-62. The Ferns exit the tournament having also lost their other pool game 70-52 to France the night before.

  • TALL BLACKS IMPRESS IN COMFORTABLE OPENING WIN OVER BELARUS

    TALL BLACKS IMPRESS IN COMFORTABLE OPENING WIN OVER BELARUS

    The Tall Blacks opened their campaign at the SJEC 2016 International Basketball Challenge in China with a comfortable win over European side Belarus in Suzhou tonight, easing away to a 15 point win in a game that was always under control.