Basketball New Zealand

Reappointed 3X3 coach looks for future stars on Burger King Tour

January 28, 2015

Basketball New Zealand has confirmed the reappointment of Anthony Corban as Head Coach of the New Zealand 3X3 Basketball Programme, including responsibility for the teams that will contest the 2015 U18 3X3 World Championships in Hungary.

Corban took the New Zealand team to the Open World Championships in 2014 but this year the focus is very much on the U18’s, with FIBA only hosting an open 3X3 World Championships in even years (with Olympic tournaments doubling as world championships for both open and Youth). Continue reading the full story »

National U16 Teams Named

January 23, 2015

Congratulations to the following athletes selected to represent Basketball New Zealand at the AUSTRALIAN U16 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS in Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia, from the 4 – 11 July, 2015. Continue reading »

BBNZ spends TAB $ wisely

January 23, 2015

Basketball New Zealand is delighted at the recent announcement of a significant payout from the TAB in commission payments relating to Basketball related activity. The sport becomes just the third ever in New Zealand to earn an annual commission in excess of $1,000,000 in a calendar year.

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NZ Development Tour – U14 Koru Boys Win Cup

January 17, 2015

The U14 Koru Boys team have come away as victors of the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup, after a convincing win today in their final against NSW Ospreys 68-36. Continue reading »

NZ Development Tour – Day 5 Results

January 16, 2015

Friday 15 January

Both U14 Boys’ Teams have beaten their quarter-final competitors to proceed to the semi-finals, where they will face off against each other this afternoon at 2.30pm (AEST). More results from Day 5 are found here: Continue reading »

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Tall Blacks Win Thriller!

September 5, 2014

The Tall Blacks won a thriller in Bilbao to give themselves a shot at progressing to the knock out stage of the FIBA World Cup, defeating Finland 67-65 in a game of hugely contrasting fortunes. At the time of writing the New Zealanders are now just awaiting other results in Pool C, with the United States needing to defeat Ukraine to ensure the Tall Blacks safe passage to Barcelona.

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Tall Blacks Are Alive!

September 4, 2014

The Tall Blacks World Cup remains alive after a strong 73-61 win over Ukraine this morning NZT, ensuring they go to their final pool game against Finland with a chance of progressing to the knock out stages of the tournament.

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TB’s compete with USA

September 3, 2014

The Tall Blacks have taken on the might of the USA and come away beaten but now bowed, losing the game 98-71 but doing enough to take confidence into their final must win pool games against Ukraine and Finland.

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TB’s Downed Again

September 1, 2014

The Tall Blacks have suffered their second consecutive defeat at the FIBA World Cup, beaten by the Dominican Republic 76-63.

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Tall Ferns So Close

August 30, 2014

The Tall Ferns brought their tour of China and the second of two four nation tournaments to a close with a heartbreaking loss against Slovenia, missing on a morale boosting win for this young team that has learned so much on their 10 day visit to China.

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Tall Ferns Well Beaten

August 29, 2014

A day after pushing the USA hard in the Four Nation Tournament in China, the young Tall Ferns side struggled to contain the home side, losing to China 91-40.

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Tall Ferns downed by USA

August 25, 2014

The Tall Ferns have been beaten by the powerful USA team in the first game at the Four Nations Tournament in China, going down 76-44 to a star studded American lineup.

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August 19, 2014
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The Tall Ferns leave for the Four Nation Tournament in China tonight and for many players a debut for the senior national team as a new-look team earns their stripes against quality international opposition. Continue reading »

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Cameron Returns to Saints

January 14, 2015

Sam Worthington – Dominion Post
Pero Cameron insists there are “no hard feelings” after accepting an offer to return as coach of the Wellington Saints on a one-year deal. Continue reading »

Baldwin not returning to Hawks

December 19, 2014

IMS Payroll Hawks today announced its 2013-14 coach Tab Baldwin will not return for next season’s National Basketball League. Continue reading »

Sharks sign Breaker Bailey

October 29, 2014

Logan Savory – Southland Times
The Southland Sharks have lured promising Breakers player Duane Bailey south to play in the 2015 National Basketball League. Continue reading »

Giants promote deputy

September 29, 2014

Pete McNae – Nelson Mail
More than 200 emails clogged the Nelson Giants’ inbox after they advertised for a new basketball head coach, but there was only one they were watching for. Continue reading »

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