Bryce Cotton re-signs with Perth

The Perth Wildcats have Bryce Cotton back in the fold. Sunday night on his Instagram, the two-time Grand Final MVP said “Glad to be back for another three seasons.” View this post on Instagram 🎥: @aeroture_aus ..Glad to be back for another 3 seasons ❗️#111forthecity A post shared by C11 BY BRYCE COTTON (@b_cotton11) on May 25, 2020 at 7:47pm PDT “I’m back for the next three seasons and I couldn’t be happier sharing this news. There’s no place like home.” Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleason was pleased, to say…

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Bogut undecided about basketball future

Andrew Bogut’s basketball future will not include wearing a Sydney Kings, or any other jersey, at least for the time being. Bogut, the 2019 NBL MVP, took to Twitter to explain his current status: Bogut says he is not hanging up his sneakers but has opted against locking himself into a deal at the current time as he surveys the current basketball environment, saying “This by no means is a retirement note, but simply saying any concrete decisions are too hard to be made at this point in time.” Though…

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Anstey not ruling out coaching in NBL again

from nbl.com.au: Two-time NBL MVP Chris Anstey has left the door open for a return to coaching at the professional level. Anstey coached Melbourne Tigers/United from 2012-2014 but that stint ended on a sour note, when he stepped down as United coach one game into the 2014/15 season. He has since been coaching state representative teams and at state league level, and Anstey has told the NBL Rewind podcast he would potentially consider a return to the NBL sidelines. “I learnt a long time ago to never say never to…

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Matt Hodgson returning to Brisbane for NBL21

From nbl.com.au: The Brisbane Bullets have announced that Matt Hodgson will return to the club for the NBL21 season. Under the NBL and Australian Basketball Players Association agreement, Hodgson initially chose to explore European playing options, before deciding to play another NBL season with the Bullets. “It’s great to have Hodgy back as a Bullet,” CEO Peter McLennan said. “Matt’s already had an impact in Brisbane, playing 57 games since joining our club in 2018. “He is one of the most talented big men in the league and is an important part…

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Andrew Gaze: 1990’s NBL stars would dominate today

The debate on which era was superior and how stars of yesteryear would perform in the current era, and vice versa, is an ongoing one that spans nearly all sports. The NBL is not immune to this debate , with one of the all-time greats of Australia’s top league, Andrew Gaze weighing in on how he thought NBL stars and greats of the past would perform in today’s game. from nbl.com.au: Seven-time NBL MVP Andrew Gaze believes the stars of the 1990’s would dominate in today’s era of basketball. Gaze…

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Daniel Johnson re-ups Adelaide 36ers

From nbl.com.au: The Adelaide 36ers have signed Daniel Johnson to a new three-year deal, which will see the star centre remain in Adelaide until the end of the 2022-23 season. Johnson led the Sixers in rebounding for the 2019-20 season, averaging 8.25 rebounds, 18 points and 2.18 assists per game in his tenth season with the club. The 32-year-old Western Australian has played 300 NBL games, picked up seven All-NBL team members and has been awarded the NBL’s Most Improved Player. Daniel Johnson is grateful to have his career extended…

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Brisbane’s Matt Hodgson opting out of deal with club

from nbl.com.au : Brisbane Bullets centre Matt Hodgson has exercised his right under the NBL and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association’s collective bargaining agreement to opt out of his contract with the club. Hodgson has made a significant contribution to the Bullets, playing 57 games since joining the club in 2018.  Bullets CEO Peter McLennan says while it’s disappointing to lose a player of Hodgson’s caliber, the club wishes him the best. “Hodgy is a great guy and has been a popular member of our squad,” McLennan said.  “The most important…

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Xavier Cooks opts out of deal with Sydney Kings

From nbl.com.au : Sydney Kings young-gun Xavier Cooks has exercised his right to opt out of the remaining year of his contract. In light of the recent agreement between the NBL and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association which saw pay cuts of up to 50 percent for the 2020-21 season, a deadline of May 4 was set for players to declare their intention to explore opportunities overseas. Cooks joined the Kings fifteen games into the NBL20 season after recovering from a knee injury he suffered while representing Australia in preparation…

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COVIDSAFE Application has support of NBL

From nbl.com.au: The Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League has thrown its support behind the Federal Government’s COVIDSafe app. NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry Kestelman said: “The Government is a doing a great job to help lead the Australian community back from this terrible virus. “The COVIDSafe app is a very important initiative to help track cases of the virus in Australia and prevent community transmission. “We would encourage all basketball fans to download it and help in the fight against COVID-19 as everything we can do will also help…

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Perth’s Bryce Cotton opts out of contract

From nbl.com.au : Reigning MVP and Grand Final MVP Bryce Cotton has announced that he will test the market as per the terms of the NBL’s agreement with the Players Association. Perth will retain Cotton’s NBL rights should he return to the competition in NBL21. Cotton announced his decision on Instagram.

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