Dan Drida re-ups with Ilawarra

from nbc.com.au : The Hawks have made another key signing ahead of the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL season, with emerging star Dan Grida committing to the club for a further two years. Grida hasn’t missed a game for The Hawks since joining the team in 2018 and is set to play a key role in the new era of the club. Discovered at the NBL Next Gen Camp, Grida was recruited by The Hawks and received a call-up for the Boomers last year. He is currently recovering from an ACL injury he suffered…

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NBL21 Free Agency Signing Analysis : Emmett Naar to the Illawarra Hawks

From Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au: With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. Signed by: The Hawks The deal: Two years  Age: 26 2019-20 team: Illawarra Hawks 2019-20 stats (per game): 5.6 points, 3.6 assists, 49.6 FG%, 37.1 3P%, 84.6 FT% Projected role: Naar’s role will largely depend on what type of import guard The Hawks decide to bring in. If it’s a PG, Naar will serve as the back-up once…

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NBL21 Free Agency: Emmett Naar re-signs with Illawarra

From nbl.com.au : The Hawks have announced Emmett Naar as their first player signing for the 2020-21 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season. Naar has been a key part of The Hawks’ roster over the past two seasons, playing 53 of a possible 56 games. The point guard showcased his talent over a six-game span in December and January last season, amassing double digit scoring in five of those six appearances. The 26-year-old represented Australia at the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championships and holds the Saint Mary’s school record for assists,…

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What you need to know heading into NBL21 Free Agency

from Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au : By Liam Santamaria It’s been a long wait but the 2020 free agency period is finally here. Delayed over three months by the Coronavirus pandemic, free agency will officially open across the NBL this Wednesday. Let’s gooooo! There are some big names in play this off-season, including two members of last year’s World Cup Boomers team – Chris Goulding and Cam Gliddon – who are both currently out of contract. Teams are also looking to bolster their stocks of local talent as they prepare…

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Latest on the Illawarra Hawks ownership situation

The strange and ever-evolving saga regarding the ownership situation regarding the NBL’s Illawarra Hawks has taken a new turn. Below is a statement from League Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger. From nbl.com: NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger said:  “The Administrator’s decision to liquidate the company that previously held the licence to operate the Illawarra Hawks does not affect the future of the Illawarra Hawkis’ participation in the NBL, nor does it affect the current process being conducted by the NBL to grant the licence to operate the club to new owners. “As we…

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Illawarra Hawks ownership situation remains unsettled

It was initially reported that youngest Ball brother LaMelo and his manager Jermaine Jackson purchased the Illawarra Hawks, the club Ball played with this past season in the NBL. When the reports emerged that the sale was not in fact a done deal, it seemed that story was not reported with the same vigor. The NBL has released more information on this developing story , as the League seeks to square away the Hawks’ ownership situation. From nbl.com.au: Hungry Jack’s NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger said: “After taking back the licence…

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NBL releases second statement regarding Illawarra Hawks’ ownership situation

The NBL has released a follow-up statement to the seemingly developing situation surrounding the ownership of the Illawarra Hawks. An initial statement released by the league somewhat downplayed the initial reports of LaMelo Ball and his manager buying the club, it was quite easy to decipher the tea leaves and grasp that something may be afoot Below is the latest from the league: The NBL has taken back the licence for the Illawarra Hawks after the club was placed into voluntary administration. Hungry Jack’s NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry…

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Illawarra Hawks release statement regarding ownership

Thursday it was reported by ESPN and multiple outlets, including this one, that the youngest of the Ball brothers, LaMelo, along with his manager Jermaine Jackson, had purchased the Illawarra Hawks, the NBL Melo played for this past season. However in the words of the great Lee Corso, “not so fast my friend”, as this statement released by the Hawks , while not refuting those initial reports, it ,at the very least ,indicates there is something happening with Illawarra’s ownership status: The NBL would like to clarify the current situation…

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LaMelo Ball and manager purchase NBL team

LaMelo Ball is not yet in the NBA, but that hasn’t stopped him from making moves or planning for his life post-playing career. The youngest and most talented of the Ball brothers and projected top-3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft( whenever that will be) along with his manager, Jermaine Jackson ( no, not that Jermaine Jackson) purchased the Illawarra Hawks of Australia’s National Basketball League. Ball played for the Hawks this past season. Before his season was cut short due to a foot injury, Ball averaged 17.0 points, 7.5…

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Sydney Kings captures regular season NBL crown

From nbl.com.au : The Sydney Kings celebrated winning their first NBL regular season championship in 12 years by beating a gritty Illawarra Hawks 98-82 at Qudos Bank Arena on Friday night. The Kings, who achieved the rare feat of leading the competition from go to whoa, will finish the season at least one win ahead of second-placed Perth regardless of the result of the Wildcats’ clash against Adelaide on Saturday. It’s the club’s fifth regular season championship and the first time the Kings (20-8) have topped the NBL standings and…

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