National Basketball League and Under Armour extend partnership

From Nbl.com.au : The Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL) is pleased to announce that global performance brand Under Armour has extended its partnership with the league. After a successful collaboration for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 NBL seasons, Under Armour will continue as both Supply Partner and Official Compression Partner for the 2019/20 season. NBL Chief Commercial Officer Brad Joyner said: “We have been delighted with the first two seasons of the Under Armour partnership and are excited to grow the relationship. “Under Armour is a premier producer of high-performance…

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NBL games to air live on SBS Viceland and ESPN

It will be a bit easier to view National Basketball League (NBL) games because now the league has reached an agreement with SBS and ESPN. The deal doubles the number games available on free-to-air, makes them viewable at better time slots and now every game available in HD. Under the terms of the agreement, fans will be able to view all the NBL games for free with 67 games airing on SBS VICELAND and all of the games will be streamed live and free on SBS VICELAND. NBL fans within…

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Jerome Randle and Sydney Kings part ways for NBL20

From nbl.com.au : After one and a half seasons in Sydney, Jerome Randle and the Kings will part ways heading into the 2019-20 NBL season. Randle has just finished the season with Lokomotive Kuban in Russia, and is exploring his options for next season. Randle averaged 17.9 points and 4.1 assists during the 2018-19 season, and took out Sydney’s club MVP honours in the 2017-18 season. Sydney Kings Chairman Paul Smith thanked Jerome for his time in Sydney. “Jerome made a significant impact on Sydney basketball during his time here.…

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NBL and Players’ Association reach new Collective Bargaining Agreement

courtesy of nbl.com.au : The National Basketball League (NBL) and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association (ABPA) will deliver the most professional conditions in the League’s history under a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Minimum salaries will significantly increase and investment in player welfare and development will be doubled under the three-year agreement. Under the deal: Minimum salaries for players will be set at $55,000 – an increase of 38 per cent since 2016; Development Players will receive a minimum salary for the first time, set at $17,000 for the NBL Season;…

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Sydney’s Brian Bowen invited to NBA Draft Combine

From nbl.com.au : Sydney Kings youngster, and NBL Next Stars player, Brian Bowen has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine next week. Bowen is one of 66 players who have been invited to the combine, which will be held in Chicago on Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18. He joins highly touted prospects such as Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Ja Morant as other players invited to the combine. According to the NBA, the Draft Combine “is the first step in the Draft process for NBA hopefuls and…

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Andrew Bogut will return to NBL after NBA Playoffs

From nbl.com.au: Andrew Bogut is in the midst of the Golden State Warriors playoff run, but he has re-affirmed his commitment to the Sydney Kings, making it clear he would turn down another NBA offer to return to the NBL. Speaking with Matt Logue from the Sunday Telegraph, Bogut indicated that he had no intention on turning his back on the Kings, even if another NBA deal did come from another team. “The be all and end all is that I gave my word (to the Kings),” Bogut told The Sunday…

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Warriors plan on signing Andrew Bogut

After Andrew Bogut broke his leg 58 seconds into his Cleveland Cavaliers, it seemed we might have seen the last of the veteran big man in the NBA. However, he returned to his native Australia and continued to ply his trade in the country’s National Basketball League, playing for the Sydney Kings. In his debut season Bogut averaged 11.4 points, 11.6 rebounds and and 2.7 blocks per game and took home the League’s Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year and also made the All NBL first team. After…

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Casper Ware and Chris Goulding lead Melbourne back to Grand Finals

From nbl.com.au : Casper Ware and Chris Goulding turned it on in front of a massive Qudos Bank Arena crowd to send Melbourne United through to the NBL Grand Final winning Game 2 against the Sydney Kings 90-76. The Kings were always going to hit back hard after losing Game 1 of the semi-final series in Melbourne on Thursday by 22 points. With a 14,569 strong crowd behind them, they did start well too but once Ware caught fire once more and he was joined by Goulding with plenty of…

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Andrew Gaze to step down as Sydney Kings Head Coach after NBL Finals

Kings head coach Andrew Gaze will step down following the NBL19 Finals. The club was planning to announce Gaze’s status at the series’ conclusion , but apparently late Sunday night, the coach changed his mind and decided to let the cat out of the bag , informing the team of his decision. The club and Gaze was insistant that the parting of the ways was mutual, and that Gaze wanted to spend more time with his family. However in a seeming contradiction, Gaze said the Kings wanted to conduct an…

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Andrew Bogut wins Andrew Gaze NBL MVP Trophy

Former NBA veteran, world champion Andrew Bogut capped off his successful inaugural season in the NBL by being awarded the Andrew Gaze Trophy, which is given to the Most Valuable Player. The former no. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft garnered 83 votes to beat out Melbourne United’s Caspar Ware, who finished with 77 votes and Bryce Cotton of the Perth Wildcats, with 65 votes. Bogut was not done racking up hardware and acclaim, as was also named the NBL’s Best Defensive Player as well as earning a…

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