The NBL’s tenth club will be in Tasmania

from NBL.com.au : The people of Tasmania now have a team all of Tasmania can get behind after the league finalised its agreement with the Tasmanian Government to issue a licence to participate in the 2021/2022 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season. The agreement includes a new home for the team with the Tasmanian Government providing $68.5 million for the upgrade of the Derwent Entertainment Centre, including $20 million for a community four court multisport facility. Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said the milestone agreement paved the way for Tasmania to have a…

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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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Warriors had interest in Brisbane’s Will Magnay

From nbl.com.au: Brisbane Bullets star Will Magnay has set the record straight on the Golden State Warriors rumours surrounding him earlier this year. It had been reported the Warriors had offered Magnay a 10-day contract and while a conversation took place and that deal was mentioned, the NBL20 Most Improved Player has revealed a contract was never officially offered. “The Golden State Warriors had asked the Bullets if they had offered me a 10-day contract, would the Bullets release me,” Magnay said on the Gibbo Goes One-On-One podcast. “That was the…

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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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Mitch Creek says he couldn’t return to 36ers

From nbl.com.au South East Melbourne Phoenix superstar Mitch Creek says he couldn’t return to the Adelaide 36ers if the opportunity presented. Creek spent eight years with the 36ers, growing into one of the club’s leaders and earning an All-NBL Second Team berth in 2018. Since leaving Adelaide, Creek has played in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves, before becoming the Phoenix’s marquee man in their inaugural campaign. The 28-year-old has already committed to South East Melbourne for NBL21 and has made it clear he intends to help…

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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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Nicholas Kay opts of contract with Wildcats

From nbl.com.au: Two-time championship-winning forward Nicholas Kay 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 Perth Wildcats. Kay joined the Wildcats in 2018 and experienced immediate success, winning championships in both 2019 and 2020. He became one of the NBL’s top players, named in the All-NBL First Team in both seasons, and represented Australia at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The 27-year-old said it was a difficult decision. “What a journey the last two…

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Injuries got in the way of Mitch Creek’s NBA return

By Liam Santamaria. A late-season knee injury and the COVID-19 pandemic robbed South East Melbourne Phoenix star Mitch Creek of a return to the NBA earlier this year. As the 2019-20 NBL season was drawing to a close, Creek and his management were in advanced talks with a Western Conference NBA team whom the versatile forward was preparing to join before injury struck. Creek revealed last week that he was set to fly to the U.S. the day after South East Melbourne’s final regular season game. Speaking with NBL great…

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