The depth of the NZ Breakers gets an early test as they head to the NBL's pre-season tournament.
Australian Boomers swingman Joe Ingles is expected to be announced as the newest member of the LA Clippers.
It's been 10 years since USA last lost a basketball game, but coach worries the next could be in Rio.
Even missing top NBA players such as LeBron James and Kevin Durant, USA too strong for surprise finalist.
France came from behind to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup.
MARC HINTON - Sunday Star TimesTall Blacks coaching legend Tab Baldwin is reportedly "interested" in the vacant national coaching job.
Nenad Vucinic says he made his decision to stand down as Tall Blacks coach four years ago.
The reign in Spain is now just one game from becoming a reality for the dialled-in USA men.
France upset Spain 65-52 in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Thursday.
Basketball World Cup title match everyone wants to see in Spain moves a step closer to reality as US flex their muscles.
After World Cup effort, retiring Tall Blacks coach labels Paul Blackwell most influential man in NZ basketball.
Lithuania - the conquerors of the Tall Blacks - march on at basketball's World Cup.
It's a matter of when, not if, Steven Adams dons a NZ singlet, after a meeting between club and country.
Tall Blacks on the lookout after Nenad Vucinic called time following eight years with the national men's basketball side.
Andrej Lemanis defended by national association after claims Australians ''threw'' final pool game at World Cup.
Basketball NZ will advertise for a new Tall Blacks coach with Nenad Vucinic's time in charge apparently over.
Basketball's governing body has opened an investigation into Australia's controversial World Cup loss to Angola.
The Tall Blacks weren't in any mood to contemplate the future when the present felt so painful.
Tall Blacks shooting guard would have traded all 26 of his game-high points against Lithuania for the win.
Tall Blacks forward Tom Abercrombie was left to rue the one that got away as NZ crashed out of the World Cup.
Turkey forward Emir Preldzic sunk two clutch 3-pointers to send Australia packing from the World Cup.
Hawks owner will sell his controlling interest in the NBA team after admitting to writing a racially insensitive email.
Tall Blacks centre Rob Loe has signed his first professional contract to play in the tough Greece league.
Tall Blacks hint at another big World Cup upset before bowing to world No 4 Lithuania.
Playing a team of Lithuania's calibre could bring the best out in Nenad Vucinic's New Zealand side.
Where there's Mika Vukona, there's usually a way on the basketball court. That's something the Tall Blacks have come to rely on.
Stephen Curry made six three-pointers and scored 20 points, leading the USA national team into the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup.
Where there is life, there is hope. In the Tall Blacks' case, where there's sudden-death hoops, there's a heartbeat.
Breakers star import and 2013 ANBL MVP Cedric Jackson declared his interest in playing for basketball for New Zealand.
Veteran guard heaps praise on 20-year-old power forward Issac Fotu after close 67-65 win over Finland.
NZ basketballers cling to tiniest of leads to clinch a spot in the World Cup knockout stages.
Kirk Penney summed it up perfectly as veteran Tall Blacks star reflected on passing of the torch going on at this World Cup.
The Boomers reject suggestions their shock loss to Angola was a tank job to avoid a showdown with Team USA.
The Tall Blacks needed something special to get past Ukraine and got just that from two unlikely players.
Kiwi NBA star tells US rival to "show some respect" after haka likened to "A town stomp".
Unlikely heroes step up in win over Ukraine keeping Kiwi basketballers' World Cup hopes alive.
Australia have chalked up a third straight win at the FIBA World Cup, with an eight-point victory over Mexico.
Tall Blacks assistant coach Paul Henare might just be the busiest man in New Zealand sport right now as he juggles three jobs.
Best hoops team on planet loves haka and respects heck out of Tall Blacks, and they can use all the warm fuzzies they can get.
The fun part is over for NZ at the Fiba World Cup and now it's time to get serious.
Tall Blacks far from embarrassed in 98-71 loss to the USA at FIBA World Cup in Spain.
Isaac Fotu is a big kid with big hair and a big future, and his college coach is predicting a NBA future for the 20-year-old Kiwi.
MARC HINTON - StuffOPINION: It could be time for the Tall Blacks to bury their haka after a mixed reception in Spain, writes Marc Hinton.
Kiwi basketballers must now face the mighty US after coming off two losses at the World Cup in Bilbao.
US coach promises to swot up on the intricacies of Tall Blacks basketball ahead of Group C clash.
NZ power forward Mika Vukona rues missed opportunities in basketball World Cup game as team ponders how to beat US.
A sluggish USA needed a strong final quarter to overpower Turkey 98-77 at the FIBA World Cup.
The Boomers are back on track at the FIBA World Cup after thumping South Korea by 34 points in their second group game.
The Tall Blacks let the chance for a historic victory over Turkey get away from them yesterday.
NZ basketball team's World Cup campaign hits crisis point after losing second match in two days.
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