Basketball

Important buildup work ahead for NZ Breakers

Ekene Ibekwe

The depth of the NZ Breakers gets an early test as they head to the NBL's pre-season tournament.

Boomer Ingles expected to sign with Clippers

Joe Ingles

Australian Boomers swingman Joe Ingles is expected to be announced as the newest member of the LA Clippers.

World champion USA 'can lose our next game'

Mike Krzyzewski

It's been 10 years since USA last lost a basketball game, but coach worries the next could be in Rio.

USA win basketball World Cup in one-sided final

James Harden and Kyrie Irving

Even missing top NBA players such as LeBron James and Kevin Durant, USA too strong for surprise finalist.

French settle for bronze at Basketball World Cup

Nicolas Batum

France came from behind to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup.

Tall Blacks keeping tabs on ex coach Baldwin

Tab Baldwin

MARC HINTON - Sunday Star Times

Tall Blacks coaching legend Tab Baldwin is reportedly "interested" in the vacant national coaching job.

Tall Blacks coach's decision a long time coming

Nenad Vucinic

Nenad Vucinic says he made his decision to stand down as Tall Blacks coach four years ago.

USA superstars march on at FIBA World Cup

Kyrie Irving

The reign in Spain is now just one game from becoming a reality for the dialled-in USA men.

Spain upset at its own basketball World Cup

Pau Gasol

France upset Spain 65-52 in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Thursday.

Dream Basketball World Cup final edges closer

James Harden

Basketball World Cup title match everyone wants to see in Spain moves a step closer to reality as US flex their muscles.

Breakers owner hugely influential says Vucinic

Paul Blackwell

After World Cup effort, retiring Tall Blacks coach labels Paul Blackwell most influential man in NZ basketball.

Tall Blacks' conquerors march on at World Cup

Lithuania's Renaldas Seibutis

Lithuania - the conquerors of the Tall Blacks - march on at basketball's World Cup.

All signs pointing to Adams wearing black soon

Steven Adams

It's a matter of when, not if, Steven Adams dons a NZ singlet, after a meeting between club and country.

Tall Blacks seek new coach as Vucinic signs off

Nenad Vucinic

Tall Blacks on the lookout after Nenad Vucinic called time following eight years with the national men's basketball side.

Basketball Australia to defend 'tanking' claims

Andrej Lemanis

Andrej Lemanis defended by national association after claims Australians ''threw'' final pool game at World Cup.

Vucinic set to stand down as Tall Blacks coach

Nenad Vucinic

Basketball NZ will advertise for a new Tall Blacks coach with Nenad Vucinic's time in charge apparently over.

Aussie Boomers investigated after Angola loss

Andrej Lemanis

Basketball's governing body has opened an investigation into Australia's controversial World Cup loss to Angola.

Defeat still raw for brave Tall Blacks

Nenad Vucinic

The Tall Blacks weren't in any mood to contemplate the future when the present felt so painful.

Webster era under way as Tall Blacks bow out

Corey Webster

Tall Blacks shooting guard would have traded all 26 of his game-high points against Lithuania for the win.

Poor start costs Tall Blacks a massive upset

Tom Abercrombie

Tall Blacks forward Tom Abercrombie was left to rue the one that got away as NZ crashed out of the World Cup.

Turkey sneaks past Aussies at World Cup

Emir Preldzic

Turkey forward Emir Preldzic sunk two clutch 3-pointers to send Australia packing from the World Cup.

NBA team owner to sell Hawks after racist email

Bruce Levenson

Hawks owner will sell his controlling interest in the NBA team after admitting to writing a racially insensitive email.

Tall Black gets first pro contract

Rob Loe

Tall Blacks centre Rob Loe has signed his first professional contract to play in the tough Greece league.

Gutsy Tall Blacks bow out of World Cup

Corey Webster

Tall Blacks hint at another big World Cup upset before bowing to world No 4 Lithuania.

Tall Blacks players have a spring in their step

Kirk Penney

Playing a team of Lithuania's calibre could bring the best out in Nenad Vucinic's New Zealand side.

Mika Vukona just the man to rise to occasion

Mika Vukona

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.

USA cruise into FIBA World Cup quarterfinals

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry made six three-pointers and scored 20 points, leading the USA national team into the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup.

Tall Blacks refocusing for Lithuanian onslaught

Lindsay Tait

Where there is life, there is hope. In the Tall Blacks' case, where there's sudden-death hoops, there's a heartbeat.

Cedric Jackson keen to play for New Zealand

Cedric Jackson

Breakers star import and 2013 ANBL MVP Cedric Jackson declared his interest in playing for basketball for New Zealand.

Kirk Penney hails the Tall Blacks' fighting spirit

Kirk Penney

Veteran guard heaps praise on 20-year-old power forward Issac Fotu after close 67-65 win over Finland.

Tall Blacks qualify for knockout round in Spain

BJ Anthony

NZ basketballers cling to tiniest of leads to clinch a spot in the World Cup knockout stages.

Penney pleased with young Tall Blacks talent

Tai Webster

Kirk Penney summed it up perfectly as veteran Tall Blacks star reflected on passing of the torch going on at this World Cup.

Australia deny tanking in defeat to Angolans

Andrej Lemanis

The Boomers reject suggestions their shock loss to Angola was a tank job to avoid a showdown with Team USA.

Unlikely heroes keep NZ's Cup dreams alive

Isaac Fotu

The Tall Blacks needed something special to get past Ukraine and got just that from two unlikely players.

Steven Adams stands up for Tall Blacks haka

Steven Adams

Kiwi NBA star tells US rival to "show some respect" after haka likened to "A town stomp".

Tall Blacks stave off elimination with big victory

Kirk Penney

Unlikely heroes step up in win over Ukraine keeping Kiwi basketballers' World Cup hopes alive.

Boomers record third straight World Cup win

Andrej Lemanis

Australia have chalked up a third straight win at the FIBA World Cup, with an eight-point victory over Mexico.

Tall Blacks assistant Henare is doing hard yards

Paul Henare

Tall Blacks assistant coach Paul Henare might just be the busiest man in New Zealand sport right now as he juggles three jobs.

US admire Tall Blacks, but big task still at hand

Tall Blacks

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.

Tall Blacks brush aside American "exhibition"

Tall Blacks

The fun part is over for NZ at the Fiba World Cup and now it's time to get serious.

Tall Blacks no match for USA's NBA superstars

BJ Anthony

Tall Blacks far from embarrassed in 98-71 loss to the USA at FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Alohair: Tall Black Isaac Fotu a big hit in Hawaii

Isaac Fotu

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.

Hinton: Haka has no history in basketball world

Kirk Penney

MARC HINTON - Stuff

OPINION: It could be time for the Tall Blacks to bury their haka after a mixed reception in Spain, writes Marc Hinton.

It can only get worse for Tall Blacks after loss

Nenad Vucinic

Kiwi basketballers must now face the mighty US after coming off two losses at the World Cup in Bilbao.

Americans stars to study Tall Black opponents

Kirk Penney

US coach promises to swot up on the intricacies of Tall Blacks basketball ahead of Group C clash.

Tall Blacks star: 'Brain farts cost us in the end'

Mika Vukona

NZ power forward Mika Vukona rues missed opportunities in basketball World Cup game as team ponders how to beat US.

USA given a serious fright by Turkish in Bilbao

Kenneth Faried

A sluggish USA needed a strong final quarter to overpower Turkey 98-77 at the FIBA World Cup.

Australia bounce back to defeat South Koreans

Andrej Lemanis

The Boomers are back on track at the FIBA World Cup after thumping South Korea by 34 points in their second group game.

Tall Blacks let Turkey victory slip from grasp

Ned Vucinic

The Tall Blacks let the chance for a historic victory over Turkey get away from them yesterday.

Flat Tall Blacks defeated by Dominican Republic

Tom Abercrombie

NZ basketball team's World Cup campaign hits crisis point after losing second match in two days.
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