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Henare gives Tall Blacks pass mark

Corey Webster put in a good display for the Tall Blacks in their 72-65 victory over Venezuela in Qingyuan, China.

Confidence-boosting win to open Stankovic Cup campaign in Qingyuan just what the coach ordered.

Family affair for new Tall Fern

Canterbury's Tessa Boagni will play her first home test for the Tall Ferns on Wednesday in Christchurch.

All Tessa Boagni wanted to do as a youngster was emulate older sister, the Tall Ferns' captain.

Braswell signs Saints coaching deal

Kevin Braswell will swap a Southland Sharks singlet for a Wellington Saints coaching top for the next two years.

American will coach Wellington in 2016 NBL season after the franchise made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Switch in focus for touring Tall Blacks

Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare says his men are 'in it to win it' every time they take the floor.

Tall Blacks coach anticipating major style change for touring team as they tip off Stankovic Cup against Venezuela.

Hinton: Steven Adams would be smart to speak up

Steven Adams will not suit up for the Tall Blacks.

OPINION: Kiwi hoops fans are confused over the absence of their NBA star in the Tall Blacks.

Tall Ferns end losing streak at William Jones Cup

Forward Lisa Wallbutton had 12 points and 13 rebounds in the Tall Ferns' 79-54 win over an American Select team at the William Jones Cup.

The Tall Ferns ended their William Jones Cup campaign in Taiwan with a 79-54 win over an American Select team on Friday (Saturday NZ Time).

Cameron challenges his Tall Blacks

Pero Cameron says the Tall Blacks have to make some key improvements ahead of the series against Australia.

A New Zealand hoops legend reckons he knows what it's going to take to roll the Aussies.

Tall Blacks pipped by Slovenia

Corey Webster top-scored for the Tall Blacks in their narrow loss to Slovenia.

For second time in 24 hours, touring NZ men's basketball team lose close game against a European hoops heavyweight.

Vukona believes NZ on track

Mika Vukona thought his Tall Blacks had nailed another famous scalp late in their thriller in Croatia.

Inspirational NZ men's basketball skipper likes what he's seen so far on tour.

Breakers beef up Sunday ANBL home schedule

The Breakers will play five Sunday games in the 2015-16 season in a move they believe their fans want.

NZ Breakers to host five Sunday home games in 'family-friendly' move for 2015-16.

Russian basketball in hot water

Members of the Russia's men's basketball team celebrate winning bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

National body suspended by governing body Fiba, putting their participation in 2016 Olympics in doubt.

Bogut scoreless in Boomers loss

Golden State Warriors centre Andrew Bogut went scoreless in his long-awaited return to international basketball for the Australian Boomers.

NBA title-winning centre makes very quiet return to international game as Australians go down to Lithuania.

Tall Blacks suffer first defeat video

Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona was a standout performer in his sides narrow loss to Croatia.

Valiant fourth-quarter comeback by Kiwi basketballers in Croatia comes up just short as they fall 70-68.

Tall Ferns fall to third consecutive loss in Taiwan

Kalani Purcell produced 10 points and 11 rebounds but the Tall Ferns fell by 19 points to South Korea in Taiwan.

The tumbling Tall Ferns can't buy a win at the William Jones Cup tournament in Taiwan.

Tall Ferns toppled again

The Tall Ferns have failed to fire ahead of their Olympic qualification meet with Australia.

A blistering final quarter could not stop the NZ women’s basketball team falling to Japan.

Croatia presents super-sized challenge

The touring Tall Blacks may not have Steven Adams but they do have an in-form Corey Webster.

Tall Blacks move on from Steven Adams' “decision” as date with Croatia looms.

Dellavedova re-signs with Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers star guard Matthew Dellavedova is returning to the NBA franchise on a new one-year deal.

Australia NBA Finals cult star enjoys 20 per cent pay rise in new deal with runner-up Cleveland.

Adams 'bit of a bonus anyway'

Steven Adams won't play for the Tall Blacks this year, but coach Paul Henare says they'll have him whenever he is ready.

Tall Blacks coach laments top Kiwi big man's call to miss Olympics qualifiers in favour of NBA pre-season.

Tall Ferns upset by Chinese Taipei B in Taiwan

Guard Micaela Cocks was one of few Tall Ferns players to do herself justice against Chinese Taipei B in Taiwan.

Kennedy Kereama's team upset 77-66 by Chinese Taipei B in the opening game of Williams Jones Cup in Taiwan.

Steven Adams unavailable for Boomers series

Kiwi NBA basketball star Steven Adams won't be trading in his All Blacks top for a Tall Blacks singlet this year.

Major blow for Tall Blacks as Kiwi NBA star rules himself out of August’s Oceania Olympic qualifying series.

Hawks swoop on NZ star Penney

Former Breakers guard Kirk Penney has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the Next Australian NBL season.

Where the Breakers have failed, it looks like the newly re-branded Illawarra club have succeeded.

Webster on fire for Tall Blacks

Tall Blacks shooting guard Corey Webster put in a performance to remember in the team's tour opener in London.

NZ shooting guard produces an offensive masterclass to pace the tourists past the hosts in London.

Tall Ferns ready to slay giant

Tall Ferns guard Micaela Cocks knows what it's going to take to topple the mighty Australian Opals.

New Zealand women's basketball coach Kennedy Kereama says his players have no 'fear' of the world No 2 Aussies.

Tall Blacks wary of British

Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare expects a tough challenge from Great Britain in their London international.

They’re no hoops superpower, but Paul Henare says Great Britain are "no bums” either.

Scrimmage hits mark for Tall Blacks

Paul Henare described a closed-doors hitout against Great Britain as a 'worthwhile exercise' for his Tall Blacks.

Coach Paul Henare got what he wanted to out of a closed-doors hitout against Great Britain in London.

Five-day week for Aussie NBL

The New Zealand-based Breakers are the current Australian NBL champions.

The Aussie NBL will play regular season matches five days a week next season.

LeBron for Space Jam 2?

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is one of the biggest names in sport.

NBA superstar's entertainment company signs deal with Warner Bros, sparking speculation.

Breakers' finals hero Ibekwe linked to Melbourne

Grand final hero Ekene Ibekwe could be lining up against the Breakers in next season's Australian NBL.

The Breakers' grand final hero could be coming back to haunt his old team next season.

Magic to play Raptors in England

The Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors are heading to London for a NBA regular season game.

NBA adds London to its Global Games venues, bringing overseas game count to seven for 2015-16.

Tall Blacks eye London sell-out

New Zealand's high commissioner Rob Taylor welcomes Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona to London.

Interest high for British match as New Zealand start tour aimed at getting team to Rio Olympics.

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