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September 25, 2014 Updates
September 14, 2014 Updates

After that game and the uproar which was created, fueled by a twitter comment made by Goran Dragic, FIBA announced that disciplinary proceedings against Australia were opened. According to FIBA bylaws Australia is facing a fine of up to 500.000 US dollars and/or suspension from international tournament play if found guilty. Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis also could face a fine of 100,000 US dollars or suspension if found to have willfully manipulated the result. The reaction of the Australian federation was a denial and also the will to cooperate in the proceedings. Eurohoops posed the question about the ongoing investigation, asking also if a draw after the end of the group phase in order to determine the couplings for the rest of the competition could be a future solution and the answer of Baumann was the following, implying that what happened in Spain can be used as an example for the future: “As you know there are open proceedings for this case. The point is that something like this can’t happen again in the future. As for the draw, we are happy with our current format and we are not expecting to change it”. EuroHoops.net

September 13, 2014 Updates
September 8, 2014 Updates

Basketball's governing body is investigating if Australia deliberately lost a World Cup game to delay a possible matchup with the United States. FIBA says "it is widely suspected that Australia lost" on purpose to Angola in a Group D game last Thursday in Las Palmas, Spain. The Angolans won 91-83. FIBA says Australia's "on-court behavior... generated huge disappointment by basketball fans and experts." Associated Press

FIBA has announced it is opening disciplinary proceedings against Australia following the manner in which the team lost its last Group D game against Angola, 91-83, in Gran Canaria last Thursday. The on-court behaviour displayed by Australia in that game generated huge disappointment by basketball fans and experts. It is widely suspected that Australia lost that game in order to avoid having to face the reigning world champions USA until the Semi-Finals. FIBA.com

September 4, 2014 Updates
August 31, 2014 Updates

Chris Anstey, the coach CTI Melbourne United, confirmed published reports that the Sixers have the right to call Jordan McRae back until January. McRae’s contract is for a year. The Sixers are looking for McRae to develop by getting extended minutes in Australia. Last season McRae averaged 18.5 points but despite his offensive numbers, he is known more for his defensive game. Philadelphia Inquirer

Emiliano Carchia: Dante Exum ended with 4 points in Australia’s victory over Korea 89-55: 13 min on the court, 2/6 from the field, 3 assists #Spain2014 Twitter @sportando

August 29, 2014 Updates

Jordan McRae was the surprise of summer league for the 76ers, and figured to at least stand a good chance of making the opening night roster. But instead of competing in training camp against a bunch of other hungry youngsters, McRae decided to sign overseas - in Australia with the Melbourne United team. LibertyBallers.com

August 28, 2014 Updates

The Boomers begin their tournament against Slovenia in Gran Canaria, Spain on Sunday morning and coach Andrej Lemanis is expected to bring Exum off the bench, charging his young star with using his speed and athleticism to make an impact. Sydney Morning Herald

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In what ranks as one of the biggest signings in the history of the National Basketball League, the MightyMite Sydney Kings are proud to announce that former NBA star Josh Childress will play for the team in the 2014/2015 NBL season. Sydney Kings

August 11, 2014 Updates

Childress has a contract offer by the Sidney Kings of Australian NBL and he is currently considering this option. After being cut last December by New Orleans, Childress’ career has been in a limbo, however money is not an issue for him. He was amnestied by Phoenix back in 2012 and he will be paid for the upcoming season a total of 7.3 m. US dollars by the Suns. Meanwhile, he got his sociology degree from Stanford and he was always a person open to new experiences and foreign cultures. EuroHoops.net

August 9, 2014 Updates

DeAndre Daniels will be the latest NBA draftee to play with the Perth Wildcats after yesterday confirming he was Australia-bound. Almost a year to the day after signing James Ennis, who has returned to the US to play with the Miami Heat, the Wildcats have pulled off a similar coup by landing Daniels. Melbourne Herald-Sun

August 5, 2014 Updates

The duo they were a guest on an Australian Fox Sports News show, speaking on winning the title, their experience with the Spurs, Mills learning from Tony Parker, Baynes’ future in the NBA, Team Australia’s chances at the 2014 FIBA World Cup and much more. But Mills and Baynes get video bombed by none other than the reporter they first video bombed (and shoved Mills near his surgically-repaired shoulder no less) during their interview. ProjectSpurs.com

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