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January 28, 2015 Updates

Before Christmas, Childress was in great form and put himself in contention for the NBL’s most valuable player award. Childress has enjoyed his time in Sydney and is interested in helping the Kings improve next season. “We’re talking about it,” he confirmed yesterday. “The injury is unfortunate and fortunate. I have a lot more downtime now to go through a contract with the Kings and my agent and find out if we can reach an agreement that’s good for both sides.” Daily Telegraph

January 20, 2015 Updates

As for the direction Australia’s basketball program is headed, Ingles says it’s looking even stronger with the incoming talent that will be coming in the future. “It’s getting stronger and stronger,” said Ingles. “We’ve got young guys playing over here (pointed to Exum at his locker) and then we have younger guys coming through in the next couple of years and what we’ve already got. I think this is the most (Australians) we have playing over here, which I think is seven guys playing over here. To add a few young guys to that who are already playing with Australia in Europe, it’s some exciting times for us.” ProjectSpurs.com

January 14, 2015 Updates

Jordan McRae is putting up some impressive numbers in Australia. McRae, the No. 58 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft whose rights the Sixers acquired from the Spurs, is averaging 20.9 points in 18 games for Melbourne United, making him one of only two players in the Australian National Basketball League averaging at least 20 ppg. Sixers coach Brett Brown used to coach that Australian team, so he’s keeping an especially close eye on the slender 6-foot-6 shooting guard. “We are always paying attention to Jordan,” Brown said prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center. “He’s in a good situation. He’s playing a lot of minutes and continuing to score. Jordan is always in the back of our minds.” The Intelligencer

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The National Basketball League charged Sydney Kings player Josh Childress over an alleged strike on Perth Wildcats player Jesse Wagstaff at the Perth Arena on Friday 24 October 2014. The charges levelled against Childress were heard by an independent tribunal this evening and Childress entered a plea of guilty for unduly rough play and bringing the game into disrepute which was accepted. NBL.com.au

October 27, 2014 Updates

Sydney Kings star import Josh Childress will face three charges on Tuesday and the potential sanction of a suspension, in one of the highest profile NBL tribunal hearings in the competition's history. American Childress, widely regarded as the best credentialled NBA player to appear in the NBL after 391 matches in the world's best club league, was ejected from last Friday's clash with the Wildcats in Perth, after flattening opposing forward Jesse Wagstaff. Childress 31, has been charged with striking with an elbow, unduly rough play and bringing the game into disrepute. He will appear before an independent tribunal in Sydney from 5.30pm (7.30pm NZT) on Tuesday. Stuff.co.nz

October 25, 2014 Updates

Childress, who still pockets a cool $7 million a season, has apologised for the Friday night brain snap which saw him ejected for striking Perth Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff. The ex-NBA player will most likely be charged by the NBL tomorrow ahead of a Tuesday night tribunal appearance, with the incident attracting international attention due to Childress’s global profile. “I want to apologise for my reaction, I definitely think I reacted poorly,” Childress told The Sunday Telegraph. The Courier-Mail

Childress took aim at the NBL and the Wildcats physical brand of play on Twitter after the match before later removing the comment from social media. On Friday night, the US import posted: “@NBL it was very clear who runs the league and the officials tonight. Maybe the best officiated game I’ve ever been a part of.” Childress said a number of NBL players had privately applauded his stance. “While I think the referee situation wasn’t exactly impartial and unbiased, I probably shouldn’t have tweeted what I did,” he said. “It’s an interesting situation because on one hand I’m getting vilified by thousands of people for supposedly being a thug and a dirty player. The Courier-Mail

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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

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