Monthly Archives: September 2014

Further thoughts on the Sky City Breakers

Corey Webster proved at the recent FIBA World Cup that he is a high quality shooting guard. He averaged 13.7 points per game, amongst the guards this was the sixth highest ppg average in the tournament in Spain. Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Breakers forwards

It is often difficult to gauge form during pre-season. Coaches tend to juggle their rosters, experimenting with combinations and manage the workload of senior players. Continue reading

Tall Blacks Dreams from Barcelona

The next time the Tall Blacks squad gets together it will inevitably have a different look to the group that attended the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

I was thinking about this as I dozed off on the flight from Barcelona……………. Continue reading

Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis shares some thoughts at the World Cup

I had the chance for brief catch up with Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis a few hours out from the round of 16 games featuring both the Australian and New Zealand teams. Continue reading

Thoughts of Tall Blacks ahead of USA clash

USA in game three, quite a prospect for the Tall Blacks. The NZ media asked Kirk Penney, Tom Abercrombie and coach Nenad Vucinic about the daunting prospect ahead of them. Continue reading

Thoughts from Abercrombie and Vucinic on latest Tall Blacks loss

Day two at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World cup dawned as a crucial one for the Tall Blacks. Just eighteen hours after suffering a heart breaking three-point loss against Turkey the New Zealand team entered a crucial game against the Dominican Republic in the Bizkaia Arena knowing a second defeat would make qualifying for the second phase of the competition almost impossible. Continue reading