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Is basketball in Australia a basket case? Not if the popularity of the NBA on the local scene is anything to go by, begging the question, where does the audience go when the NBL is in town? With yesterdays de-merger announcement between the league and Basketball Australia, there are some important questions that need to be answered.
Basketball Australia will extend its highly successful and popular ‘No School No Play’ program into 2013/14 – helping selected schools across Australia continue to boost attendance and engagement.
In the wake of the announcement by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) of an almost $120 million investment in Australian sport, Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Kristina Keneally has declared that the announcement confirms Basketball Australia’s national programs will retain strong funding support from the ASC.
Basketball Australia’s chief executive officer, Kristina Keneally, has today rejected Townsville Crocodiles’ bid to withdraw from the NBL citing that the Crocodiles have not given the nine months’ notice required before withdrawing from the league.