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Brett Brown Steps Down As Head Coach Of Australian National Team

Oct 13, 2020 8:33 AM

Brett Brown has stepped down as head coach of the Australian national team.

Brown was hired to coach the team for the Tokyo Olympics last November.

"It is important for me to give Basketball Australia, the Coach, and players, the necessary time for a full and thorough Olympic Games preparation in the event that the Games do proceed.

“This was a difficult decision which did not come easy. My past experiences with the current Boomer players are among my most memorable as a coach. To coach the Boomers was a privilege and an honour. I will work closely with Basketball Australia in any way that I can to ensure a smooth and successful transition,” concluded Brown.

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Andrew Bogut To Make Decision On Retirement By Mid-May

Apr 19, 2020 12:43 PM

Andrew Bogut said that the current stoppage in play is making him consider retirement.

"I haven't done any basketball since the season ended, and it feels good waking up, getting out of bed and not feeling like I'm walking on glass. It's [my career] all been thrown into a washing machine, essentially ... but there's a decision to be made probably by mid-May," said the 35-year-old Bogut.

Bogut, who spent the last two years in Australia's National Basketball League, planned to retire after playing in the 2020 Olympics.

Bogut discussed how badly he wanted to play in what he considered the best team in the country's history, but that training wore him down. 

"We've been tantalizingly close, and the squad we're going to have is arguably going to be the best squad in the history of the Boomers, on paper at least. To be part of that, selfishly, is something I really want to do, but the body is what it comes down to. I can get up for a basketball game any day of the week, but it's hard to get up for five, six days of training a week and lifting weights.''


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Matisse Thybulle Says He Wants To Represent Australia At 2020 Olympics

Mar 3, 2020 1:40 AM

Matisse Thybulle said he was excited at the possibility of playing for Australia at the 2020 Olympics. 

The 22-year-old, a dual citizen, was born in the U.S. but moved to Australia for 7 years early in his childhood. 

"I think it will be an exciting opportunity. My Australian passport is up-to-date. My citizenship is still active," said Thybulle.

Thybulle said he would make his final decision on whether to play in the Olympics at the end of the NBA season. 

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