Monday, February 1, 2010

News Around The NBL

Before I pack my bags in preparation in leaving the States to head home and finally start to see my family on a regular basis, I put together this links package so you can read the latest in NBL news.

- Minnesota Timberwolf Nathan Jawai talks about the differences of playing in the NBL versus the NBA.

In paraphrasing Jawai he talks about how he could just "beast" his way to the hoop here (NBL)while he needs to use his "smarts" over their (USA) because they can match his stretch and quickness.

_While on Taipan players, Kerry Williams talks about growing up in Cairns and becoming a starter for his home team.

- The Townsville Crocodiles finally get something to go their way to get a come from behind win over the Adelaide 36ers.

- The Melbourne Tigers are relying on a whole lot of luck, plus they need to win to remain an outside chance of the playoffs.

- Andrew Vhahov is heading to Cairns this week as he will look over the financially hurting Queensland franchise. In his role with the NBL Commission, Vlahov will endeavour to help the reptiles with some ideas of helping with the cash flow.

Message to Taipans fans: KEEP THE FOOD COMING!

- Damien Martin is in jeopardy of missing Perth's three game road double this week. Martin missed practice due to an abdominal injury.

- While the Adelaide 36ers aim to climb off the canvas and then off the bottom of the NBL ladder, Boti Nagy tells us who he would keep around for next season.

- The Wollongong Hawks will have a little extra incentive when they hit the sunny shores of New Zealand later this week.

Arun Jagatramka has offered the players $100 000 in shares if the team can win the NBL crown this season. Those not familiar with the mining magnate (always wanted to use that word), he is the guy that become the saviour of the Hawks when it seemed they had seen their last days in 2009 as an NBL franchise.

- Eddie Groves has had to surrender another asset. The "Dome" in Adelaide is no longer his as the Commonwealth Bank had to take it back.

- Ever wondered what happened to NBL guard Stephen Black? He is following in his father's (Allan) footsteps and going into coaching. Black will coach the South West Metro Pirates in the Queensland ABA.

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