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PostPosted: 03/05/19 12:32 am    ::: WNBL (Australia) 2019/20 Season Reply Reply with quote

News so far:

Two of the league's best GMs (Townsville's Richard Goodbody and Melbourne's Justin Nelson) have moved on from the WNBL to higher profile/paying positions in other sports/countries. Both are significant losses to the WNBL.

Adelaide Lightning's future has been secured. They have a new owner & sponsors. Head coach Chris Lucas has re-signed for a further 3 years.

Sydney Uni Flames' coach, Cheryl Chambers, returned home to Melbourne for family reasons. (she was commuting from Melbourne to Sydney in order to coach the Flames). Today her replacement was announced - Katrina Hibbert signed as head coach for 2 seasons.

Bendigo Spirit let go of head coach Simon Pritchard at the end of the season. They have filled the position with Tracy York (who has been an assistant coach of Adelaide in the men's league - actually the only female coach in the NBL) on a 2 year contract.

Canberra's coach Paul Goriss has re-signed for 2 more years.

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The only WNBL player/coach tracker you need:
https://www.basketcasepodcast.com.au/wnbl-offseason-tracker/



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PostPosted: 03/26/19 3:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

- Kia Nurse has re-signed with the Canberra Capitals. Always good when a quality import returns for another season.
- Steph Talbot has moved from Melbourne Boomers to the Adelaide Lightning
- WNBL minimum salary has increased from AUD $7.5k to $13k



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PostPosted: 03/26/19 11:35 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

How is the WNBL financed? Are the teams self-funded via ticket sales, concessions and media contracts, or are they subsidized?
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PostPosted: 03/26/19 6:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
How is the WNBL financed? Are the teams self-funded via ticket sales, concessions and media contracts, or are they subsidized?

Yeah, self-funded. (Though no one is paying any WNBL teams for media coverage, unfortunately)
It mostly would come from individual teams finding companies to sponsor them, and memberships/ticket sales.



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PostPosted: 03/26/19 8:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Why do they keep teasing us?
https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nbl1-2019-lauren-jackson-officially-opens-the-door-to-potential-comeback-to-basketball-court/news-story/0f1266e310d25b16855c92b76c6bef12

Lots of interesting NBL1 storylines ahead of the opening week and it was finally about time for them to get a website going, but I already miss the old SEABL website. For those curious, Ezi Magbegor is signed to the Geelong Supercats. Cayla Francis is signed to the bad new Tasmania entry on a short term basis so she should be in shape when WNBA season rolls around. I'm also looking forward to Eltham's Panousis-Schweers ultimate gunner backcourt.
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PostPosted: 03/27/19 5:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

awhom111 wrote:
Why do they keep teasing us?
https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nbl1-2019-lauren-jackson-officially-opens-the-door-to-potential-comeback-to-basketball-court/news-story/0f1266e310d25b16855c92b76c6bef12


Perhaps Liz Cambage will come come out with another story about her finances or an issue in her off-court life and tease coming back to play for the WNBA or the WNBL, since the spotlight is on Lauren Jackson... Laughing

Yes, that was shady as fuck on my part. LOL


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PostPosted: 05/03/19 1:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ariel Atkins --> Perth Lynx

Brianna Turner --> Adelaide Lightning


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PostPosted: 06/12/19 6:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Imani McGee-Stafford --> Perth Lynx. That's a nice import pairing we've got Smile


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PostPosted: 06/18/19 4:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOME LAUREN JACKSON AND TAL KARP
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Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Jackson AO as the new Head of Women in Basketball.
Olympian, lawyer and corporate consultant, Tal Karp, has also been engaged as Principal Advisor to Women in Basketball to support Ms. Jackson and Basketball Australia in developing a whole of sport strategy focusing on women and girls.
A recent Basketball Australia Hall of Fame inductee, Ms. Jackson brings a lifetime of basketball experience to the role, which includes time with the Deakin Melbourne Boomers as the Assistant General Manager and with the ACT Government as a Senior Project Officer.
Ms. Jackson is also currently the Managing Director of Empowered Athletes Transition Program and is completing a Master of Business Administration.
Her role will provide leadership across the Chemist Warehouse WNBL operations, promotions and marketing, and stakeholder engagement.
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https://australia.basketball/blog/2019/06/18/basketball-australia-welcome-lauren-jackson-and-tal-karp/


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PostPosted: 06/18/19 9:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOME LAUREN JACKSON AND TAL KARP
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Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Jackson AO as the new Head of Women in Basketball.
Olympian, lawyer and corporate consultant, Tal Karp, has also been engaged as Principal Advisor to Women in Basketball to support Ms. Jackson and Basketball Australia in developing a whole of sport strategy focusing on women and girls.


So, does this mean that she isn't going to coach basketball this year? They don't mention her coaching job in that press release.

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PostPosted: 06/18/19 5:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sithinfiltrator wrote:
Luuuc wrote:
BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOME LAUREN JACKSON AND TAL KARP
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Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Jackson AO as the new Head of Women in Basketball.
Olympian, lawyer and corporate consultant, Tal Karp, has also been engaged as Principal Advisor to Women in Basketball to support Ms. Jackson and Basketball Australia in developing a whole of sport strategy focusing on women and girls.


So, does this mean that she isn't going to coach basketball this year? They don't mention her coaching job in that press release.

-Lisa

That would be my assumption. Given how under-resourced the WNBL is, this job will need all the time she can put into it and then some.
It's great that she is officially involved in the WNBL head office now, although I'm not convinced that this role is the best fit for her or the league.


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PostPosted: 06/20/19 5:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

congrats LJ!!


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PostPosted: 06/21/19 11:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
That would be my assumption. Given how under-resourced the WNBL is, this job will need all the time she can put into it and then some.
It's great that she is officially involved in the WNBL head office now, although I'm not convinced that this role is the best fit for her or the league.


Sort of a bummer since I was looking forward to Coach LJ coming in off of the bench to win the game with a clutch 3-pointer! Smile

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PostPosted: 07/11/19 9:07 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So apparently yesterday the Australian "UniRoos" defeated the USA in the gold medal game of the Summer Universiade in Italy.
Aussie Team
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PostPosted: 07/11/19 9:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
So apparently yesterday the Australian "UniRoos" defeated the USA in the gold medal game of the Summer Universiade in Italy.
Aussie Team
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I don’t know if they keep this event more competitive by just using one college team from the USA. That’s the Mississippi State team. Their freshman Rickea Jackson looks to be prominent.



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PostPosted: 07/16/19 2:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Another ACL tear for Natalie Novosel Sad

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The injury rules her out for at least 12 months and may spell the end of the popular American guard/forward’s basketball future, with this ACL tear her third since 2014.

http://wnbl.com.au/adelaide/news/shock-for-lightning-as-novosel-ruled-out-for-season/



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PostPosted: 07/30/19 10:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So the Dandenong Rangers are now the Southside Flyers. New owner, new coach, new colours.



Jenna O'Hea is their first official signing. Expect a playoff-level roster.

http://wnbl.com.au/blog/news/southside-flyers-a-new-look-team-in-the-wnbl/



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PostPosted: 08/05/19 1:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sophie Cunningham signed by the Melbourne Boomers.



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PostPosted: 09/12/19 9:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Imani wasted no time getting down to Australia
https://twitter.com/PerthLynx/status/1172071974618550272




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