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NBL rivals worried as Hawks circle Next Star

The Hawks are closing in on securing Boise State wing Justinian Jessup as a Next Stars player for the 2020-21 NBL season, sources have told ESPN.

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NBL

ILLAWARRA HAWKS

Hawks sign American sharp-shooter Harvey

The Hawks have secured the first import of the franchise's Brian Goorjian era, signing American sharp-shooter Tyler Harvey for the 2020-21 NBL season.

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NBL

Tasmania to return to NBL in 2021

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NBL

ILLAWARRA HAWKS

Bryan Colangelo buys stake in Australian team

Bryan Colangelo, a two-time NBA executive of the year, has purchased an ownership stake in and will assume an advisory role with the Illawarra Hawks of Australia's National Basketball League, sources tell ESPN.

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Kestelman: Colangelo a huge tick of approval for NBL

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Colangelo excited to jump into NBL ownership

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NBL

'Fuel left in the tank': Bogut ponders NBA, NBL future

Andrew Bogut has left the door ajar on a possible return to the court, despite saying his decision to walk away from the Sydney Kings was "a pretty easy one."

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NBL

NBL delays new season to avoid AFL, NRL clash

The NBL will not begin the 2020-21 regular season until the NRL and AFL have both finished their respective campaigns, the league has said.

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NBL

Bogut quits Kings, but not retired yet

Andrew Bogut has announced he will not be re-signing with the Sydney Kings, although he says he is not retiring from the sport.

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Cotton pens three-year deal with Wildcats

Star guard Bryce Cotton will return to the Perth Wildcats for the next three NBL seasons.

NBL

Sources: Cotton leans towards Wildcats return

Bryce Cotton is leaning toward returning to the Perth Wildcats for the 2020-21 NBL season but is still considering two other "serious offers", sources told ESPN.

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NBL

NBL: Next Stars success forced G League revamp

NBL owner Larry Kestelman says he's "flattered" the NBA decided to revamp its G League in an effort to mirror his Next Stars program which has been so successful in Australia.

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Kestelman: NBL will 'come back stronger'

NBL owner Larry Kestelman may wish he could "strike out 2020," but is adamant further growth and opportunity lies ahead for his league, writes Jake Michaels.

NBL

SYDNEY KINGS

Sources: Casper Ware opts out of Kings deal

Casper Ware is the latest casualty of the new NBL cost-cutting measures, opting out of his deal with the Sydney Kings,

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NBL

NBL: G League changes no issue for Next Stars

NBL commissioner Jeremy Loeliger believes the Next Stars program will retain its appeal for those youngsters who truly want to "challenge themselves,' despite the recent salaries increases in the NBA's G League pathway.

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Forget LaMelo - Didi is the future of the NBL's Next Stars Program

Despite two high-profile U.S. youngsters snubbing the NBL's Next Stars Program, it's not doom and gloom for the league's exciting recruiting program, writes Jesse Robinson.

NBA DRAFT

Answering the big college basketball questions after Jalen Green's decision

Jalen Green is spurning Memphis and Auburn. Are there broader implications for the college game?

How Jalen Green's decision to play in NBA G League could change the game

If Green succeeds, more top prep prospects could be inclined to skip college

NBL

PERTH WILDCATS

Perth Wildcats receive belated NBL trophy

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NBL

ILLAWARRA HAWKS

Ball has competition for Hawks NBL licence

NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger says the league is in discussions with multiple prospective buyers for the Illawarra Hawks, with LaMelo Ball still in the mix.

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LaMelo's decision to try and buy his Australian team was an easy one

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Kevin Martin and how the NBA is invading the NBL

Former NBA sharp-shooter Kevin Martin heads a consortium that now owns a 37.5 percent stake of the Brisbane Bullets. He speaks to ESPN about why it was an easy decision to invest in the "second best basketball league in the world."

NBL

WILDCATS NAMED CHAMPIONS

Bogut takes aim at footy & says no to Tokyo

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NBL

WILDCATS NAMED CHAMPIONS

Perth Wildcats awarded the 2020 NBL championship

The Perth Wildcats have won their 10th NBL title after the league deemed them champions following the suspension of the 2019-20 Grand Final series due to coronavirus.

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NBL

GRAND FINAL SERIES

NBL cancels Grand Final series, no decision on title winner

The NBL has cancelled the two remaining games of the Grand Final series between the Sydney Kings and Perth Wildcats, with the winner of the title still to be decided.

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NBL GRAND FINAL

GAME 3

Kay, Cotton lift Perth to Game 3 win

Big games from Bryce Cotton and Nick Kay have helped Perth to a 111-96 away win over Sydney and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five NBL grand final series.

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Wildcats claw Kings to close in on NBL title

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NBL GRAND FINAL

WILDCATS VS. KINGS

Hungry Kings level series, win Game 2 on the road

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Bogut stars as Kings beat Wildcats in GF

Sydney Kings centre Andrew Bogut produced a monster first half to help his side level the grand final series at 1-1 against the Wildcats.

NBL GRAND FINALS

KINGS VS. WILDCATS

Wildcats chase down Kings for Game 1 win

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Perth claim NBL finals opener over Kings

Perth have claimed a 1-0 lead in the NBL finals after beating the Sydney Kings 88-86 away from home on Saturday night.

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NBL

KINGS VS. UNITED

Kings edge United in thriller to book Grand Final place

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Sydney Kings reach NBL Grand Final

The Sydney Kings are through to the NBL championship decider after finishing off Melbourne United in a tight semi-final series

NBL

WILDCATS VS. TAIPANS

Wildcats ease past Taipans to reach NBL Grand Final

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Wildcats win through to NBL Grand Final

The Perth Wildcats won the third and deciding game of their semi-final series against Cairns Taipans in Perth on Thursday night, 93-82.

NBL

UNITED VS. KINGS

United even series with commanding win over Kings

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United humiliate Kings in NBL semi

Melbourne United have embarrassed minor premiers Sydney in game two of their NBL semi-final series.

NBL

TAIPANS VS. WILDCATS

Taipans keep NBL title dream alive with commanding win

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Dominant Taipans level series with Wildcats

The Cairns Taipans have kept alive their hopes of a Grand Final appearance with an 85-74 semi-final win against the Perth Wildcats.

NBL

KINGS VS. UNITED

Kings pull off stunning comeback, snatch Game 1

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Kings stun Melbourne late in 1st NBL semi

Sydney have overturned a 16-point final-quarter deficit to score a 86-80 home win over Melbourne United in the opening game of their NBL semi-final series.

NBL

WILDCATS VS. TAIPANS

Cotton's 42 points leads Wildcats to epic OT win vs. Taipans

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Cotton stars in Wildcats' overtime win

Bryce Cotton scored 42 points in the Perth Wildcats' one-point semi-final win over the Cairns Taipans at RAC Arena.

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