Plenty to do before the tip-off....

Of course we know the players and coaches hace a lot to do to get ready for a game but lots of other people help to stage a successful basketball game.more

Additions to the Photo Gallery

Click into the Photo Gallery to see some of the action from the FIBA Oceania Championships for Menmore

New Zealand fans like what they see

Fans give Tall Blacks plenty of support.more

Everyone has their own Everest

Sir Edmund Hillary was among the dignitaries on hand at the Telstra Stadium in Auckland on Saturday to watch the Tall Blacks try to wrest a game from the Australians in the 2005 FIBA Oceania Championships.more

Australia wrap up series with win in third game

The Dunedin Basketball stadium was full to bursting for the third game of the series and vocal in their support of the Tall Blacks. The Australia Boomers won on the day and wrapped up the series 3 games to zero.more

International Referee shares insights.

FIBA International Referee Carl Jungerbrand has been busy in between games sharing his knowledge with his collegues "down under".more

Australia go two up in series

The Boomers went two up in the 2005 FIBA Oceania Series behind a 20 point game from Glen Saville. (photos to follow)more

Baldwin believes series is winnable

Tall Black Guard Mark Dickel, supports coach Baldwin's belief that his team can keep the series alive with a win on Saturday.more

Check the photo pages

If you can't be here, look what's happening on our photo gallery and team photo page.more

Getting another slant on the news...

Two people can watch the same event and come up with a different version of what happened.

To get another view on what is happening in the FIBA Oceania Championships presently underway in alternative New Zealand log on to ....more

United Nations of Basketball

They can peform the Haka but one third of present roster of the New Zealand Tall Blacks were born outside New Zealand. How did this happen and what does the future hold for the make up of this team???more

Australia draws first blood

The 2005 FIBA Oceania Championship for Men opened in Auckland with a win to Australia 82 to 69more

Tab the Coach - who is he??

A short bio of New Zealand Tall Black Coach Tab Baldwin...more

Getting to Know you...

Australian coach Brian Goorjian talks about basketball, shoes and cooking...more

Teams named

Australia and New Zealand tonight named their teams to contest the 2005 FIBA Oceania Championships for Men.more
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