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Train
Two years ago

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Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

"AUSTRALIA now will not only have to win its way through Asia to qualify for FIBA's 2019 World Cup but will have to do it without its NBA contingent.

But no-one is too alarmed about the format change because it means many more meaningful games for the Boomers on home soil."

http://www.news.com.au/sport/basketball/boomers-tall-blacks-to-qualify-through-asia-for-future-fiba-world-cups-but-nba-stars-missing/story-fndkzqrr-1227509607402

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Train
Two years ago
17:00 2 Sep 15

Reply #547526

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

I like the idea of the Boomers playing more games to qualify. Shame we wont have most of our NBA players but it will be good to blood some new talent.

Greenwood may of jumped ship a bit too soon.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:24 2 Sep 15

Reply #547533

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

What about our cousins from across the ditch?


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Train
Two years ago
17:26 2 Sep 15

Reply #547535

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

I take it your referring to New Zealand?

From the article: "Instead of the Boomers qualifying through the Oceania region - which basically comprises Australia and New Zealand battling it out for one available berth - they now will contest the 16-team Asian region, along with the Tall Blacks. Seven teams would qualify from Asia for the World Cup which will be played in China in 2019.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:03 2 Sep 15

Reply #547548

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

Good for the national program - the nbl needs to get its stuff together if it's going to become the feeder for this team for the future


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Train
Two years ago
19:06 2 Sep 15

Reply #547549

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

As long as there is big money in NBA and Europe then the NBL will never be a feeder league for the Boomers.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:36 2 Sep 15

Reply #547563

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

Will Aussie college players be available?

Would love to see Isaac Humphries get a taste of Boomers action


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Bear
Two years ago
07:19 3 Sep 15

Reply #547609

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

You know what, I like this news, because it finally gives the Aussies and Kiwis both a chance to qualify and to do so on their merits similar to the Soccer qualification process(in Australia's case at least)...


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AngusH
Two years ago
09:50 3 Sep 15

Reply #547634

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

Yeah, this is good news for both Australia and New Zealand basketball.


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Frenchy91
Two years ago
10:02 3 Sep 15

Reply #547637

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

With many New Zealand national team players playing for the Breakers, they will be ripped apart during the season. Big blow for them, Breakers will need to have depth.


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Anon12
Two years ago
10:18 3 Sep 15

Reply #547644

re: Change to qualifying for FIBA World Cup

Haven't read the details of the FIBA proposal but my observation that this is for the World Cup - what happens with Olympic qualification?


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