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NBL boss Larry Kestelman celebrates teams in NBA pre-season match-ups - The Sydney Morning Herald

NBL owner Larry Kestelman has spent years building relationships and respect with teams and officials in the NBA. At the NBA All-Star game this year, talks with Utah Jazz about a potential pre-season game got serious. SHARE; Share on Facebook SHARE ...and more »

NBL v NBA: Former Canberra Gunner Anthony Petrie ready for Phoenix Suns challenge - The Sydney Morning Herald

Basketball has knocked down Anthony Petrie more times than he can remember, so it's understandable he's still pinching after the NBL finalised a landmark deal to play against NBA teams. Petrie's Brisbane Bullets will play against the Phoenix Suns in a ...and more »

Sydney Kings embrace NBA challenge as they prepare for Joe Ingles and Utah Jazz - The Sydney Morning Herald

If the reaction of veteran guard Brad Newley is any indication, the Sydney Kings will make a good fist of their clash with NBA club Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City on October 3 [AEST]. The Kings were one of three NBL clubs to win the right to face NBA ...and more »

Sydney Kings to play Utah Jazz as part of triple header pitting NBL v NBA - dailytelegraph.com.au

THE Sydney Kings will head up an Australian triple header against NBA teams in a historic first for the NBL. The Daily Telegraph can reveal the NBL has struck an agreement for the Sydney Kings, Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets to take on NBA ...and more »

Melbourne United, Sydney Kings and Brisbane Bullets to take on NBA sides in US in pre-season - The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne United will take on the NBA's most valuable player, Russell Westbrook, and his Oklahoma City Thunder in the US in October. SHARE; Share on Facebook SHARE · Share on Twitter TWEET; Link. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is the NBA ...and more »

NBL Teams To Face-Off Against NBA Teams For The First Time - Triple M

If you're a basketball fan - NBL or NBA - get ready to have your mind blown. The two leagues have today joined forces to announce the Sydney Kings, Melbourne United and Brisbane Bullets will play in the 2017 NBA pre-season in October. It's the first ...and more »

Why were the Perth Wildcats left out of October's NBA preseason games? - The Pick and Roll (blog)

In what is a massive coup for the NBL, three clubs – Melbourne United, the Sydney Kings and the Brisbane Bullets – will travel to the United States in October to take on several NBA clubs in preseason action. United will take on reigning NBA MVP ...and more »

Three NBL teams to play in NBA preseason, against Joe Ingles' Utah Jazz and more - The Pick and Roll (blog)

Jan 16, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Jazz defeated the Suns 106-101. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. 0. Kein by Kein. It's not the NBA Down ...and more »

Historic pre-season matches in US part of long-term NBL plan to bring NBA games to Australia - dailytelegraph.com.au

AUSTRALIAN basketball is on the cusp of another golden era following the NBL's historic agreement to play a pre-season triple-header against NBA franchises in the US in October. Years of hard work came to fruition in Sydney yesterday when NBL boss ...and more »

NBA invite shows NBL's quality, says Melbourne United star Chris Goulding - The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne United's Chris Goulding hopes to cause an upset against Oklahoma City Thunder in October. Photo: Mick Connolly. Melbourne United star Chris Goulding believes the NBL can win respect when three clubs take on NBA sides in the US in October ...and more »