|The NBL has been advised by Basketball Australia of the sanctions arising from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualification game between the Australian Men’s National Team (the Boomers) and the Philippines Men’s National Team.
NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger said: “We understand that Basketball Australia and the Australian Basketballers’ Association have indicated they are unlikely to appeal the sanctions handed down by FIBA. These sanctions apply to FIBA World Cup qualifying games only and not to the forthcoming NBL season.
“We commend FIBA on its comprehensive investigation and the way it has handled not just players but also officials involved. While it was certainly a regrettable incident it was by no means a reflection of Australian basketball which is continuing to thrive as booming participation and interest in the game demonstrates.
“The NBL is one of the premier basketball leagues in the world and committed to delivering high quality, family entertainment in a sport that prides itself on its diversity and inclusion.”