ABC TV - The home of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

ABC TV - The home of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The Airbnb Australian Boomers begin their 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup against Slovenia on Saturday night LIVE on ABC2 – the home of the Australian Boomers 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup campaign.

In a coup for Australian sports fans, ABC and ABC2 will be televising ALL Airbnb Boomers games, ALL Team USA games and ALL games from the Quarter Finals through to the Gold Medal Game LIVE around the country.

The ABC commentary team will be headlined by Airbnb Boomers legend Shane Heal and basketball guru John Casey, providing all the insight and analysis from Spain.

An icon of Australian basketball, Heal represented the Airbnb Boomers on 197 occasions across four Olympic Games and two FIBA Basketball World Cups, while Casey has long-been regarded as the voice of Australian basketball on the international stage – most recently commentating at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Heal believes the Airbnb Boomers are capable of building on the momentum around basketball by pushing for a medal in Spain.

“This is such an exciting time for Australian basketball and the Boomers program,” Heal said.

“We've got a young and exciting core that has NBA and top European pedigree that will play without fear and take the game to their opponents.

“Andrej (Lemanis – Head Coach) has put together a great team that has a great mix of emerging talent and seasoned veterans capable of going deep into the tournament.”

This unprecedented coverage of the biggest tournament in international basketball will be taken to another level, with fans getting all the latest news and insight from Spain on the nightly program – Double Dribble.

Hosted by Dave Thornton and Ronny Chieng, the special premiere episode of Double Dribble airs on Saturday 30 August at 8:50pm AEST and continues every night of the tournament at 8:20pm AEST on ABC2.

The coverage of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup tips-off with a bang this weekend, with the premiere of Double Dribble leading into the Airbnb Boomers opening game against Slovenia on Sunday at 1:26am (AEST) on ABC2 before Team USA face Finland at 5:18am (AEST) on ABC.

For the latest 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup broadcast information please check your local ABC and ABC2 guides.

Airbnb Australian Boomers TV schedule

Airbnb Boomers v Slovenia
Sunday 31 August @ Gran Canaria Arena 1:30am (All times AEST)
TV: LIVE on ABC2 at 1:26am (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 12:56am (SA, NT); 11:26pm (WA)
Live Stats

Airbnb Boomers v Korea
Sunday 31 August @ Gran Canaria Arena 9:30pm
TV: LIVE on ABC2 at 9:26pm (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 8:56pm (SA, NT); 7:26pm (WA)
Live Stats

Airbnb Boomers v Lithuania
Wednesday 3 September @ Gran Canaria Arena 1:30am
TV: LIVE on ABC2 at 1:26am (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 12:56am (SA, NT); 11:26pm (WA)
Live Stats

Airbnb Boomers v Mexico
Wednesday 3 September @ Gran Canaria Arena 9:30pm
TV: LIVE on ABC2 at 9:26pm (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 8:56pm (SA, NT); 7:26pm (WA)
Live Stats

Airbnb Boomers v Angola
Thursday 4 September @ Gran Canaria Arena 9:30pm
TV: LIVE on ABC2 at 9:26pm (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 8:56pm (SA, NT); 7:26pm (WA)
Live Stats

CLICK HERE for Airbnb Boomers TV Schedule PDF.

Team USA TV schedule

Team USA v Finland
Sunday 31 August @ Bizkaia Arena 5:30am (All times AEST)
TV: LIVE on ABC at 5:18am (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 4:48am (SA, NT); 3:18am (WA)

Team USA v Turkey
Monday 1 September @ Bizkaia Arena 5:30am
TV: LIVE on ABC at 5:26am (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 4:56am (SA, NT); 3:26am (WA)

Team USA v New Zealand
Wednesday 3 September @ Bizkaia Arena 1:30am
TV: ABC2 at 3:30am (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 3:00am (SA, NT); 1:30am (WA)

Team USA v Dominican Republic
Thursday 4 September @ Bizkaia Arena 5:30am
TV: LIVE on ABC at 5:26am (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 4:56am (SA, NT); 3:26am (WA)

Team USA v Ukraine
Friday 5 September @ Bizkaia Arena 5:30am
TV: LIVE on ABC2 at 1:26am (Vic, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT); 12:56am (SA, NT); 11:26pm (WA)

*(All times subject to change)

Airbnb Australian Boomers Team – 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

David Andersen – Strasbourg (France)
Cameron Bairstow – Chicago Bulls (NBA)
Aron Baynes – San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
Ryan Broekhoff – Besiktas (Turkey)
Matthew Dellavedova – Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Dante Exum – Utah Jazz (NBA)
Adam Gibson – Adelaide 36ers (NBL)
Chris Goulding – CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
Joe Ingles – Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
Nathan Jawai – Galatasaray (Turkey)
Brock Motum – Bologna (Italy)
Brad Newley – Gran Canaria (Spain)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Andrej Lemanis
Assistant Coaches: Luc Longley and Trevor Gleeson
Mentor Coach: Dr Adrian Hurley
Technical Assistant Coach: Mick Downer

For all the latest from the Airbnb Boomers 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup campaign be sure to visit the BA website at www.basketball.net.au.

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