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July 21,2017

MAD school holidays

The Sydney Kings kick-started their off-season interaction these past school... Read More

July 13,2017

Perry Ellis looking great!

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July 11,2017

Brad is back!

Sydney Kings 2016-17 MVP – and our members’ MVP – Brad Newley... Read More

June 22,2017

Cadee back from Greek odyssey

Sydney Kings 2017-18 memberships now available – click here – to... Read More

May 19,2017

Video of Perry Ellis discussing becoming a Sydney King

The Sydney Kings are excited to announce that forward Perry Ellis has agreed to... Read More

May 4,2017

Big man ‘Our number one priority’

Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze says bringing in a quality big man is the... Read More

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5 things to LOVE about the Schedule

  1. Family friendly... Weekends, weekends and more weekends! This year's home draw features 12 games on a Saturday or Sunday (daytime). The remaining two are Thursday nights - much better than those pesky Mondays last year - and one of... Read More

Sydney Kings Schedule is HERE!

The Sydney Kings are excited by the announcement of the 2017-18 NBL draw. The big takeaway for Kings fans is there... Read More

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Kings Invitational squad announced for China tour

Sydney Kings Invitational squad named to contest the Atlas Challenge in China   An offer to contest the... Read More

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NBA Call-up for Gaze

2017-18 Sydney Kings Memberships now on sale. Sign up before July 7 for huge savings by Matt McQuade Sydney Kings Head... Read More

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Sydney Kings & MAD Basketball join forces

The Sydney Kings are pleased to announce a new relationship between the club and MAD Basketball, an innovative and... Read More

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TOM GARLEPP INSPIRING YOUNG WOMEN IN SYDNEY

Tom Garlepp joined international NBA Global Directors Jennifer Azzi and Blair Hardiek to deliver an outstanding program... Read More

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NBL 2016/17 Ladders

Team P W L %
Adelaide 36ers 28 17 11 103.07
Cairns Taipans 28 15 13 100.17
Perth Wildcats 28 15 13 101.64
Illawarra Hawks 28 15 13 101.72
New Zealand Breakers 28 14 14 98.58
Melbourne United 28 13 15 100.6
Sydney Kings 28 13 15 99.31
Brisbane Bullets 28 10 18 94.82

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Points Per Game

BradNewley
Sydney Kings
17.57
Kevin Lisch Sydney Kings 16.52
Jason Cadee Sydney Kings 13.00
Greg Whittington Sydney Kings 11.54
Josh Powell Sydney Kings 9.44

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Assists Per Game

BradNewley
Sydney Kings
4.09
Kevin Lisch Sydney Kings 3.67
Jason Cadee Sydney Kings 3.18
Steve Blake Sydney Kings 2.22
Greg Whittington Sydney Kings 1.82

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Rebounds Per Game

GregWhittington
Sydney Kings
6.43
Brad Newley Sydney Kings 4.96
Josh Powell Sydney Kings 4.78
Aleks Maric Sydney Kings 4.68
Kevin Lisch Sydney Kings 3.52

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Steals Per Game

KevinLisch
Sydney Kings
1.89
Greg Whittington Sydney Kings 1.50
Brad Newley Sydney Kings 1.22
Aleks Maric Sydney Kings 1.14
Jason Cadee Sydney Kings 0.93

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Player Profiles

  • Luke Kendall

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    As a player Luke Kendall was part of the fabric of the Sydney Kings during its most successful era, winning a championship with the team in 2004. He proved to be one of the most proud and loyal players to pull on the purple and gold and is fondly remembered as such by the fans.

    Kendall was a key figure in the Australian national team set up from 2004-2008, competing in the World Championships in 2006 and winning a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

    In college, he won a national Division II NCAA title with Metro State College of Denver in 2002.

    His main coaching influences are 6-time NBL championship winning coach Brian Goorjian and NBA & US college coach Mike Dunlap.

    After retiring as a player Luke worked tirelessly to hone his coaching skills, and has mentored at a variety of skill and age levels.  He won a championship as coach of the Sydney Comets in the Waratah League in 2015.

    Luke personified what it meant to be a Sydney Kings player and, after excelling as development coach in 2016-17, the organisation is excited to see what he brings to the team as a full time assistant coach.

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  • DOB 11/07/91 Height 200cm Weight 94kg Hometown Mackay, QLD School Mackay State High School / Australian Institute of Sport

    Todd Blanchfield

    #12

    Summary: Todd comes to Sydney on a two year contract as one of the standout recruits of the National Basketball League offseason. An explosive, versatile swingman with definite perimeter range, Todd has great length, athleticism and the ability to play at least three positions on the court. He played six seasons with the Townsville Crocodiles, showing great improvement each year before heading to Melbourne United for the past two NBL campaigns, and will be a key cog in Sydney’s 2017/2018 NBL roster.

    Statistical highlights: Todd has played 204 NBL games, with career averages of 8.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. He averaged 8.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in the 2016/2017 NBL season.

    Career highlights: Was named NBL Most Improved Player and garnered Second Team All-NBL honours in the 2014/2015 season after averaging a career high in points (14.6 per game), adding six rebounds per contest. Has also been a standout in the Queensland Basketball League (QBL) for Mackay and won the NZNBL championship in 2015 as an import for the Southland Sharks, averaging 21.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game while earning selection in the league’s All Star Five at the end of the season.

     

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  • Height 206cm Weight 102kg Hometown Melbourne, Australia School St Mary's College, California

    Dane Pineau

    #22

    Summary: One of Australia’s rising ‘big’ prospects, 22 year old Pineau comes to the Kings following a solid four year stint at renowned St Mary’s College in California – a program that catapulted Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova to the NBA and numerous others to professional international careers. Pineau is a second-generation basketball player, his father Brad having played a total of 52 NBL games with the Devonport Warriors & Melbourne Tigers between 1989 and 1991.

    Statistical highlights: Finished as St Mary’s all-time leader in field goal percentage, connecting on nearly 62% of his attempts. Averaged 11.5 points, 8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 2015-16 season.

    Career highlights: Played in the 2017 NCAA Tournament in his senior season, advancing to round two, following a 29-5 win/loss record for the season. Was a member of the Australian team competing at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championships held in the Czech Republic. Captained the Australian Under-18 team at the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany.

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  • DOB 16/5/86 Height 188CM Weight 88KG Hometown BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS, USA School ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY Hobbies Coffee Favourite Food Sushi

    Kevin Lisch

    Guard

    #11

    Summary: One of the genuine superstars of the National Basketball League will play his second season with the Sydney Kings, after an excellent debut campaign saw him average 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.9 steals and 34 minutes per game while shooting 83.5% from the free throw line. A brilliant shooter, outstanding passer and ferocious competitor at both ends of the floor, the universally respected Captain of the Kings is determined to lead the franchise back to glory in 2017/2018.

    Statistical highlights: Kevin has played 184 NBL games with career averages of 15.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 42% from the field, 37% from three point range and 82% from the free throw line. In the 2016/2017 season for Sydney, he led the league in steals, was tenth in the league in points per game and tenth in assists. His career-high six steals keyed a Round Three home win over the Illawarra Hawks.

    Career highlights: Lisch has had a tremendous career, particularly in his adopted Australia. He is one of only six players in NBL history to win multiple NBL MVP awards (2012, 2016) and in 2016 became one of only four players to win NBL MVP and NBL Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. He won the NBL Grand Final Series MVP for Perth in 2010 and was named First Team All-NBL in 2012, First Team All-NBL in 2013 and Second Team All-NBL in 2017. He was named as a member of the Perth Wildcats 30th Anniversary Team and was a member of the Australian Boomers at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, he has played professionally in Spain, France and Puerto Rico and had a great college career at St Louis University, named as the Atlantic-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior.

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  • DOB 18/02/85 Height 199CM Weight 94KG Hometown ADELAIDE, SA School LAKE GINNINDERRA, CANBERRA, AIS Hobbies Random Sports Trivia Favourite Food Greek Cuisine

    Brad Newley

    GUARD/FORWARD

    #8

    Summary: The highly decorated swingman enjoyed an excellent debut campaign with the Sydney Kings in 2016/2017, cut short thanks to a late season injury. He averaged 17.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 33 minutes per game while shooting 47% from the field, 80% from the free throw line and 32% from three point range, winning the Sydney Kings MVP award. Now fully healthy, he is an enormous key for Sydney. Brad is a noted baseline to baseline defender, is devastating in transition, an underrated perimeter shooter and works exceptionally hard every game.

    Statistical highlights: Brad has played a total of 125 NBL games, with career averages of 18.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game. In the 2016/2017 season he led the Kings in scoring and assists, and finished sixth in the league in scoring, seventh in the league in assists and tenth in the league in steals. He had a season-high 34 points against the Perth Wildcats at Perth Arena in Round Seven.

    Career highlights: Newley is considered one of Australia’s finest players. Domestically, he became the only player in NBL history to win Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year in the same season as a member of the Townsville Crocodiles in 2004/2005 and he won MVP at the 2005 NBL All Star Game. However, internationally is where he really flourished. He was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft and has been a force in various powerful European leagues for over a decade, starring in Greece, Turkey, Lithuania and Spain. In addition, he has represented Australia with great distinction, winning a gold medal in 2003 with the Australian junior men’s team and he won a gold medal with the Australian Boomers at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He’s a two-time Olympian with appearances in Beijing (2008) and London (2012) and a three-time member of the Boomers’ FIBA World Cup teams (2006, 2010 and 2014).

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  • DOB 15/04/91 Height 186cm Weight 80kg Hometown Sydney, NSW School Westfield Sports High Junior Club Bankstown Hobbies Playing Playstation and going to the beach Idol Growing Up Kobe Bryant & Andrew Gaze Favourite Food Chicken Parmigiana

    Jason Cadee

    Guard

    #5

    Summary: One of the competition’s deadliest perimeter shooters started every game for the Kings in the 2016/2017 season and was a consistent performer. He will play his fourth season in 2017/2018 for his hometown team and has shown improvement throughout a solid NBL career. Expect Jason to be a major contributor once again for the purple and gold as he strives to help the Kings reach the playoffs.

    Statistical highlights: Jason has played 192 NBL games for three teams (Sydney, Adelaide and Gold Coast) with career averages of 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He has played 84 games with the Kings, averaging 11.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 81.2% from the free throw line. Jason is currently third all-time in franchise history in career free throw percentage and top ten all-time in franchise history in three point field goal attempts.

    Career highlights: Jason has never missed a game with the Kings through injury. He had an excellent 2015/16 campaign where he averaged an NBL career-high 14 points per game and won both the Sydney Kings Members’ Player of the Year and Sydney Kings Community Award. He led the NZNBL in scoring in the 2014/15 NBL offseason, averaging 26.7 points per game. He played in an NBL Grand Final with Adelaide in 2014 and had a standout junior career, playing in the World Select team that played in the 2010 Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Oregon. He was also the 2008 Scott Fenton Memorial Player of the Year and the 2008 NSW Male Athlete and Basketball Player of the Year while a member of the Bankstown Bruins.

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    31.32AVG MINS
    3.18AVG AS
    13AVG PTS
    2.46AVG REB
  • DOB 20/04/86 Height 204cm Weight 106kg Hometown Perth, WA School University of California - Santa Barbara Junior Club Perry Lakes Hawks Hobbies Jigsaw puzzles Idol Growing Up Gary Ablett, Sr. Favourite Food Nonna's Lasagne

    Tom Garlepp

    Forward

    #14

    Summary: A solid and reliable contributor who will play his sixth season for the Sydney Kings in the 2017/2018 campaign, making him just the ninth player in franchise history to play a minimum of six seasons in the famous purple and gold. He will provide size and scoring off the bench for Head Coach Andrew Gaze and his leadership and work ethic are very important to the team and its goals.

    Statistical highlights: Tom has played 240 NBL games for four teams (Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Gold Coast), playing his milestone 200th game in the 2015/2016 season. He has played 141 games for the Kings, averaging 9.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 46.4% from the field and 71.3% from the free throw line. Tom currently sits tenth all-time in franchise history in games played and is seventh all-time in blocked shots.

    Career highlights: Garlepp won both the Sydney Kings Members Player of the Year and Sydney Kings Most Inspirational Player at the end of the 2014/2015 season and in 2013/2014 was the recipient of the Sydney Kings Coaches’ Award. As a member of the Perth Wildcats, he won that club’s ‘Young Australian Player’ award in 2008. Tom spent two years at NCAA Division One college University of California-Santa Barbara and came through the Australian Institute of Sport (A.I.S.) program, where he set an A.I.S. record with 10 blocked shots in a game.

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    16.61AVG MINS
    1.07AVG AS
    5.57AVG PTS
    2.61AVG REB
  • Andrew Gaze

    Head Coach

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    NBL CAREER

    Games: 612

    Two NBL Championships

    All Time NBL Scoring Leader

    All Time NBL Assists Leader

    NBL Most Valuable Player 7 times (1991, 1992, 1994- 1998)

    NBL Rookie of the Year 1984

    All-NBL First Team 15 consecutive times (1986-2000)

    Led NBL in scoring average for 16 consecutive seasons (1986-2001)

    Voted NBL’s Greatest Player, 25th Anniversary Team

    NBL All-Star Game MVP twice (1989, 1992)

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL

    Udine, Italy (1991)

    Washington Bullets, NBA (1994)

    Apollan Patron, Greece (1995)

    San Antonio Spurs, NBA (1999-2000)

    NBA Champion (1999-2000)

    COLLEGE

    Seton Hall University (1988-1989)

    NCAA Runner-up (1989)

    NCAA West Regional Tournament MVP (1989)

    INTERNATIONAL

    Basketball Australia Hall of Famer (2004)

    Sport Australia Hall of Famer (2005)

    FIBA Hall of Famer (2013)

    Five Time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)

    All Time Olympic Games Scoring Leader

    Captain, Australian Olympic Team, Sydney 2000

    International Player of the Year 5 times (1990, 1994-1996, 1998)

    COACHING CAREER

    Melbourne Tigers, SEABL (2016)

    Sydney Kings (2016/17 – )

     

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  • Lanard Copeland

    Assistant Coach

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    Lanard Copeland is one of the greatest American players ever to come to the National Basketball League.

    The graduate of Georgia State University arrived in Australia in 1992 and immediately took the league by storm, forging the greatest backcourt partnership in NBL history with the one and only Andrew Gaze and helping the Tigers to their first Grand Final appearance when they fell to the Brian Goorjian-led South East Melbourne Magic in a classic battle.

    ‘Copes’ would go one better the next season when he and Andrew overcame the Perth Wildcats to win the first NBL championship in Tigers’ history.

    He would go on to win another title in 1997, also for the Tigers, and played a total of 449 games for Melbourne before closing his remarkable NBL career with brief stops in Brisbane and Adelaide.

    He also has an NBA pedigree, playing for both the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers prior to his arrival on these shores, but it is with the NBL that he gained the most fame with his Grand Final Series Most Valuable Player award in 1997 and his two All-NBL First-Team nods in 1999 and 2002.

    Since his retirement, he has emerged as a quality coach, having served as the assistant to Phil ‘The General’ Smyth at the ACB Academy before being named head coach of the Hume City Broncos in the Big V competition. In addition, he was the head coach of the Victorian State High School champions, Haileybury College, leading his charges to the 2014 title.

    Copeland was an all-time great as a player and the Sydney Kings are proud that he is now a part of one of Australia’s most iconic sporting teams. His ability to develop players, his basketball knowledge and his upbeat, positive attitude will all be key ingredients in what will be a strong Sydney Kings culture.

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