Basketball Aust. CEO Anthony Moore wants answers from FIBA
FIBA has handed down its suspensions to the players from Australia and the Philippines involved in the infamous basketbrawl.
Three Boomers – Daniel Kickert, Thon Maker and Chris Goulding copped relatively small suspensions for unsportsmanlike behaviour, and Basketball Australia CEO Anthony Moore described the bans as fair.
“The player sanctions are proportionate on balance so we think on balance that’s probably about right.”
Australia has the right to appeal, but it would appear that won’t be happening.
“We think that’s probably unlikely at this stage,” said Moore.
Incredibly, the father of the Philippines player that hit Nathan Sobey with a chair wasn’t suspended.
“We will be asking some questions of FIBA on individuals that weren’t part of the team and that actually came into the fray. What’s the sanction and penalties applied to those?”
Click play below to listen to Anthony Moore speak with Julian King.