FOX SPORTS brings in All-Aussie Commentary Team after lacklustre start to FIBA World Cup
Fox Sports has responded swiftly to complaints from subscribers, implementing an all Aussie commentary team for the FIBA World Cup.
While the Boomers have been performing outstandingly at the World Cup so far, Aussie fans had been disappointed after the TV commentary produced for a global audience by FIBA lacked enthusiasm and atmosphere.
Fox Sports has acted swiftly to correct the issue recruiting Shane Heal to deliver viewers greater expertise around the Boomers squad and game plans as the tournament progressed. Heal is widely regarded as one of the best tactical experts in the business.
Heal will be joined in commentary for the rest of Australia's matches in the tournament by experienced broadcasters Brenton Speed and Dwayne Russell.
The Boomers soared through their first round of group matches, leaving them undefeated for the first time in history after victories against Canada, Senegal and Lithuania, highlighted by stellar performances from Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Aron Baynes, Andrew Bogut and Jock Landale.
They now travel to Nanjing for their next two match-ups, starting tomorrow night (Saturday) to face the Dominican Republic, with coverage from 5.50pm on FOX SPORTS More 507, followed by their second match against France on Monday, September 9, with coverage from 9.50 on FOX SPORTS More 507.
Boomers’ legend Shane Heal said:
“This has been an amazing win for the Boomers, if they can keep shooting like that throughout the tournament, they can beat anyone.”
Team USA also continue their run in the tournament now moving on to face Greece tomorrow night, with coverage continuing on FOX SPORTS More 507 following the Boomers v Dominican Republic game. USA will then go head-to-head with Brazil on Monday, September 9, coverage begins at 10.20pm on FOX SPORTS 503.