It was the news Brisbane basketball fans had wanted to hear since the Bullets shuffled off the court in 2008, heads down, waiting for a white knight to save their crumbling franchise.
Gabe Richards expected her weekend would include a trip to the Bendigo Football League grand final and a family get-together for her great aunty's 89th birthday.
Brisbane will have a team in the NBL next season for the first time since 2008.
Opals star Liz Cambage to miss up to a year after rupturing her Achilles tendon.
Lauren Jackson insists she can return to her best after a "nightmare" injury run.
Canberra Capitals' recruit Abbey Wehrung insists she's ready to step up and boss around Lauren Jackson.
Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has backed his shock decision to select rookie point guard Tessa Lavey over Canberra's Nat Hurst for the world championships, labelling her the team's 'quickest and most explosive athlete'.
New Capitals assistant Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to pursue his WNBL coaching passion.
Injuries and retirements have opened the floor to a new generation of Opals this coming women's basketball world championship in Turkey.
Josh Childress could just be the two-metre key to success for the Sydney Kings, but the former NBA star said his name is only as big as the media makes it.