The NBL season returns on Saturday, 1 October on ESPN via Kayo Sports. Each week from Sunday, October 2 fans can catch Sunday Hoops live from 2:00 pm AEST on 10 Peach and 10 Play.
As the NBL’s free-to-air partner, two back-to-back matches will be live each Sunday on 10 Peach and simulcast on 10 play which this season includes an Australian sporting first when Sydney Kings host Melbourne United on Christmas Day at a special prime time tip-off of 7:30 pm AEST.
Other Sunday Hoops highlights include the Grand Final re-match between the Sydney Kings and Tasmanian JackJumpers on December 11, a New Year’s Day doubleheader featuring JackJumpers up against South East Melbourne Phoenix then Brisbane Bullets taking on Melbourne United, and the Sunday matches during the electrifying Finals series.
On Saturday, 1 October, round 1 begins with a doubleheader starting with the South East Melbourne Phoenix hosting the Tasmania JackJumpers, and the Illawarra Hawks at home to the defending champions of last season, Sydney Kings.
Then on Sunday, 2 October, the two matches showing on 10 Peach and 10 Play will be Melbourne United taking on the New Zealand Breakers, and the Perth Wildcats hosting the Brisbane Bullets.
Going into the season, the talent entering the league for the 2022/23 season is notable with Aussie NBA star Aron Baynes joining the Brisbane Bullets on the back of a career-threatening injury at the Tokyo Olympics. He has recovered since however and as a result, big things are expected for the Brisbane Bullets this season where he joins another NBA veteran Tyler Johnson and fellow Olympian Nathan Sobey.
In an interesting preseason matchup, three NBA teams will face three NBL teams with the Utah Jazz facing the Sydney Kings, the Oklahoma City Thunder facing Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets facing the Pheonix Suns. The matches will take place in October.
The NBL 2022/23 season begins on Saturday, 1 October on ESPN via Kayo Sports and Sunday, 2 October on 10 Peach and 10 Play.