Last year finally came the moment. Five times they had fallen short in Olympic semi-finals, four times in the bronze medal match.
But no more. At last, the Boomers finally won an Olympic medal, led by flag bearer Patty Mills, at the heart of the golden generation in Australian men’s basketball.
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In two years though, the Boomers line-up will look different and could very well be in their best position to compete for a gold medal.
Mills will still be leading the charge but around him will be the next generation of Australian basketball talent, some already established NBA stars and others well on their way.
Dyson Daniels, Josh Giddey, Josh Green and…