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days to the Michelleīs birthday.
East Asian Games Final - May 26
Opals 75 - Silver medal
China 80 - Gold medal
Tournament stats: Michelle Brogan
17.9 ppg; 7.0 rpg; 4.1 apg; 2.1 spg; 0.7 bpg
European Tour
18 August - 5 September
France & Spain
Michelle is not playing on this tournament for personal reasons.


(Photo: Tom Putt / Sport the Library)

Instead she is captaining a young Opals Team in Osaka for the East Asian Games.
At age 28, Brogan has been tagged the “mother” of the Team, a role she is proud to accept.
It is everyone’s dream to captain an Australian Team and I am very proud of that honour” .
Mother Role
Mike Tancred
16 May 2001

Australian Basketballer Michelle Brogan has spoken today about her decision to give up a career in the WNBA to stay in Australia with her baby son.
Recently divorced, the Opal’s silver medallist chose the custody of her 19-month-old son ahead of her place with the Phoenix Mercury.
The choice between family and career was not hard not when it comes to my son, so I have chosen to stay in Australia this season through personal circumstances” Brogan said.

  • Hear Michelle on motherhood and the Opals

    Michelle was not suspended by the Phoenix Mercury as the majority of the sports sites say, on the contrary, she chose the custody of her son ahead of her place with the WNBA team.

  • Olympic Stars for the Ridge
    5 July 2001
    Six members of Australia's national women's basketball team, the Opals , will model prize-winning opal jewellery at the Gala Awards Night of the Lightning Ridge Federation 2001 Opal Jewellery Design Awards and Exhibition later this month .Head coach Jan Stirling, and players Michelle Brogan, Jo Hill ,Emily McInerny, Tracey Braithwaite, Allie Douglas and Eleanor Sharp ,will be special guests at the Gala Awards Night on Saturday July,28, after conducting an afternoon training clinic in Lightning Ridge for junior basketball players.
    Olympian Michelle Brogan will compere the Gala Awards Night, assisted by local Peter Waterford; and guests will be treated to an address by head coach Jan Stirling. 'The Opals will model the finalist pieces for the Prestige Award in our international opal jewellery design competition," said Jenni Brammall, coordinator of the Opal Jewellery Design Awards Association(OJDAA).
    "We will have Australia's best wearing some of the best jewellery in the world, by designers from Australia, Germany, Switzerland, the States ,Canada and Israel. "This will be a celebration of opal Australia's National Gemstone - and recognition of these great sportswomen who carry the names of Australia and of opal onto the world stage," Jenni said. And it's not just the people of Lightning Ridge who are exited about the visit the Opals themselves can't wait to get here.

  • Overtime needed, but Opals down France
    4 September, 2001 Staff Reporters

    The Australian Opals have finished their tour of Europe, recording a 92-86 overtime win over the French national team.

    Jae Kingi (25 pts 15 ast) and Penny Taylor (21 pts 11 reb) posted double-double numbers for the Opals, with Suzy Batkovic (22 pts) also contributing to the scorecard.

    The game was tied at 77-77 at the end of regulation time, but clutch free-throw shooting, including 12 free throws in a row by Kingi, helped the Australians hold on.

    Opals coach Jan Stirling told the press she was very proud of her charges.

    "We started well, but a combination of foul trouble and injuries made it a tough battle. The girls really dug in and produced a memorable victory."

    The Opals won their last three games on their European tour, also recording 84-79 win over Lithuania and a 105-65 victory against Japan.


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    Opals 2001 Programme
    20-24 April Training Camp & Games vs Japan
    Adelaide, SA

    19 - 27 May East Asian Games
    Osaka, Japan

    18 August - 5 September
    European Tour
    France & Spain

    14 - 16 September Oceania World Championship Qualifications
    New Zealand
    14th - Invercargill
    15th - Christchurch
    16th - Christchurch (if required)

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