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Cairns Taipans

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 11: Head Coach Aaron Fearne of the Taipans looks on during the round six NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Cairns Taipans at Vector Arena on November 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / July 12th, 2017

Aaron Fearne NBA Summer League Interview

We caught up with NBA Summer League veteran & Cairns Taipans head coach Aaron Fearne to talk about the import recruiting process and what the Snakes are hoping to find for #NBL18.

KuanyStory Cairns Taipans / July 2nd, 2017

Kuany Kuany: The Journey

Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria   In the far north-west of Kenya there is a refugee camp called Kakuma. Built in the early ‘90s, it is essentially a small city of thatched roof huts, tents and mud structures that

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 08:  Mitch McCarron of the Taipans warms up during the round one NBL match between the Perth Wildcats and the Cairns Taipans at Perth Arena on October 8, 2016 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / June 28th, 2017

McCarron Eyes Boomers Spot

Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria   Cairns Taipans rising star Mitch McCarron is hoping a busy off-season schedule and his current red-hot form will help him secure a place in his first Australian Boomers team. Fresh off an award-winning season

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  The Taipans go into a pre-game huddle before being introduced  onto the court before the start of the round 18 NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Perth Wildcats at the Cairns Convention Centre on February 5, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / June 8th, 2017

Cairns Taipans #NBL17 Season Review

The Cairns Taipans turned it around late in the season, making an empowered run into the Finals claiming home court advantage in the process due to their second placed finish in the final season for inspirational captain Mark Worthington. With

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 15:  Taipans coach Aaron Fearne speaks to Nnanna Egwu of the Taipans during the round two NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Cairns Taipans at Qudos Bank Arena on October 15, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / March 15th, 2017

Proud Taipans Coach Still Looking For Improvement

No one is more synonymous with the Cairns Taipans than coach Aaron Fearne and he continues to be proud of what the Snakes have been able to accomplish but is already starting to plan on how to improve further in

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Bryce Cotton of the Wildcats puts a shot up against Mark Worthington of the Taipans during the game two NBL Semi Final match between the Perth Wildcats and Cairns Taipans at Perth Arena on February 20, 2017 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / February 20th, 2017

Wildcats send off Worthington, advance to GF

The career of the great Mark Worthington is over and the Cairns Taipans have to wait another year for that elusive championship after the Perth Wildcats advanced to the NBL Grand Final with a 74-66 at Perth Arena on Monday.

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17:  Bryce Cotton of the Wildcats drives to the basket during the NBL Semi Final Game 1 match between Cairns Taipans and Perth Wildcats at Cairns Convention Centre on February 17, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / February 17th, 2017

Cotton masterclass destroys Taipans

He may not have been with the group for long, but import Bryce Cotton showed he has Wildcat genes with a 34-point masterclass as Perth ambushed the Snakes to take Game 1 of their semi-final series 91-69 on Friday. The

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: The Taipans' bench celebrates during the round 19 NBL match between the Adelaide 36ers and the Cairns Taipans at Titanium Security Arena on February 11, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images) Adelaide 36ers / February 11th, 2017

Taipans stun Sixers to cement second spot

Behind an Australian basketball legend, the Cairns Taipans became a team possessed in the second half, handing Adelaide their fourth straight loss, 89-98 at Titanium Security Arena.  Mark Worthington had one heck of a final quarter in his last regular

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 09:  Travis Trice of the Taipans shoots during the round 19 NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Adelaide 36ers at the Cairns Convention Centre on February 9, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) Adelaide 36ers / February 9th, 2017

Epic fourth-quarter explosion takes Taipans home

It was one of the wildest stretches of basketball in the history of the Cairns Taipans. A 14-point explosion in just a minute and 55 seconds during the fourth quarter has propelled the Snakes to a temporary second position on

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Nathan Jawai of the Taipans celebrates after scoring  during the round 18 NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Perth Wildcats at the Cairns Convention Centre on February 5, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / February 5th, 2017

Snakes roar home to keep season alive

The Orangemen have lived to fight another day, after gutsing out a stirring 85-77 win over the Perth Wildcats in a ‘last chance saloon’ Sunday afternoon at the Cairns Convention Centre. Seasons were on the line after 18 gruelling rounds