The Sydney Kings today announced that swingman Brad Newley has re-signed with the Club for the next two seasons.
The veteran brings with him tremendous experience after more than 15 years playing in the NBL and around the globe.
Heading into his fourth season in Sydney, Newley played a significant role in the Club’s success during the 2018-19 season averaging 10.8 ppg, 4.6 rebs and 2 assists in 25 minutes a game.
New Head Coach Will Weaver who has spent time with Newley with the Boomers was looking forward to reuniting.
“I’m excited to reunite with Brad. He’s an accomplished Boomer and NBL veteran, and I’m looking forward to having him and Bogut back as we continue building on the foundations established during the past few seasons” Weaver said.
“Brad is a dynamic rim attacker with special size and strength for a wing. He’s a versatile defender who is capable of guarding multiple positions. I’m thrilled to have Brad, Brigid and their kids as part of our Kings family”.
The 34-year old is a two-time Olympian, representing Australia at both Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. He’s competed in three World Championships (2006, 2010, 2014) and won two Commonwealth Games gold medals (2006, 2018).
He began his NBL career with the Townsville Crocs in 2004 which saw him take out both the NBL Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year in his debut season – the only player ever to achieve that feat. More recently he helped lead the Boomers to a win at the 2017 Asia Cup and took out the Kings 2016-17 Most Valuable Player honours.
But after playing all over the world, Newley has now made a home back in Sydney, and he couldn’t be happier to be recommitting to the purple and gold.
“I’ve loved my time being back in the NBL in Sydney, and I feel like we are really starting to build something here” Newley said.
“To see where we started three seasons ago, up until to our last game of the season which had more than 15,000 people at Qudos Bank Arena supporting us – there’s no better place to play in the NBL”.
“It’s an exciting time for our Club with Will coming in and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead” said Newley.
Sydney Kings Chairman Paul Smith said he was pleased Newley would be part of the team moving forward.
“Brad had another great year on the court, and he provides great leadership for what we are building towards off of it” Smith said.
“We are committed to including in our roster people of character and determination who set the foundation for the future, and Brad will certainly help us with that” said Smith.