Mody Maor's impact on the team after the soulless years under Dan Shamir should be something Breakers fans celebrate even if it didn't result in a trophy this year, writes Guy Heveldt.
Mody Maor was talking to media after losing Game 5 to the Kings when Jarrell Brantley entered to remind his coach of all the good he's done this season.
Record crowd in Sydney roar their side to victory after Breakers fall short after excellent start.
The fifth and final game will be played in Sydney tonight with the Kings favoured to retain their title.
Chase Buford stormed out of press conference after accusing the Breakers of overly rough tactics in the home side's victory at Spark Arena.
Stunning defence and a hot final quarter means Breakers will travel to Sydney for Wednesday night's do-or-die championship game.
Sydney are one win away from clinching back-to-back NBL titles after thrashing the New Zealand Breakers 91-68 in game three of the championship series.
The five game series is locked at 1-1 following the Kings 81-74 win in game two in Auckland last Sunday.
Under-manned Sydney side ensure NBL finals series will go to four games at least with dominant victory in Auckland.
Sydney Kings coach Chase Buford has plenty to think about - including injuries to some of his top players - after losing home advantage last night in the opening game of the NBL Finals.
The Breakers carved out a 54-43 lead in the first half and despite an attempted comeback from the Kings, claimed a crucial win on the road in Sydney.
McNaught has a chance of becoming an NBL champion, eight years after watching his idols on the same team do the same.
Breakers owner Matt Walsh speaks to 1News' Guy Heveldt on Mody Maor, his own future and a significant anniversary.
From dead last to a first grand finals appearance in seven years, the Breakers can't wait to try to dethrone the Sydney Kings.
Epic 92-77 sudden death victory over the JackJumpers at Spark Arena puts New Zealand team into grand finals for first time in seven years.
Breakers fall to Tasmania in second NBL semifinal which brings series to a decider at Auckland's Spark Arena on Sunday.
NZ team on brink of NBL grand finals place are hoping to clinch victory at one of their least favourite venues.
Worsening weather in Auckland meant the Breakers were on a 3am bus trip to the airport hours after their dominant semifinal 1 victory over Tasmania.
New Zealand team finishes strongly at Spark Arena and could secure their place in final with another win in Tasmania on Thursday.
Only Barry Brown Jr was recognised at last night’s awards despite the New Zealand side’s remarkable resurrection and a second-place finish in the regular season.