SHANE Heal has announced his shock resignation as head coach of the Sydney Kings after his team lost to the Wollongong Hawks to miss an NBL finals berth on Friday.
WOLLONGONG beat Sydney on Friday to secure a place in the NBL finals which now sets up two meaningless but intriguing 'practice' semi finals on Sunday.
THE Sydney Kings ended a four-game losing slide on Sunday to beat the Adelaide 36ers 100-90 to set up a must-win clash with the Wollongong Hawks on Friday.
ADELAIDE and Perth met in a top-of-the-table NBL clash but it was the only one without playoff implications with Melbourne and Wollongong scoring crucial victories.
THE NBL's leading scorer Chris Goulding made league history on Sunday to all but secure the Melbourne Tigers' place in the finals for the first time in five seasons.