Former News Corporation journalist and multiple award-winning sports writer Boti Nagy is a five-time nominee for Basketball Australia’s Hall of Fame for his contribution to the sport, and was inducted last year into the Basketball SA Hall of Fame. He previously has written three critically-acclaimed books on basketball, “High Flyers,” “Mahervellous! The Brett Maher Story” and “A Type of Life” his memoir in the sport.
Starting his career at the keyboard as a 15-year-old contributor to South Australia’s weekly “Messenger” newspaper, Nagy secured a cadetship with News Corporation in 1974 and rapidly earnt a reputation for his accuracy, fearlessness and flair, setting a benchmark for those to follow as a 12-time winner of national Basketball Writer of the Year awards.
During his working life, he has covered Olympic Games and basketball World Championships, with the unique distinction of seeing every team since the launch of the National Basketball League in 1979 and the Women’s NBL in 1981.