Pioneering Ballarat Miners basketball coach Brian Goorjian remains in contention to lead the Australian Boomers to their first Olympic Games medal.
Australia have set up a semi-final clash with three-time defending gold medallist the United States on Thursday.
The Boomers, which feature former St Patrick's College student and Miners player Nathan Sobey, charged into the last four with a commanding 97-59 win over Argentina on Tuesday night.
Goorjian launched his head coaching career with the newly formed Miners in 1986-87 before entering NBL ranks.
Former Ballarat junior Kyra Cooney-Cross lines up with the Matildas in the bronze medal play-off on Thursday.
THE Australian Opals' medal aspirations at the Tokyo Olympic Games are over.
Reigning Olympic champion the United States blitzed the Australians 79-55 in a quarter final on Wednesday.
It ended a disappointing campaign for the Opals, which managed only one win in its pool games.
Australia featured former Lady Miner Cayla George, who played with Ballarat in 2009, and Tessa :Lavey, who lived in Ballarat as a young teenager and played some junior basketball in the city with Phoenix.