Anstey appointed at Tigers
June 08, 2012 15:28:32 UK
Former player Chris Anstey has been named as the Melbourne Tigers' new coach.
The club terminated Trevor Gleeson's contract, making Anstey their fourth coach in 16 months.
Anstey led the club to the NBL championship in 2006 and 2008, and said his ambition was to restore the club to its former glory.
"It is an absolute privilege to be given this opportunity," Anstey said. "To coach has been a strong passion of mine and it is amazing to be able to do so at the club that I love.
"I know what it takes to be a professional player and a big focus will be on developing young talent.
"We want to be the place that young players around Victoria, and Australia, want to come to and develop into elite players."
Darryl "D-Mac" McDonald has joined the Tigers coaching panel as assistant coach, and will form a three-man team along with Rohan Short.
Anstey added: "It is an absolute privilege to be given this opportunity. To coach has been a strong passion of mine and it is amazing to be able to do so at the club that I love."
Meanwhile, Australia are 10001.00 to win the men's basketball gold at the 2012 Olympics, with the USA 1.01.
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