Anstey & D-Mac to lead Tigers
Monday June 4, 2012
Current Director of Basketball and former club captain, Chris Anstey, has been named Head Coach of the Melbourne Tigers for the 2012/13 NBL Championship Season.
NBL legend and former Tiger, Darryl “D-Mac” McDonald, has joined the coaching panel as Assistant Coach, while current Assistant Coach Rohan Short will remain in his position, forming a three man coaching panel.
Anstey, who is well known to Tigers fans after leading the club to Championships in 2006 and 2008, is excited with the challenge of restoring the Tigers to their former glory:
“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. 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”.
“It is great to have D-Mac on board, his knowledge and teaching ability is incredible. I knew if I were to ever get the opportunity to coach I would want him by my side. I also have a great amount of respect for Rohan, as a coaching group we compliment each other well and, along with the strength/medical staff, I believe we have put the right people around the playing group to give them the best possible chance of success.”
“The new management group is bringing a fresh start to the Melbourne Tigers, with big plans already being put into action. We are looking forward to the bigger picture which extends beyond the court to an exciting vision which looks to re-engage both current and past players, supporters, members and sponsors. We are all confident that we will be raising the club to a new level during the upcoming season”.
In his previous role as Director of Basketball, Anstey has been heavily involved in recruiting the team for next season, with further player announcements expected to be made in the coming days.
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