Melbourne United Coach, Dean Vickerman, will take the reins of the Boomers later this month after he was named coach for the upcoming qualifying window.
The window, which has two video games remaining for the Boomers, varieties a part of the crew’s preparation as they head in the direction of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, which kicks off in August throughout three host nations – Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.
Vickerman will lead the crew – which can characteristic Tokyo bronze medallists Nathan Sobey and Nick Kay – towards Bahrain and Kazakhstan on the State Basketball Centre in Melbourne on Thursday 23 and Sunday 26 of February.
With a adorned teaching profession spanning greater than twenty years throughout three nations, Vickerman has gained three NBL Championships as head coach (2015, 2018, 2021), 4 championships as an assistant coach (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013) and has twice been awarded the Lindsay Gaze Trophy for NBL Coach of The Yr.
Vickerman mentioned he was trying ahead to greedy this chance to guide Australia’s nationwide crew.
“I’m actually honoured to be on the helm of the Boomers for this window. Sadly, on account of membership commitments I haven’t been obtainable to teach the nationwide crew, so that is the primary time I’m suiting up and I’m excited.”
Boomers Head Coach, Brian Goorjian, mentioned Vickerman’s spectacular resume coupled together with his character will profit the crew.
“I welcome Dean’s appointment as Head Coach-Boomers for the February window,” he mentioned.
“Dean is just not solely probably the most revered coaches within the nation he’s a implausible individual and it’s nice that he’s obtainable to take the reins in our last qualifying window earlier than we head in the direction of the World Cup later this yr.”
Following his commitments for the Perth Wildcats within the NBL finals, Mike Kelly may even be a part of Vickerman within the teaching ranks, in addition to Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence head coach, Robbie McKinlay and Jamie Pearlman of the Adelaide 36ers.
Basketball Australia respects the present commitments of gamers and coaches participating within the NBL finals sequence, and their tasks to their golf equipment right now.
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