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Lindsay Gaze (Australia)
Born on August Sunday, 1936, in in Adelaide, Australia.
Nationality:
Australia

Enshrined as a coach in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Sunday, 2010.

Clubs

  • Melbourne Tigers: 1970-2005
  • Australian National Team: 1971-1984

Club Highlights

  • 104 games as head coach of the Australian National Team
  • Coached in 4 Olympic Games (Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984) and 3 World Championships (Puerto Rico 1974, Philippines 1978 and Colombia 1982)
  • 2 times Champion of the Australian League (NBL): 1993 and 1997

Individual Highlights

  • Played for the Australian National Team for a decade (including the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games and the 1970 Ljubljana World Championship)
  • Formed with his son Andrew the longest standing all-time father-son partnership, not only in basketball but in the history of sports in general
  • Authored the books 'Better Basketball' in 1977 and 'Winning Basketball: A Training Manual for Team Players and Coaches', with his son Andrew, in 1992
  • Medal of the Order of Australia in 1985
  • 3 times NBL Coach of the Year: 1989, 1997 and 1999
  • Inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1989
  • Member of the Technical Commission of FIBA: 1990-present
  • Australian Sports Medal in 2000
  • Australian Centenary Medal in 2001
  • Inaugural inductee into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame, both as a player and as a coach, in 2004
  • Life Member of Basketball Australia and of the Australian Basketball Coaches Association and Board Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
  • Father and son, Lindsay and Andrew, announced jointly their retirement from basketball on 12th May 2005
  • The Lindsay Gaze Trophy is awarded annually to the NBL's Coach of the Year
  • The award for Australia's Male International Player of the Year was recently renamed the Gaze Medal in Lindsay's and Andrew's Gaze honour (Andrew represented Australia as a player in 5 Olympic Games and in 4 World Championships)