Meet the Presenters # 3
MEET THE PRESENTERS # 3 | The 2017 Basketball Managers Convention and Trade Show has a stellar line up of presenters full of a wealth of knowledge in their fields. We meet another three today .
CEO - Basketball Australia
In previous years, Anthony joined the Australian Sports Commission in June 2013 to lead the Participation & Sustainable Sports Division and work with the leaders of Australian sports to build stronger, more effective and commercially successful organisations. As a parent of three active children, Anthony is engaged in grassroots sports as a volunteer, administrator and coach.
Anthony is Basketball Australia's CEO, with more than 20 years’ experience working in commercial roles at NBA Australasia (now NBA Asia), Cricket Australia, Richmond Football Club, St Kilda Football Club and, most recently, the Australian Sports Commission.
Catch Anthony on Day One in the Welcome Address.
General Manager WNBL and Competitions Manager – Basketball Australia
Ex-NBL legend, Paul was a 270-game NBL veteran, and would have been regarded as one of the greatest imports had his career not been cruelled by back injuries. He led the Giants to an NBL title over Adelaide in 1994, concluding his career with two years at the 36ers from 1999 to 2001, which included playing at the last McDonald’s World Club Championship in Milan in 1999.
Currently, Paul is Basketball Australia’s General Manager WNBL and Competitions Manager.
Catch Paul on Day One in the Q & A Debate “Where is Basketball Headed in Australia?”.
High Performance Manager - Basketball Australia
Jan Stirling is the High Performance Manager for Basketball Australia. A hard-nosed and determined point guard, Jan played 163 WNBL games between 1982 and 1991, and represented the Opals at the 1975 FIBA World Championships. However, it was what Stirling accomplished as a coach that truly set her apart.
Taking over the reins of the Adelaide Lightning in 1993, she created one of the great dynasties of Australian basketball. Jan guided her team to five consecutive WNBL Grand Finals, winning a hat-trick of titles from 1994-1996 and then another in 1998. Her ascension to the Australian Opals coaching role was a natural progression, and when the Opals won gold at the 2006 FIBA World Championships in Brazil, Jan’s place in Australian basketball history was assured.
The first-ever gold medal by a senior Australian basketball team would be surrounded by silver medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, bronze at the 2002 FIBA World Championships and gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
In 2008 Jan was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her contribution to sport, and most recently was appointed the High Performance Manager for Basketball Australia.
Catch Jan on Day One in the Q & A Debate “Where is Basketball Headed in Australia?”.
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