Patrick Hunt is recognised as one of the finest educators the game of basketball has known. Hailing from Tamworth in northern NSW, Patrick has gone on to coach, mentor and administer on virtually every conceivable level.
Patrick had a meteoric rise up the coaching ranks in NSW State basketball in the 1970s, guiding his teams to a gold medal in 1979 (NSW U20 Men’s) and three silver medals (1972 U16 Men, 1973 U16 Men & 1978 Country U20 Men). He coached the Canberra Cannons in the NBL in 1981 before going on to coach the AIS Men’s program from 1983 – 1992.
Patrick was also a true ambassador of Australian basketball on the international stage. He coached teams at four FIBA U19 World Championships for men, and led the men’s teams at the World University Games in 1983 and 1985.
Patrick was an assistant coach at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 and later became a valued member of FIBA; through scouting and identify international trends and styles of play. Hunt worked at the 2006 and 2010 World Championships and 2016 Rio Olympic Games and has been the President of the FIBA World Association of Basketball Coaches since 2010.
He’s been a Life Member of the Australian Basketball Coaches Association since 2002 and was inducted into the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame as a Coach in 2016.
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