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Basketball Player & Coach
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Basketball superstar Andrew Gaze has been making a name for himself in the world of sports since the mid-80s, and now works as a commentator and public speaker. He is professional, witty, and known for spending just as much time mingling with guests as he does on the podium. Proud of his country as well as his career, his life stories and insights into the world of professional sports and public policies are a fantastic addition to events.
Considered one of Australia’s best known and most successful basketball players, Gaze has played in the Olympics four times, starting in 1984 and then again in 1988, 1992, and 2000. In his last stint in the Olympics, he acted as Team Captain for the Australian Team during the Sydney games, and was honoured as a Flag Bearer. All of these games combined have allowed Gaze to hold the Australian record for most Olympic Games by a basketball player, and earned him an AM in 2002.
Outside of the Olympics, he led the Melbourne Tigers to victory in the 1993 and 1997 Championships, and he made his NBA debut in 1994 with the Washington Bullets. Later in 1999 after being traded to the San Antonio Spurs, Gaze won the Championship along with his team. Since that time, he has won the NBL scoring title 10 times and has been awarded Most Valuable player by the same organisation seven times. During his NBL career, Gaze played 612 games, in which he scored a total of 18,908 points, for an average of over 30 points per game.