Henare to coach Sharks
Logan Savory, stuff.co.nz
Paul Henare will coach the Southland Sharks in the 2013 National Basketball League.
The Sharks announced Henare as their new head coach yesterday, replacing Richard Dickel, who had been at the helm for the first three years of the franchise’s existence.
Henare was a key figure with the Breakers and was honoured by becoming the first Breakers player to have his number (32) retired last year.
He played at two Olympics and two world championships with the Tall Blacks and has played professionally in Europe.
After his retirement as a player the 33-year-old has focused on carving out a coaching career, which started with Hawke’s Bay, who he played for, and includes him linking with the Tall Blacks as an assistant. He has a 75 per cent winning record during his time at the helm of Hawke’s Bay.