Henare shares will to win
Brendon Egan, Southland Times
Right from a young age, basketball has been a huge part of Paul Henare‘s life.
The 33-year-old enjoyed a memorable playing career – attending two Olympic Games and two world championships with the Tall Blacks, while also spending 17 seasons in the New Zealand national league.
It was with the New Zealand Breakers that Henare achieved the most acclaim, playing in the team’s first eight seasons, and ended his time with the club in style, when he was part of their inaugural 2010-2011 Australian National Basketball League championship winning side. He holds the record for the most games played  for the Breakers, and was the first player in franchise history to have his number  retired by the club at the beginning of last season.