Patrick Hunt receives International Lifetime Achievement

Patrick Hunt receives International Lifetime Achievement

The National Association of Basketball Coaches awarded AIS Applied Technical Advancement Coach and World Association of Basketball Coaches President Patrick Hunt of Canberra one of the 2012 NABC International Lifetime Achievement Awards at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans.

Hunt becomes the first Australian to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award given annually to a person who has committed their life to being a guardian of the game, the advancement of proper coaching education, and development of basketball across international borders contributing to growth of the game. 

Dr. Gary Cunningham, the current President of the United States International University Sports Federation and the Chef de Mission of the USA Team for the World University Games, former Head Basketball Coach at UCLA and longtime Athletic Director was also a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Hunt at this year's NCAA-NABC International Coaches Reception held at the Hilton Riverside Hotel.  

Coach Hunt was also an invited guest speaker at the 2012 Coaches Convention, as part of the NABC's Personal Development Series Clinics, presenting "Offensive Trends in International Basketball- An Australian Perspective". 

The clinic was attended by over 250 NCAA Div. I, II and III and International Coaches on Centre Court at the NABC Marketplace on Friday during the week-long coaches meetings.   

Saturday Coach Hunt was a featured speaker and participant in the 2012 International Coaches Forum addressing issues such as Amateur-Professionalism guidelines for young players and parents, coaching development, player skill development and current issues facing basketball federations. 

His participation was extremely well received by the coaches in attendance at this years' Annual NABC Convention.