Basketball Australia offers its condolences to the family and loved ones of Steve Evans, who passed away on May 26, 2015.

Evans was a great contributor to our game and his legacy will have a lasting impact on the basketball family.

“He really did care for the game and loved being a part of it,” said Airbnb Australian Boomers head coach, Andrej Lemanis. “Steve was a pioneer in many ways in terms of the recovery and rehab processes which are now so ingrained in the sport.”

Evans established Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic in Melbourne, the first facility to specialise in servicing basketball athletes and he trained may physiotherapists that served the sport of basketball. Team physiotherapist for the Victoria Metro team throughout the 1980s, Evans also worked as part of the Nunawading Spectres, South East Melbourne Magic, Melbourne Titans and Melbourne Tigers NBL Teams contributing for more than 25 years in this arena. Evans gave tremendous service to Australian national teams, the Opals, junior squads and the Boomers Olympic (2004, 2008, 2012) and World Championship (2006, 2010) campaigns.

When told of his passing, Boomers guard Brad Newley described Evans as “a legend.”