Head Coach of Helping Hoops Sporting Partners, the Melbourne Tigers, Chris has had a decorated basketball career that has seen him travel the world despite picking up the sport at the late age of 17. As well as playing at the highest level in the NBA for both the Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls, Chris has represented Australia at two Olympics and is a World Champion at junior level.
Chris has played for various teams in the NBL, where he is a two-time MVP winner and three-time NBL Champion. Two of these championships were with the Melbourne Tigers, where he is now seeking his first championship as Head Coach.
Chris’ passion for helping children saw him found TLC Mentoring, which helps participants realise their potential on and off the court. TLC and Helping Hoops are set to launch a new program in 2014 that will benefit young people from a refugee and migrant background.
Chris’ enthusiasm and support of Helping Hoops has also seen him star in our first ever TV commercial, as well as lend his support at events, such as the 24 Hour Charity Shootout and 2013 South Sudanese Australian National Classic.
At 7-foot (213 centimetres) tall, his height is not the only reason Helping Hoops kids look up to him, and we are proud to have him on board.