Former Giant Michael Fitchett to be assistant coach at NZ Breakers

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Former Nelson basketball identity Michael Fitchett has been named as one of two assistant coaches for the New Zealand Breakers for their 2016/17 ANBL campaign.

The 33-year-old former Giants point guard has been part of the coaching team for the New Zealand Select Tour.

“I have coached New Zealand junior teams to keep my hand in coaching and when Dean left the Breakers and Pauli was promoted I did some quick campaigning to put my hand up for an assistant job, he is someone I have a good relationship with and I am over the moon to have been given that opportunity.”

Michael is no stranger to the Breakers, he has been working in various roles with the back office for four years and a part of the club for longer, having spent time as a development player during his career,