Dean Vickerman

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Dean Vickerman is an Australian basketball coach who currently serves as head coach of Melbourne United of the National Basketball League (NBL).

Between 1997 and 2001, Vickerman served as an assistant coach for the North Melbourne Giants, head coach of the Rockhampton Rockets, and assistant coach of the Sydney Panthers. In 2002, he became head coach of the Wellington Saints, coaching them for just over one season before walking out on the club just four games in the 2003 season because of the club's financial uncertainty.[1]

In 2004, Vickerman guided Melbourne University to a Big V title. He subsequently joined the Melbourne Tigers as an assistant coach for the 2004–05 and 2005–06 NBL seasons. For the 2006–07 NBL season, he served as an assistant coach for the Singapore Slingers. During this time, he also served as the head coach of the Singapore national team. Then between 2007 and 2013, he served as an assistant coach for the New Zealand Breakers.[2][3]

Between 2009 and 2011, Vickerman was also the head of the Waikato Pistons, a position he earned Coach of the Year honours with in 2009 and 2011. In 2013, he became head coach of the New Zealand Breakers.[4] In 2014–15, he guided the Breakers to their fourth NBL championship in five years. Following the 2015–16 season, he departed the Breakers.

On 6 April 2016, Vickerman was named an assistant coach of the Sydney Kings, appointed alongside Lanard Copeland to serve under newly-appointed head coach Andrew Gaze.[5]

On 17 March 2017, Vickerman was appointed head coach of Melbourne United for two seasons.[6]

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