Michael Fitchett (basketball)

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Michael Robert Elmslie Fitchett (born 20 September 1982) is a New Zealand former professional basketball player. He attended Nelson College from 1996 to 2000, where he excelled as a sportsman. He was the school's junior athletics champion in 1996 and 1997, played for the 'A' basketball team from 1996 to 2000, and was a member of the 1st XI cricket team from 1997 to 2000.[1] He played in the New Zealand NBL every year between 1999 and 2012. He also played one game in the Australian NBL with the New Zealand Breakers in January 2009.[2] He also represented the Tall Blacks multiple times between 2008 and 2011.[3]

In October 2018, Fitchett was appointed head coach of the Nelson Giants for the 2019 season.[4][5]


  1. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
  2. ^ Player statistics for Michael Fitchett
  3. ^ Michael Fitchett – FIBA.com
  4. ^ "Nelson calls for Fitch". nzbreakers.basketball. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  5. ^ O'Connell, Tim (19 October 2018). "Fitchett new Giants coach". The Nelson Mail. Retrieved 31 March 2019.

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