Nathan Bassett

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Nathan Bassett
Personal information
Full name Nathan Bassett
Nickname(s) Fred, Bruce, Hound Dog, Bassy
Date of birth (1976-12-07) 7 December 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team(s) Norwood (SANFL)
Draft 3rd, 1997 AFL Rookie Draft (Elevated 1997)
Melbourne
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997 Melbourne 000 0(0)
1998–2008 Adelaide 210 (25)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2010–2013 Norwood 91 (68–23–0) 74.7%
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Nathan "Bassy" Bassett (born 7 December 1976 in Adelaide, South Australia) is a former Australian rules footballer for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is currently an assistant coach with the Port Adelaide Football Club.

Career[edit]

Drafted with the third selection in the first AFL Rookie Draft by Melbourne in 1997,[1] Bassett was elevated to the senior list during the season but was unable to make his AFL debut for the Demons due to a chest injury. At the end of the season he was traded to Adelaide, and went on to become one of the Crows' best defenders. He played 210 games for Adelaide and topped off a great 2005 season by being named Best Team Man and coming runner up in the Club's Best and Fairest award.

In 2006 Bassett was named to the All-Australian Team, along with his teammates Andrew McLeod and Simon Goodwin.

Some of Bassett's nicknames include The Hound, Bassy, Bruce and Fred Basset – after the comic strip which appears in many Australian newspapers.

He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1997.[2]

Statistics[edit]

[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1998 Adelaide 8 13 1 0 90 33 123 34 19 0.1 0.0 6.9 2.5 9.5 2.6 1.5
1999 Adelaide 8 21 1 0 154 60 214 69 10 0.0 0.0 7.3 2.9 10.2 3.3 0.5
2000 Adelaide 8 18 4 4 159 62 221 79 26 0.2 0.2 8.8 3.4 12.3 4.4 1.4
2001 Adelaide 8 13 0 0 93 58 151 44 7 0.0 0.0 7.2 4.5 11.6 3.4 0.5
2002 Adelaide 8 20 9 3 136 73 209 52 30 0.5 0.2 6.8 3.7 10.5 2.6 1.5
2003 Adelaide 8 21 3 1 135 117 252 80 25 0.1 0.0 6.4 5.6 12.0 3.8 1.2
2004 Adelaide 8 21 1 0 133 96 229 82 27 0.0 0.0 6.3 4.6 10.9 3.9 1.3
2005 Adelaide 8 25 2 2 200 176 376 120 45 0.1 0.1 8.0 7.0 15.0 4.8 1.8
2006 Adelaide 8 22 2 0 248 149 397 172 41 0.1 0.0 11.3 6.8 18.0 7.8 1.9
2007 Adelaide 8 13 1 0 132 69 201 93 26 0.1 0.0 10.2 5.3 15.5 7.2 2.0
2008 Adelaide 8 23 1 0 188 179 367 127 39 0.0 0.0 8.2 7.8 16.0 5.5 1.7
Career 210 25 10 1668 1072 2740 952 295 0.1 0.0 7.9 5.1 13.0 4.5 1.4

Coaching[edit]

Bassett was the senior coach of the Norwood Football Club which plays in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). He coached them to the Grand Final in his first season in 2010, and led the Redlegs to their 28th SANFL premiership with a 12.7 (79) to 3.12 (30) win over West Adelaide in the Grand Final at AAMI Stadium. Back-to-back premiership success came in 2013 over North Adelaide. At the last match ever played at AAMI Stadium, in front of almost 37,000 fans, Norwood defeated North Adelaide 10.12 (72) to 4.8 (32).[4]

On 17 October 2013, Bassett was confirmed as an assistant coach to Mark Thompson at Essendon. The move reunited Bassett with former Adelaide coach Neil Craig, who Bassett played under from 2004 to 2008.[5] He remained an assistant at Essendon until the end of 2015.

On 18 September 2015, Bassett was announced as an assistant coach at the Port Adelaide Football Club.[6]

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