|Full name||Nathan Bassett|
|Nickname(s)||Fred, Bruce, Hound Dog, Bassy|
|Date of birth||7 December 1976|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Original team(s)||Norwood (SANFL)|
|Draft||3rd, 1997 AFL Rookie Draft (Elevated 1997)
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|2010–2013||Norwood||91 (68–23–0) 74.7%|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
|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.
Drafted with the third selection in the first AFL Rookie Draft by Melbourne in 1997, 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.
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.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
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).
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. He remained an assistant at Essendon until the end of 2015.
- Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2010. p. 471. ISBN 978-0-9806274-5-9.
- Capel, Andrew (19 June 2008). "Adelaide Crows Nathan Bassett's achieves milestone". The Advertiser.
- Nathan Bassett's player profile at AFL Tables
- Milbank, Zac (18 October 2012). "Norwood premiership coach Nathan Bassett stays to coach Redlegs again". adelaidenow.
- Bassett joins Bombers
- Nathan Bassett's statistics from AFL Tables