Scott Fisher (basketball)

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Scott Fisher
Personal information
Born (1963-07-20) July 20, 1963 (age 53)
San Jose, California
Nationality American / Australian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Mission San Jose
(Fremont, California)
College UC Santa Barbara (1982–1986)
NBA draft 1986 / Undrafted
Playing career 1987–2003
Position Power forward
Career history
As player:
1986–1987 Cincinnati Slammers (CBA)
1987–1990 North Melbourne Giants
1989–1990 San Jose Jammers (CBA)
1990–1992 North Melbourne Giants
1993–2002 Perth Wildcats
As coach:
2004–2008 Perth Wildcats
2011–present University of Hawaii (asst.)
Career highlights and awards

Scott Fisher (born July 20, 1963) is a retired American-Australian basketball player and former head coach of the National Basketball League's Perth Wildcats. He is currently the Head coach for Ohlone College.

Playing career[edit]

Fisher played at the University of California, Santa Barbara under head coach Jerry Pimm. He combined with Conner Henry to form an effective inside-outside scoring combination, with Fisher in the low post and Henry driving to the basket or hitting spot up jump shots. Fisher possessed an excellent drop step and had a soft shooting touch inside 15 feet. He earned 2nd team All Big West honors in his junior and senior years.

Fisher began his NBL career in 1987 with the North Melbourne Giants. While playing with the Giants Fisher was awarded the NBL's MVP, the Grand Final MVP, and won his first championship in 1989. Between 1989 and 1992 Fisher would also be named in the NBL's First Team.

In 1993, Fisher suited up for the Perth Wildcats for the first time. With the Wildcats, Fisher would participate in another two NBL championships in 1995 and 2000.Fisher represented Australia from 1995–1998 and competed in the Atlanta Olympics(fourth place) in 1996. He also represented Australia at the Goodwill Games (winning Silver) and World Championships in 1998. Fisher was also named in the NBL's 20th Anniversary Team in 1998 and then again in the 25th Anniversary Team in 2003 shortly after retiring. In 2007 Fisher was inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame.[citation needed]

Fisher played 247 games for the Perth Wildcats and a total of 417 games in his NBL career.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2004, Fisher replaced Mike Ellis as head coach of the Wildcats.

In March 2008, Fisher decided to leave the Perth Wildcats, after they were beaten in the best of three NBL Semi Finals series by the Sydney Kings.[1]

In June 2010, Fisher was appointed Director of Basketball Operations for the University of Hawaii. In June 2011, Fisher was elevated to Assistant Coach at the University of Hawaii.

In May 2014, Fisher was appointed Head Coach at Ohlone College in Fremont, California.[2]


On February 4, 2013, Fisher was named in the Perth Wildcats 30th Anniversary All-Star team.[3][4]


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