Thomas Wisman

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Thomas Wisman
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Yokohama B-Corsairs
PositionHead coach
League B.League
Personal information
Born (1949-04-04) April 4, 1949 (age 70)
NationalityAustralian / American
Career information
College Quincy College
Career history
As coach:
1976-1978 Crystal Palace (basketball)
1980-1982 Solent Stars
1982 England
1982–1985 Hong Kong
1985–1986 Malaysia
1988-1989 Isuzu Motors (associate)
1991–1996 Newcastle Falcons
1996-1997 Wonju Naray Blue Bird
1997-2004 Isuzu Motors/Yokohama Giga Cats(associate)
2005-2007 Jomo Sunflowers (associate)
2008-2010 Link Tochigi Brex
2010–2012 Japan
2012–2013 Qatar
2014-2017Link Tochigi Brex
2018- Yokohama B-Corsairs

Thomas Wisman is an Australian-American basketball coach and a former player. He was head coach of the national teams of England, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan and Qatar. [1] [2]

Basketball Team sport

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Malaysia national basketball team

The Malaysia national basketball team represents Malaysia at international basketball competitions. It is organized and run by the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA).

Japan national basketball team mens national basketball team representing Japan

The Japan national basketball team is administered by the Japan Basketball Association (JBA). A 1936 founding member of FIBA Asia, Japan has one of Asia's longest basketball traditions.

He won the 1995 NBL Coach of the Year Award while coaching Newcastle Falcons of the National Basketball League in Australia.

The National Basketball League Coach of the Year is an annual National Basketball League (NBL) award given since the 1980 NBL season to the best head coach of the regular season. At the season's end, each club's Head Coach, one Assistant Coach and the Team Captain vote on the Coach of the Year in a 3-2-1 format. Voters are not allowed to vote for the coach of their own team. The winner receives the Lindsay Gaze Trophy, which is named in honour of legendary NBL coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Lindsay Gaze, who guided the Melbourne Tigers to two NBL Championships over a long and celebrated career.

Newcastle Falcons (basketball)

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National Basketball League (Australia) Australian professional basketball league

The National Basketball League (NBL) is a men's professional basketball league in Oceania; currently composed of 9 teams, 8 in Australia and 1 in New Zealand. It is the premier professional men's basketball league in Australia and New Zealand.

He won the championship of the 2009-10 Japanese Basketball League as head coach of Link Tochigi Brex. [3]

Head coaching record

Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win–loss %
PlayoffsPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win–loss %
Link Tochigi Brex 2008-09251312.5205th----
Link Tochigi Brex 2009-10422715.6432nd651.833JBL Champions
Link Tochigi Brex 2014-15544311.7962nd in Easten422.5003rd
Link Tochigi Brex 2015-16544311.7962nd532.6003rd
Link Tochigi Brex 2016-17604614.7671st in Eastern651.833Champions
Yokohama B-Corsairs 2018-19601446.2336th in Central----
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  1. Chris, Aju George (25 July 2012). "World Cup qualification top priority for Wisman". Doha Stadium Plus. Aspire Printing. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. The 63-year-old [Wisman] is currently on his fifth national team job after England (1982), Hong Kong (’82 to ’85), Malaysia (’85 to ’86) and Japan (2010 to ’12).
  2. Henson, Joaquin (6 August 2013). "Wisman wise man for Qatar". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. Odeven, Ed (18 February 2012). "Search on for new coach after JBA drops Wisman". The Japan Times. Retrieved 27 September 2015.