Thomas Wisman

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Thomas Wisman
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Personal information
Born (1949-04-04) April 4, 1949 (age 70)
NationalityAustralian / American
Career information
College Quincy College
PositionHead coach
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
2018-2020 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]

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

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----
Yokohama B-Corsairs 2019-2032824.250Fired----

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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.