Tommy Greer

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Tommy Greer
South East Melbourne Phoenix
PositionCEO
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 37)
Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Listed height200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight104 kg (229 lb)
Career information
College
Playing career2005–2014
Position Small forward / Power forward
Number5
Career history
2005–2014 Melbourne Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Tommy Greer (born 29 December 1983) is an Australian former professional basketball player who is currently the CEO of the South East Melbourne Phoenix of the National Basketball League (NBL). Greer played college basketball for Augusta State University and Nova Southeastern University and played his entire professional career for the Melbourne Tigers.

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Basketball career

College

In 2003–04, Greer attended Augusta State University where he was named the Peach Belt Conference and Augusta State Freshman of the Year after he averaged 9.9 points and a team-high 5.3 rebounds per game. Greer then transferred to Nova Southeastern University for 2004–05 and led the team with 11.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in a solid sophomore season. He played in all 28 games, starting 27, which led the team for starts and appearances.

Melbourne Tigers

Greer made his NBL debut on 3 September 2005 for Melbourne against the Wollongong Hawks. [1] He won a championship with the Tigers in his rookie season and was part of the championship winning Tigers again in 2008. He was also awarded the Tigers Most Improved Player in 2007–08.

In September 2013, Greer tore his Pectoralis tendon and was sidelined for three months. [2] On 12 April 2014, Greer announced his retirement from basketball to pursue off-court career opportunities. [3] [4]

Post-playing career

In May 2015, Greer was appointed Melbourne United's basketball operations manager. [5] In August 2018, he was appointed general manager of NBL expansion franchise, the South East Melbourne Phoenix, [6] before being elevated to the position of CEO.

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References

  1. New Tiger Greer thrilled to earn first stripes
  2. Melbourne Tigers lose Dennis and Greer
  3. Greer Retires With An Eye On The Future Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  4. NBL Tigers skipper Tommy Greer retires
  5. Melbourne ups the ante with performance coaching team Archived 28 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  6. "Ball bouncing: Tommy gun as new GM". BotiNagy.com. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.