Chris Anstey

Christopher John Anstey ( born January 1, 1975 in Melbourne) is an Australian basketball coach and former player, who was active in the NBA from 1997 to 2000 and coached the Melbourne Tigers since 2012.

Anstey played in his youth tennis at a high level before he started at age 17 with the sport of basketball. Only two years later, he debuted in the Australian NBL. In 1997 Anstey in the NBA, where he spent two years working for the Dallas Mavericks and played one season for the Chicago Bulls and a total of 155 games played. After two years in the NBL, he was from 2002 to 2005 in Russia active. With UNICS Kazan Anstey won the FIBA Europe League. Up to a few months in 2006 at CB Sevilla he was active again from 2005 until his retirement in late 2010 in Australia for the Melbourne Tigers.

With the Australian national Anstey won the 1997 U22 World Cup and has been chosen even most valuable player this tournament. As part of the A- squad, he participated in the 1998 World Cup, and reached two years later at the Olympic Games in Sidney the semi-finals. Then he was little in the national active, so the 2008 Olympic Games was for him his first major tournament after eight years.