The name Gaze brings to mind one of Australia's most successful sporting families. For decades Lindsay Gaze has been an integral part of Australian basketball, from player to coach, from rookie to seven Olympic Games campaigns.
For the first time in Gaze, discover the man, the player and the coach in a memoir that reads as a tribute to the people, the basketball community, the local, national and global fans that supported Lindsay through the years. From his childhood, raised by a devoted mother who instilled in him an incredible work ethic and sense of duty, to a rebellious stint in the army, to his lifetime association with the Melbourne Tigers basketball team as a player and coach, including two National Basketball League titles in 1993 and 1997
Lindsay Gaze began his sporting career playing football with Melbourne under 19s and Prahran in the VFA before converting to basketball. He played in three Olympic Games and coached in four. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, the FIBA hall of Fame and the Naismith Hall of Fame. He played and coached his sport as an amateur, while his professional career was as an administrator. He was general Manager of Basketball Stadiums Victoria which developed and managed the Albert Park Basketball Stadium and other stadiums in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. He was also general Manager of Basketball Victoria, taking over that position from Ken Watson in the late 1970s until he retired in 2001. Grantley Bernard has been a sports writer since 1986 with stints at the Ballarat Courier, Geelong Advertiser, The Australian, and Herald-Sun. He has co-authored several books, including The Andrew Gaze Story: A Kid, A Ball, A Dream.