Coaching Staff


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Paul Henare – Head Coach

Pauli is the only SKYCITY Breaker to have won a championship as a player and a coach with the club. As a player Paul was the first Breaker to have his singlet retired following the club’s first Championship win in 2010. Paul appeared in 250 games over an eight season playing career with the club. 2015/16 will be his third season on the SKYCITY Breakers coaching staff. He coached the Southland Sharks to the New Zealand NBL Championship in 2013 and again in 2015. He is the current head coach of the New Zealand Tall Blacks.




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Judd Flavell – Assistant Coach
Judd begins his 11th season with the SKY CITY Breakers as Assistant Coach. Flavell previously worked  with the young talent in the game as Head Coach of the Academy, teaching them not only how to cope on the court but also in areas of leadership and responsibility off the court. Flavell was head coach of the Bartercard NBL Championship winning Auckland Pirates in 2012 and the NZ Under 18 Men in 2013 and 2014. He was recently appointed as Head Coach of Southland Sharks in the NZ NBL.





Mike Headshot 220Michael Fitchett – Assistant Coach and Head of Academy
Former Tall Black, Michael Fitchett moves on from his role as High Performance Manager and joins the Henare-led coaching team. He will be taking over the reigns from Judd Flavell’s position as Head of Academy and Development.