12 Facts About Andrej Lemanis


Andrej Lemanis is a Latvian-Australian professional basketball coach and former player.

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Andrej Lemanis coached the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian National Basketball League from 2005 to 2013, taking them to three consecutive championship titles in 2011,2012 and 2013.

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Andrej Lemanis was awarded the NBL Coach of the Year award in 2012 and 2013.

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Andrej Lemanis was the head coach of the Brisbane Bullets of the NBL from 2016 to 2021.

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Andrej Lemanis played for several Victorian clubs in the National Basketball League.

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Andrej Lemanis played for the St Kilda Saints in 1985 and returned to the team as the renamed Southern Melbourne Saints in 1991.

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Andrej Lemanis played for the South East Melbourne Magic in 1992 and 1993, winning an NBL championship with the Magic in 1992.

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Andrej Lemanis led the Boomers to gold in the 2015 Oceania Championships, qualifying the team for Rio 2016.

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In Rio, the Boomers, under Coach Andrej Lemanis went 4 and 1 in the pool games, finishing second in their group.

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In 2017, Andrej Lemanis was re appointed as National Head Coach of Australia, this time on a part time basis as he coached the Brisbane Bullets in the Australian National Basketball league.

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Andrej Lemanis then led the team through the FIBA qualification system.

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Andrej Lemanis was the first coach in the history of Australian basketball to have recorded a victory against the USA at senior level.

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