Altona Gators are proud to announce they have secured the services of Australian Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee and NBL Legend Lanard Copeland to lead the Altona Gators Senior Men for the 2020 BIG V Season.
Copeland brings a wealth of basketball knowledge to “The Swamp” where he will be trusted to lead the charge for the Altona Senior Basketball Program.
In 1989 as an un-Drafted NBA Rookie, Lanard signed with the Philadelphia 76’ers and later with the Los Angeles Clippers before heading down under.
In 1997, Lanard Copeland was part of one of the greatest NBL teams of all time as the Melbourne Tigers won their second NBL Championship in franchise history.
His playoff Stats Totals during that run were 23.8 points on 44% from the field and 38% three-point shooting, 4.2 Rebounds, 3.8 Assists and two Steals per game on his way to being named NBL Grand Final MVP.
Lanard Copeland’s career stats in the NBL are as follows:
- 532 Games (6th all-time)
- 10,735 Points (4th all-time)
- 1,242 Three-pointers (4th all-time)
- 641 Steals (14th all-time)
- 1,577 Assists (17th all-time)
After 14 NBL Seasons with the Melbourne Tigers, Copeland went on to play three more NBL Seasons splitting his time with the Brisbane Bullets and Adelaide 36’ers before retiring in 2008.
The Gators will also look to draw from his coaching experience as a BIG V Head Coach and more importantly his experience as an assistant to basketball great Andrew Gaze for the Sydney Kings of the NBL.
Check Lanard Coplands – morning development program : Altona Basketball Skills Development
Welcome to the #GatorsFamily Lanard Copeland!
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