Warrick Giddey

Australian basketball player

Warrick Giddey
Melbourne Tigers
PositionHead coach
LeagueNBL1 South
Personal information
Born (1967-12-16) 16 December 1967 (age 56)
Coledale, New South Wales, Australia
Listed height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight102 kg (225 lb)
Career information
Playing career1987–2002
Career history
As player:
1987–1988Illawarra Hawks
1989–2002Melbourne Tigers
As coach:
2022–presentMelbourne Tigers (women's)
Career highlights and awards

Warrick Giddey (born 16 December 1967)[1] is an Australian basketball coach and former professional player who is the head coach for the Melbourne Tigers women's team of NBL1 South.

Playing career

Giddey played 449 games in the National Basketball League (NBL) for the Illawarra Hawks and Melbourne Tigers.[1] Giddey won two NBL championships as a member of the Tigers in 1993 and 1997.[1]

Giddey's number 6 was retired by the Tigers and his jersey hangs in the rafters of John Cain Arena.[2]

Post-playing career

Giddey remained associated with the Tigers after his playing retirement. He ran the Community and School programs for the team under its new name Melbourne United.[2] He previously worked as an assistant coach and in club administration.[2]

On 4 February 2022, Giddey was named as head coach of the Melbourne Tigers women's team for the 2022 NBL1 South season.[3] He returned as head coach for the 2023 season.[4]

Personal life

Giddey's wife, Kim, played in the Women's National Basketball League.[1] Their son, Josh, played in the NBL for the Adelaide 36ers and was selected sixth in the 2021 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder.[5][6] Their daughter, Hannah, plays college basketball for the Southern Nazarene University.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Warrick Giddey". Aussie Hoopla. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Hersz, Tom (14 January 2021). "Giddey Ready to Make His Own Name in NBL21". NBL.com.au. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Australian basketball legends named as coaches of Melbourne Tigers". NBL1. 4 February 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  4. ^ Gaze, Courtney. "2023 Melbourne Tigers Senior Coaches". Melbourne Tigers. Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  5. ^ Ward, Roy (16 January 2021). "NBA prospect Giddey learns big lessons in NBL". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  6. ^ Logue, Matt (30 July 2021). "Melbourne's Josh Giddey joins Oklahoma City Thunder with the sixth pick in the 2021 NBA draft". news.com.au. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Hannah Giddey". snuathletics.com. Retrieved 14 January 2024.

External links

  • FIBA profile
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Melbourne Tigers 1993 NBL Champions
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Melbourne Tigers 1997 NBL Champions