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Chris Anstey

Chris is a very passionate and inspirational speaker, that outlines his story on early development in his sporting career and where he came from, the western suburbs in Melbourne to aspiring to the top of the tree in his chosen profession competing against some of the biggest names in NBA history, to achieve multi million dollar contracts with various NBA and international basketball teams.

He now brings that experience and success in his illustrious sporting career to the speaker lectern to inspire not just sports person, but also everyone in the business world, that you can dream and believe in yourself to achieve great things in life. 


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Chris is one of Australian great sporting giants, at 7'0" (213 cm), it stands to reason, with his career included stints in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Russia and Spain and was also selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 1997 NBA draft.

He also played for the Melbourne TigersSouth East Melbourne Magic and Victoria Titans in the NBL.

He retired at the end of the 2009–10 season while with the Tigers and later became the team's head coach in 2012.

Chris was a member of the Australian Boomers, competing in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, though unfortunately he missed the 2004 Athens Olympics due to injury.

He was also a member of the Boomers at the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Athens.

Anstey won Gold with the Australian Emus at the 1997 22 & Under World Championships played in his hometown of Melbourne where was named as tournament MVP.

In 2010, Chris Anstey founded the TLC Group, which comprises TLC Mentoring, TLC Management and TLC Events

The TLC Group provides services and programs to students, athletes, corporate groups and general audiences.

On 13 September 2000, Anstey was awarded the Australian Sports Medal


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