Pero Cameron

Club: Tall Blacks

Pero Cameron was appointed Tall Blacks Head Coach in December 2019, succeeding his good friend and former teammate Paul Henare.

Cameron began his coaching career with Wellington Saints in 2010 and led the club to consecutive championships in that year and also 2011.
Since 2011 he has worked as an assistant coach with the Tall Blacks, first under Nenad Vucinic and more recently working with Henare.

He coached Waikato Pistons in 2014 and since then has been based in Queensland.

Arguably New Zealand’s great ever player Cameron is the only Kiwi to be inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.

He captained the Tall Blacks (2000-2010) leading them to fourth place at the 2002 FIBA World Championship, earning an All-Tournament Five selection in the process.

In all he played at three FIBA World Cups and at both the Sydney and Athens Olympics.

Cameron won nine NZ NBL championships as a player, four with Waikato and five with Auckland. He was an inaugural New Zealand Breaker in 2003 and played overseas in Australia, Malaysia, Turkey, Iran and England where he was a championship winner with the Chester Jets.


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