Monday, February 8, 2010

Anstey, MacKinnon To Retire

There is mounting speculation that two of Australia's greatest basketball products will announce their retirement from NBL basketball today.

Melbourne Tigers pair of Sam MacKinnon and Chris Anstey will announce they are done with their professional basketballing careers sometime today.

MacKinnon has been named MVP and won several NBL Championships while flirting with Europe and the NBA throughout his career.

Anstey's passport is full of stamps as the junior tennis champion experienced the NBA (Dallas and Chicago after Portland drafted him in the 1st round in 1999) and Europe before returning home to Australia 4 years ago to help take the Tigers into the post Gaze era.

Both pulled on the green and gold at the Olympics with MacKinnon going to Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000) while Anstey gave up an NBA contract to try his luck in Sydney.

When it is all said and done both will be enter the Hall of Fame ASAP.

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