Gaze helped Seton Hall to '89 title game

Updated: May 13, 2005, 1:53 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The father and son duo of Lindsay and Andrew Gaze has retired, ending nearly a half-century of the family's involvement in Australian basketball.

Andrew Gaze was an 11-time scoring champion in the Australian domestic league, played on five Olympic teams and spent two seasons in the NBA with Washington (1993-94) and San Antonio (1998-99).

He was a key player in Seton Hall's run to the 1989 NCAA national championship game, where the Pirates lost in overtime to Michigan.

Lindsay Gaze, coach of the Melbourne Tigers, tried to talk his son into playing one more season with the team, then joined him in retirement. Both will retain positions with the club.

The elder Gaze played on Olympic teams in 1960, 1964 and 1968, and coached the Australian Boomers in the next four games. At the last, in 1984, 18-year-old son Andrew made his Olympic debut.

Andrew Gaze, now 39, was his nation's flag-bearer at the Sydney Olympics, leading more than 600 Australians into the main stadium for the opening ceremony of the 2000 Games.


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