The Ballarat Miners have welcomed back a homegrown assistant coach for the remainder of the 2019 NBL1 season.
Former Ballarat junior Matt Nunn was officially appointed as an assistant coach this week.
He will join head coach Brendan Joyce on the sidelines for the final eight rounds, as the team jostles for playoff position.
Joyce said with his current assistant coach unable to make every game, he needed another person beside him on the bench.
"Matt has a good feel for what I'm about as a person and I've got a good feel for him," he said.
"He's got a great feel for the game and when he is sitting beside me, he's going to make some great suggestions."
The two are no strangers to each other.
Nunn has been a senior player under Joyce in the past, and recently assisted Joyce on an 11-game tour of the USA with a representative team last year.
Joyce said Nunn has had a decade worth of experience with coaching, and is looking to add to it with this strong Miners team.
"Matt is up to date with teaching and coaching the modern style of play that we have." Joyce said.
In 2018, Nunn coached Sandringham under-18 team to the VJBL State Championship, beating the undefeated Melbourne Tigers.
He then took on the role of assistant coach of the under-20 men Victorian white team which played in the National Championships earlier this year in Canberra.
Dunn said the appointment was a fantastic opportunity to coach with one of the best coaches in Australia.
"I would like to make it full circle by winning a championship as a coach." Nunn added