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Coach Paul Henare parting ways with Breakers

Isaiah Smiler
Paul Henare
Former player and now former coach Paul Henare has parted ways with the New Zealand ANBL club.  Flickr

After two years coaching the side where he won a championship, Paul Henare has decided his next opportunity will be elsewhere.

Henare has decided to part ways with the four-time champions after two years at the head coaching position. 

As a player, he won a championship with the Breakers in 2011 and was the first player in Breakers history to have his number retired by the club. 

New owner Matt Walsh said Henare was set in his decision.

"Paul was offered a contract extension during the season which he turned down and I have since been in further discussions with him, but he has made the decision to move on." 

Walsh, who took over the New Zealand club a little over a month ago, says Henare's contribution was significant.

"We wish Paul all the best in the future and thank him for his contribution to the club, on and off court."

With the 2017/18 season coming to a close, the Breakers will begin searching for a new head coach.