After moving to No.3 in the all-time most games played list for the Illawarra Hawks, Tim Coenraad is poised to finish his career with the club.
Coenraad signed a new two-year deal, officially announced on Thursday, joining centre AJ Ogilvy and US College talent Emmett Naar on Rob Beveridge’s roster.
“Having someone of Tim’s calibre returning to the club is big piece of the puzzle,” new general manager Mat Campbell told hawks.com.au. “A one club person who represents all we stand for, not just on the court but also off it, is a valuable asset moving forward. We could not be more pleased to have Timmy suiting up again.”
The 32-year-old averaged 8.3 points per game and shot at 43.7 per cent from the field, with 303 triples at 39 per cent for his career.
Coenraad has played 255 games, only behind Glen Saville and Campbell, who have had their singlet numbers retired by the club.
The signing of Coenraad and Naar this week have come after Perth raided the Hawks stocks to sign Nick Kay and Mitch Norton.
The Sydney Kings have also been busy in the free agency period, snaring NBA title winner Andrew Bogut, as well as Daniel Kickert.
Campbell said the Hawks were determined to build a winning culture, despite being outspent by NBL rivals.
“Some clubs will focus on names and reputation on the court,” Campbell said.
“For us we know the importance of being great on the court but we know the importance of being better off it. We want players that are willing to contribute in something bigger than a championship.”