About Me

Phil Smyth
"Some people focus.  Some people fold."
Achievements
  • Summer Olympics 1980, 84, 88, 92
  • FIBA World Championships 1978, 82, 86, 90, 94
  • 6 x NBL All - Star Five
  • 3 x NBL championship coach with Adelaide 36ers
  • 11 seasons Adelaide 36ers coach
  • 5 x Hall of Fame member
    • Australian Basketball
    • NBL
    • Sport Australia
    • SA Sport
    • ACT Sport
 
1988 Awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to basketball
Clients
  • SA Power Networks
  • Richmond Football Club
  • Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Adelaide Football Club
  • Various private & public schools
  • High profile elite athletes
  • Grassroots sporting clubs
"His special way of extracting the best out of his teams when coaching is the biggest endorsement of why his mentoring programs are so successful..."
Andrew Gaze, 5 time Olympian, Sport Australia Hall of Fame
LET'S MEET
 
“We're a small and growing consultancy. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you define your goals, develop solutions - and realize them!
So what are you waiting for, let's meet​" 
 
Phil Smyth
For almost two decades I wore the green and gold uniform of the Australian men's basketball team. From my first game I wanted to be a significant contributor to the development of the sport in Australia and to set a standard that would help establish Australia at an international level.
 
I have now used this leadership experience to design programs that will bring the best out of individuals, business leaders, employees, students & teachers and athletes.
 
 
From my first game for the Boomers in 1977 to the 1994 World Championships, I played a major role in guiding the steady rise of the
Boomers through the world rankings as their captain for 14 years.
 
During this time, from 1981 to 1994, I led the Boomers through four Olympic Games and five World Championships with a focus of combining my on-field ability with my leadership.

I'm proud of my basketball nickname "The General" simply because my peers both in Australia and around the world recognised my ability to assess, solve and lead.
This was far more important to me than the recognition I received for my individual talents of shooting and defending.
 
My programs are an extension of my definition of leadership and how to extract the best from people.
 
My determination to set high standards on and off the court allowed me to have one of the longest careers in Australian basketball.
 


For what it's worth here are my playing achievements:
  • Most games for Australia - 365
  • 356 NBL games
  • Captain of the Canberra Cannons for 3 NBL titles