Kirk Penney to end decorated career at Breakers




The Breakers have today confirmed that North Shore born and raised basketball star Kirk Penney is returning to his hometown to see out his career, in the process turning down offers from multiple NBL clubs.

Kirk Penney, pictured here in 2011 for the Breakers, is heading home

Kirk Penney, pictured here in 2011 for the Breakers, is heading home

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The 35-year-old has signed a three-year deal to suit up once again for the club with which he has already won one championship, in the city in which he grew up and learned to play and love the game he has played so well for 17 years at the top level.

"Kirk is one of the game's premier scorers, as was seen last season with a standout season for Illawarra where he played a crucial role in propelling the Hawks into title contention," said Breakers Head Coach Paul Henare.

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Now a father to baby Olivia with wife Audra, Penney said he was "thrilled" to be part of Breakers again.

"Good friends and wonderful people are with the club at present and I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with them," he said.

It is the second stint for Penney at the North Shore based club.

His first four year stay back in 2007 culminated in the first Championship for the Breakers (in 2011) and a departure to Europe.

His arrival gives the Breakers a formidable back court with Corey Webster and Tom Abercrombie also in the roster for next season and beyond.

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