Dan Becker has been an active player and coach for over 30 years at all levels of the game. His playing history began as a standout player at Fort Richmond Collegiate, which led him to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Degree, Dan continued his basketball career, playing 12 years for a variety of teams and leagues all over the globe, including stints with the Winnipeg Thunder and the Winnipeg Cyclone.  In the summer of 1991, Dan was invited to try out for the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers of the NBA.  Dan's playing career also saw him represent Team Canada in the late 80s and early 90s on various Student and Training National Teams, including the World Universiade Games in Germany and 2 Jones Cups in Taipei, Taiwan.

As a coach, Dan has worked with players at many different levels. Dan completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg. He assisted at the CIS men's level from 2000 to 2004 and took the interim head coaching duties in 2004-05 with the University of Manitoba Men's Program. Over this same time period, Dan coached a number of Basketball Manitoba's Provincial Teams at the 15U and 17U levels, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 17U. In 2014, Dan led the Manitoba 17U Male Provincial team to their first-ever Gold Medal at the  National Championship. Dan was an active coach in the Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program and an instructor at the Nike All-Canada Camp. Dan has also served as the Basketball Technical Advisor for three feature films; ESPN's 'A Season on the Brink' in 2001, 'Full of It' in 2005, and “Champions” in 2023.

From 2005 to 2010, Dan worked with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity male' Program, winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances. Dan coached the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Varsity male team during the 2010-11 season.  Dan has also coached grassroots programs in the school system, RSL, WMBA, and Peg City leagues..

Dan is the Head Coach for many of the Basketball Manitoba High-Performance programs and is also a Learning Facilitator and Coach Evaluator in the new NCCP coaching education program.

In 2013, Dan was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in the Player category in recognition of his tremendous playing career.  

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