DAVID Flint, the man who led the Bendigo Braves to their first SEABL championship in 1988, will take over the reins as coach of arch-rival the Ballarat Miners.
From the late 1980's until the end of the 2002 season, Flint was the face of the Bendigo Braves.
He was named the Braves greatest player by the Bendigo Advertiser at the club's 25-year anniversary.
Flint holds club records in games played (318), rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots.
Fiercely competitive, Flint was a brilliant rebounder, great passer for a big man and a sweet shooter from the perimeter.
As a playing-coach he led the Braves to the 1988 SEABL championship.
Overall, he coached the Braves 343 times with an imposing winning percentage of 63%.