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AK-47
Two years ago

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Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

Just read through the Mike Dunlap Bobcats thread and it got me thinking about the vacant Boomers head coaching gig (which I vaguely recall Brown stepping down from and hope I'm right about!). Considering that Dunlap has some affiliation with Australia would he consider coaching the Boomers? And if so, would he be a good fit for us?

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Spursfan
Two years ago
22:27 25 Nov 12

Reply #389037

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

He was actually my first suggestion I think when we were on that Brown stepping down thread. For one, he seems to be coaching the Bobcats very well in terms of pace - one thing Brown did not do very well In London, or any time I watched the Boomers really. He seems to work his NBA team really hard also, which is what Australia needs being an underskilled/undersized team compared with the best.

I am not sure about his availability or desire, but he would be good I think.


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
22:36 25 Nov 12

Reply #389041

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

Can't argue, he would be a damn good coach for the Boomers. Problem is, is he even interested or is he content putting his energies into the Bobcats?


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orbit
Two years ago
01:56 26 Nov 12

Reply #389048

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

If Brown is struggling for time as an assistant i doubt a head coach could find the time. If he put his hand up however it would be a lock!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
06:35 26 Nov 12

Reply #389052

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

New Head Coach is going to be Full Time. Doubt he would give up an NBA Head Coach job to coach a team in the Olympics that is outside shot of even medalling.


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Mika
Two years ago
06:51 26 Nov 12

Reply #389053

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

Lemanisis v Beveridge for me. Has to be locally based coach.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:40 26 Nov 12

Reply #389064

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

mike sounds good to me not involved in local politics


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:53 26 Nov 12

Reply #389075

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

Also you would think, he is in his first year as a nba coach why would he burden himself with more work.


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Pie Cart
Two years ago
13:14 26 Nov 12

Reply #389083

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

I my view get someone who is in Australia to coach the boomers ,i like beverage to coach the team,successful with perth as well as lemanis.Dunlap is also good but time is limited for him like Brown had to wait til spurs finished season before he came to australia.Dont want to wait let the assistant caoches do the work and get little credit.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:37 26 Nov 12

Reply #389089

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

Bevo would be great selection to coach Boomers. I would like to see Gordie McLeod have a role with the Boomers as an assistant as well. Bevo, Lemanis & McLeod would offer a lot to the Boomers program going forward. With Bevo at the helm the Boomers would instantly be a better defensive team & move towards a more up tempo offensive game as well!


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
16:29 26 Nov 12

Reply #389108

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

I don't think Dunlap would even apply for the job. Pity, he might not make us world or Olympic champions as coach but I think he would bring out the best in the Boomers.

Domestically I think that Andrej Lemanis is probably the leading candidate to take over from Brown and Lemanis has expressed interest in the job.

I wonder if someone like Andrew Gaze or even Luc Longley would be interested in putting their hat into the Boomers coaching ring? Gaze does have some coaching experience with juniors (more than Chris Anstey at the Tigers in fact.....) but does anyone know if Longley has any coaching behind him? Other than playing for a few years in Chicago under probably the most successful NBA coach in Phil Jackson.

Phil Jackson, now there is someone I'd love to see coaching the Boomers. Oh to dream the impossible dream.


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Hurls
Two years ago
21:25 26 Nov 12

Reply #389132

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

why would you just pick 2 guys, with good names in the game but no coaching experience? Hey I wonder what Brett Maher and Leroy Loggins are doing? maybe throw in Willie Farley for the hell of it?


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whaleoilbeefhooked
Two years ago
21:28 26 Nov 12

Reply #389133

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

Dunlap could tell the players to go round belting the opposition then when one of them does a good job of it, persecute him and have him end up leaving the sport.

While we're talking about Dunlap, does anyone know what Chris Blakemore is doing these days?? I seem to remember him doing a great job for the 36'ers but then something must have gone horribly wrong....What could that have been?


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Triton
Two years ago
22:22 26 Nov 12

Reply #389140

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

Might have been some other determining decisions in that situation.


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kingkingston
Two years ago
22:49 26 Nov 12

Reply #389145

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

Doing a great job at the Bobcats


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Young Gun
Two years ago
11:59 27 Nov 12

Reply #389180

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

For my 2 cents. I'm coming round on wanting to see McLeod as HC with Beveridge & Lemanis as Assistants - with those second two guys are HC's of the future.
- whaleoilbeefhooked - I thought of those sort of things when Dunlap was appointed at the Bobcats, but fairplay, I'm sure he's had time to mature & grow as a person and coach since then. I'm sure he's reflected on the Adelaide experience.
- Blakemore had a pretty serious injury before the 1998 season in Brisbane & never recovered FWIW. He told at least one Bullets team mate he was off to join the army so that he could "kill people legally"
- I doubt Dunlap would be interested in the long plane flights & having to keep 1 eye on the Boomers at all times.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:08 28 Nov 12

Reply #389347

re: Mike Dunlap - Would/Could he coach the Boomers?

Marty Clarke has successfully coached junior national teams, also current Boomers assistant. With a more talented Boomers squad than what he currently coaches at 36ers, he should be first in line.


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