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MW
Two years ago

#30086

American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

whilst there have been debates over whether some teams really need an import, believing strong Aussie-only team will be enough to get the job done. I think it'll be interesting to look at the records of American and Aussie coaches too, whether if an American coach is more or less successful in this league. Successful coaches in my head over the last few years

Americans: Goorj, Westover, Wright
Aussie: Lemanis, Beveridge

I know I'm missing heck of a lot of names, so fill in and voice your thought!

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Mystro
Two years ago
17:56 1 Dec 12

Reply #389740

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

Mark Price didn't last long at the South Dragons


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BJF
Two years ago
18:30 1 Dec 12

Reply #389743

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

Murray Arnold
Don Monson
Brett Brown
Cal Bruton


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:59 1 Dec 12

Reply #389749

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

Trevor Gleeson.


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MW
Two years ago
19:02 1 Dec 12

Reply #389750

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

perhaps look more at list of coaches who's won championships?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:21 1 Dec 12

Reply #389751

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

Being a good coach goes a lot deeper than winning a championship. As we all know, it often comes down to budget. Gleeson made playoffs every year up there with teams that were often written off.


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MW
Two years ago
19:26 1 Dec 12

Reply #389752

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

I definitely understand championship don't mean everything however at this level it does take a lot of priority since this is the 'train to win' stage of one's career. i.e. as much as I like Jerry Sloan but he'll never be regarded as a Phil Jackson, and that is the sad part about sport sometime. to an extent it does come down to championship count.


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SMA
Two years ago
20:59 1 Dec 12

Reply #389764

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

Further to 389751 what also must be considered is coaches taking on 'ready made' sides rather than building/developing from scratch.

I think we can exclude Mark Price who resigned/was sacked from the Dragons.


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Nike Al
Two years ago
00:58 2 Dec 12

Reply #389775

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Scott Fisher


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All Ozzy squad
Two years ago
07:21 2 Dec 12

Reply #389780

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

So in the US unless you coached MJ, Larry, Magic, Lebron or another superstar you couldn't be rated a great coach and in Oz a guy like Gordie McLeod will probably never be rated all though he is clearly one of the NBL's all time best coaches and is still getting better. There have been many average coaches win on the back of talent and many very good coaches never have ultimate success. Great debate though - need to dig deeper.


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Mick
Two years ago
07:39 2 Dec 12

Reply #389781

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

Horses for courses. Some guys are great at getting the maximum out of limited resources, but that same guy might not have the ability to coach a stacked side to a championship.


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Tyrell
Two years ago
11:30 2 Dec 12

Reply #389792

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

Further to BJF's list- Lindsay Gaze!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:32 3 Dec 12

Reply #389953

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

With his messed up accent, where does Fearne fall in this picture?


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MW
Two years ago
12:10 20 Dec 12

Reply #393326

re: American coaches and Aussie coaches in NBL debate

I dont know what i am talking about


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