As long as Maher, was seen to be working hard, applying some of his insights he says on commentary and letting the players play there natural games, simplify the game and gets all players playing hard all game every game, the talent we have should win a few games, and even if we missed the playoffs, most fans still wouldnt be upset with Brett, as said, he would atleast be approachable, by players, fans, media and would be a great 'face of the franchise' type guy.
Take Heal as an example with the Kings, he has done a great job, doing basically what i have said above, and im sure Brett would do a similar job.
Mahersy if you are interested have a Crack, offer to do it cheap so the club makes the move, allow them to make Marty your 2nd assistant coach (he will probably walk, if not just get him doing individual skill sessions with the young guys, ignnore him on game night) the fans will love you even more for it and will back you 110% even if you do end up with a losing record in a short stint. Like Bickley for the Crows when he replaced Craig, everyone love how he just let them play, was a huge breath of fresh air for the club, which is exactly what the 36ers need.
Just a change from Clarke will be well received. I also suspect you could do a great job, be the local hero and lead us to the playoffs if you give it a go,even if its just a short stint, if nothing else you have PASSION for the 36ers and what it means to play for the club, if you could just instill some of that passion to some of the players that alone would be a massive improvement.
I for one am all for Maher giving it a go, and if he wants KB as his assistant, im happy to see that also, but give Maher head coach and let him pick his 1st assistant, demote Radford to floor sweaper and Marty as 2nd assistant to help out with the young guys at Training, if they walk then good as it would save the club the issue of paying out coaches.