So Marty has been told privately that his contract will be honoured in full. Therefore there is no need for any announcement from SOS, the CEO , nor anyone else.
Meaning that his coaching fate for next season is in the hands of himself , his choice of assistant coaches and the players he selected, retainened or had handed to him at the start of this season.
Nothing unfair about that. I'll accept that.
Those calling for a caretaker coach have short memories, particuarly if they are saying they want Maher to be installed.
Any recent examples of the eventual outcome of hurredly installed caretaker coaches who had outstanding careers as a player in their home town ?
How about Vicki Valk/Daldy and the lightning - yes one championship was gained - but with a very very powerful team, and she already had quite a bit of experience coaching succesfully at the aba level.
The second season not so succesful. ( I'm not bagging Vicki - I think she was an outstanding player and was at the very least a very adequate and succesful ABA coach.
I very much doubt that the SOS group have not seem the simularities in that situation.
I doubt that they would like to see Maher go the same way.
I'm certain that SOS hope that there will be at least some more wins to come before they wave goodbye and welcome in a new coaching staff, but ultimately its ALL their money and if they see a better return and chance of long term success by not being rushed into finding the best replacement for Marcus(?) Clarke then good on them.
Those posters who say that the fans are "owed" a sacking by the owners are a little to "ME" focussed in my opinion.
Go and have a discussion with some long term NBL fans out of newcastle and canberra, and see what they have to say about losing a franchise, and talk to some at the Gong and find out just how grateful they are that private owenership came to save their team, all three areas would just be happy to have a team ATM.
What this SOS ownership owes me is a team competing in the NBL for as long as I am here in adelaide, so I can at least see class players such as Cedric jackson in the flesh twice a season. What I owe them is to purchase my season tickets as early as possible.
So, it would be nice to see a win against Heal up next - but I suspect that Heal will be really focused on delivering a body blow to a coach who he could have seen as a vastly moire fancied competitor for the Boomers head coach role at the start of this season.
- a job that I am certain was in Clarkes' goals for this year, and which I'm certain Heal would like to aim for ASAP.