Anonymous
Years ago

Staff overhaul at Australian College of Basketball

It seems that ACB is trying to secure greater credibility now:

http://www.basketball.edu.au/news/exciting-2013-staff-and-facilities-announcement

Voldermort back to the NBL??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Guy Molloy back home and Short. Good news.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What happened to Copeland?

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your kidding  
Years ago

Smyth resigned they sacked Brenhey and Copeland many players not returning.In comes Molloy and Short cheaper option but no where in the same class as the other 3 no one can sell that and any one with basketball knowledge knows that.Just get the records out and compare facts not made up sales pitch please.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Chnages was due to smyth, brenhey and copeland relying only on the sudenese kids with loads of energy but no brains to bring in the money by way of the refugee grants.

Not to mention the dodgy passports with incorrect phots and DOB!

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Anon  
Years ago

Did you hit the post button enough times dude ?

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bees knees  
Years ago

any of these kids playing vjbl ?

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anon  
Years ago

Truth is Smyth and Breheny very good at coaching a loaded nbl team. Hopeless at developing young players.
College much better off now.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The college is a joke. Huge HEC debt and 2 year US college ineligability is all you get. Plus a degree in a area overloaded with kids thinking they will be the next Ricky Nixon. The landscape is now full of private trainers trying to make a living from a sport which cant provide such a level of income. All the promises of college spots which turn into false hope are simply lies comeing from conmen. The "Super League" the AUBD (aka ABC), Tomorrows Stars, US Exposure tours, Impact, AUst basketball services, all aust camps, the list goes on and on and just who have they actually sent to a decent college for the thousands of dollars they take of kids and sucker parents. Rogues the lot of them.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

See Bogut's academy is running a post grad. By all accounts is going well. No Promises, not overpriced, and guys are working their asses off.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Molloy and Short aren't a joke. Let's hope they get it right this time. Maybe their last chance.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The model hasnt changed so its just a staff reshuffle. Its still a crap deal and without full disclosure its not going to benifit anyone serious about thier basketball. You can acheive the same thing playing Big V or SEABL while going to TAFE or doing remote study.

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MW  
Years ago

anon- that's kind of unfair comment regarding these guys failing to send kids to decent school.

there are many who have secured good scholarships at a decent school for their education. I don't think any program has existed long enough to judge how many actually turns pro.

in reality probably 5% of these kids actually have a shot at going pro but many do get decent education out of it and an experience of college sports in US that is non-existent here in Australia.

may not be the best representative but AUBD did help Deng Deng signing at LSU and as recently as Joseph Acuil (that kid who went to AIS) to JUCO. I think some of their other kids have gone to decent D2 schools. so it may still be a bit early for some programs...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Has Deng played a single minute this year or is he redshirting?
I saw Acuil's video on CCR's youtube video, think he got his offers through them?

ACB are saying in their emails that they are going to make you a pro in two years.
"This programs focus is to develop your mind, body and game into a professional Basketball player by the end of 2 years."

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If only 5% of these kids have a real shot then why does the father/son combo tell ALL of them they will get a shot. No matter what you say you cant defend those two. As for Deng Deng the jury is not only still out it hasnt even started deliberations. Lets revisit this MANS story in two yrs. Its amazing how all these so called coaches and acadamies all seem to have had the same hand in getting the same kids into a US school.
The ACB tells its players it will turn them into "professional basketball players" by the end of the 2 yr course. Oh please pull the other one.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't think people understand how diligent and dedicated the staff is to junior development. They won't rest on their laurels and will work hard to make people better.

Something the previous coaching staff didn't do, because they were still infatuated with who they were in a past lifetime. Ex Boomer, Ex Boomers Coach, Ex NBL Championship Coach, sacked after a year.

And now the 36ers want him, allegedly. Great way to re-heat the same soup over and over again.

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MW  
Years ago

Acuil got to JUCO through AUBD. CCR is only just starting.

I don't know why or if they tell everyone they have a shot at going pro. But in reality, if the kid chooses to work his ass off and do everything possible then why wouldn't he get a shot? it's not like the world hasn't seen short, white guys in the pros before? (even have one sitting on the Gong's bench ha!)

think you can really look at it in 2 ways, false sense of hope or positive encouragement. like I said before though, regardless the kid can experience collegiate sport at it's best over in US. it can be a great experience for many but obviously not for everyone.

I've heard good and bad things about them and for me the jury's still out.

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