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Gerard
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Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Is it time for a new National Womens Coach

Has Graf lived of the coat tails of Jackson, Taylor and Harrower for her National coaching career.
My question is can she maintain the high standard set with the next geneartion of players.

Also will Erin Phillips play for Australia at World Championships

I would like to see Mark Wright get the Womens National Coaching Position as players will get picked or their abilility not who the are

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SamCro
Last year
11:43 2 Feb 13

Reply #402229

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

No way not Wright, far too unstable emotionally IMO! Tom Maher much better option.


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Gerard
Last year
11:51 2 Feb 13

Reply #402233

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Maher a good option but he has held this postion before time for a fresh approach

To beat USA I believe we need a team that can play in your face basketball for 40 min

Hence why I suggest Mark Wright over Maher


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Go for it
Last year
12:53 2 Feb 13

Reply #402248

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Have you heard Mark Wright in timeouts???


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Anonymous
Last year
12:54 2 Feb 13

Reply #402249

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Long overdue for a change.

Here's a suggestion from left field: Bill Tomlinson


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Gerard
Last year
13:18 2 Feb 13

Reply #402253

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

another thought could be Ray Tomlinson

Wright might loud at time out and over the top but he get results and has a style of play that could beat USA

And maybe Wright maybe be able to get Cambage to her full potential


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Crazy Talk
Last year
13:23 2 Feb 13

Reply #402254

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Are you serious right now?!

Not a chance Wright is the man to beat the U.S

Getting results is fine, but he's done it with star studded groups and an open bankbook.

Even then he's managed to splutter with very talented lineups in seasons past


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Gerard
Last year
13:32 2 Feb 13

Reply #402257

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Graf and Maher have both had their chances with star studded line ups and could not beat USA at Olympics

Come up with a better option someone who has a game plan to beat USA


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pug90
Last year
13:50 2 Feb 13

Reply #402264

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Gerard, you cannot be serious. Are you Mark Wright?

Maher would do a superb job.


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Gerard
Last year
14:07 2 Feb 13

Reply #402266

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

pug90

Maher has had his chance throw me a name besides Graf Sterling & Maher

I loved Maher as a coach but we need a new game style to beat USA


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Anonymous
Last year
14:21 2 Feb 13

Reply #402268

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Maher may go for the Chinese job.


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Gerard
Last year
14:31 2 Feb 13

Reply #402269

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Maher will do a great job with China but we need a change in the style of play and someone who can impose it


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Shano
Last year
15:46 2 Feb 13

Reply #402279

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Best two woman's coaches in oz have to be Stirling and Maher. Graf is overrated.


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Gerard
Last year
15:58 2 Feb 13

Reply #402282

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Agree Maher and Sterling good coaches but we need a new game plan and coach to beat USA


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Anon
Last year
16:26 2 Feb 13

Reply #402285

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Agree with @Gerard, names being tossed around are the old guard in coaching.

If we have the next generation of players coming through, should we not be looking for the next generation of coaches who are up with the times.

I am not pushing any particular name, but would expect there would be some strong contenders around current WNBL coaches, besides those names already mentioned.


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Gerard
Last year
16:38 2 Feb 13

Reply #402288

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

The only reason I throw Mark Wrights name into to ring is because of game plan ....up in your face basketball pressure on the ball a full 80min

No half court or zone defence full court pressure

I my humble opion I believe this style of game is the one to beat USA at the next olympics

Womens basketball in this country is so close to be something special but to do that we need to be different


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Guns
Last year
16:38 2 Feb 13

Reply #402289

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

kristy harrower as coach. she has done a good job with bendigo


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Gerard
Last year
16:47 2 Feb 13

Reply #402290

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

I know she thinks she is coach but I thought Bernie was the head coach at Bendigo


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Anonymous
Last year
17:17 2 Feb 13

Reply #402293

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

^ lol, bernie coach of bendigo.. LOL.

Kristy needs to do a thorough apprenticeship before taking on a proper coaching gig like WNBL let alone the Opals.

There are also some educational pre requesites for a BA head coaching gig too.


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unanon
Last year
17:30 2 Feb 13

Reply #402300

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

i agree the graf shouldnt go again this year
but if tom cant do it because he already gave it ago and mark cant do because he is too unstable who else is there


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SamCro
Last year
18:05 2 Feb 13

Reply #402305

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Gerard - Is way too invested in this topic! Agree with above post 'Go For It' - Wright is almost impossible to understand in timeouts! Far too maniac in his approach, trying to deliver 300 hundred messages at once! Anyone could look good coaching the current group that Wright has got at his disposal in Dandenong.


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Anon
Last year
18:41 2 Feb 13

Reply #402309

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

ok let's review the WNBL field

Lighting - Buckle - maybe
Spirit - Harrower x 2 ... maybe Kristi in 5 years
Boomers - Maher - old guard
Caps - Graf - old guard
Rangers - Wright - not sure
Thunder - Chainey - who ?
Flames - Dalton - old guard
Fire - Lucas - maybe
Waves - Kereama - Kiwi, doesn't count

Hmmmm, that's thinner than I thought - if not Wright, Lucas and Buckle have been around a while ... not sure of their political correctness, but both know their stuff.


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Dunkin' Dan
Last year
18:59 2 Feb 13

Reply #402312

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Graf needs to go. Should have gone after the 2010 World Champs botch-up.
Personally I wouldn't go with any current WNBL head coach. I'm not particularly inspired by any of them.
The Opals need an overhaul and a fresh start both with the squad and the coach IMO.
I don't know the answer for coach, but we need to look outside the (go with a current WNBL head coach) box.


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Moses Malone
Last year
20:02 2 Feb 13

Reply #402322

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Why a WNBL coach?

Get the best coach available without a gig....Guy Molloy.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:25 2 Feb 13

Reply #402323

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Molloy has a new job, and the Head Coaching position for the Opals and the Boomers will be full time. Probably based in Canberra. There are rumours that the AIS will cease as well if the Canberra stuff happens.


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CharacterFirst
Last year
21:09 2 Feb 13

Reply #402330

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Mark Wright would be a disaster. He is mediocre, and that is being generous.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:44 3 Feb 13

Reply #402353

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

I agree that no one in the wnbl is the right fit for the job.

Throwing some ideas out there:

Phil Brown - I believe he should get the job, if not this campaign, than the next one. Who else knows all the players and Australian style of play better than Phil? He has already coached most of the players for consideration.
Olaf/Sandy - a mixture of international coaching and playing experience.
Kristi - agree with previous comments, she needs the right training but should definitely be in the mix of assistant coaches for Rio.

An international coach???
Perhaps a men's coach???

Also I have to say, where has BA's coach development been? One of the things that you could look at has been the past ais scholarship coaches. In the past 5 years, what have these coaches done? Majority are not even coaching anymore.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:55 3 Feb 13

Reply #402354

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Would any of the other Australian junior coac,s or assisstant coach's be suitable...eg : Chambers?


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Anonymous
Last year
07:53 3 Feb 13

Reply #402360

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Chambers... no


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Anonymous
Last year
09:13 3 Feb 13

Reply #402366

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Chambers worst coach I have seen talent identification is non existent with her and coaches with no flexibility


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whaleoilbeefhooked
Last year
09:39 3 Feb 13

Reply #402367

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Best coach we have had is Stirling.
She is still the only coach to deliver gold in a Worlds or Olympics.

Played the pressure defence and aggressive all over the court.
Tough, high expectations but does not play favourites.
The trouble with that is a certain superstar expected to be a favourite and pouted like a 10 year old when she was subbed out or corrected.

Put her back in and let the players know they conform or they're out.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:25 3 Feb 13

Reply #402370

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

HC:Stirling
AC:Bucks
AC:Brown


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Gerard
Last year
10:47 3 Feb 13

Reply #402374

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

So everyone agrees Graf has to go

Maher is old school plus maybe coaching China

We have knockers of right saying he only get results with star studded teams, question is not our Australian team a star studded group just throwing that out there

Sterling I agree but lets give her assistants who know international basketball and are not establishment





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Anonymous
Last year
12:16 3 Feb 13

Reply #402389

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Laughing so hard at th e suggestion of mark wright.... Not a good coach at all. The team basically coached itself to a championship last year and he is just lucky to have the financial backing so he can buy a team. For example and don't get me wrong i love the fact that Monica wright is in our league but the only reason she is here is because mark lost a couple of early games. Then he got worried and got his sponsor to give more money!!
The next national team coach does not have to be a current wnbl coach!!


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Gerard
Last year
12:21 3 Feb 13

Reply #402391

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Easy to knock come up with a better alternative

Who do want as the next coach surely you dont want Graf


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Gerard
Last year
13:45 3 Feb 13

Reply #402406

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

It would appear no one can come up with anyone better than Mark Wright

You have all knock Wright but your only alternatives are old school or been tried


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Anonymous
Last year
14:11 3 Feb 13

Reply #402410

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Chris Lucas is a better choice than wright


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Gerard
Last year
14:25 3 Feb 13

Reply #402412

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

put up and arguement for Chris Lucas


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Anonymous
Last year
14:50 3 Feb 13

Reply #402419

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Lucas previously has been in the Opals program (in the glory years)as an Asst Coach to Stirling. Stirling rates Lucas very highly. Lucas has also had a long association with Oz Underage Teams, as an Asst & recently Head Coach (U-17 Girls Team). Lucas is a players coach, most of his players love playing for him!


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Dunkin' Dan
Last year
15:03 3 Feb 13

Reply #402421

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

I put Mark Wright in a lower category than Carrie Graf.
Graf's success in the WNBL has come as a direct result of the budget she has worked with. When given a better team than anyone else she has generally won. When it comes to getting the best possible performance from just an ok team she has fallen short though, such as the last 2 Opals campaigns as well as her stint in the WNBA.
Wright on the other hand, can't even be relied on to win with a massive budget.
I'd rather have Graf than Wright, and I'd rather have Stirling or Maher than either of them. I'd also rather have someone new, who is unburdened by the Opals' political history, than Stirling or Maher.


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Anonymous
Last year
07:05 4 Feb 13

Reply #402535

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Any idea on when the coaches will be announced?


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SMA
Last year
07:08 4 Feb 13

Reply #402536

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Marty Clarke will be announced at the end of the NBL season.


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Triton 95
Last year
08:23 4 Feb 13

Reply #402544

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Graf must go, she can't coach well at all, the only time she had success was with a star studded wnbl team. She had the 2nd best team by far at the last worlds and at the olympice and finished 5th and 3rd. My pick would be Tom but I wouldn't care who it is as long as Graf is gone, she is the biggest hinderance on the Opals at the moment.


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Prisoner of Gravity
Last year
08:49 4 Feb 13

Reply #402548

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Don't care who it is as long as they have the "Clark Griswald" white shoes I'll be happy


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Anonymous
Last year
09:03 4 Feb 13

Reply #402550

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Its done and they don't currently coach a women's team. The name has already been listed here.


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Anon
Last year
09:06 4 Feb 13

Reply #402551

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Wow Marty Clarke it is then ?!


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Hopscotch62
Last year
10:24 4 Feb 13

Reply #402561

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

You have to be kidding Chris Lucas, players coach "Most of the players like playing for him" who Jess Foley.


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ANONYMOUS
Last year
10:43 4 Feb 13

Reply #402566

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Maher is leaving Bulleen for an international gig.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:14 4 Feb 13

Reply #402591

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Maher will always leave for a international gig. He chases them all the time.


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Triton 95
Last year
13:00 4 Feb 13

Reply #402597

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Jason Chainey is not ready for such a position but I would like him to to go as an assistant, he has a very lean Logan team playing very well and he has actual plays he draws up and they often work, he coaches a very good team game.


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Triton 95
Last year
13:01 4 Feb 13

Reply #402598

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

I have always liked Cheryl Chambers as a coach, I think she would do well.


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Triton 95
Last year
13:02 4 Feb 13

Reply #402599

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Or Gary Fox.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:25 4 Feb 13

Reply #402645

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Interesting that the name is here. No one has been interviewed for the job yet. if what anonymous says turns out to be true, them there is no point in even applying. Who is it anonymous. Put you anonymous reputation on the line.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:36 4 Feb 13

Reply #402652

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Cheryl Chambers would be a nightmare, no people skills whatsoever.


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Leopard
Last year
07:26 5 Feb 13

Reply #402699

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Like Stirling, but wish you guys would show the sort of respect for experience and runs on the board that they do in the NBA. Their coaches - Rivers, dAntoni, Jackson - are all well known and seem to keep going forever! You are overvaluing youth and playing experience. all coaches have to make a lot of mistakes as they learn human management, its the hardest job of all.
And who is to say that Stirling and Maher cant keep improving?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:00 5 Feb 13

Reply #402741

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Tom Maher would be a terrible choice as would Chambers. The coach is just part of the problem though. Our prepartion for the London was not good and while not as bad as the mens team, the women just dont spend enough time together as a complete unit.
I understand many have other team duties to deal with but while we try to patch groups together in a month or so with the level of talent we have we will never get close to a Gold Medal. We could play the US "B" team and still get thumped.


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HO
Last year
13:03 5 Feb 13

Reply #402747

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Hey Gerard, What about Mark Wright?


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Gerard
Last year
14:04 5 Feb 13

Reply #402752

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Good to see to thread still running
My choice still Mark Wright

Will not be back on few days as going into surgrey to have done replaced in arm

hope you can come up with a coach


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Anonymous
Last year
14:46 14 Feb 13

Reply #404392

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Graf has agreed with you announcing today that she won't be applying for Opals Coach. Let the talk begin.


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The voice of Reason
Last year
14:55 14 Feb 13

Reply #404395

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

do we look outside australia or do we have the coahing talent within


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Anonymous
Last year
15:05 14 Feb 13

Reply #404403

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

Aaah, the infamous Gerard...


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the option
Last year
21:27 18 Feb 13

Reply #405393

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

I think Gary Fox would be a good choice for the head coach position. Mark Wright seems to be the most confused person in most time outs.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:21 4 Mar 14

Reply #460950

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

So what do you reckon, Gerard?
There is still time to dump j0yce and appoint Wright as coach of the Opals in time for the world championships.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
01:13 5 Mar 14

Reply #461092

re: Is it time for a New National Womens Coach

I'm really liking what I have seen of j0yce in this role so far. A brave choice but a good one I think.


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