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koberulz
Last year

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2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The other thread is getting way too long, so I thought I'd start a new one:

The fact that just because other leagues around the world play 40 minute games to me doesn't seem like a good enough reason by itself.
Seems like a pretty good one to me. That's sort of the point of sports having rules, after all. Why not use an AFL-style ball? Or have a third hoop on the sideline that either team can shoot at?

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Anonymous
Last year
09:17 5 Sep 16

Reply #598195

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What like how joondalup have the same size court as everyone else?


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Anonymous
Last year
09:20 5 Sep 16

Reply #598196

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So will an apology come from ettridge for the way he acted as he is meant to be the godly sportsman who is the best coach in the sbl and the world. Disgusting behaviour after a long season.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:41 5 Sep 16

Reply #598197

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hate the change to 48 minutes. 40 mins is stupid, if they move to 40 minutes agree with the other post in the other thread, one import is all you need. Otherwise with teams like Geraldton (or slammers last year) you'll have 2 yanks, 1/2 naturalized yanks and a fringe NBL player getting paid and you'll see 1-2 aussie guys on each team getting court time.

Also if the 40 minute game comes in, surely the salary cap has to be reduced in line.

It might also reduce the quality of import we get. Heaps of imports come to this league to prove themselves to get gigs in higher leagues (Turner, Swing, Mcdowell) with less mins their stats won't look anywhere near as impressive.


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rawrrrrrrr
Last year
09:42 5 Sep 16

Reply #598198

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Venues west staff allegedly witnessed ettridge pants down trying to find rhett dellas car to slash his tires.

Pretty appalling from a guy who carries a photo of himself in his wallet.


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skull
Last year
10:12 5 Sep 16

Reply #598200

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

i'm confused....


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Anonymous
Last year
11:36 5 Sep 16

Reply #598213

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah apparently ettridge refused to shake hands with players from the Cougars and simply turned and walked away when approached. He is a sore loser and after the article in the week saying how Cockburn staff don't like him, it's because when Cockburn beat them at Cockburn he made comments to players and staff after the game which caused drama down there when Cockburn won the minor premiership.

Stating "hope you enjoy this win cause it won't happen again b$6ches"
And other fruitful language comments.

The guy is the worst loser and the fact people in the league continue to love him is beyond me. Name a time he has coached a team that he hasn't had a good team already around him and money pumped in to get players. The year he wasn't there was the year they didn't have money to get imports, or wildcats guys etc. poor seb salinas had to ride it out, then magically the next year imports, players from other clubs are poached, wildcats guys join the team and look who decided to coach again.


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Loveforthegame
Last year
11:41 5 Sep 16

Reply #598214

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ohhhh guys I love Ben Ettridge he's such a gentleman of the sport. I loved knowing that after the game he went around the corner and broke his clipboard over his knee, I love he didn't shake anyone's hands and congratulate a Cockburn team that was not picked to win anything after losing Gavin field.

He's just a great sport in my eyes.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:14 5 Sep 16

Reply #598216

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

SO GLAD THE COUGARS KICKED THERE BUTT!!!


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alexkrad
Last year
12:37 5 Sep 16

Reply #598222

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The allegations are strong in this one.

Back on track, I would prefer to see them keep 48 minute games but it really doesn't make sense unless the SBL is becoming a D-D-league for the NBA..

I would also like to see either

a) Playoffs are 1 game throughout using the AFL style top teams get second chance system
or
b) Grand Final is also a 3 game series, makes no sense that the quarters and semis are 3 games then for the most important series its only 1 game.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:55 5 Sep 16

Reply #598224

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Will NEVER HAPPEN....save your time.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
13:03 5 Sep 16

Reply #598226

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If this is a off-season thread then.....

any super-early player movement rumblings or players already seeking out new teams rumors?


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Anonymous
Last year
13:40 5 Sep 16

Reply #598230

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

clubs cant talk to any players for 2 weeks after the season finishes Harrison. there would be talks happening of course , what about coaches any clubs looking for coaches ? I think the most interesting club in the off-season could be the flames. with the land brothers gone and there women not quite getting to the big dance.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
14:02 5 Sep 16

Reply #598232

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Pretty sure clubs can re-sign players as of right now.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:14 5 Sep 16

Reply #598235

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

what are the reasons being given for the change from 48 minutes? I am yet to hear one. and no some other league changing is not an actual reason it is just an observation.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
14:26 5 Sep 16

Reply #598236

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

It's to align with FIBA & provide a more 'entertaining product'.

That is the entire basis behind it.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:38 5 Sep 16

Reply #598238

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so they should change to 10 minute games and make it SUPER-entertaining then! seriously tho I don't see how reducing the amount of entertainment by 8 minutes makes it more entertaining.


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Mr bEn
Last year
14:40 5 Sep 16

Reply #598240

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I've found the change from 48 to 40 minutes in the QBL to be a detriment.

8 minutes seems small but it means a lot to the development of benchies who rely on the extra burn for a valuable run.

With the shortened game many teams are employing a heavy rotation of 6-7 players (if that at times!).


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Anonymous
Last year
14:56 5 Sep 16

Reply #598243

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

it has had a similar effect on the NBL. some consider that a good thing, others bad


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Anonymouse
Last year
15:26 5 Sep 16

Reply #598245

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

For a league that relies on juniors coming through to make their teams strong (exception-Joondalup Recruitment Services) the more opportunities the kids get the better.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:23 5 Sep 16

Reply #598250

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ezra ( Giants ) seems to be moving back home.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:30 5 Sep 16

Reply #598251

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Wouldn't be surprised if Goodluck moves back and doesn't return


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Isaac
Last year
16:47 5 Sep 16

Reply #598253

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The NBL is trying to create a product suitable for TV, so the time reduction makes some sense. That argument applies less so at lower levels though.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:53 5 Sep 16

Reply #598254

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Holmen likely also to be done in Kal


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moleman
Last year
17:08 5 Sep 16

Reply #598255

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ettridge is overrated as a coach. The Cougars shot 1/9 from the 3pt line for the game and never once had to face a zone. He cracks under pressure every time his team gets challenged. I witnessed it first hand in both Cockburn losses this season.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:17 5 Sep 16

Reply #598256

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

This is not new behaviour for Ettridge. He has done the walkoff/no handshake before and nobody batted an eyelid.
i guess when you do it on a bigger stage it becomes a bigger deal

One thing we know is that sports can uncover the true character of a person. In the case of Ettridge, when you win you are the first one over to shake hands. When things dont go your way you walk off and show a lack of character.

This is where you would hope that the leadership at Joondalup would guide and mentor their young successful coach in the appropriate manner to conduct himself in situations such as this.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
17:26 5 Sep 16

Reply #598257

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I've heard word that Holman in fact wants to take on apPlayer/Head Coach position in Kal pending Haney's departure. No idea if there is any substance to that one.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:38 5 Sep 16

Reply #598265

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ettridge behavior, set up crew bullfrogs. So typical of the club at SBL level.

Embarrassing for the people who put in for the juniors.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:49 5 Sep 16

Reply #598276

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

the total disheartened look on Ettridge and kinder in the stands and the set up crew and the hashtags and green blood and all the Greg hire statuses and the new stadium and money that goes in to the program and how the wolves even though the Cougars were minor premiers and the number 1 team all year.

The wolves were still tipped to win by everyone and the bookies on bet 365. Without field, Prince returning late to season and Thomas still bearing injuries along with McIntyre who has played through bad knees all season.

All this culminates in to such a sweet feeling for cougars players and fans everywhere. green blood must have bled out cause the Cougar pack took a good ol chunk outta therm


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Anonymous
Last year
21:29 5 Sep 16

Reply #598281

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Etteridge was just shitty that Rhett didn't ask him to marry him.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:36 5 Sep 16

Reply #598289

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I heard ettridge got really drunk and tried to hook up with kidner and the grey haired gorilla that follows them round after the game.


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koberulz
Last year
23:56 5 Sep 16

Reply #598290

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The NBL is trying to create a product suitable for TV, so the time reduction makes some sense. That argument applies less so at lower levels though.
Well, there's the fact that FIBA rules say games are 40 minutes, it's hardly irrelevant here. State league competitions being in line with the national competition also makes sense.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:49 6 Sep 16

Reply #598297

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Why? State league game length being in line with the NBL makes little sense. How are State league players meant to jump to the NBL if they are playing less time?


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Anonymous
Last year
10:12 6 Sep 16

Reply #598299

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I know both Giants imports from this past season have signed contracts with teams in Europe. As we know those seasons typically go untill April at least.

Holman being a player-coach would for sure be out the window and him returning as a player would also be questioned as I dont know if the Giants would want to wait an additional 2 months for there stud to arrive.

Goodluck's return? That will be interesting. He could be a solid SBL starter so it would be a big lose if he does return home.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:42 6 Sep 16

Reply #598302

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"I love the 40 minute game!" - said no basketball purist ever


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Anonymous
Last year
11:42 6 Sep 16

Reply #598309

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

wa u-20 player and former goldfields giants junior sam julitz may leave Mandurah and head back home ?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:38 6 Sep 16

Reply #598315

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Sam Julitz 15 min/game 3 pts 2 reb

This young kid still needs to mature and get stronger but this past seasons experience will only help him in the future.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:52 6 Sep 16

Reply #598320

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah to be honest it cost me a round of drinks with my mates, I said at half time Wolves will come out in a zone.
Nothing. $40 down the drain.
U need to go to plan B.
He didn't make any adjustments just keep bombing from deep with either ISO plays or trying to get alley-oops (worked a few times).
I don’t know the full story about the end of the game but I did see Ettridge turn his back on the Cougars Captain as he went to shake hands, bad form, no one likes losing but show a little bit of class and shake the opposition hands.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:56 6 Sep 16

Reply #598323

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

$$ says BIG BEN is done @ the Wolves.


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Anon
Last year
13:14 6 Sep 16

Reply #598329

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Doesn't seem to be anyone from Joondalup supporting their coach so it could be a likely outcome.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:17 6 Sep 16

Reply #598330

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Seb and CO were nothing but respectful.
Full credit to them.
Seb/Damo and co were a class act to the very end.

Coach is a different story.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:24 6 Sep 16

Reply #598331

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ettridge is a flog


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new name please
Last year
13:57 6 Sep 16

Reply #598338

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Any crazy teams for the Thursday night Lakeside comp?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:00 6 Sep 16

Reply #598340

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The Wolves players were nothing but respectful after the game.
McIntyre got turned away by ettridge but Thomas got to catch up to the assistant but didn't even bother chasing down Ettridge as he saw what went on with McIntyre.
I'm sure DT would have loved to shake his hand and give him a reply to what was said at the end of the regular season.


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Loveforthegame
Last year
14:04 6 Sep 16

Reply #598341

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

teams should get some squads in to monday night at cockburn, Coogee, Timber Tigers and Hawks team will be tough.


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Billy
Last year
14:24 6 Sep 16

Reply #598348

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So which teams do we think will have new coaches next season?


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Loveforthegame
Last year
15:01 6 Sep 16

Reply #598351

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

cougars apparently losing parsons to the Australian Olympic Wheelchair team


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Anonymous
Last year
15:35 6 Sep 16

Reply #598355

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons two time coach of the year and stealing jobs yeahhhh boooiiii!


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Anonymous
Last year
15:43 6 Sep 16

Reply #598356

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

He's a great bloke Parsons, so whatever does come for him next will be well deserved.


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Loveforthegame
Last year
15:55 6 Sep 16

Reply #598357

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons is a legend man, great coach, great guy and hes a well deserved two time coach of the year.


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Billy
Last year
16:32 6 Sep 16

Reply #598362

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Anyone heard much about Geraldton situation. I thought I heard that Trahair would be looking elsewhere as Gero couldnt give him the things they promised. I also heard that some of the players were in the same boat. Looking to get out and look for better situations.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:49 6 Sep 16

Reply #598364

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I heard the same as they never delivered what they PROMiSED / OR WHAT COACH WANTED in GERO.

We shall see. Its a shame that the SBL has such large coach turnover but its the level I suppose and a big commitment for little reward in the pocket!

I know Slammers/Magic are on the lookout as well.

Joe Allen returns to Eagles?
Haney back with Giants?

Assuming Ellis goes again at Stirling with all the church $$ coming in.


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Mike
Last year
20:30 6 Sep 16

Reply #598393

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The fact that different leagues around the world play games with different lengths - 40 mins, 48 mins, some play quarters, some have 2 x 20 minute halves - shows clearly there is no one single rule for how long a game of basketball should go for.

Which is why, if it is a matter of choice, I think the SBL would do well to keep things how they are. There is no TV factor at play and 48 minutes gives more players more playing time and fans more basketball.

Who cares if the NBL went to 40 minutes? And why should the SBL change to 'fall in line?' If anything, I feel the product is weakened, not strengthened, when the game is shortened.


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Billy
Last year
20:55 6 Sep 16

Reply #598397

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I dont think Haney will be back. The players pretty much said it was them or him. He supposedly really upset some of them badly.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:19 7 Sep 16

Reply #598427

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

haney wont coach the giants, kyle wont coach the magic. shaun dennis back in perth ? ettridge ? who knows let the rumours fly people.
MVP. -- COOPER LAND. RUP GOODES.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
09:56 7 Sep 16

Reply #598431

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I actually said Alexander for MVP initially, but the more i thought about it, the harder it is to deny Tre Nicholls. He had a sensational year statistically.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:08 7 Sep 16

Reply #598432

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Would anyone be able to rank say the top 5-10 imports in the league? Obviously stats don't tell the whole story sometimes.

Looking at some highlights I'd say Nicholls & Hobbs would be up there & maybe Kenny from Goldfield.

Could any of these guys play SEABL or even NBL?


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Anonymous
Last year
10:45 7 Sep 16

Reply #598434

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

All the good imports in the SBL could play in the SEABL. The gap between the best players isn't huge. There is more depth in the SEABL though off the bench etc, and the shorter games means depth matters less.

MVP considerations:
Nichols, Alexander and Land are the favourites for me.
Demunyck
Adekponya

Because of the voting system in the SBL the top team players Davis, Goode, Field, Lane etc will poll well but have a tough time winning because they share votes with good team mates. Goode is a rough chance with Field missing a few games, but there is a reason he wasn't selected as an all star.


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lyle
Last year
11:29 7 Sep 16

Reply #598439

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Goode was left out of the ASG because he was carrying an injury that he couldnt shake. It was not because he wasnt Goode enough.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:33 7 Sep 16

Reply #598440

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Well he wasn't even selected, first you have to be selected then you get replaced because of injury.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:42 7 Sep 16

Reply #598441

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

He wasn't selected because of the injury lets remember who the south side all star coach was and would've known not to risk the injury being made worse.
So he was Goode enough


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lyle
Last year
11:54 7 Sep 16

Reply #598447

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The whole not selected thing is not quite correct. Made unavailable for selection prior to selections taking place.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:54 7 Sep 16

Reply #598448

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Why wouldn't the coach select him so he receives the recognition for his resume and ego then pull him from playing like every other coach did with their players? About 10 players received All star selection and didn't take part in the game across the mens and the womens due to injury. They still get the all star, and are replaced with another player.

Stop making excuses.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:58 7 Sep 16

Reply #598453

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

To be fair his first half of the season wasn't anywhere near as goode as his second half


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lyle
Last year
12:11 7 Sep 16

Reply #598455

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Thats what happened. You can believe it or not.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:21 7 Sep 16

Reply #598459

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah the reason for Goode not playing in allstar game is not a secret. He was told by cougars that he wouldnt be playing because of his injury. I heard they informed league well before the game selections went out. They nursed him through the first part of season as it was.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:21 7 Sep 16

Reply #598460

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Well that is just dumb


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Anonymous
Last year
12:23 7 Sep 16

Reply #598461

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

didnt that happen to Turner last year?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:31 7 Sep 16

Reply #598463

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Turner was an all star but was taken out of the game by his coach.

Goode wasn't an all star at all.


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lyle
Last year
12:35 7 Sep 16

Reply #598464

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Not really dumb if it enabled the guy to get healthy and help win them a chip. Seems pretty smart to me personally.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:58 7 Sep 16

Reply #598467

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

How stupid to say he wasn't goode enough. The dumbest single comment in the FORUM history. The guy was carrying an injury for the first part of the year and the cougars were simply resting him on a very smart level. He didn't get selected in the first 5 but Parsons wanted to put him in, however he was told at the one practice that due to injury that he was required to rest. Parsons made sure he was healthy at the correct time of the year and look what happened.

Championship!!!!!

If you think Marcus Goode was not an allstar yet Brandon McGill was then you my good sir are an absolute moron, and there are many others who didn't deserve allstar also compared to Marcus.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:02 7 Sep 16

Reply #598469

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Exactly right Brandon McGill Allstar... They had to select someone from Kalamunda and he just got lucky thanks to the league trying to be fair
Lets remember Parsons dropped Brandon because he wasn't Goode enough


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Anonymous
Last year
13:08 7 Sep 16

Reply #598470

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If you read what I said properly, i am arguing for him being an all star. I am saying it was stupid to not include him, and then pull him from the game due to injury.
Just because he gets nominated as an all star DOES NOT MEAN HE MUST PLAY. Do you guys understand that?

Hobbs was an all star this year. But weird, guys, he didn't play in the game... I know this must be confusing for you..


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Anonymous
Last year
13:15 7 Sep 16

Reply #598473

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Exactly, he was let go and man what a smart move from Cockburn to get Najee Lane back rather than McGill. Cougars wouldn't have barely made the quarters with McGill on the team. Kalamunda have already resigned him.

Cougars will need to retool next season and I am sure they will be up there again. Gavin will be back and they just need to get two decent imports and they are set again.


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lyle
Last year
13:15 7 Sep 16

Reply #598474

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Im not confused. I get what you are saying. They just avoided that situation of having him selected and then having to pull him and inform someone else. Its not that hard to understand. Instead of going through the whole process they just did it quietly.Its about not making the replacement player feel like he wasnt goode enough to make it on his own without having someone pull out.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:23 7 Sep 16

Reply #598477

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Speaking of Hobbs do you reckon Perry Lakes will look to get bring him back. He was a great scorer but his playmaking and efense was questionable.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:25 7 Sep 16

Reply #598478

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

In that case, credit to Parsons, that is a class move for the player selected over Goode!

Have the suns really already resigned McGill. Hopefully they get a big man, they need one.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:34 7 Sep 16

Reply #598480

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

They need an athletic big that can run and run and run. Expect more of the same from Kalamunda. Just need horses that can play. They looked good in stretchs until they ran out of legs.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:58 7 Sep 16

Reply #598483

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

the All star game is not representative of who are actually the real All Stars of the league. Its a lets pick one from each team so everyone is a winner, let the coaches choose a couple of their own guys who they have a bias toward and some fan voting to see who the starting 5's should be.

By performance i think you could safely say
TJ Hallice was not an all star.
Bobby Evans was not an all star.
Marcus Barrow was not an all star.
Brandon McGill was not an all star.

Then guys like Jayden Coburn ended up playing because not everyone was available. Great young prospect but was definitely not an all star.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:04 7 Sep 16

Reply #598484

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Totally agree with above, except for Barrow. He was no doubt an all star


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Anonymous
Last year
17:08 7 Sep 16

Reply #598505

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

you could say that guys like Carter Cook and Robbie Huntington could have also been considered.

Barrow was good but maybe not a clear cut all star?

The All Star 5 that is awarded at the end of season awards is more of a realistic take on who the real all stars of the league were.

My All Star 5:
1. Tre Nichols
2. Matt Adekponya
3. Jourdan Demuynck
4. Daniel Alexander
5. Cooper Land


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Anonymous
Last year
11:38 8 Sep 16

Reply #598548

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Anyone see any big offseason player movement?


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Insider
Last year
12:02 8 Sep 16

Reply #598551

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nope


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Anonymous
Last year
13:47 8 Sep 16

Reply #598559

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

yes make it a 9 team league like WAFL and cut all the average players out of the league. Maybe more players will get picked up by NBL teams when the competition is better


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Anonymous
Last year
15:26 8 Sep 16

Reply #598567

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Not a bad idea, but which teams would you cut.

Suns - need a team in the area.
Wolves - need two teams in that area.
Redbacks - cut 'em. Only get players from other clubs anyway.
Flames - need a team in the area to reduce crime rates.
Mandurah - cut 'em. Can go to Rocko or Bunbury.
Tigers - good strong club with unlimited SBL budget.
Eagles - cut'em. Perennial losers. Join Senators.
Hawks - can buy one of the other clubs so cut 'em.
Senators - keep 'em or be struck down by a holy bolt.
Lightning - ditto

That leaves 10.
Country clubs - keep em. metro team visits keeping country pubs afloat.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:30 8 Sep 16

Reply #598569

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

f*ing lol...and tell me ... which 5 SBL clubs are you proposing to cull from the 14 currently ^^

All the 'average' players won't be playing next year because there won't be minutes for them! Take away 8 minutes of garbage time and you instantly remove the Aaron Lopez's, Clayton Dann's, Mikey Collin's from the league...

Demuynck wouldnt be in my All SBL team personally. Team benefitted far greater from Vigor coming back into the fray, Demuynck didnt carry the team like Turner did. Though Turner was a different beast altogether.

1)Nichols
2)Adekponya
3)Lane
4)Alexander
5)Land


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Farrison Hord
Last year
17:38 8 Sep 16

Reply #598580

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

the mere suggestion of removing teams should definitely be archived into the "dumbest things said on this forum" category.

ludicrous.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:57 8 Sep 16

Reply #598592

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

are you related to Koberules or are you trying to say you're Lukosius??
I no I'm dum


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Whatever
Last year
09:05 9 Sep 16

Reply #598607

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Tigers - good strong club with unlimited SBL budget.


Where does that come from. Just because they have strong junior numbers it doesn't mean they have an unlimited budget. Not like Cougars who set a budget then totally ignore it and luckily win the championship and hope the financial issues and lies are just forgotten about in time.


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Anon
Last year
09:36 9 Sep 16

Reply #598609

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Oh TVL, Oh I mean Whatever... It must be hard to see that success yet you have absolutely nothing to do with it!


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Anonymous
Last year
11:23 9 Sep 16

Reply #598613

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"WHATEVER", the single dumbest post ever. Cougars imports came out here for free and had to find work. Aussie players went out and found sponsors for themselves if they could. Club paid no one so be sure to understand what goes on before flapping them gums.

Parsons has now done two years without paying players, Lane was the only one working at the club to make money.

Big fella- Nothing
DT- Nothing/Sponsor
Della- Nothing/Sponsor
Field- Sponsor
Hayto- Nothing
Van Lit- Nothing

The rest nothing either. SO dont be a salty squid and research before you open them lips.



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Anonymous
Last year
11:32 9 Sep 16

Reply #598616

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Having a sponsor for the club that is paying the players is the exact same as what happens at other clubs. Willeton has sponsors who pay Willeton, then pay the players. Call it what you want.

Off your high horse

Good on them for not paying their imports though, probably not sustainable or good for the league but.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:34 9 Sep 16

Reply #598619

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

TVL... Aka Whatever it must be hard to see Parsons be successful when you've spent the last two years telling the world how shit he is. Goes to show how much of a good bloke he is never responding to ur bitterness, let's all be clear luck has no part in winning a championship


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Anonymous
Last year
11:48 9 Sep 16

Reply #598621

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

TVL and MVL. both as bad as each other, pretty sure it's the latter posting on here. From success breeds jealousy and they had zero to do with winning the title this year. Poison still seeping out of them


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Whatever
Last year
12:13 9 Sep 16

Reply #598623

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

No idea who or what TVL or MVL are but as I said Cougars won the championship so their internal issues will be forgotten about but just the same it doesn't mean they don't exist


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Anonymous
Last year
13:13 9 Sep 16

Reply #598626

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"Tigers - good strong club with unlimited SBL budget.


Where does that come from. Just because they have strong junior numbers it doesn't mean they have an unlimited budget."

They have/had an unlimited budget because a local guy that won a $30 million lotto jackpot about 15 years ago is a Tigers fan.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:32 9 Sep 16

Reply #598627

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Only internal issues involve the VL. Just leave the club


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Anonymous
Last year
14:42 9 Sep 16

Reply #598633

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The cougars didn't have sponsors paying the players. The players had to do the work and go out and find them for themselves.
Players went and found them, which in turn helped the club get more fans and signage and possible future sponsorship to bring money in to the club you NOOB!!!

The internal problems are simply people not liking other people, that is in every club. Not everyone gets a long but if it results in a championship and an increase in junior players joining the club then so be it. Andy Stewart seems to be happy having his kid there.

SO a quit crying cause willo didnt win again after pouring thousands of dollars in to the program and got an ex NBL coach and NBL player as a coach, along with so called NBL players.

BOO HOO. COUGARS simply put beat all the odds without their captain and a zero budget. read it and weep people.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:10 9 Sep 16

Reply #598635

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Haney rumours turn out to be true. And from the look of it Goodluck is staying, seems to have a job at Goldfields Toyota/being working his way through Kalgoorlie's single women.

http://www.goldfieldsgiants.com/20160909haney/


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Anonymous
Last year
15:35 9 Sep 16

Reply #598636

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Do all Kalgoorlies single women live on one street?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:59 9 Sep 16

Reply #598638

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cougars internal power struggle and issues are very real. I can guarantee it is causing issues for the people who really matter - the Players and Coaches.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:34 9 Sep 16

Reply #598639

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

bowie not getting paid ?? ha ha got paid nearly double what the goldfields were paying him.


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Phil Jackson's Ring
Last year
13:31 10 Sep 16

Reply #598684

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

And you know this how???


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Anonymous
Last year
15:43 10 Sep 16

Reply #598695

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who is retiring from Cougars Prince,Arrowsmith, Sheldon. Not Thomas or Della Or Vanlit Also heard Narjee and Marcus may be back.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:48 10 Sep 16

Reply #598697

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Re issues for players and coaches of the champion team. Recent photos they look pretty happy to me. Why can't you just say congratulations and move on . Forget the past and move on to another great year


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Basketball Rocks
Last year
16:55 10 Sep 16

Reply #598701

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Bowie not getting double what he got in Kalgoorlie $200 - $250 more not double.

Coaching changes at Rockingham to come




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Anonymous
Last year
16:15 11 Sep 16

Reply #598760

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

No chance Goode is back at Cockburn. Held them to ransom the last month of the season.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:26 12 Sep 16

Reply #598792

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who said anything about not being happy for Cockburn? They balled out this year despite all the tension. They played exceptional basketball and did what 90% of people said they couldnt do. The internal stuff is very real though. It would be great if everyone in the club could get on the same page to ensure that club had a real decent chance of repeating. Just not sure it will happen. It would be great to have everyone come back, but reality is that some players( imports) need to get some sort of payment and they probably wont from Cockburn. Its a bit tough to expect these guys to come from O/S and live on scraps.Its the same with every team that doesnt pay players. The chances of having a guy in his prime earning portion of his career coming and playing for nothing season after season is just not realistic. Either way whatever happens the Cougars have plenty to look forward to and plenty of options to help them win again.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:17 12 Sep 16

Reply #598820

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

rockinghams coaches are completed samuelson ( men ) petrick ( women ). both bunbury and Mandurah positions are open I see both advertised on web sites.not sure about any other clubs looking for coaches.


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Anon
Last year
17:41 12 Sep 16

Reply #598835

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Coaching Grapevine
Mike Van Lit to Cockburn
Parsons to Perry Lakes
Nener to Goldfields


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Mouse
Last year
18:40 12 Sep 16

Reply #598852

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^^^^^ Hahaha to all three of those.....


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Anonymous
Last year
18:45 12 Sep 16

Reply #598853

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If that's the case for Cockburn then that's the biggest mistake they've ever made.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:55 12 Sep 16

Reply #598854

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cockburn letting go Matt Parsons would make them the laughing stock of the league let alone replacing him with Michael Van Lit hahahahahaha


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Anonymous
Last year
20:10 12 Sep 16

Reply #598858

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Heard Parsons to Hawks is legit. Hawks just going thru the process advertising but it's as good as done


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Prince Charles
Last year
21:40 12 Sep 16

Reply #598865

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Where are the Hawks advertising? Is it too late to apply?


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
23:21 12 Sep 16

Reply #598879

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"Heard Parsons to Hawks is legit. Hawks just going thru the process advertising but it's as good as done" - Yeah nah, you're talking out of your arse mate. Hawks are expecting Nixy to reapply, they haven't given him the boot yet


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Anonymous
Last year
09:12 13 Sep 16

Reply #598886

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

grapevine news "" stirling senators going after some big names already- the 2 biggest names in the WSBL- a package deal I believe. this team will be the biggest improver in season 2017 . Clarke has had a look at the comp. he will have land as a naturalised aussie . add 2 quality imports which he will source and maybe an experienced aussie see above. LOOK OUT.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:42 13 Sep 16

Reply #598888

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Have heard Chudier Pal could be on the move from Rocko. Would expect some serious $$.

Goldfields would be a good fit, could give him a pretty penny.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:57 13 Sep 16

Reply #598891

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

giants,buccs are not as cashed up as some people may think !a lot of overheads with these teams.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
10:03 13 Sep 16

Reply #598892

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Matt Parsons leaving Cockburn isnt beyond reason. Cockburn have done it before after a title.

Pal to Goldfields makes no sense as he is training with the Wildcats.

Two biggest names in WSBL? Your obviously talking about the duo of Sam Whitcomb and Kate Malpass who are on the open market...


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Reply #598893

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah I know from experience it costs the Giants upwards of 200k each year when factoring in travel, accom etc just to compete in the League. Gero might be a bit cheaper seeing they have that wonderful bus to get them everywhere but as mentioned earlier, the two major regional teams aren't as cashed up as some would have you believe.

From our clubs perspective - Brad Samuelson Will be the Men's Head Coach in 2017 whilst Petrik will once again take control of the Women's team


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Anonymous
Last year
10:23 13 Sep 16

Reply #598894

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Farrison: Mathiang Muo went to the Giants after training with the wildcats two seasons ago. What's your point?


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Anonymous
Last year
10:29 13 Sep 16

Reply #598895

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I've heard Malpass is done in the SBL, she is heading overseas. You would be hard pressed to get Sami out of Rocko as well in my opinion, unless Petrik has really screwed up


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Anonymous
Last year
10:31 13 Sep 16

Reply #598896

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Replacing Parsons in Cockburn with Matthew Van Lit would surely be the dumbest move in the history of Cockburn Basketball. From Championship to outside the 8 in one season.Surely the exodus of players from the team would follow.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:45 13 Sep 16

Reply #598897

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons has resigned from the cougars. Cougars now need to find a new coach and the organisation should be doing the right things to get money in to the club as sponsors are surely more easily attained after winning a championship.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
10:46 13 Sep 16

Reply #598898

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Mathiang Muo was completely waived by Perth at the time & had nothing keeping him in the metro area.
Pal is actively training with Perth right now & appears to be for the foreseeable future. He's not about to leave for a country team, especially with the Cats having an injury plagued big.

Word about is Sam Whitcomb is actually very unlikely to return to Rockingham. Its based around the constant travel rather than disharmony.


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lyle
Last year
10:51 13 Sep 16

Reply #598899

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Only way Nix keeps his job at Hawks is if Parsons says he doesnt want it. Even then there will be other coaches who could be avail who would be better. Nener to Goldfields would be great. Love how the Season is 1 week finished and the rumours are already abound


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Anonymous
Last year
11:18 13 Sep 16

Reply #598901

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I wish the league worked like this....

Up and coming assistants would be hungry for head coaching positions ( EX: Nener to Giants ) Similar to in the states.

I'm not sure what Nener does as a 8-5 job but would be a good fit I thin as well


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Anonymous
Last year
11:35 13 Sep 16

Reply #598903

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Would be nice if it worked like that. Some assistants prefer it to be that way though.

Cougars: Parsons rumored to be out, only recently surfacing that he is linked to PL.
Wolves: Assume Etto is back if he wants the job.
Tigers: Stephen Blacks job if he wants it?
Buccs: Rumors Trahair wants to move back home?
Flames: Samuelson announced as HC
Senators: Ellis contracted correct?
Redbacks: Lackovic could go around again, wouldn't be suprised to see a change though after several under-performing years.
PL: Rumors Nixy is not guaranteed to return, Parsons?
East Perth: Joe Allen should be the coach again.
Slammers: Job has been advertised
Lightning: Oatman contracted
Giants: Job advertised
Suns: Clarke contracted
Mandurah: Job advertised


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Anonymous
Last year
11:39 13 Sep 16

Reply #598906

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If Parsons resigned then the Cougars are in serious turmoil. Coaches of the Championship team, who could quite possibly repeat, dont leave a team if there isnt something nasty happening.They just dont. I feel for the players in this mess. They played their asses off last year for a coaching team they believed in and now after winning they may not get a chance to go back to back. Shame


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Anonymous
Last year
11:52 13 Sep 16

Reply #598908

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Interesting as to where and who these Parsons rumors started...
He resigned. The clubs budget for restricted players next season was a huge factor.
By all accounts the playing group are very disappointed he's leaving.
MVL junior will not be head coach of Cockburn next season. Front runners will be a ex-captain of the club along with a former head coach of the MSBL program.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:55 13 Sep 16

Reply #598909

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cockburn President Agenda is his son at all costs even if it means losing Parsons


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Anonymous
Last year
11:58 13 Sep 16

Reply #598910

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

How is Lackovic still the coach of Perth? The lies and empty promises have to at some stage bite him in the butt.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:17 13 Sep 16

Reply #598912

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Harris is all about his son playing. It must of burned him knowing that even his influence couldnt get Jake on the court. Now he may gets his chance albeit on a team that if the rumours are true is going to be a bottom 8 side.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:23 13 Sep 16

Reply #598913

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If above is correct and Parsons leaves Cockburn good chance it'll be from Championship to Wooden Spoon Contendors


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Anonymous
Last year
12:32 13 Sep 16

Reply #598915

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons has left. It done. I guess a few coaches will be looking over their shoulders now. Maybe he can take Ettridges job at Joondalup. That would be a pisser


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Anonymous
Last year
12:47 13 Sep 16

Reply #598917

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Even if parsons leaves, they will not be wooden spoon. They have too many good players to be wooden spooners.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:58 13 Sep 16

Reply #598918

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

How many of those players will be back? Sheldon retired, Peseva at College, both imports unlikely to come back, Field coming back from a major injury, Della and DT are about the only ones that have any juice. A couple of good young guys may get some minutes but that roster is depleted.


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Anonymouse
Last year
13:15 13 Sep 16

Reply #598919

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Which good coaches are looking for a gig? Other than Parsons, who would be better for PL than Nix?


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Anonymous
Last year
13:19 13 Sep 16

Reply #598920

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Trahair would be better than Nix. Utley would be better. Haney would be better.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:22 13 Sep 16

Reply #598921

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Trahair maybe but not sure about the other two


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Anonymous
Last year
13:33 13 Sep 16

Reply #598925

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

How can you say Trahair is a better coach then Utley / Haney?

Utley has experience , Haney played Div 1 college basketball. Surely he was coached by some smart coaches in his day.

Trahair and some success early on playing but that doesnt mean anything. He has most talented team in the league ( no depth) and gets beat in straight sets in the SEMI'S.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:53 13 Sep 16

Reply #598928

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Giants need an experienced hard nosed coach but i doubt they will be able to sell that to any takers, and will only be able to attract a rookie head coach from Perth Metro - hearing Adam Nener early on but still early days where rumours are all the rage.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:37 13 Sep 16

Reply #598934

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

cougars will still have Della, DT, Field, Hayto, and other young guys, along with the possibility to recruit Aussie players and surely a few imports within reason. They wont be wooden spooners and will be in the 8 surely.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:27 13 Sep 16

Reply #598938

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Della DT Field Hayto Holmes + two imports that mix should get you into the playoffs. Might not snag top spot but depends on the coach and imports.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:37 13 Sep 16

Reply #598939

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

they will also get another few aussies im sure.


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fan34
Last year
16:12 13 Sep 16

Reply #598940

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Last year after the SBL GF an "all star" team was formed to scrimmage against the Wildcats. Anyone know if this might happen again?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:33 13 Sep 16

Reply #598942

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

That was Wolves plus Gav Field (maybe one or two others?).
This year Cats are playing Gero in Gero over the next couple of days with the addition of Pal, Scott and Vague.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:48 13 Sep 16

Reply #598943

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Doubt that happens this year. They have already played Cairns twice and then Geraldton Twice and then 36ers in Bunbury. Then they head to the pre season tournament in like 2 weeks. That's plenty for a pre season.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:45 13 Sep 16

Reply #598950

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hawks have just advertised Nix's role


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Anonymous
Last year
17:57 13 Sep 16

Reply #598951

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Heard from an excellent source a while back of Parsons to PL. I know most of the Hawks boys are sick of Nixy running everything through Hobbs so they would embrace the chance to get Parsons on board. Although they have pushed the top teams in the quarters the last two years, Perry Lakes have seriously under achieved since Shawn Dennis left.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:48 13 Sep 16

Reply #598961

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I don't think Hawks have underachieved under Nix. Some imports make some locals look stronger than they really are and Hobbs missed about half this season. After B Purser the local talent drops off pretty quickly and there hasn't been much pushing up. They are really weak in the point position and this is why they don't get far in finals.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:21 13 Sep 16

Reply #598966

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hawks need a change. They need new imports, new coaching ideas and a new direction. Whoever gets that job will have a bit of work to do. They need to recruit some locals just as much as they have to recruit imports.


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Hogwash
Last year
00:32 14 Sep 16

Reply #598973

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

For those who didn't know, the Wildcats played the Buccs in Gero tonight in a pre-season game.

Wildcats were without Martin, Knight and Hire but had everyone else including Knight's injury replacement Lucas Walker.

Buccs had three-quarters of their SBL team, including Hussey, Cook, Ralph and Wundenburg, but were missing Barrow, Adekponya and Wrensted. To counter that they added Damien Scott, Chudier Pal and Rhys Vague.

Wildcats won by 30. Stats are here.....

http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/62284/16/72/47/87AzRpc5lH2bI/


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Anonymous
Last year
11:25 14 Sep 16

Reply #598985

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I heard somewhere Trahair could be headed to the Giants? dont know if there is any truth in it.

Parsons and the Cougars players did an outstanding job to overcome adversity this year. All the internal issues in the club going on around them, losing their MVP to injury and beating the teams in playoffs most people were saying they had no hope in the world of beating. They should hold their heads high.

Isnt it ironic that basketball by nature is all about team work. When we roll the balls out to the young under 9's and coach them in mini hoop, its all about how team work is important. We teach them how to work together to achieve success and that disunity results in losing.
Why is it the leadership in a basketball club, which should all be about team work, cannot work together?

Losing Charlie after winning a championship and going through some rebuilding and now losing Parsons after winning a championship shows there are issues keeping them from sustained success. Instead of looking at repeating the same process and outcomes and looking at budgets with the same heads in the room they should look at getting a "team" together who can really agree on the way forward. Get back to what the sport is all about in the first place.

Parsons will be successful wherever he ends up and will probably stay in the next place long term as they will get behind him. Parsons is a great recruiter too, you watch players from Cockburn and from every other club lining up to play for him.



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Anonymous
Last year
11:50 14 Sep 16

Reply #598988

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Above post is spot on the money.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:00 14 Sep 16

Reply #598990

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Couldn't agree more with the above post


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Anonymous
Last year
13:49 14 Sep 16

Reply #598997

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Totally agree with the above post however some thought has to be given to the management side of the clubs. They don't run on thin air and the budget has to be maintained.

No idea what is 100% accurate but you look at the 2012 Cougars championship and the quality of imports they had, then the subsequent down years following. There was a fair bit of rumour about over spending that year sacrificing the future.

It's an age old argument, sustained success vs going all in on one year.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:16 14 Sep 16

Reply #598998

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I couldn't agree more with that post above. The sad part is, ego, self involvement and personal gain comes into play and then our "team sport" becomes all about what one person, family, group etc can get for themselves. But at what cost? Where is the line drawn and when does anyone say enough. There's for the genuine good of the club and then there's for the good one the individual.

It says a lot that a club loses its championship winning coach less than 2 weeks after winning said championship, with a team that no one thought could go all the way. I would think a coach like Parsons would be worth it to keep but if the cougars are really letting him go then they deserve to be the laughing stock of the league. And if he does truly go to the Hawks then it's a Good move for him and maybe there he will have the support and such behind him that he should have had to keep him at Cockburn.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:26 14 Sep 16

Reply #598999

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cougars didn't blow over budget this year, they got two imports dirt cheap and lane was the only one on a sports visa and even then he had to work at the stadium. Goode flat out did nothing and ruined his chances of getting work at places.

Cougars had a budget and Parsons adhered to it, however from rumour Goode ran up costs that put them over budget to an extent but nothing the club cant get out of.
The club should be doing everything right now to get more sponsors and promote the club using the championship as a springboard to do so, the Aussies returning to the club will keep the Cougars in the top 8 for sure.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:37 14 Sep 16

Reply #599016

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

why would any player who can choose were they want to play now consider Cockburn? Avg facilities, just lost their Coaching staff, Best player injured and probably not likely to have any decent imports being signed. As much as they still have in DT, Della, Field what else can they offer? We know money wont be paid. Think Cockburn screwed the pooch on this. Instead of winning now and helping to breed a continued winning culture they are happy to sit and hope that the success will just bring in the sponsors and player. There is NO incentive for players to come.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:53 14 Sep 16

Reply #599024

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"The club should be doing everything right now to get more sponsors and promote the club using the championship as a springboard to do so, the Aussies returning to the club will keep the Cougars in the top 8 for sure. "

The club cant even keep their 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING COACH!

2012 they couldnt keep their CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING COACH!

I dont think sponsors are going to solve the issue they have internally within their leadership group.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:26 14 Sep 16

Reply #599027

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^^^^ bingo. Let's see if they wake up to themselves before it's too late. I'm guessing announcements would be made if he had signed with Hawks? So until it's been made public they still have a hope in hell to fix their screw ups and keep their coach. Big talk about wanting to have a winning culture, not enough action to do the right thing by those that GIVE them the championships. Like the person above said, the team sport is being ruined by power hungry people who just want to claim "mine". If they truly cared about "their" club wouldn't they want to see it succeed? Instead you just seem to hear about the infighting for control by the ones who want everything for themselves and don't care about the greater good.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:46 14 Sep 16

Reply #599037

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hawks only just opened up the coaching search. I highly doubt they will make a decision until after they meet some candidates. The rumour is Parsons, but they would obviously be looking at more than one candidate just in case. Nothing done until someone signs a contract.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:49 14 Sep 16

Reply #599038

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Surely other teams would throw a look at Parsons as well. Perth should def be making contact if he is indeed Avail.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:11 15 Sep 16

Reply #599049

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What has lakovic done since he's been coach at perth? No grand final appearances, huge player turnover, the failed curtin stunt which from all reports was his decision to play there. A lot of money spent for zero in return, why isn't he being held responsible?

trahair to stay in geraldton
an ex-club captain to coach the giants
van lit def chance to coach cougs
nener to coach slammers
utley to coach magic


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Anonymous
Last year
09:37 15 Sep 16

Reply #599058

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Della and DT would never play under Van Lit . Have you watched him coach? He hardly gets off his bum, only got the Bunbury job as no one else applied . Let's hope Bunbury get a decent coach this year.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:53 15 Sep 16

Reply #599062

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

if VL ends up coaching Cougars it will be the end of that club


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Anonymous
Last year
11:48 15 Sep 16

Reply #599073

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Funny reading a lot of this stuff, rumours are good though creates conversation and better then not reading anything.

Keep note of this post, we can reflect in a month or two and I will say I told you so.

Parsons will stay at the Den.
He will coach Coug's in 2017.
Just few teething issues to sort out.

Coug's will lose a few in retirements.
They will have imports, but the quality may not be the same.

So lets reflect in a month or so.
Parsons to coach.
2 x imports (Quality of imports tbc).






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Anonymous
Last year
12:22 15 Sep 16

Reply #599076

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

WSBL COACHES.

WOLVES- FRIDAY
WILLO - PARKER
FLAMES -PETRICK
HAWKS - JACKSON OR DOCCY ?- anyone know.
MAGIC - ?
LIGHTNING - MANSFIELD
REDBACKS - ?
COUGARS - TRISCARI
SENATORS - CLARKE
SUNS - KNOWLES
EAGLES - ?
SLAMMERS - PETER HARPER ??



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Anonymous
Last year
12:37 15 Sep 16

Reply #599079

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Giants - EX Club Captain to coach ?

Who would this be? Would Randy Miegel ?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:52 15 Sep 16

Reply #599080

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hulme? Creek? Ballantyne?

Speaking of the giants, where is Lordan Franich?


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tttt jhhh
Last year
13:07 15 Sep 16

Reply #599082

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Heard Doccy at perry lakes and Horwood back at Redbacks


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Anonymous
Last year
13:45 15 Sep 16

Reply #599084

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so that only leaves the eagles and the magic. surely the hawks have not moved Jackson on after such a good season ?


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Anonymous
Last year
13:50 15 Sep 16

Reply #599085

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

hawks have only advertised mens position so far


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Anonymous
Last year
16:43 15 Sep 16

Reply #599094

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Why would anyone accept 2 imports of lesser quality when they can go somewhere else and have the pick of imports and new recruits available without the budget constraints. Thats one of the dumbest things posted in this forum.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:44 15 Sep 16

Reply #599095

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Creeky - Already had a go....lives in Perth, seems to be settled...but what do I know

Hulme - Dont think he ever wanted or will ever want to coach...next..

Shaymus - Dont think so , but it would be the favorite out of the 3.

Mus 12%
Creeky 10%
Hulme 3%
Causer 20%
Meigel 20%
Charlie 20%
Eastern States 15%

HAHA, what do I know.
All The best though to the boys and have a great off-season! See ya around the traps


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Anonymous
Last year
17:13 15 Sep 16

Reply #599097

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Would CJ coach Hawks men?


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Anonymous
Last year
18:22 15 Sep 16

Reply #599101

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

'Why would anyone accept 2 imports of lesser quality when they can go somewhere else and have the pick of imports and new recruits available without the budget constraints. Thats one of the dumbest things posted in this forum.'

Oh really??
Because with Cockburn's local talent your already half way there.
You will basically have what they won the GF with (minus Lane and Goodes), then adding Gavin plus two solid but not star imports.
Or you can go to Mandurah or Slammers take two star imports and see how that works for you....


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Anonymous
Last year
18:33 15 Sep 16

Reply #599102

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

haha above post haha


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Anonymous
Last year
19:01 15 Sep 16

Reply #599105

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

HAHAHA tell us who this talent is? Outside of Gav, Rhett and DT. who are you going to rely on? Pesava is away for a chunk of the season, McINTYRE will probably retire, Hayto may walk away as well. Please dont say SVL, Holmes as they are nice kids, but hardly talent.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:03 15 Sep 16

Reply #599106

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

also dont mention the 3-4 guys who warmed the bench this year. Outside of Jake Knight and Mandic not one of them is ready to contribute in any way,shape or form. It could be a really rough spot for Cockburn if you lose your coach and number 1 recruiter.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:05 15 Sep 16

Reply #599107

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You needed two exceptional talented imports to compliment this team last year and yoou talk about not needing that calibre of import anymore? please dont do drugs


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Anonymous
Last year
11:34 16 Sep 16

Reply #599140

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

http://www.australiabasket.com/Australia/news/462922/Australiabasket.com-All-Australian-SBL-Awards-2016

Australiabasket.com has awarded the following:

Grand Final MVP: Najee Lane (192-G/F-88) of Cockburn C.
Player of the Year: Cooper Land (205-F/C-88) of Rockingham F.
Most Improved Player of the Year: Jayden Coburn (191-G) of Stirling S.
Domestic Player of the Year: Matthew Adekponya (194-G-90) of Geraldton B.
Import Player of the Year: Cooper Land (205-F/C-88) of Rockingham F.
Rookie of the Year: Daniel Grida (195-G/F) of Lakeside L.
Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Purser (201-F-90) of Perry Lakes H.
Coach of the Year: Matthew Parsons of Cockburn C.

1st Team
G: Tre Nichols (180-G-89) of SW Slammers
G: Matthew Adekponya (194-G-90) of Geraldton B.
F/C: Cooper Land (205-F/C-88) of Rockingham F.
F: Daniel Alexander (206-F-91) of Lakeside L.
C: Marcus Goode (208-C-88) of Cockburn C.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:43 16 Sep 16

Reply #599143

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What the hell is that? Who awards that? Since when has that been done? I would agree with all but the import player of the year and DPOY. DPOY was Lane and import was prob Nichols or Alexander


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Anonymous
Last year
12:04 16 Sep 16

Reply #599145

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

How can you say I agree with all except Import of the Year yet if Land wins Player of the Year, then logically he would automatically win Import of the Year too??


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Anonymous
Last year
12:05 16 Sep 16

Reply #599146

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Sorry - didn't see that one. Don't agree with Land being player of the year either.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:01 16 Sep 16

Reply #599153

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

they are from a website Australiabasket.com

and say Australiabasket.com All-Australian SBL Awards 2016
so pretty sure not official Basketball WA awards


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Insider
Last year
16:49 16 Sep 16

Reply #599180

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

They are from Eurobasket.com and then you go into the Australian portion. They do these for almost every league in the world and they look great on the resume ;)


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Anonymous
Last year
17:52 16 Sep 16

Reply #599183

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Why does it look great on the resume? It's written by a Perry Lakes junior player.....


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Mouse
Last year
19:22 16 Sep 16

Reply #599194

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hey, Administrators of Hoops.com.au.....

What are the chances of having a separate Forum at the top of this page for 'SBL', just like the others?

( General | NBL | Sixers | NBA | ABL | SBL )

We can then have individual threads, instead of this bloody annoyingly long one.

I think by now, the 3000+ individual posts that SBL fans have posted on Hoops over the past few years are worthy of our own 'category', so to speak.


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koberulz
Last year
19:26 16 Sep 16

Reply #599195

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

It wouldn't make that much of a differece; I can't imagine too many people browse this place by category.


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koberulz
Last year
19:27 16 Sep 16

Reply #599196

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

*difference


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
23:35 17 Sep 16

Reply #599244

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

And... Cooper was named MVP - and yall were bagging my Australiabasket.com Player of the Year choice. Ouch


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Anonymous
Last year
10:08 18 Sep 16

Reply #599246

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Interesting to note mr personality of the year random picked the two most improved awards, the women's coach of the year, referee of the year, had Parsons and Land as dark horses for there respective awards - decent effort seeing he did that over two months ago. Who has shwagmayer wining the women's MVP though?


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Anonymous
Last year
11:02 18 Sep 16

Reply #599247

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hush Hugh. You also picked awards that don't even exist.


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
14:25 18 Sep 16

Reply #599249

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Australiabasket isn't BWA mate, I could have added 10 other awards if I so desired


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Anonymous
Last year
14:41 18 Sep 16

Reply #599250

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Exactly, which is why they literally mean nothing. May as well have posted your thoughts here.


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
15:27 18 Sep 16

Reply #599251

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I'm not insinuating they mean anything. Take everything on Eurobasket.com with a grain of salt. Every section on Eurobasket does these kind of awards. I was tasked with doing the inaugural Australian state league awards last year. I've done the Australian and New Zealand NBL awards on there too for four-five years now. Whoever said "they look great on the resume" is kidding themselves. I'm actually surprised anyone even looks at Australiabasket.com let alone cares about the trivial website award winners. Overall though, I was pretty spot on


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Let it be true
Last year
19:07 18 Sep 16

Reply #599267

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Any truth to the rumour that Lackovic has finally been given the boot at Perth?


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Anonymous
Last year
20:47 18 Sep 16

Reply #599271

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

DaHuzy, an optimist would say you copied Random's predictions and claimed them as your own. As previously said today, his were done alot earlier than your article


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
22:58 18 Sep 16

Reply #599276

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Believe what you want, but I can honestly say I did not even see Random's picks


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Anonymous
Last year
10:59 19 Sep 16

Reply #599290

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The Lackovic rumour is gaining some momentum. Have heard it mentioned a couple times now. 3 seasons too late.


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Red & Black
Last year
11:10 19 Sep 16

Reply #599291

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Expect an announcement within the next week of Coach Lackovic getting a new two year contract. Haters can stop with the rumors now


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Insider
Last year
11:53 19 Sep 16

Reply #599296

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

All Eurobasket awards look good on the resume in Europe ;)


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tttt jhhh
Last year
19:33 19 Sep 16

Reply #599318

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Redbacks dont be do 2 yeaar deals


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Anonymous
Last year
10:28 20 Sep 16

Reply #599346

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

With roughly half the league to change coaches in the off season holding on to Lacko isn't the worst idea. His players seem to like him.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:51 20 Sep 16

Reply #599348

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

his players like him??


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Anonymous
Last year
10:58 20 Sep 16

Reply #599349

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

They must do. There hasn't been a major exodus of players while he has been there. He has managed to recruit decent players while there and then Vigor returned.



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Anonymous
Last year
11:15 20 Sep 16

Reply #599351

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

every here the same off season rumours and crap about Lakovic - until it happens and thats an if, lets move along.

Im wondering why other clubs havent begun their advertisement of coaches for next season - have only seen two to date? Surprised some havent acted sooner, well at least publicly.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:46 20 Sep 16

Reply #599354

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Confirmed vacant coaching positions.

Cougars
Flames
Mandurah
Hawks
Slammers
Giants

Possible:
Redbacks
Buccs
Tigers
Wolves


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Anonymous
Last year
12:18 20 Sep 16

Reply #599357

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Brad Samuelson new head coach at flames


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Anonymous
Last year
12:19 20 Sep 16

Reply #599358

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Will the SBL every get more $$ into it to be able to keep these coaches around for longer. It cant be good for the league to have over half of the coaches leave year after year?

Its a shame but its the nature of the level of the SBL i suppose.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:20 20 Sep 16

Reply #599360

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

SBL imports who have continued to play in Europe.

Giants ( KJ / Jacob ) have signed contracts I believe.

Anyone know of others who have continued playing elsewhere?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:28 20 Sep 16

Reply #599362

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lakeside's Daniel Alexander has been working out with several NBA D league teams (Spurs, Pheonix etc).


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
13:23 20 Sep 16

Reply #599363

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Bowie has gone to Surrey Scorchers in England


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Anonymous
Last year
14:03 20 Sep 16

Reply #599367

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hobbs gone to the Crystal Palace Cry Babies where he will become a club legend.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:10 20 Sep 16

Reply #599368

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

trevor setty - in England again, changed clubs this season and is is playing for worcestor wolves.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:02 21 Sep 16

Reply #599435

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

hobbs will be back in australia as his so called girlfriend is here.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:42 21 Sep 16

Reply #599445

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

he may not be back for the Hawks thats all lol


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Anonymous
Last year
15:17 21 Sep 16

Reply #599451

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Any rumors in mastrovic?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:18 21 Sep 16

Reply #599452

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Highest bidder


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Anonymous
Last year
15:31 21 Sep 16

Reply #599457

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If they want someone who whinges to the refs and doesn't pass to team mates and tries to do it all himself then hobbs is a perfect fit.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:47 21 Sep 16

Reply #599459

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I surely would hope a coach wouldn't take HOBBBS unless its late or even during the season and something has happened with a VISA / or Injury. Imports get picked apart after 2-3 years.

All imports, well 90% of them who come out can play the game, but what separates them is the TYPE of person they are. I think HOBBS is to risky for me to take onto a team where chemistry is important. If thats fair or not, the import spot is to important for a coach to go that route in my opinion.


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Bruke Lennan
Last year
13:39 26 Sep 16

Reply #599780

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

*Nichols done at Slammers, looking at move to big smoke or even kalgoorlie
*Word from mandurah is Setty could be playing for another club next year
*Pal looking at all offers before committing to Flames, Eagles and Senators interested
*Conrad Francis to be new head coach at Cougars, much to disappointment of VL fam
*Nener & Miegel favorites for Giants job
*Trahair to choose between Buccs and Magic offers, club with most free beers post game likely to be the victor
*Tigers making Najee Lane considerable offer to lure away from the champs, Ownership of Jake Burtson's mole believed to be key to bargaining agreement


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Anonymous
Last year
09:59 27 Sep 16

Reply #599858

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Love it, but doubt if 1 of these comes TRUE!


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Insider
Last year
10:01 27 Sep 16

Reply #599859

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yea I don't think any of those happen


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Anonymous
Last year
11:59 27 Sep 16

Reply #599865

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Haha those are great. Pal one i've heard going around. He's talking to a few coaches. Wonder how much $ he wants.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:13 27 Sep 16

Reply #599870

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Pal deserves $250-$300 a week.

He gives you a starting 5 man, this will allow your import to be something other then that. Teams like Gero/Flames/Eagles who can do this have an advantage has you can go smaller with your imports if wanted.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:14 27 Sep 16

Reply #599880

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Wade Horwood offered coaching position at Perth, possibly head coach?


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Insider
Last year
13:31 27 Sep 16

Reply #599882

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

250-300 a game maybe not a week


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Insider
Last year
13:39 27 Sep 16

Reply #599885

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who are the front runners for the other coaching positions in the league rumoured or otherwise?


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tttt jhhh
Last year
14:12 27 Sep 16

Reply #599888

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lako is head coach opf perth( already been announced at the club)


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JR
Last year
14:16 27 Sep 16

Reply #599890

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Great news on Lackovic. Now can the idiot haters shut up for another year, I'm sick and tired of having to scroll for so long to get past all your obsessive compulsive, manic disordered vitriol. You are obviously a player who wasn't good enough for his team i am guessing


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Anonymous
Last year
14:33 27 Sep 16

Reply #599897

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I doubt there is enough $ for it to happen but if Pal was to end up at Willo ... that would probably tip them over the edge into real contenders.


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Mimas 35
Last year
15:14 27 Sep 16

Reply #599905

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

great news for lacko, bad news for perth


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Anonymous
Last year
15:17 27 Sep 16

Reply #599906

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Just maybe people "hate" on Lackovic for the following reasons

1. He's a compulsive liar.

2. His teams constantly underachieve.

3. He overspends the Clubs money.

4. His obsession with Curtin cost the Redbacks thousands of dollars for zero return.

5. His attempt to get the Club to pay him 10k as Coaching Director to then copy and paste a "manifesto" directly from a Steve Nash Coaching Book.

There are plenty more.

But yeah, you go ahead and say the naysayers are just disgruntled "players" who weren't good enough.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:32 27 Sep 16

Reply #599915

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

timmy rendiluck would have been a better option for the mens redbacks head coach position following his successful coaching in the d league this year


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Anonymous
Last year
17:01 27 Sep 16

Reply #599917

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

RIP Redbacks.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:06 27 Sep 16

Reply #599918

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

until the money from his backer runs out he will keep his spot. Everyone knows he is a trash coach but he does have something others dont. Cash backing him.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:35 27 Sep 16

Reply #599919

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

hahahaha the cut and paste manifesto from steve nash coaching book. that got me bigtime

never underestimate the ability for $$ to be found at willo to recruit. If they want pal, they will find a way to pay him. The interesting thing will be if any of kyle, scott, bowie, johnson, cody and clarke will all be willing to take pay cuts to bring him in or whether they will just find cash elsewhere.

One thing that previous poster was right about was if they had a high clabire big they are clear contenders. Funches had a lot of hype but was a bit of a bust.

The thought of how tough they would be with a player of the calibre of Daniel Alexander, Cooper Land or even Marcus Goode is scary. Pal would be a great fit, cost them less and get a good result. Even someone like a Ben Smith from Mandurah would be a real asset to them.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:03 27 Sep 16

Reply #599922

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lets all be clear the cap on SBL payments dont really exist lol. I mean any club can spend whatever they want and no one would bat an eyelid.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:40 28 Sep 16

Reply #599953

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Johnson Cody and Clarke are getting paid?!?!?!?!?!


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Anonymous
Last year
10:40 28 Sep 16

Reply #599959

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You would pay Armour,Scott and Bowie.
None of the rest would be getting paid surely.

You would hope Cody isnt getting paid.
If so he would be the only guy in the league to avg 12/6 and get paid!!!


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Anonymous
Last year
12:24 28 Sep 16

Reply #599975

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Is Kyle still headed over East?
If he does go there's a big draw card for other players to go to Willo gone...
If Kyle does go there's every chance Scott will be out as well and back at Cockburn to play with Gav Field.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:09 28 Sep 16

Reply #599979

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nope he's staying


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Insider
Last year
15:02 28 Sep 16

Reply #600002

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Slammers have announced they have resigned Tre Nichols for 2017 season.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:18 28 Sep 16

Reply #600010

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

'timmy rendiluck would have been a better option for the mens redbacks head coach position following his successful coaching in the d league this year'

good trick there Tim trying to misspell your own name so it doesn't look like its from you (smh) - you coached D LEAGUE womens mate.. calm down


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Anonymous
Last year
17:28 28 Sep 16

Reply #600016

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Laco's last handful of seasons.

2016 - 7th.
Swept first round.
2015 - 11th
(had League MVP at disposal)
2014 - 3rd
Swept by 7th in Semi finals.
2013 - 8th
Swept in first round.
2012 - 6th
Swept in 1st round by combined 65pts.

Positive is he does seem to always get very solid imports, plus has had Bennie Lewis and Jesse Wagstaff for a few seasons.

So looking at the numbers, they are pretty average results!


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Anonymous
Last year
17:40 28 Sep 16

Reply #600017

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

johnson cody and clarke are getting paid

not large amounts but still getting something

Lako's teams have definitely underperformed for the talent they have had at their disposal

Everyone used to say Dave Harris underperformed with his redbacks teams but i think Lako puts things into perspective there.

rumors swirling that daryl morgan and brad jackson will be back for lakeside in 2017. if true would add much needed experience and depth in the wing positions


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Anonymous
Last year
17:46 28 Sep 16

Reply #600018

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Makes you wonder what the priorities are at the Redbacks these days with the Mens Team. Seems that being a master stroker of egos is more important than being able to Coach well and get the most from the available talent.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:51 28 Sep 16

Reply #600019

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Compare this to Mark Utley's record.
Who was let go by Flames this year.

2016 - 5th
Tough series loss to Buccs
2015 - 3rd
Lost Semi final sweep to Wolves
2014 - 5th
Finished season 2nd, lost in Quarters finals in 3 games to Eagles
2013 - 11th
1st year.

Perth need to make some decisions.
M.Utley record stands up a hell of a lot better the Nic's with alot less talent.

They have to get the sentiment out the way and do what is best for the team.
Im sure he does great things for the club away from the MSBL but this is purely abt his coaching and results in the MSBL.



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Anonymous
Last year
00:56 29 Sep 16

Reply #600039

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lako does great things for Lako. He will milk it till it runs dry, then blame everyone else for the mistakes.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:55 29 Sep 16

Reply #600049

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

any news out of east perth regarding their coaches joe-allen and also narelle henry.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:00 29 Sep 16

Reply #600050

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

also heard that about Morgan and Jackson @ Lakeside.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:56 29 Sep 16

Reply #600054

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Compare this to Mark Utley's record.
Who was let go by Flames this year??

Don't think this is correct as Utley commented on the basketball radio show after flames were out of the race for the finals that he would not be coaching next year and needed a rest. Also from what one of the players told me apparently he told the players the same thing at the start of the season and also at the end and that once the Land brothers were finished so was he. Does not sound like flames let him go, sounds like it was his decision to stop coaching.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:59 29 Sep 16

Reply #600059

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so which teams still havent got coaches? Mandurah, Rockingham, Perry Lakes, Cougars, Bunbury and Gero? Is that it?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:40 29 Sep 16

Reply #600066

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Giants
Flames
Hawks
Cougars
Magic
Slammers

Only coaching jobs that I know of.

Compared to last season there will be alot of turnover come 2017 in the SBL


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Anonymous
Last year
16:39 29 Sep 16

Reply #600077

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Rumour has it that the COckburn Cougars are playing in a tournament in Malaysia. They are getting guys from the SBL to make up some numbers.


Good luck boys.


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Insider
Last year
17:05 29 Sep 16

Reply #600081

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

This is true should be a fun time.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:32 29 Sep 16

Reply #600084

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cougars leave next week. Some fill in players from the SBL playing.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:33 29 Sep 16

Reply #600085

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Whos coaching them


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Anonymous
Last year
19:57 29 Sep 16

Reply #600090

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Assistant Coach Francis is coaching and apparently from what i have been told. Wundenberg, Adekponya, and Thurkle from Gero are joining them.


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JR
Last year
13:38 30 Sep 16

Reply #600137

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Regarding the copy and paste of Nashs book or whatever, every coach in this league copy and pastes offenses and defenses they saw elsewhere. How many coaches do you think come up with a completely original offense or Defense in the SBL? I'll tell you right now, absolutely none and NBL is the same.
Not sure where you are going with the comment but like everyone else of course Nik rips off great ideas from elsewhere. This doesn't make him a fraud if it did so would every other coach be one too


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Anonymous
Last year
16:11 30 Sep 16

Reply #600160

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

any word on who will be coaching Giants next year?

they desperately need some stability in the role in order to build something sustainable.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:22 30 Sep 16

Reply #600167

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

JR you completely missed the point of it.

He stole someone else's work and tried to pass it off as his own original work.

That is plagiarism and theft.

He did it because he talked himself up for the Role, had to present a document and then stole someone else's work.

It is completely different from implementing a playbook.

If you feel they are the same, try a cut and paste of a Harry Potter novel. Pass it off as your own original work and then see what happens to you.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:12 30 Sep 16

Reply #600171

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Other than boast about his credentials and spend money like its going out of fashion what has Lako done for Perth? He lied to players about payments, He forced them to go to Curtin which lost them money, He alienated the players he did have. Lets face it he isnt a very good coach. Nothing personal its just fact. If he loses the Perth gig he wont get another gig in the league.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:17 30 Sep 16

Reply #600181

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

It is clear he cant coach, you can see that in his results over the past few years.
I dont know abt the inner sanctions of the club, but results alone from the outside as a coach he has to be a fail.
Im sure he might a nice guy, players may like/or not like him, gift of the gab etc etc..
But at the end of the day, he isnt getting results, and he has had some talented, talented squads.


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Spurs forever
Last year
22:57 30 Sep 16

Reply #600203

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Regards the post on Utley
After the loss in gero Utley said "I think I may be done"
Maybe the club should have go to him first rather than work in rumour and innuendo!
How can a coach be successful with a local program and be replaced, without being actually asked? What actually has Samuelson done to take over at SBL level. By what I have heard doesn't sound like he is done as a coach he was sacked!


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Anonymous
Last year
10:42 3 Oct 16

Reply #600345

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Spurs forever obviously you were there? Only going by what I was told by a few players and also what I heard on radio. And obviously you are not from the club otherwise you would know exactly what Samuelson has done not only for the club but also for state teams too. He is the one who has coached most of the current SBL local players from development right through. Everything they have learned they have learned from Brad so think he does have some experience. Did Utley win a championship? No. He has had a few chances with some of the best teams in the league quite a few years ago and lost. Sometimes change is good for players and coaches as they do become stale and complacent. Utley did a great job during his time at Rockingham but he has had 7 or 8 years I think to prove himself. People are great at throwing out comments without knowing the true or correct stories or listening to heresay. I don't know exactly what happened but I have worked on committees and know what the gossipers are like. Like I say the general consensus was that he did not want to coach anymore as he had had long enough and now all of a sudden he has been sacked apparently.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:17 3 Oct 16

Reply #600355

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Flames recent record under Utley
2012 & 2013 Didn't make Finals
2014 & 2016 Lost in Quarters
2015 Lost in Semis
Five years and only one season of note, even then they couldn't make it to the grand final. Whether people like to admit it or not a change was needed down in Rockingham in both coaching staff and imports as their men's program had become too stale and predictable. Time will tell if they have made the right decision with Danielson, who has struggled for success at Nationals level with decent WA state teams


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Anonymous
Last year
12:20 3 Oct 16

Reply #600356

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Danielson - clear Karate Kid reference! Obviously meant Samuelson


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Anonymous
Last year
12:40 3 Oct 16

Reply #600357

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Looking at the talent Utley had on the team, the results they had are about where you would have predicted.. maybe even a little better. Knocking off the Cougars last year etc. A decent contingent of aussies, albeit missing a little bit of depth, but still top 4-6 quality. They probably needed an import with more scoring punch than Taylor Land to be legit title threats.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:01 3 Oct 16

Reply #600360

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The year flames had Carlin Hughes, Adam Caporn and 2 great imports and other good players, they finished 1st I think at the end of the regular season and still did not win with Utley coaching. Utley has been at flames twice now.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:08 3 Oct 16

Reply #600379

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

if chaudier pal and/or ryan godfrey leave they are stuffed


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Anonymous
Last year
16:16 3 Oct 16

Reply #600381

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

does anyone know if any free agents from around the league attended the Suns tryout?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:40 3 Oct 16

Reply #600382

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^^^ hahaha


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Anonymous
Last year
16:47 3 Oct 16

Reply #600383

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I expect some young guys from benches around the league went along looking for opportunities. Happens every year.


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Anon101
Last year
18:27 3 Oct 16

Reply #600392

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lots of current/future sbl players on show at the u20's trial


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Anonymous
Last year
19:37 3 Oct 16

Reply #600396

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

who caught your eye a the u20s


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Anon101
Last year
20:46 3 Oct 16

Reply #600403

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Just a few who could produce some minutes at sbl;
Corey Shervil
Aiden Murphy
Jhonny Lutlua
Lachlan Evans
Hamish Warden
Jamie Hepburn


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Anonymous
Last year
11:00 4 Oct 16

Reply #600428

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Michael Garbellini also


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Anonymous
Last year
11:22 4 Oct 16

Reply #600429

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Shervil, Garbellini and Grida from Lakeside.. where are the rest from?


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Anonymous
Last year
11:50 4 Oct 16

Reply #600430

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Andrew Ferguson, also from Lakeside was injured but will make the team being 7 foot tall and at the AIS

Beveridge from Stirling should make that team also

Lach Evans is a willo kid and will be a solid SBL player in years to come. Maybe once Scott retires


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Anonymous
Last year
13:25 4 Oct 16

Reply #600436

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lakeside going to have sudden depth with Morgan and Jackson returning, if the young guys can step up


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Anonymous
Last year
14:42 4 Oct 16

Reply #600438

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Grida likely to sit out to protect college eligibility
Frank Johnson also

shervill with a year under his belt in SBL and Garbellini fresh off MVP 20's season. Both will be good role players for them

vinci training with the wildcats and rapidly developing. I wouldnt be suprised if he takes Seva Chans starting role

If they could get 2 top imports they will be a playoff team with Morgan and Jackson

Vinci
Import
Morgan
Parkinson
Import

Chan
Jackson
Martin
Garbellini
Shervill

They could do with another aussie big off the bench and would be great if they could somehow get Ferguson suited up, but still an exciting team for Lakeside to build around


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Anonymous
Last year
15:01 4 Oct 16

Reply #600442

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

any decent girls @20s- trahair done in geraldton.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:51 4 Oct 16

Reply #600443

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Official in GERO...Another coaching change in the off-season.

Be ineresting to see where these now "Free agent" coaches end up. Say 40% you will see somewhere else next year?

Gride protecting elgibility....this must be for Div 1 or Div 2 right? Why should it matter if he has already played in the SBL. Is he currently playing now?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:22 4 Oct 16

Reply #600444

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Heard Martin is not playing SBL


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Anonymous
Last year
16:44 4 Oct 16

Reply #600447

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Trahair was never going to stick around. They didnt provide him what he was ment to get to start with. Another coach without a job. Seems to be more coaches avail then jobs at the moment.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:45 4 Oct 16

Reply #600449

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Geros saviour is that they will always have cash to buy teams, what they need is coaching stability and considerable junior development over a number of years
Giants problems are no decent Australians, no locals coming through, no coach willing to put in the hard work
League should be worried when the three major country teams are all coachless, talentless and unless something drastically changes - soon to be cashless


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Anonymous
Last year
17:02 4 Oct 16

Reply #600451

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If Gero can keep securing the A grade "local" (Lewis/Akeponya mould) they will be fine.
Wunders/Ralph/Akeponya and two solid imports you will always be in the mix.
What will take them to the next level is the depth which is not so easy for the country teams.
If Cook is naturalised then looking at potential line up
Import
Import
Akeponya
Cook
Wunders
Hussey
Ralph
That team will take some beating!!


Giants need that A-grader Aussie (Like Muo last year) to be competitive. The eastern states experiments of the past not going so well, but at least they giving it a crack.

Slammers - Terrible year.
4 x imports plus the locals.
What can you say.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:50 4 Oct 16

Reply #600454

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I agree....Someone correct me if Im wrong.

Ty while at Slammers was full-time develop officer for the basketball association?
Mark Heron at Gero...similar position?

Haney at Giants and Trahiar at Gero ... I agree they need to stay put and do the hard yards and bring up the younger kids...spend time around the stadium and do all that.

They dont have full-time develop roles which will allow them the time do they? Im just asking from an outsider looking in?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:06 6 Oct 16

Reply #600568

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lakovich on sunshine fm nbl show helping cecins with expert analysis. What, expert in how to underachieve as a coach? Is the studio big enough for those two egos each week?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:02 6 Oct 16

Reply #600575

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cockburn expected to announce they are looking for a new mens coach very shortly, Parsons has moved on


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Anonymous
Last year
16:39 6 Oct 16

Reply #600589

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

SBL staying at 48mins is good. Hopefully rest of Aus return and go back to 48. Look at the NBL it hasn't been as good since going to 40.


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@ BWA
Last year
16:43 6 Oct 16

Reply #600591

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Now that the season is over and there is still plenty of offseason left.

When can we put a request in for a least one long weekend to be a bye weekend for each club?

Every other league in Australia seems to do it?

Why can't we, and history isn't an answer.

Please be realistic


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Anonymous
Last year
16:45 6 Oct 16

Reply #600595

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So Ettridge loses SBL and not even a medal at Paralympics. Is this guy cracking at the seams?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:46 6 Oct 16

Reply #600598

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Can anyone give me some feedback on Bryton Hobbs? How is he as a team mate & around the club? Looks like he can flat out score...


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koberulz
Last year
16:55 6 Oct 16

Reply #600604

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Look at the NBL it hasn't been as good since going to 40.
Have you actually watched an NBL game in the past four years?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:56 6 Oct 16

Reply #600607

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Where has it been said the SBL is staying at 48 minutes?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:56 6 Oct 16

Reply #600608

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah and it doesn't hold a candle to mid-2000s NBL during Kings/Bullets/Tigers era. Did you even watch back then? Those three top teams battling it out was super quality unlike anything of recent years.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:01 6 Oct 16

Reply #600611

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons officially gone from cockburn. They really dropped the ball there. I'm sure at least one family at Cockburn is pleased about this


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JR
Last year
02:12 7 Oct 16

Reply #600731

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ok a message to the Lako haters- why don't you put your name to your posts? You seem intent on bagging him and everyone is entitled to their opinion. It is hard to give credibility to anonymous posters.
They keep hiring him and Perth and his players do seem to like him. If all of the above written is true why do they keep hiring him?
Personally I've seen his tea play many times in the pats few years and his teams are always disciplined, in great condition and play hard. Nothing wrong with that.
Even if you hate him, you must admit he has bought some wicked imports over and who wouldn't want to watch a Ray Turner, Lee Roberts, et al.


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Anonymous
Last year
02:31 7 Oct 16

Reply #600732

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Why are we even talking about that flog Lackovic anyway when the best coach in the league over the past 2 years has just quit the club he won a championship with. I would think that is more worthy of a mention than the walking ego


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Anonymous
Last year
14:49 7 Oct 16

Reply #600809

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Will Parsons look elsewhere, if so where is the money on?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:59 7 Oct 16

Reply #600810

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

arent there only country jobs left? I doubt he would take a job for the sake of taking a job. He could just stick with the U20s gig and take a season off


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Anonymous
Last year
15:06 7 Oct 16

Reply #600813

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

hawks yet to appoint coach i think?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:27 7 Oct 16

Reply #600816

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

ah yeah the Hawks. That would probably be a good spot for Parsons. Must of been a pretty big disconnect for him to leave Cockburn after winning a championship.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:42 7 Oct 16

Reply #600820

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So can coaches be replaced mid season like players are? has any team done that?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:43 7 Oct 16

Reply #600821

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Two more coaching jobs announced.

Aaron Trahair for Magic and Lou Causer for Giants


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Roger Ramjet
Last year
15:46 7 Oct 16

Reply #600822

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Big rumour that Buccs and Giants will be in the D-League next year. If true then a great call by those clubs as it surely will help with retaining and developing local kids.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:02 7 Oct 16

Reply #600825

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

That has been confirmed, they will both field D league teams as a curtain raiser to the SBL games in the country road trips. Adds a bit of cost to the travelling teams but it's very worth it for the league.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:05 7 Oct 16

Reply #600826

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So is it time to reflect yet?


Anonymous
Last month
11:48 15 Sep 16

Reply #599073
re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread
Funny reading a lot of this stuff, rumours are good though creates conversation and better then not reading anything.

Keep note of this post, we can reflect in a month or two and I will say I told you so.

Parsons will stay at the Den.
He will coach Coug's in 2017.
Just few teething issues to sort out.

Coug's will lose a few in retirements.
They will have imports, but the quality may not be the same.

So lets reflect in a month or so.
Parsons to coach.
2 x imports (Quality of imports tbc).


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Anonymous
Last year
16:15 7 Oct 16

Reply #600828

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So is Shaun Dennis a chance to coach Hawks again?


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Insider
Last year
16:28 7 Oct 16

Reply #600829

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nope in Japan coaching


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Mock
Last year
16:46 7 Oct 16

Reply #600831

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

WHAT This Ettridge character sounds like a wank!


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Anonymous
Last year
18:24 7 Oct 16

Reply #600849

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lou Causer (sp) appointed Giants head coach.
26yrs old.
Is he the youngest head coach in SBL history?


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Roger Ramjet
Last year
18:35 7 Oct 16

Reply #600852

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You would think so. Can't think of anyone younger.


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Roger Ramjet
Last year
18:39 7 Oct 16

Reply #600853

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So we have....

Cougars - ?????
Wolves - Ettridge
Tigers - Black
Buccs - ?????
Flames - Samuelson
Senators - Ellis
Redbacks - Lackovic
Hawks - ?????
Eagles - ?????
Slammers - ?????
Giants - Causer
Lightning - ?????
Suns - Clarke
Magic - Trahair

Six vacant positions, including two top-4 teams.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:05 7 Oct 16

Reply #600862

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Causer is young to HC in the SBL

McCormick was 28 when he took over Suns program

Forde would have been around the same age when he first coached Flames

I hope the Giants will support him as he finds his feet. They have had some fairly competent coaches preceding him and none have been able to have any notable success to date barring Haney when he had Bowie, Muo and Holmen practically 3 import/pro players

they need some stability in the role and invest in developing local talent


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Anonymous
Last year
19:06 7 Oct 16

Reply #600864

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Roger - Sam Oatman is signed on to coach Lightning for 2017


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Roger Ramjet
Last year
19:19 7 Oct 16

Reply #600877

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So we have....

Cougars - ?????
Wolves - Ettridge
Tigers - Black
Buccs - ?????
Flames - Samuelson
Senators - Ellis
Redbacks - Lackovic
Hawks - ?????
Eagles - ?????
Slammers - ?????
Giants - Causer
Lightning - Oatman
Suns - Clarke
Magic - Trahair

Five vacant positions, including two top-4 teams.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:27 7 Oct 16

Reply #600880

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Jo Alan at Eagles or not confirmed?

Maybe Cougars and Hawks may do a coach swap!


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Anonymous
Last year
00:19 8 Oct 16

Reply #600985

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hey JR, bit rich of you to want others to use their name when you are also not using your name.

PS If Lacko was so good why have so many guys left? Yeah, he isn't that good, that's the answer.

Parsons a victim of TVL, you'd think Cockburn would exterminate that rodent. Gotta be cheaper than getting new Coaches every year or 2.


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Anonymous
Last year
01:17 8 Oct 16

Reply #600987

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cougars options

- Adam Nener
- Grant Davey
- Charles Nix
- Tyrone Thwaites

Not Cougar options

- MVL


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Anon101
Last year
11:31 8 Oct 16

Reply #601006

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Can someone actual explain full what happened at Cockburn to make Parsons want to go


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Anonymous
Last year
13:03 8 Oct 16

Reply #601020

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Im guessing Parsons departure has something to do with the Cockburn President and another family over there


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Anon
Last year
13:18 8 Oct 16

Reply #601026

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Its got to be a seriously bad situation at Cockburn, a championship winning and 2x coach of the year doesn't just up and leave also not many metro jobs around so it would be sad to not see a coach like him in the league next year


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Anonymous
Last year
13:23 8 Oct 16

Reply #601027

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons will lead you to believe it's thanks to a family, when it's more that the club puts the club first, and Parsons puts Parsons first.

That's an unhealthy imbalance.

In summary, Parsons didn't get what he wanted so he left.

Works out well for everyone involved, not one local junior was successfully developed in his time there. And don't claim Pesava, Lakeside can have that credit.


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Anon
Last year
13:31 8 Oct 16

Reply #601031

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Thanks for your input TVL
Maybe ask the players who parsons put first himself or them?


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Anon
Last year
13:46 8 Oct 16

Reply #601032

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lakeside credit for Pesava... yeah right
Go back and read his article who does he give credit to.....
Parsons


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Anonymous
Last year
13:52 8 Oct 16

Reply #601033

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Clubs are BIGGER than JUST the MSBL program.

There is a lot of GOOD people at Cockburn who realise that.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:59 8 Oct 16

Reply #601055

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The quicker Cockburn kill the poison that is the VL family the better off they will be. Nothing but a bunch of hate filled, envious bunch of nobodies that are grasping to whatever shred of power they can get hold of so they can stay relevant. Such a shame for the Cougars that Parsons has left. Don't be surprised if some players follow him to where he goes.
Nener or Nix would do ok there, not sure about Davey, Thwaites nowhere near at that level yet


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Anonymous
Last year
18:28 8 Oct 16

Reply #601076

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Is the SBL moving to 40 minutes or not??


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Anonymous
Last year
23:06 8 Oct 16

Reply #601158

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lol Parsons leaving is terrible for Cockburn. He loved that club. He loved the players, the fans, the support staff. What he didnt love was the gossip about him, the personal agendas of the board and the constant hassles. He is a coach. You should of not tried to bully him and just let him do what he does best - Coach .The jnrs worth developing got their chances. A couple didnt because they didnt put in the work.


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Anonymous
Last year
02:50 9 Oct 16

Reply #601202

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

All this talk about coaches... which imports are coming back?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:19 9 Oct 16

Reply #601213

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Quite a few import now playing in Europe currently, depending on when their season finishes in 2017 some may not be back next season.
Bowie - UK
Setty - UK
Manigault - Poland
Holmen - Bulgaria

Nichols has re-signed with Slammers.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:33 10 Oct 16

Reply #601376

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so it seems the poisonous situation at cougars is still festering


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Dione
Last year
10:47 10 Oct 16

Reply #601378

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

That's what happens when you have a bunch of alcoholics making decisions.
I often wonder why the cops don't breathalyse anyone leaving that stadium on an sbl training night say after 9pm- they would have a field day


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Insider
Last year
11:08 10 Oct 16

Reply #601382

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I once was breathalysed leaving there after a game but I was allowed to go home hahahahahahahah


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Anonymous
Last year
14:15 10 Oct 16

Reply #601412

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

it was probably because you were under the limit


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Insider
Last year
14:25 10 Oct 16

Reply #601414

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

probably but on to Basketball I think all the rest of the pieces will land once Pal signs


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Anonymous
Last year
15:26 10 Oct 16

Reply #601432

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

do you think BC and Hobbs will be back at Perry Lakes?


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Insider
Last year
15:36 10 Oct 16

Reply #601433

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Great question its possible but BC could go anywhere since he is based here now couldn't he? So let the games begin.


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
15:43 10 Oct 16

Reply #601434

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

BC will be returning to the Hawks, hopefully as an unrestricted player if all goes well with him becoming a local


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Anonymous
Last year
16:08 10 Oct 16

Reply #601435

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Apparently BC liked the hawks guys better than every other team.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:17 10 Oct 16

Reply #601438

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons just wanted at his disposal the same as what every other coach in the league has.
Nothing more and certainly nothing less.


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Anonnnnnnnnnnnn
Last year
16:32 10 Oct 16

Reply #601441

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Suns on the move acquiring some great young talent apparently.
Rumoured they have got Frank Johnson, Brighton Pass, and Jamo Lewis. If they keep their core together could be on the way up this year.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:24 10 Oct 16

Reply #601451

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Suns not getting imports till round 10????


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Anonymous
Last year
17:37 10 Oct 16

Reply #601456

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons just wanted at his disposal the same as what every other coach in the league has.
Nothing more and certainly nothing less.

Seems like a fair assessment of what happened.

I pity whoever takes that job. Its going to be a nightmare for them. Cant expect champagne results on a beer budget.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:40 10 Oct 16

Reply #601457

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hobbs vs Nicholls. Who is better?


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Insider
Last year
17:44 10 Oct 16

Reply #601458

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nichols hands down more physical and athletic can guard 3 positions and great teammate.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:54 10 Oct 16

Reply #601459

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Pal to sign with East Perth this week. All but confirmed


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Anonymous
Last year
17:58 10 Oct 16

Reply #601460

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nichols by a mile. Doesn't bitch at his teammates, coach or the refs when things don't go his way


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JR
Last year
20:22 10 Oct 16

Reply #601469

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Haven't seen Hobbs play yet but I really love Nichols game, undefendable off a straight on screen out top in this league


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Anonymous
Last year
20:30 10 Oct 16

Reply #601470

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You've missed Hobbs then, unless you leave Aust.


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Anonymous
Last year
01:04 11 Oct 16

Reply #601482

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hobbs won't find another job in Aus?

Nicholls seems the real deal. Could he play SEABL or even NBL?

Who were the next best imports behind him?


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Anonymous
Last year
11:24 11 Oct 16

Reply #601506

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

A good sourece tells me that jacob holmen will be playing for another S.B.L team next season. a southern based team.?


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Anonymous
Last year
11:36 11 Oct 16

Reply #601507

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

why does everyone keep pumping up the SEABL? The better players in the SBL could easily play in that league. The only difference between the two is the that after the first 5-6 players on the team the SEABL benches are better. If the SBL had the same type of money in it the quality would be the same.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:10 11 Oct 16

Reply #601508

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Agree^

Bench players 10-12 in the SEABL get paid. Not much, but paid


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Insider
Last year
12:19 11 Oct 16

Reply #601509

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

SEABL pays the same as the top teams in SBL


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Anonymous
Last year
12:49 11 Oct 16

Reply #601510

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Except it doesn't, SEABL salary cap is double the SBL


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Insider
Last year
13:01 11 Oct 16

Reply #601512

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Except it does for the players that deserve to be paid yea everyone gets something hence why the salary cap is higher but the top 4-5 players get similar contracts to the top players in SBL I would know ;)


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Anonymous
Last year
13:35 11 Oct 16

Reply #601514

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Of course Pal will sign at East Perth. How many players go there because they get to keep their shoes in the NBL mix with the cats. Its quite realistically pathetic.

Cockburn in trouble as their coaching situation is not looking good. There are not a lot of options.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:37 11 Oct 16

Reply #601515

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Just get Matt back its not too late.


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The Bear
Last year
14:16 11 Oct 16

Reply #601518

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Holmen's season in Europe finishes in May, which is halfway thru the SBL season. Why would an SBL club want an import for only the 2nd half of the season? Unless they are loaded with Aussies, and I can't think of any 'southern' teams loaded with good Aussies.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:16 11 Oct 16

Reply #601519

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Holmen to join Bowie at Willetton apparently. Wants to leave Giants and Bowie convincing him to re-unite.

Jem Wolfie doing some recruiting of her own for the Kalamunda Eastern Suns, with her emphasis on acquiring dbl-D-fensive players...


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Anonymous
Last year
14:17 11 Oct 16

Reply #601521

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Well Willetton lasted halfway through the season with their Aussies this year so the above stands true. Holmen a huge upgrade on Funches.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:22 11 Oct 16

Reply #601523

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I dont think Holmen and Bowie were even that close?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:25 11 Oct 16

Reply #601524

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Didn't say they were close, but they aren't adverse to one another. Holmen's biggest issue was with shouldering too much of the load and Bowie this year was content with not being the only scoring option.

Scary prospect if the Tigers can acquire him no doubt.


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The Bear
Last year
15:01 11 Oct 16

Reply #601532

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Don't put much credibility to the above ^^^^^^ re Holmen and Bowie.

Both their European seasons finish in May. I would be surprised to see either of them in the SBL at all next year unless they get sacked from their Euro teams.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:32 11 Oct 16

Reply #601535

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What's Jem Wolfie's situation? Any SBL boys been through her?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:42 11 Oct 16

Reply #601536

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

hahahah Jem Wolfie ties herself to some of the worst basketball players possible, who seem to sell to her they are any good at basketball.
Remember seeing her looking for coaches and she chose some absolute bums to teach her and she thought they were good.

Surely shes been copping a few from the wanna be ballers in perth who continually think they are any good.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:03 11 Oct 16

Reply #601537

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Wait for Cockburn to spend stupidly now to save face. Then they can say it wasnt about them not wanting to spend the money. Thats how disfunctional they are.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:16 11 Oct 16

Reply #601538

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lol Jem Wolfie is gutter trash. Nice lungs, but such a feral


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Anonymous
Last year
22:37 11 Oct 16

Reply #601567

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Check out her Facebook page with Michael Clarke
"She is the MSBL programmes biggest supporter"
Yeah I wonder why......


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Anonymous
Last year
11:46 12 Oct 16

Reply #601598

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

HAHAHAH JEM WOLFIE, NEXT JOKE PLEASE. Why is she even being brought up in an SBL page? Trash basketball player, if she even plays basketball at any level and as a person she seems to be such a great judge of character. :)



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Anonymous
Last year
11:53 12 Oct 16

Reply #601599

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who cares.

3rd Coach in almost the same amount of years coming up for the Buccs.. Hopefully they retain Adekponya as he was a gun and good for the league. Wundenberg should go on but you wonder how many years he has left. Ralphy still late 20's, could play well into 400+ games.

If Cook becomes Aussie, with two good imports and possibly Adekponya PLUS the move to 40 mins reducing their depth issues they are going to be a very tough team.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:26 12 Oct 16

Reply #601620

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so Perry Lakes havent got a coach yet?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:42 12 Oct 16

Reply #601625

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Perry Lakes, Cockburn and Slammers remain.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:11 12 Oct 16

Reply #601628

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So basically Perry Lakes have got the pick of whats avail out there, because unless you are desperate you arent going to Cockburn to deal with that mess or you arent going to Slammers due to the whole country thing without some sort of other job to top it up. Some good coaches will be without jobs.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:30 12 Oct 16

Reply #601629

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The thing about cockburn is at least they have good aussies to at least keep them in a steady place within the SBL program sense. Gavin, DT and Della are old enough and smart enough to hold a group of guys together and the young boys coming through look up to them and trust them.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:37 12 Oct 16

Reply #601630

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"Cant expect champagne results on a beer budget"

I beg to differ, we had champagne results this year on a beer budget. Players who deserved to get paid, went out and found money from sponsorship's. The two Americans didn't get paid at all. And the crap the team had to go through dealing with Goode was beyond insane, yet still a Champagne results for the boys from the DEN!!!


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Anonymous
Last year
16:43 12 Oct 16

Reply #601632

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cockburn will be there abouts next year... Della might be retiring though, along with Mcintyre and another bench big man. So might be a little short in the big department.

But with Gav in the lineup with two good imports, that's enough to get you into the top 4-6


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Anonymous
Last year
17:24 12 Oct 16

Reply #601634

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"I beg to differ, we had champagne results this year on a beer budget."

Don't give me that crap. Marcus Goode is currently shopping himself out saying he wants what he got last season, which was $600 a game


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Anonymous
Last year
17:28 12 Oct 16

Reply #601635

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You're a fool for believing him.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:45 12 Oct 16

Reply #601637

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Goode is a compulsive liar


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Anonymous
Last year
20:06 12 Oct 16

Reply #601640

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

D-League and 40 minute games for 2017 confirmed on SBL website.... interesting year ahead.


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JR
Last year
20:16 12 Oct 16

Reply #601642

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What did Goode mislead the Cockburn club over?


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Anonymous
Last year
20:23 12 Oct 16

Reply #601643

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Any truth to the rumor Goode made some inappropriate passes at some of the Cougars women during the season? Has to be a red flag for any team looking to recruit him!


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Anonymous
Last year
20:56 12 Oct 16

Reply #601648

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

He wasn't paid. That's the absolute truth. If he says any different he's a liar. He blew any money he was given on shit and then cried poor. He threatened to leave numerous times throughout the year but never followed through


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Auditor
Last year
21:26 12 Oct 16

Reply #601650

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cook an Aussie? Adekponya, Hussey and two imports, is there a salary cap or does no one care


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BT
Last year
21:27 12 Oct 16

Reply #601651

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

He wasn't paid but was given money? Talk about a dichotomy! I guess he was given the money as a charitable institution lol. His grocery/ food bill must have required quite some financial planning


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Anonymous
Last year
22:01 12 Oct 16

Reply #601656

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lol He used to walk out of after game functions with trays of food and drinks. They never let him struggle. One way or the other he got paid, whether its a donation or a few cooked meals or flat out cash. I dont know why people lie about it. Its the same in every club. Its not like the SBL even bother to check.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:06 12 Oct 16

Reply #601657

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

bitch and moan about Goode all you want but without him Cockburn dont win a championship. He was as important to the team as any other player on that squad. Was he immature - yes, Was he highly talented - Yes. To throw shade at the guy now he has gone is absolute horseshit. Especially as most of it is coming from someone on the Cockburn board or associated to it. You guys are so gutless to blame anything on the departed people when most of the crap starts with you.


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Auditor
Last year
22:11 12 Oct 16

Reply #601659

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Is Parsons, Utley or Nix an option for Slammers?


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Anonymous
Last year
22:38 12 Oct 16

Reply #601663

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nix is still the Hawks coach. No replacement named and applications closed weeks ago. Nobody said he got the sack or quit.


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BT
Last year
23:16 12 Oct 16

Reply #601671

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

True Cockburn do not win without Goode. I remember a game toward the end of the regular season where he seemed to be having a very serious discussion with that bearded alcoholic that loiters at the end of the bench.. Money talk I guess


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Anonymous
Last year
01:43 13 Oct 16

Reply #601678

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So the worst kept secret is out with 40 min games confirmed. Also Kal, Gero and SW with DLeague teams should be interesting. How do you even roster that without blowing the travel budget. DLeague not aligned with SBL fixture.

Good move though, Kal, Gero in particular have nothing to offer their 8th+ players other than a few beers at the end of the night. Good for the SBL.

Can't understand all the saltiness on the comments of SBL. I mean one ex players pipin up about kids not getting a run...give them a run at D League or 20s. SBL isn't for 'giving kids a run'. Give MarionKart another spin son.


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koberulz
Last year
02:10 13 Oct 16

Reply #601679

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The women's league has also functioned with 40-minute games.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:26 13 Oct 16

Reply #601703

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Goode is an extreme liar and in many cases made unwanted movements towards any women. He was not paid a cent and for him to say he wants to be paid $600 is hilarious because if a team wants to pay that money for a player who plays little to no defence and causes so much animosity within a team then feel free.

He was a rude, obnoxious and unsportsmanlike individual who never shook hands with opponents and even in the Grand Final had no class to shake peoples hands.


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Loveforthegame
Last year
12:41 13 Oct 16

Reply #601707

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Goode was a great player offensively and defensively he could play when he felt like it. Which granted may not have been often. Team mate wise he was a different cat and never truly adjusted to the Aussie way of life. He was socially awkward but its something as a team you can push aside when you have an ultimate goal.

We were not winning it without him, like many of our pieces we put together in that team. He was not paid from the club or outside sources either. Next season will be an interesting one and depends on who coaches and what we can get import wise will be a good measuring stick as to how far we will go.

I wish him all the best and if he plays somewhere else, then good on him it will be fun to play against him. I know Davis and Huntington had a fun time guarding him ;)

But whats done is done and the Cougars are still the 2016 SBL CHAMPS!!! NEXT TOPIC

This 40 minutes per game is ridiculous in my eyes. the 48 min per game was something that made our league unique and stand out compared to everywhere else world wide. You now have less players on a bench and development is now centered around a D-League. So now we expect our young adults who will spend most of their saturday nights out at Metros and other clubs getting plastered to now play in a proper league on a Sunday.

The games are meant to be more exciting? so your telling me the NBL brand of basketball now is more exciting than in the 90's?. 48 min games gave coaches more time to place players and strategise how to get younger guys in, now it will be play all the guys who are there 40 mins per game. Leaving little to no time for anyone else.

Its a sad day in the eyes of most players in our league.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:16 13 Oct 16

Reply #601730

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^ article published on 13 Oct 2016 @ 9:41AM by Cougars bench-warmer who thinks he made it by getting on the court in blow-out wins. If you aren't Goode enough, play D-League and prove you can make the main 8. Are people honestly THIS retarded. Coaches will still have to manage fouls AND minutes. SBL isnt a participation league. Go down to Wally Hagan on a weeknight if you really want to 'give the kids a run'


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Loveforthegame
Last year
15:03 13 Oct 16

Reply #601736

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Bench warmer HAHAH :) Not quite mate. I am someone who believes Basketball was created as a 48 min game and it allows for fatigue to set in and great coaching strategy. The game was invented for 48 minutes. We will now be offering a product that is short but doesn't mean higher quality by any standards.

We continually change rules to suit irrelevant outside forces. I mean what a pathetic excuse, so families can get home earlier. The SBL in the 90s was pumping and times were the same, families still arrived through the doors and enjoyed them selves. 10:30pm is not destroying family lifestyles.



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Anonymous
Last year
15:44 13 Oct 16

Reply #601745

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

right... and cricket was created for Test matches. Yet I GUARANTEE you every major cricketing body in the world is looking at ways to implement short versions of the game. And your gonna be just shocked when the IOC announces 3x3 in the Olympics soon...because heaven forbid, if we alter how basketball was MEANT to be played. like every other league around the world...


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Anonymous
Last year
15:51 13 Oct 16

Reply #601746

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The game was also created with peach baskets without holes in them and no three point line, should we revert back to that also?


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Mike
Last year
16:12 13 Oct 16

Reply #601750

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Myth- every league in the world is 40 minutes except for the NBA.

Disappointed the SBL has gone in this direction.


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Reply #601754

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think in time you will find the League will also start looking at earlier tip off times on Saturday fixtures. 4 & 6 or 5 & 7. Allows for under 12 wabl players to get home at a decent hour and clubs can have social functions afterwards.

Whilst it is sad to see the shorter games come into effect, we as a state have to move with the times and not always be known as the "Wait Awhile" state, catching up on every single thing that is usually implemented on the East coast way before us.

Things I'm looking forward to in 2017:

* Mandurah playing out of their redeveloped stadium under new coach A Trahair
* A sad farewell to the JBS... With the Arena extension now officially underway
* Up to six new coaches in charge across the League will make for some interesting first few weeks, which could be vital come mid to late July for Finals aspirations
* Us as a state getting to showcase our Basketball Community as Josh Nipps and his Stirling Senators host the 2017 U16 National Championships
* New imports, love them or hate them - with the shortened game length... Recruiting the right fit for each respective team and club, just became a heck of alot more important.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:47 13 Oct 16

Reply #601758

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Sad to hear about the change to 40 minutes if it's true :(


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Anonymous
Last year
17:15 13 Oct 16

Reply #601763

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Na screw 40 minute. 48 min games had a whole different type of scenario to deal with involving player fatigue. Its the reason why I prefer to waych SBL over NBl. There are more variables that come into it. Now they can pretty much run those guys 35-40 mins.


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Green 37
Last year
17:31 13 Oct 16

Reply #601767

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

why don't all the Lakovic nut huggers post there real names, I'm talking to you JR, or are you and the other posters all really named Nic?


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koberulz
Last year
18:00 13 Oct 16

Reply #601768

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Basketball was created as a 48 min game


Original Rules of Basketball:
12. The time shall be two fifteen-minute halves, with five minutes rest between.


Thirty seconds of research, dude.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:33 13 Oct 16

Reply #601794

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

#bringbackthehalves #ripharambe


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Anonymous
Last year
11:57 14 Oct 16

Reply #601953

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Can we please start to talk about allowing teams to have long weekends off at least ONE PER YEAR?!?!?


its ridiculous considering every other league allows it.

Considering that the time was changed and thats a way bigger feat why not change this now. The players, coaches and familes will love you for it! The fans wont notice


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JR
Last year
12:06 14 Oct 16

Reply #601955

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Sounds like some players don't like the idea of going to 40 mins as it effects their court time. You need to consider it on other levels as well boys not just that which serve your opinion.
Maybe now someone would at least try to play some Defense in this league for starters! With a more attacking defensive style all Players would still play.
Or you want to tell me that running back to the 3 point line and playing passive defense on all screens is what you see in the nba. Try traps at on balls, switches- never see that in the poorly developmentally disabled SBL. 40 minute games forces coaches to consider to attack with defense and could be the best thing that has happened in a long time.
Greens37- yes right after you


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Anonymous
Last year
13:27 14 Oct 16

Reply #601958

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

i love watching basketball games with 50-60 point scorelines

no more players dropping 50 in a game thank God!

imagine some of these low scoring womens games that are going to be 30 or 40 point scorelines for each team with the reduced minutes. I cant wait!


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Anonymous
Last year
13:37 14 Oct 16

Reply #601959

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Women already play 40 mins...


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Anonymous
Last year
13:40 14 Oct 16

Reply #601960

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

rumour is SBL will have one bye weekend this year. likely All-Star weekend


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Anonymous
Last year
13:41 14 Oct 16

Reply #601961

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hey guy who keeps asking for having long weekends off ... instead of posting in here why don't you email Adam Bowler at the SBL and see if you can get the change implemented...


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Anonymous
Last year
14:01 14 Oct 16

Reply #601966

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

No piss off, we already play a long enough season. A week off in the middle is a waste of time. If you need a break to hit up metros and not be hungover for your game just take the week off.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:07 14 Oct 16

Reply #601967

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Season doesn't have to be any longer - have one extra double header weekend.

Would be a big fan of a week off - would give you the chance to take a holiday during the season and not feel that you are letting your team down.


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Loveforthegame
Last year
15:04 14 Oct 16

Reply #601973

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I do love how instead of following suit with the best league in the world (NBA, for those moronic NBL fans) and the most entertaining, we instead follow suit after the rest of the FIBA nations where basketball is dying. Or lets go after the NBL and lets follow a league that has struggled to stay afloat in recent years.

RESEARCH!! as you can tell internet tells many stories. The game has been played 48 mins world wide for a long time and then FIBA decided to change it. Its the shortest Professional sport in the world. So lets make it even shorter now!!

"This story begins December 21,1891, on a cold winter day in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. A phys-ed teacher by the name of James Naismith was tasked with creating a way of ensuring that the star athletes of the YMCA he was working at could remain active during the freezing cold winter months.

He came up with an idea of a game that involved a wooden peach basket and an occasion football (similar to a soccer ball). It required two teams of 5 players who for the next 48 minutes would try to get the football into the basket on the opposite side of the indoor stadium.."

Players DO NOT WANT 40 MINS!!!!


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Loveforthegame
Last year
15:08 14 Oct 16

Reply #601974

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Initial Rules NBA 1946
Only professional league in the world at the time.

• 60-game schedule followed by championship playoffs involving the top three teams in each division.
• Games are 48 minutes long.
• Players are allowed six personal fouls.
• Every time you scored, the other team is given possession of the ball.
• Zone defenses are allowed.

Not sure but surely we should be following the most successful league in the world since 1946 over a FIBA controlled body that has ruined basketball world wide. There was a reason basketball was so big in the 80s and 90s. It wasnt because of FIBA.


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DT
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15:41 14 Oct 16

Reply #601977

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

For the people bagging SBL defence, pretty sure all teams hard show, switch and rotate hard, they practice all that stuff and much more. Many teams full court press at times and others for the entire game such as Kalamunda, Lakeside and Rockingham. It is called playing percentages as pressing the entire game is not always the most logical strategy to use.

Every SBL player plays defense and works hard during practices and on court whilst also working hard at their OWN JOBS, AS IN AN ACTUAL JOB. Every team has different defensive strategies and every single person who steps on court works their butts off and everyone involved with the programs work hard behind the scenes also.

I know personally we did everything we could, to confuse teams by throwing switches and hard shows on different guys and our scouts were as extensive as they get. By all means, you can have a look at them and even come down for a run at Pre-Season if you would like to. Lots of people love to bag out the players and volunteers involved, yet do not realise the time and effort that goes in to us getting on court.

This goes for every damn SBL player and volunteer, cause even the players are volunteers for the most part as well, as many are not paid.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:25 14 Oct 16

Reply #601982

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I don't think JR has seen an SBL game. Agree with DT, well formed opinion from someone who seems to know what they're talking about.


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Interested
Last year
16:59 14 Oct 16

Reply #601989

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think one weekend off is a great idea, no reason you cant have a weekend off for the players/coaches and organisers and still maintain the season length.

TBH the length of season is too long youre right. I understand people like to play the same team twice but could easily make it 4 weeks shorter. Or two weeks shorter and then give people one of more than one long weekends off.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:00 14 Oct 16

Reply #601990

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Its not a matter of getting smashed at metros. People have families, partners, butt buddies etc that they would like to enjoy their time with. It makes sense havin a week off and coming back reinvigorated.


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Bogan
Last year
17:00 14 Oct 16

Reply #601991

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Its a semi pro league if you dont like it then dont play, period.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:01 14 Oct 16

Reply #601992

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think you would find half the coaches around the league would make their players train on the bye weekened anyway.. If the team was half decent


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Anonymous
Last year
17:02 14 Oct 16

Reply #601993

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

@Bogan I understand where you are coming from. But 80% of the league doesnt get paid and the SEABL a more professional league, regardless of skill level but financially, allows it so theres no reason why it can't be implemented here.

I think the key word IS semi, theres no reason why everyone cant be accounted for in this regard.


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Bogan
Last year
17:03 14 Oct 16

Reply #601994

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You trying to confuse me wit your big words mate?

But you kinda make a good point.


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Interested
Last year
17:05 14 Oct 16

Reply #601995

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think coaches would probably be resonable people and make corret decicions like, a fully timed game on Thursday night, then an extra session somewhere else over the weekend which is way easier to handle than a official game at 8pm on a saturday and then another on the sunday


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Anonymous
Last year
18:12 14 Oct 16

Reply #602001

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

man...some of these people are so salty at the league, your ramblings about 48 minutes make Squidwards clarinet soundhalf decent. 40 mins is here, its going to stay, in 12 months you wont even think twice about it.

Australia is affiliated with FIBA, it plays FIBA-governed internationals games. NBL is 40 mins. If the SBL is trying to be a mechanism for AUSTRALIAN basketball growth and development, then it should mimic a FIBA game.

Life happens and its all about changing and adapting. They smoked my boy Harambe and now we're left to pick up the pieces. I'm sure the SBL community and the @Loveforthegame's of the world can find some sort of coping tool now that they wont see the court...


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Boris
Last year
17:08 15 Oct 16

Reply #602160

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lackovic yet to sign his perth contract to coach?


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JR
Last year
19:44 16 Oct 16

Reply #602383

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Each are entitled to their own opinion. In the 3 games I did see the Cougars play, one of their imports played next to no Defense and didn't work very hard at all. Just saying!


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Anonymous
Last year
21:53 16 Oct 16

Reply #602479

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lol and he probably still had 30 and 15 rebounds. Get over yourself. I love how some nobody wants to sledge the quality of defense played in a SBl game. You really are a pleb JR.


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JR
Last year
21:54 16 Oct 16

Reply #602480

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The NBA have discussed it and the players appear to be in favour


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JR
Last year
22:07 16 Oct 16

Reply #602482

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thre

Yes right anonymous.. Yet you present Ethical Egoism the lowest form of thinking, not even teaching the level of rationality. Your opinion = your own self interest!
So don't sell me your opinion as fact- it's not!

Let's look at facts- what has the effect of 48-40 min change been on the nbl?
A) Closer more exciting games, b) the sport becomes more popular to families who want a 90 minutes game not 2+ hours. C) The game is much faster paced and more meaningful possessions.

I know Moses Malone used to play 48 mins in the 80's but it was a much slower game.

Maybe getting the hint now or live in denial you ignorant fool.

And before you start your egotistical vitriol understand what I say above is not my opinion just fact that has been researched.

I haven't even shared my opinion yet you intellectual rust bucket.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it


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JR
Last year
22:29 16 Oct 16

Reply #602490

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Best take a course in critical thinking my friend


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JR
Last year
23:52 16 Oct 16

Reply #602516

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I see dumb people everywhere.. They are all dumb and don't know it.


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JR
Last year
05:11 17 Oct 16

Reply #602525

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Sleepless night.. Here's one for you players- lobby to get some midweek games (ala East Coast state leagues) instead of only playing weekends.

That would make more games and less practices! The dullard egoists would like the sound of that surely it serves their only concern- themselves.
Here also is the great part- it would be good for the sport too!

If you are really serious, it's much better to make a sound, logical and sensible argument about something but rather you aim to pervert the course of the worlds greatest game because a few selfish veterans don't want to change the way they play.

God forbid it might be more running and fitness required for a more intense faster moving game.

Call it for what it is. SBL is a veterans a league that is frightened of the same change that has happened everywhere else in the world!

Give it one season and then you will jump on the bandwagon.


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rawrrrrrrr
Last year
10:15 17 Oct 16

Reply #602542

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think there is potential for the suburban teams to have midweek games, not much of a reason not to.

Anything to condense the season length would be awesome.

This potentially leave room for players to have a long weekend off once a season or every long weekend off.


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Concerned player
Last year
10:16 17 Oct 16

Reply #602543

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

BWA please consider giving teams a long weekend off per year, now is the time you should be thinking about it


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Anonymous
Last year
11:15 17 Oct 16

Reply #602550

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so why did the SBL change to the 40 mins?


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Anonymous
Last year
11:19 17 Oct 16

Reply #602551

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

SBL forced to change to 40 minute games or lose funding from BA. forget all the spin about it being for families and to increase the excitement blah blah blah. Simply comes down to $$$ from BA being pulled if they didnt align.


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JR
Last year
11:50 18 Oct 16

Reply #602706

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Good idea on midweek games. Suburban teams would likely be the main benefactors. But let's say regional neighbours like East perth vs stirling or mandurah vs rockingham could be on a Weds night. Shortens the season by a month with 4-6 midweek games per year. Sounds like it would be worth investigating


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Reply #602709

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ok... I'll bite

Mid Week games will never work, for the simple reason that 90% of the players in the League work full time gigs and it's hard enough getting to a Friday night game let alone a weds night match as well. Then there is the fatigue factor... Team has a double header in week 4, they train tues and Thurs but this week also have a weds night game in there too. Then they have a Saturday night game in Gero or Kal. Let's remember they are SEMI-professional players. That would be four games in seven days plus a heap of travel included for good measure as well

On top of all that, there is the simple fact that stadium availability for most if not all clubs during the winter months would be at a premium due to sbl trainings, wabl trainings, domestic trainings, domestic games, other sports using courts (netball / volleyball / soccer)... Put plain and simply you wouldn't or couldn't get a court - Heck half the metro clubs dislike Fri night home games, imagine what they'd be like for a weds night game?!


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JR
Last year
12:07 18 Oct 16

Reply #602710

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

and yes I agree for crying out give the players a long weekend or two off during the regular season. They are this games greatest asset, we need to realise this and should be looked after, even though they say silly things from time to time.


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JR
Last year
12:10 18 Oct 16

Reply #602711

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You put some good points forward for discussion @[email protected]
But this is what a healthy debate comprises of.
It's worthy of consideration, we could be shortening player careers with long seasons.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:21 18 Oct 16

Reply #602712

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Saying it would "never" work is the kind of thinking that prevents the growth of this league. With a little bit of attention to detail on the fixturing, there is no reason why clubs couldn't use their usual Tues/Thurs training slot to host a game instead. Teams who play midweek would not then play double headers the following weekend (although I really don't see too much of an issue playing Tues/Fri/Sat).

It would be an easier way fit more games into a shorter period and would be far less taxing than a player playing 2 games within 48 hours (as per a regular double header).

It works with other leagues around AUS who are also semi professional.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:24 18 Oct 16

Reply #602713

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Agree with the above. Its not like this would be an every week thing.. you could do this say 2 or 3 times a season and would drop a few weeks off the length of the season/allow for a long weekend off here or there.

Players want to play, not train.


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SBL Fan
Last year
12:33 18 Oct 16

Reply #602719

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

While we're all thinking outside the box, how about this for a finals structure? All contests are 1-game eliminations. Top two teams at the end of the regular season have a bye in the first round of finals and go straight through to the quarters, seeded 1 and 2. The first round sees 3v14, 4v13, 5v12, 6v11, 7v10, and 8v9. Winners advance to the quarters. It would have a March Madness flavour, and embrace single game eliminations rather than the current combination of 3-game series and a sudden-death championship game. Thoughts?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:35 18 Oct 16

Reply #602721

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

the midweek fixturing deosnt work for families to come and watch.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
12:53 18 Oct 16

Reply #602723

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The biggest mid-week hurdle (i wont say it wont work) is the fact not all teams, in fact very few, have exclusive rights or first usage of their stadiums.

Court availability is one of the biggest issues facing teams at any level in WA.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:05 18 Oct 16

Reply #602725

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

what he said^^. there are some stadiums that run games on a weekday from mid afternoon till 10 pm. Imagine the nightmare of a Perry Lakes midweek game. The court may be avail but what about the parking for spectators etc


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Anonymous
Last year
13:05 18 Oct 16

Reply #602726

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Has Perry Lakes announced their coach? Is Nix still the coach? someone has to know!!


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Anonymous
Last year
13:09 18 Oct 16

Reply #602728

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The biggest issue about trying to reduce the weeks is when Kalgoorlie and Geraldton and involved, you really need 20 weeks to fill their schedule.

Metro teams can play midweek or have a single friday night game but for those two, the only way you can avoid the 20th week is playing a triple header on the road, which they did for a number of years from memory, or have double headers at home, which then means someone has to travel and play regionally on a Friday or a Sunday.

In all reality, if the biggest whinge is players want a weekend off, your club can request to play more Friday night fixtures.... Simple.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:09 18 Oct 16

Reply #602729

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What courts are they training on each Tues/Thurs .. it was my understanding that at least half of the competition practice on the courts at which they play their games?

I assume Willeton, Jonndalup, Cockburn, PL, Lakeside, Kalamunda, Bunbury and Stirling would train at their stadiums - seems like enough.

Not sure about EP, Mandurah, Rockingham and Perth.

Probably leave Kalgoorlie and Gero out of the discussion as it would be very hard to see them playing mid week.

Re the families, again this would not be an "every week" thing... would be select occasions and as mid week doesn't clash with other weekend activities, may attract a different crowd.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:16 18 Oct 16

Reply #602731

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Why does the season need to be shorter?


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Mcentyre
Last year
13:19 18 Oct 16

Reply #602732

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Its too long with the amount of games being played, IMO.

Regardless of the length they should try and give the players 1 or 2 weekends off a season. The league would benefit from this.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:44 18 Oct 16

Reply #602739

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Disagree. We (players) don't need a week off. It's fine the way it is, don't see how the league would benefit.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:22 18 Oct 16

Reply #602743

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I am quite happy with the way the structure is now days. Having mid week games can be beneficial or detrimental to specific teams based around what certain team members do in regards to work.

Just to cover what someone stated earlier about statistics show that moving to 40 minutes is good. Where are these stats coming from?

As far as I am aware, Basketball which was at its peak in the late 80's and 90's was 48 minutes, it also had much higher participation rates throughout the world and nationally also. The fall in the 00's had a lot to do with the NBA and how it was marketed (losing Jordan hurt basketball) Then when Lebron entered and Kobe rose to the top it had a large increase again. It has nothing to do with the game going to 40 minutes. Soccer is the most watched sport in the world and goes for 90 minutes. more than double Basketball. A game of NFL goes for bloody 24 hours when watching (Jokes) but its more than double our game. These sports make basketball look ridiculous. AFL goes for 27-33 minutes per quarter depending on things, yet have thousands more fans than we do. SO dont understand the argument for less time personally.


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JR
Last year
14:31 18 Oct 16

Reply #602747

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

@Farrison Hord- the first logical and rational thing said on here.
[email protected] has used many adjectives to colour his opinion into his poor command of the English language- clear to see he is totally against it. However, he does raise some good points for considering once you remove his personal agenda.

Regarding a weekend off, what's wrong with a player referendum? Could be done by email at next to no cost before the simpletons chime in. But then again the officialdom in this league have demonstrated time and again over the years that it seldom gives a shit about the players do they! Maybe it's about time they did.

I will grant the location and logistics mean the country teams cannot do this without some type of adjustment. So what is wrong with two to four weekends a year the country teams play two metro teams at home on a weekend. It could be a Saturday night, Sunday day game scenario? Again for the simpletons- they do this already on the road trips, surely it must be easier at home.

Then all suburban teams play 4 of its fixtures on a midweek game.

Subject to court availability (has anyone made these enquiries?) this could be possible is what I am deducing quite logically.

Just wearing all of Dr De Bono's hats


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Anonymous
Last year
15:17 18 Oct 16

Reply #602752

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

how about getting rid of the AS Weekend and making that weekend a bye weekend instead. Then you can have an ASG of sorts on the same night as GF as a prelude game.


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Reply #602753

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Poor command of the English language... JR you are about as funny as one of your boy Lacko's attempts to beat a zone defense. And FYI no personal agenda as you suggested, but it's clear from your earlier posts you have to attack and be controversial or you don't feel relevant or important, so you go on and keep doing you champ.

Outside of Bendat, you only have four venues which MAY be able to hold a midweek fixture because they are run by the clubs - Cockburn, Willo, Lakeside & Warwick. As of next season, the Wolves wont be running their new home so that puts them out. My perspective is why do you need the midweek fixture? Do the players as a MAJORITY want to lose yet another night four times a season to Basketball, better yet do their loved ones want to lose that time when they already sacrifice most weekends between March and September! Also regarding families not attending midweek games, if your club has imports or pays players, then they want as many people to watch their games as possible to help alleviate the financial costs of having such players in your team. If little Johnny has footy practice on a Monday, wabl training on a Tuesday, domestic game on a Thursday, good luck trying to convince mum or dad they now need to give up a Wednesday as well to go watch SBL... You know because there is this thing called school which is half important, or work for parents too the next day, that might cause a problem too. As someone else said, if you want a weekend off - then tell your club to ask for more Friday night games.

The Sunday country game for a second metro team is just not cost or time effective. You still need accommodation Saturday night as you wouldn't travel up on the Sunday unless you for up, then if you're one of the teams who still make the journey by bus, let's say it's to Kalgoorlie... That has you finishing your game at 2pm. By the time you are showered, fed, got some 'consumables' for the seven to eight hour trip home, you're not leaving up there until at least 3pm. You now want players to get home on a Sunday night no less, at 10, 11, 12pm... Then expect to go to work the next day, and let's not even start on if players from the team have wabl commitments they've just missed out on because commissioner JR had this season fantastic idea.

I agree there are ways the League can improve, but midweek games are definitely not one of them.


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koberulz
Last year
15:25 18 Oct 16

Reply #602754

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What's the difference between that and Kalgoorlie playing an away game on a Sunday though?


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@BWA
Last year
15:33 18 Oct 16

Reply #602756

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Agree with JR

Being a player from the league it makes sense having a weekend off. Every other league has it and why wouldn't we have player and coach wide vote on the topic?

This should actually be used more frequently. I would like to see at the end of every season a league wide survey about what worked and what didnt and then BWA can at least get an actual understanding.


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Reply #602757

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

@Kobe - The Giants fly these days


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Anonymous
Last year
16:13 18 Oct 16

Reply #602763

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Mid week games is ridiculous, JR just got schooled by [email protected] in why.

Weekend off - no point in it. Take a week's break if you need it


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Random acts of kindess
Last year
16:14 18 Oct 16

Reply #602764

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I have been saying this for years, for the league to actually talk to players and ask for advice and ideas. People who eat, sleep and breath basketball for the last 25 years of their lives.

Ask for a review of the league and clubs should be doing the same thing also. Some more professional tams in the league have a season review at the end of every season and discuss things with players and staff. They work together hand in hand.

The SBL should do the same and have scheduled meetings with every team as a whole and discuss things of the future and possible upgrades or updates to things and ask for opinions and advice. Never know the actual players who play the game might have some input as to how the league could be improved to suit everyone.



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Anonymous
Last year
16:21 18 Oct 16

Reply #602765

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

there is a diffence between country players and city players - the country boys don't whinge about jumping in a car and going for a drive.
the city boys are like " are we their yet ".
leave the country boys do their thing.
that's why we need the country vs city all -star games . then they might start playing for something. instead of the micky mouse cup.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:28 18 Oct 16

Reply #602766

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

one thing that has not been presented here is what the AFL do with the split round.
It ensures there are still games on for the fans to go watch but each team still gets one week off to refresh.

can fit the extra game in via an extra double header


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Check it
Last year
17:13 18 Oct 16

Reply #602772

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"there is a diffence between country players and city players - the country boys don't whinge about jumping in a car and going for a drive.
the city boys are like " are we their yet "."


I think you'll find that the city players love playing the country games, its actually a highlight of the season.

So that comment is completely retarded.



A coach and players survey and weekends off for players would do a great deal for the league


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JR
Last year
17:31 18 Oct 16

Reply #602776

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

@[email protected], your first paragraph is baseless accusations. You reveal your insecurities here. I am not attacking or being controversial in any way, shape or form. I have made casaul observations and called for comment, nothing more Sunshine! Check that word it was casaul not to be confused with casual.

School me- haha good luck with that. You will never win an intelligent argument with me, you should realise this by now.

So the only thing stopping midweeks game are financial reasons?
Are the imports paid by the week or per game by teams be it country or otherwise?
A shorter season means they would be less expensive and much less expensive if paid per week. Also factor in shorter term accommodation costs plus other ancillaries and there is a saving. Has anyone actually costed these out as proof or should we continue to rely on self serving personal opinions masquerading as concern for the common cause.

Commissioner- never! I wouldn't last even 5 minutes as I would not align with any factions that have pre existing self serving interests. So they would all get together to get rid of me very quickly. People in general do not like to think and even less like those who dare to question and cause them to have to think. Just look how I wind up these semi conscious piles of redundant protoplasm with simple yet casaul observations. Yet we wonder why the world is the way it is.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:51 18 Oct 16

Reply #602781

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

cant we just leave the league the way it is? Why do we need overhauls so drastic. I get that the player would like a weekend off, but really if you want to play at this level then you have to accept the structure that is in place.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:05 18 Oct 16

Reply #602785

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Saying you need to accept the structure in place is the reason nothing has changed except for 48 to 40 for approximately 30 years.

If better leagues like the SEABL and similar leagues like the big V and Waratah league can do it why the hell shouldn't we especially if the players enjoy it... AND THE FUGING PLAYERS MAKE THE LEAGUE POSSIBLE


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JR
Last year
18:20 18 Oct 16

Reply #602789

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

My last post should say causal.. Damn spellcheck


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Anonymous
Last year
18:48 18 Oct 16

Reply #602801

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Still wrong JR. Third time will be the charm.


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Roy Hobbs
Last year
19:38 18 Oct 16

Reply #602816

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Midweek will NOT get off the ground. The majority of Clubs will not even consider it.

They are not going to give up nights of guaranteed revenue from social competitions to maybe get 20-50 people come watch.

Then you have the issues of the Support Staff, Refs, Scorebench Officials, Physios etc etc. This is before you even look at Player/Coach availability.

Until every Club has their own Stadium with 6-8 Courts, it is a non-starter.

With regards to a Bye weekend for the entire League, this gets brought up here every year. If every player asked their SBL Director and President to ask the SBL to do it, then you might get change. Until that day, nothing will happen.

Knowing what Adam and the SBL/BWA Team have to go through to formulate a fixture, it will require sacrifices from Clubs that have previously been 100% unwilling to budge on anything except things that benefit them directly.

I agree with Trav, change is required, change is necessary. But it needs to be change that is plausible and possible.

We have added Junior pathways to get more participation at WABL level. Perhaps it's time to look at expanding and actually supporting D-League, instead of casting it aside at a separate venue? Used correctly it can be a great avenue for aspiring Players, Coaches and Officials to get valuable match practice. With more and more Games having 3 Refs, we need to have somewhere they can train and be evaluated more often, why not at a D-League level with proper evaluations and input? It's got to help them.

Just my 2 cents worth.


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The Rocket
Last year
19:55 18 Oct 16

Reply #602825

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Can we get onto something more interesting like who is moving where and maybe someone wants to put out an early predictor for where men's and women's sbl teams may finish and why?


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Anonymous
Last year
20:00 18 Oct 16

Reply #602827

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

@random DW mate. In literally a month when the fixture is released everyone will shut up and start talking about player movement which is what THIS forum is half good for.

All this BS about player surveys and players having all this experience about the league and how basketball should work. Players play. Coaches coach. Administrators ADMINISTER. if you have an issue, don't wait until news drops and be reactive, be PROACTIVE and approach your club admin or president. All 12 associations where briefed on the implications of 48 > 40 minute change and asked for feedback and guess what. NOTHING. So it got passed.

Kanye: "hands up, we just doing what the cops taught us" ... BWA literally just did what 12 association told them to do.

Kalgoorlie said that they needed to be a part of D League, and fought for it. Guess what. THEYRE IN D LEAGUE.

If you want something done, don't wait for the league to run a survey, go take control of your league and make a change. Do you think the NBA surveys its players?! No way. There is an NBA players association. Maybe form an SBL players association and stuff will actually get done. Or are you scared that your views might not reflect the whole playing group and then you'll be singled out as the one out of touch. Every club has an email address and so does Adam at BWA. I suggest you get off these forums and put pen to paper in a more constructive setting.


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JR
Last year
23:10 18 Oct 16

Reply #602849

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

No, causal it is. Sounds like a resounding NO to midweeks. So we are forever destined to have six month seasons with training every week plus travel at times. Make a long season for all involved.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:52 19 Oct 16

Reply #602870

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^join Eastern Suns where you're guaranteed to miss Finals, one less month


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
01:31 19 Oct 16

Reply #602875

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^lol


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Insider
Last year
11:37 19 Oct 16

Reply #602896

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"I assume Willeton, Jonndalup, Cockburn, PL, Lakeside, Kalamunda, Bunbury and Stirling would train at their stadiums - seems like enough."

I know Willeton does not practice on there court both days either does Bunbury, Redbacks don't East Perth no days at Morley. You would be surprised how many teams don't actually practice on the courts they play on during games I would say that most teams get 1 practice in on the actual court they will play a game on since they usually split with the girls.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:41 19 Oct 16

Reply #602905

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^^ correct, Willetton train at two neighbouring schools.

Perry Lakes train at their home but its not as if there are caughts hanging around at Bendat, they share them with PMBL and Junior training.

Also dont forget, trainings are what, 1.5hrs long? An SBL fixture required the courts (usually two bc men warm up during womens) for at LEAST 5.5hours.


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Interested
Last year
14:08 19 Oct 16

Reply #602919

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"All this BS about player surveys and players having all this experience about the league and how basketball should work. Players play. Coaches coach. Administrators ADMINISTER. if you have an issue, don't wait until news drops and be reactive, be PROACTIVE"

People are trying to be proactive.There is little to no communication between the league administration and the organizations it comprises. Granted it should go both ways but why cant BWA announce that they are open to suggestions or even ask the players from each team. They are always around no reason why a conversation can't be brought up.

The most sustainable question raised here has been about a bye weekend which I think would help the league a lot.

As for the head aches with scheduling. Whats an extra couple of hours and negotiations for a long term better and more sustainable league.

Its really frustrating when people say that when you are asking for things to get better that its deemed having a winge and that you should go out there and do it yourself. At the end of the day the avenues available to make change in this league are extremely restrictive and i don't know if that's because of an old framework or reluctance to change but you we can see when steps are made, like the minutes, clubs will participate. It shouldn't be entirely up to the players to do this it should be in done WITH the league.


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Insider
Last year
15:20 19 Oct 16

Reply #602923

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I agree there should be a players union to deal with these issues along with many others.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:30 19 Oct 16

Reply #602925

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ahahaha players union. Lolllll

Yes that sounds great for the 5% of players who want a week off.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:56 19 Oct 16

Reply #602929

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

can we discuss whats happening with the teams. Still many without coaches, a fair bit of players who may or may not be moving clubs. Feels like we havent had any news about anything except the damn bye weekend that some want.


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Insider
Last year
16:01 19 Oct 16

Reply #602930

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Agreed lets talk player movement and coaching gigs


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Anonymous
Last year
18:20 19 Oct 16

Reply #602938

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The SBL is having a bye week in 2017, possibly two. So leave that and move on to the next suggestion.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:52 19 Oct 16

Reply #602944

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Is Nix still the coach of Perry Lakes? There has been no updates on this at all. Didnt they finish their applications like 2 weeks ago? Surely with all the major coaches almost locked up they have made a decision.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
19:05 19 Oct 16

Reply #602949

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I'd like to know with the switch to 40 minute games whether or not they are going to consider reducing the number of players to suit up from 12 back to 10?


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Anoneemoose
Last year
19:15 19 Oct 16

Reply #602950

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I wonder if CJ applied for the PL Mens gig?

He only took the Women after SD got the Mens job last time around.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:32 19 Oct 16

Reply #602957

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I still think Parsons will be the PL coach. He's on holiday in the US at the moment so they could be waiting for him to get back before they announce it


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Anonymous
Last year
21:33 19 Oct 16

Reply #602963

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

has anyone actually been interviewed for the PL gig?
someone has to know lol


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Anonymous
Last year
22:16 19 Oct 16

Reply #602973

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Mark Heron, Justin Ekhart, CJ and Chris Sofoulis all interviewed for the Hawks gig last week.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:20 19 Oct 16

Reply #602978

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Couple of questions about SBL.

1) how much would most coaches be paid?

2) how often do they train? Just twice a week?


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Anonymous
Last year
23:31 19 Oct 16

Reply #602979

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Shit!! I hope the Hawks choose Ekhart.


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Amateur
Last year
01:47 20 Oct 16

Reply #602980

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think random hit a nerve with adam ford. he did bring up a valid point about rhys being development player when adam was east perth coach - from memory wasnt sunday dech a development player too that year. Maybe random is onto something, that cant be just a coincidence. For the record I would have garlepp any day over hire, and gliddon or even jackson hussey over wroe or kenny


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Anonymous
Last year
13:08 20 Oct 16

Reply #603006

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Confirmed: Chris Sofoulis in at PL

Interesting to see how he goes


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Anonymous
Last year
13:29 20 Oct 16

Reply #603007

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

source of Sofoulis as PL coach?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:08 20 Oct 16

Reply #603009

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

It's a joke geez


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Anonymous
Last year
15:21 20 Oct 16

Reply #603017

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Phew.....I was worried about my boy Ekhart. Hawks should grab him while they can.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:54 20 Oct 16

Reply #603025

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Chris Sofoulis actually did apply, as did CJ the other two are probably lies.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:11 20 Oct 16

Reply #603053

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so that must mean cj Jackson is not coaching the perrry lakes women ? who is there coach then.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:12 20 Oct 16

Reply #603055

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

He actually didn't apply (CS)


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Anonymous
Last year
18:21 20 Oct 16

Reply #603061

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

CJ will still be the womens coach if he doesnt get the Mens job.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:32 20 Oct 16

Reply #603070

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

what background does CS have coaching wise?


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Anonymous
Last year
11:38 21 Oct 16

Reply #603149

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

None, it's a joke


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Insider
Last year
13:47 21 Oct 16

Reply #603176

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

It's a joke that he applied or It's a joke that he applied? lol


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Sof
Last year
14:00 21 Oct 16

Reply #603179

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hi guys, I did not apply, I will be back at Lakeside along with my brother Ryan. We have been hitting the weights and are extra buff now. He is a huge 60kg and I am 90kg (mostly in the gut).


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Random acts of kindess
Last year
14:08 21 Oct 16

Reply #603180

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Anyone else noticed the ever evolving SBL website is not working right now?

Rumour from cockburn

Adam Nener
John Triscari
Jason Smith
and Diagostino have applied for the coaching


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Anonymous
Last year
14:29 21 Oct 16

Reply #603183

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Haha @ the guys hating on the Sofs. Got sick of losing to them for 10 years did you?


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Sof
Last year
14:33 21 Oct 16

Reply #603184

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Haters gon' hate.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:51 21 Oct 16

Reply #603257

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Triscari already coaches the Cockburn women


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Anonymous
Last year
11:50 24 Oct 16

Reply #603776

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Della, Dt and Prince to retire apparently.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:07 24 Oct 16

Reply #603781

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so Cockburn are now going to be without McIntyre, DT, Della, the two imports, Prince and possibly Peseva due to school. Plus they lost their coach. Things are looking up for them.


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Cougarlife
Last year
12:34 24 Oct 16

Reply #603784

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

hahaha Is everyone still thinking that Cockburn will stay make the 8? If this is true then they go from chocolates to boiled lollies in the space of 2 months.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:06 24 Oct 16

Reply #603788

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Depends, do they still have Gavin Field and 2 imports? If thats the case you can almost guarantee it.


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Anon
Last year
13:28 24 Oct 16

Reply #603789

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cockburn will only have one budget import if any


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Cougarlife
Last year
15:37 24 Oct 16

Reply #603812

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I heard that the budget only allowed for one budget import and that was for both the Mens and womens teams combined.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:10 24 Oct 16

Reply #603832

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Is there any idea whats happening at Wolves? You could see changes happening there. Maybe Ettridge moves on again. Maybe Sebba retires? Maybe Illiadis cant get over his injury niggle. Matacz retires? Davis doesn't return?


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Cougarlife
Last year
11:23 25 Oct 16

Reply #603982

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

A league without Ettridge would be fantastic


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Anonymous
Last year
14:20 25 Oct 16

Reply #604024

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nah hes such a good sport and so humble. He has worked so hard to get that team of nobody's to be champions. I mean Bradd Robbins, Greg Hire, Seb Salinas, Damien Matacz, Trian Illiadis and those boys learned all their skills and how to play basketball from Ben Ettridge, they had no knowledge of the game and they are nothing without him.


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Amateur
Last year
15:05 25 Oct 16

Reply #604033

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hey c'mon now leave the Stirling Wolves alone


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Anonymous
Last year
11:45 26 Oct 16

Reply #604131

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

word on the street is Nener to coach Cougars


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Anonymous
Last year
12:57 26 Oct 16

Reply #604137

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Confirmed this morning


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Anonymous
Last year
14:03 26 Oct 16

Reply #604145

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

good hire by Cougars. Lets hope they support him fully. He could be just as good for them as the last coaching group if he has support.


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Anon
Last year
14:07 26 Oct 16

Reply #604148

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Really Nener as good as the last coaching group?
Parsons had zero support from the cougars.Lets also note that half of the cougars board has "retired" too


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Anonymous
Last year
14:09 26 Oct 16

Reply #604150

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Retired? Getting in early before some were kicked out


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Anonymous
Last year
14:25 26 Oct 16

Reply #604161

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

WOW who retired from the board?


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Anon
Last year
14:31 26 Oct 16

Reply #604167

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Retiring Directors
• Trever Rodgers
• Bert de Meyere
• Mel van Lit
• Alistair Monson
• Fleur McIntyre


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Anonymous
Last year
16:55 26 Oct 16

Reply #604215

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Have they retired from the board or is their directorate up. Mel Van Lit is representing the Van Lit family. Can't imagine her resigning.
If no one applies for a directorate and its up for grabs TVL will try to get back on .This must be stopped at all costs.

Re Nener as coach He will do a good job, he will have the respect of senior players eg Bob DT Della and Stevie .Maybe two new players now coach is Nener. Only one retiring is Sheldon, if his knee comes good he may be back.

Players such as Hayto Stevie and Matt M have the ability to step up.

Rumour that Goode is back in town and hanging round Cougarland


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Anonymous
Last year
17:39 26 Oct 16

Reply #604219

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so on paper they should be a threat to get back to the playoffs and be right amongst it again.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:54 26 Oct 16

Reply #604226

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Whats happening at Perry Lakes?


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Anonymous
Last year
18:01 26 Oct 16

Reply #604230

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Heard Mike Vigor might be heading over to Willeton.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:18 26 Oct 16

Reply #604262

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Bit goin on this year with a NUMBER of ex SBL players making comebacks. Look for Hayden Noordhoek at Willetton, hopefully Jake 'everystatcounts' Burston stays at home.

A couple of ex-Lakeside players are testing their spare time at another South River club.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:50 27 Oct 16

Reply #604293

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"Rumour that Goode is back in town and hanging round Cougarland"

Make that East Perth


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Anonymous
Last year
11:51 27 Oct 16

Reply #604338

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Think you will find that Goode is shopping himself around to all clubs but the smart clubs are saying No Thanks. Lots of issues at Cockburn during SBL season. Also all the Van Lit haters need to stop and look at the time and effort Mr & Mrs Van Lit have put into Cockburn over the many years they have been involved. I can remember Mr Van Lit training Cockburn WABL teams over 20 years ago. That is a lot of their own time and effort and not even coaching their own children back then. Some people need to get off their bums and help out and stop bagging the people who do or have done for many years at no cost to the clubs.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:25 27 Oct 16

Reply #604339

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Goode will have a gig in the SBL next season.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:27 27 Oct 16

Reply #604340

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

put in effort to drive out players and coaches? put in effort to have their own personal agendas met? put in an effort to sit in the stands and sledge the playing group and the coaches? Yeah they put in an effort being absolute meatheads


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Anonymous
Last year
12:35 27 Oct 16

Reply #604341

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What they did 20 years ago compared to what they do now and two completely different things!!


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Anonymous
Last year
13:13 27 Oct 16

Reply #604349

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Still get sick of hearing people bag out volunteers :(


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Anonymous
Last year
13:40 27 Oct 16

Reply #604356

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

(Mod: Excessive sniping.)


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Anonymous
Last year
14:19 27 Oct 16

Reply #604362

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Spot on!


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Anonymous
Last year
14:45 27 Oct 16

Reply #604364

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Goode has signed with East Perth apparently after multiple messages and phone calls to not take on board a player who has left Cockburn with a large amount of money owing from him. He racked up fines and fines from other things which he has and will not pay. He still owes money to some cockburn faithful from what i have heard. And much much more.

The fact anyone would want to sign someone who comes with more baggage than a United Boeing 747 flight is beyond me.

If East Perth were smart, they would talk to players and coaches who have dealt with him and they know will be honest with them. No beating around the bush. It does make you think just how special it was that Cockburn could still win a championship without Gavin Field and all the crap they apparently had to go through with Goode on and off the court.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:04 27 Oct 16

Reply #604366

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cockburn should just suck it up and deal with the money situation with Goode. He did help you win a chip whilst allegedly playing for nothing.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:16 27 Oct 16

Reply #604370

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

why should Cockburn have to suck it up? the fact Cockburn didn't release him like other teams would have allowed him to complete a full season which apparently he hasn't done in a long time due to being let go for obvious reasons.

He would be sitting at home in America if Cockburn didn't bring him out. He didn't need to sign the contract for nothing, but he did sign it and it clearly states specific things. So if Cockburn didn't keep him around (lucky for him) he wouldn't have played. Cockburn could have gone out and got another import who was already practicing with them.

Goode has Parsons and Francis to thank for a lot plain and simple. And hes even burnt those bridges. Cockburn were already trying to get themselves back on track financially and added costs from fines doesn't really help them out any. He should be a MAN about it and actually own up to mistakes and stupidity.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:38 27 Oct 16

Reply #604371

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Easiest way for Cockburn to get their finances back on track again was to spend a little more this year and have a team that was ready to go back to back. Success leads to greater opportunities for financial gain. Sadly that has been lost.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:19 27 Oct 16

Reply #604378

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So who are the candidates for Perry Lakes & Slammers?


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Anonymous
Last year
17:29 27 Oct 16

Reply #604381

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

People on here who think that clubs make money from winning SBL championships have no idea at all.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:30 27 Oct 16

Reply #604382

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

No one wants Slammers lol


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Anonymous
Last year
17:38 27 Oct 16

Reply #604383

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

no they make money from their jnr and senior rec league fixtures. If you have a successful SBL team it def doesnt hurt those things.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:44 27 Oct 16

Reply #604408

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Bet Goodes doesn't even last till beginning of the season


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QUILO
Last year
20:01 27 Oct 16

Reply #604444

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nix still in charge of Hawks? havent heard a peep out of them.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:45 27 Oct 16

Reply #604474

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons is coaching the Hawks next year, Slammers only team without a coach


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QUILO
Last year
22:02 27 Oct 16

Reply #604490

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

has it been announced about Parsons?


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Anonymous
Last year
22:03 27 Oct 16

Reply #604491

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Don't think so officially but it's a done deal


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Anonymous
Last year
10:54 28 Oct 16

Reply #604547

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah parsons will be Perry Lakes coach.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:02 28 Oct 16

Reply #604549

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons just announced on the PL facebook page as head coach


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Anonymous
Last year
12:12 28 Oct 16

Reply #604564

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

its official. Now begins the Mass exodus of cockburn players to follow the coach.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:14 28 Oct 16

Reply #604565

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Buccs still without a coach also


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Anonymous
Last year
12:33 28 Oct 16

Reply #604569

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Great work Cockburn!!!


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Anonymous
Last year
12:39 28 Oct 16

Reply #604571

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I doubt guys many guys will follow to Perry Lakes. Most of that core are in the later years of their careers and they have good chemistry already and a new coach who is respected amongst them. New chapter for both clubS.


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Ballbag
Last year
13:02 28 Oct 16

Reply #604572

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

An interesting time ahead for Hawks. Appointing an experienced and successful coach after several inexperienced ones (apart from 6 week Shawn) should be a positive change for the players.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:25 28 Oct 16

Reply #604574

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I'm keen to see how this hawks team goes now. IMO they have been SERIOUS under achievers for the past couple of years. With that group of aussie guys they should have been contending, I guess their import choices have let them down considerably.

Give them two strong imports and now a good coach, predicting top 2 for them next year.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:29 28 Oct 16

Reply #604575

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Top 2 finish is a bit rich. It takes time to get a team together and in sync. I think if they finish top 4 then thats a start. They have to be able to build some chemistry and some identity in the first season.


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Ballbag
Last year
13:35 28 Oct 16

Reply #604576

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Don't know about that. The local core is not that strong with maybe only Purser, Smith and Garlepp being decent SBL standard. The last two are quite inconsistent. They drop off a lot after these guys. Carlwell and Hobbs were ok. Nix new what they would give the team and their numbers were what were expected.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:48 28 Oct 16

Reply #604578

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ben Dixon is a good PG, could see a return of Jesse Dixon to his home club.

Garlepp is a good backup big. Smith is a starting calibre 2 guard.

Purser is an all star talent in the SBL. Sully is a good bench role player. Hickert is borderline starter talent.

Add two good imports and reduction to 40 min games. I think that's a fairly talented deep team. Good enough for top 2 if everything falls their way.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:06 28 Oct 16

Reply #604579

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

think a few of the critics are a a bit harsh on Nix, Hobbs was injured only played half the games last year and few of them left handed only, and Carlwell was not fit for at least first 3/4 of season (if fit at all)


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Anonymous
Last year
15:48 28 Oct 16

Reply #604593

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hawks to win it all, Carlwell an aussie, two imports and good aussies. Dont be surprised to see some Cockburn boys follow the leader.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:20 28 Oct 16

Reply #604599

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lol people are getting ahead of themselves here. Hawks still a work in progress.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:06 28 Oct 16

Reply #604606

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Apparently it came down to the last minute between chris soufoulous and parsons. Chris just lacking some of the required skills expected from a head coach. Best of luck to the both of them.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:15 28 Oct 16

Reply #604610

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

It did not Perry Lakes had made their decision weeks ago and were waiting Parsons to return from overseas


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Anonymous
Last year
11:36 31 Oct 16

Reply #604990

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Still a work in progress but a great Aussie contingent to build from. Apart from the Wolves, perhaps the best Aussie core.


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The Bear
Last year
13:53 31 Oct 16

Reply #605024

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Giants making the moves already with a couple of signings...

http://www.goldfieldsgiants.com/20161031atemmurray/

They are one of the few clubs that always like to keep their fans (and the rest of the league for that matter) up-to-date. Always on the front foot.

With most of the other clubs, you won't know what their team is until they walk out on the court in round one.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:12 31 Oct 16

Reply #605030

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Good to know Bear thanks. Atem should be a decent backup for the giants.

Will they have Franich back this year?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:40 31 Oct 16

Reply #605039

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Matthew Adekponya drafted in the 6th round of the NBA D league by the Grand Rapids. Big news!!!


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The Bear
Last year
14:47 31 Oct 16

Reply #605040

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think I read on the Giants' Facebook page a while back that Franich had retired along with Russell Hurst.


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Lukosius
Last year
14:57 31 Oct 16

Reply #605042

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yep, Lordan and Russell have retired but both will remain actively involved with the club in 2017.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:39 31 Oct 16

Reply #605055

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Interesting about Adekponye. Maybe that looks good for European teams? he would poentially make more money for geraldton.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:55 31 Oct 16

Reply #605059

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lol Adekponye getting picked had nothing to do with his season in Geraldton.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:57 31 Oct 16

Reply #605061

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Taken by the Detroit team when his sisters fiance plays for the Pistons? Is that what you're meaning?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:11 31 Oct 16

Reply #605064

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

No not that either. He happened to impress some NBA D League scouts in the offseason.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:23 31 Oct 16

Reply #605067

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I wasn't saying that playing for geraldton had anything to do with his selection. I was saying it was an interesting move by him considering NBA dleague players get paid so little.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:46 31 Oct 16

Reply #605075

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

And Sbl players make bank lol. Its a great opportunity for him to showcase himself.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:51 31 Oct 16

Reply #605077

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

No Cockburn guys are "following the leader". Cockburn and PL aren't the best of mates after the last finals series!


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Insider
Last year
17:21 31 Oct 16

Reply #605087

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Definitley will get paid more and get looked after way better playing in the D League plus way better opportunity


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william
Last year
17:30 31 Oct 16

Reply #605090

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

No Cockburn guys are "following the leader". Cockburn and PL aren't the best of mates after the last finals series!

lets revisit this come next season.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:33 31 Oct 16

Reply #605091

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Apparently Pesava and Garlepp played in that 3 on 3 thing together? He'd be a good pick up for Plakes. Maybe the guard import from cockburn would go. Plakes surely have more money to offer than cockburn.


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Insider
Last year
17:38 31 Oct 16

Reply #605093

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

PL does not like paying Aussies although they will in certain cases Pesava is in college so he couldn't/wouldn't get paid anyway.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:47 31 Oct 16

Reply #605095

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

who said anything about PL paying people?


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Anonymous
Last year
17:51 31 Oct 16

Reply #605096

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So are players getting a weekend off or what?

If it is just ignored again there will be a riot


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Insider
Last year
18:03 31 Oct 16

Reply #605098

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"Plakes surely have more money to offer than cockburn."


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Anonymous
Last year
18:06 31 Oct 16

Reply #605099

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hopefully players are given a weekend off this year.

It seems stupid that other leagues manage it pretty easily but there is such a reluctance here.


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Farr Kitt
Last year
18:10 31 Oct 16

Reply #605100

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

There'll be Aussies wanting to pay P Lakes to let them on the team next season.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:28 31 Oct 16

Reply #605105

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Best training courts, now good coach and good core.Will be interesting to see who moves. Can see DT moving after having success with Parsons. Maybe Ettridge as assistant coach?


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Anonymous
Last year
19:37 31 Oct 16

Reply #605110

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lol Ettridge as assistant lol


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Anonymouse
Last year
20:48 31 Oct 16

Reply #605117

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah, DT could be reunited with his old buddy Mal Keene at PL.
There's enough A Holes in the western suburbs without Mr Sportsmanship.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:34 31 Oct 16

Reply #605129

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Plakes looking Very Very good,

Benny D
Import
Smith
Ben Purser
Carlwell

Hickert
Garlepp
O'sullivan
Pesava
DT?

With a 40 minute game format, Bench is less important but four decent players coming off the bench should fine especially with Coach parsons


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Anonymous
Last year
22:00 31 Oct 16

Reply #605134

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Highly doubt DT would leave Cockburn after winning with them.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:01 31 Oct 16

Reply #605135

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Pesava wont be back from college either


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Anonymous
Last year
22:03 31 Oct 16

Reply #605136

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Do you guys just make shit up? seriously just because a coach changes teams doesnt mean that his team are going to follow. Cockburn have a lot to look forward to. The Palying group is still pretty darn good and Im sure Nener has a few guys who want to follow him to add to it


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Anonymous
Last year
23:49 31 Oct 16

Reply #605156

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ahhhhh yer its a forum full of buttholes, of course they make it up. The best thing u can do is just make up stuff too. If no one is credible then everyone wins.


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Anonymouuuusseee
Last year
11:31 1 Nov 16

Reply #605217

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"Yeah, DT could be reunited with his old buddy Mal Keene at PL.
There's enough A Holes in the western suburbs without Mr Sportsmanship"

If Dt is unsportsmanlike, would love to hear this idiots views on Land, Tupea, Ralph and players who have refused to even shake hands after games.

It must suck when a 5 foot nothing gives you buckets for the last 8 years, wins a championship after sacrificing his personal game and you sit there and have to bag them out. Uber tough Anonymouse.





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Anonymouse
Last year
11:42 1 Nov 16

Reply #605221

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Mr Sportsmanship coaches the Wolves - you simpleton.


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apologies
Last year
11:56 1 Nov 16

Reply #605224

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

:) i guess i was a simpleton, misread so I stand corrected. but yes you are correct, it would be hilarious to see Ettridge and Parsons together.

Speaking of Ettrdige is there any news on whether he will keep his wheelchair job considering the team under performed supremely?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:47 1 Nov 16

Reply #605270

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

pesava is 1 and done in college. only has 1 year eligiblity. he would be a strong possibility to come back and play for parsons

Parsons has shown he knows how to effectively use a big lumbering big man in the sbl. if Hawks were to pick up Carlwell as an aussie and then collect 2 quality imports they would be pretty tough with the compliment of aussies still on hand.

and for goodness sake can we stop whining about the week off thing?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:23 1 Nov 16

Reply #605279

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Did Adekponya go in the NBA D League draft? Does this mean he's gone?

What is his history? Did he make state teams growing up etc? Or is he not an Aussie?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:49 1 Nov 16

Reply #605284

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yes Adekponya has gone to the D League. He made an impact playing in an overseas tourney and got some attention. Not sure if he will be playing next year in the SBL. He is an Aussie.Has played around the world and has played in the NBL were he was a development player for Cairns and then also an injury replacement for the Crocs. He is from Cairns originally.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:16 2 Nov 16

Reply #605387

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

We are not "Whining" about the week off.

Its a realistic change that can be implemented immediately. Whats ridiculous is that it hasn't been made sooner.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:49 2 Nov 16

Reply #605389

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

It's not necessary. The season isn't that long


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Anonymous
Last year
16:53 2 Nov 16

Reply #605390

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The clubs have to sign off on the fixtures. Get your club to propose a bye.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:06 2 Nov 16

Reply #605393

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

To the whingers - if you want a bye, have 20 of them and just don't play. Give your spot to a junior who would actually appreciate it rather than someone who clearly doesn't and feels their commitment to a semi-pro league that was here way before them and will still be here well after their woeful attempt at a career, is too much to commit to for six months. Cry me a f'ing river! You're all probably the type who need handouts of mum and dad to live your lavish lives of selfies and dab parties. And stop dressing up as clowns, unless your name is Ronald and you're selling big macs


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Anonymous
Last year
17:42 2 Nov 16

Reply #605399

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Settle down codger!!

Why have the box scores been changed AGAIN on the sbl website? Getting more and more impossible to view old games scores on the website.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:04 2 Nov 16

Reply #605401

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Key word is SEMI Pro,

One weekend isnt much to ask. If the SEABL manage to give everyteam 3 why cant the SBL give us one.

The person ranting negatively obviously has zero clue about how it works.

there should be at least some consideration of the players well being when decisions are made.


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Reply #605402

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ive never got involved but, I think the key is that there is a disconnect between the league and players.

Why not give them one week off and restructure the fixture wouldn't be that hard.

Seems like a good idea.

I don't understand why someone is SO AGAINST it haha, its weird.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:10 2 Nov 16

Reply #605403

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Give them week off, seems fair


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Hogwash
Last year
18:17 2 Nov 16

Reply #605407

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The rumour is that Easter will be a general bye.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:27 2 Nov 16

Reply #605408

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

LEGENDARY

THIS IS GREAT NEWS


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Anonymous
Last year
18:43 2 Nov 16

Reply #605410

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

looks like a few more dab parties will be able to take place lol

So does anyone know if Lako is officially back as coach of the redbacks?


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Anonymous
Last year
21:11 2 Nov 16

Reply #605431

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

He hasnt signed the contract they offered supposedly. Doesnt like the terms they outlined for him. Good on them, cant let him have carte blanche to make deals he cant come through on.


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Reply #605448

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

To the person who posed as me... You idiot. Have the balls to post under your own name. For the record, I see the pros and cons of both arguments. Week off essentially just means an extra double header, if clubs and coaches don't mind that - then it's hard to see what the fuss is all about really


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ANON
Last year
08:56 3 Nov 16

Reply #605457

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

In response to Anonymouuuuse i dont agree with the the DT comment either but dont drag other people in to the argument . Cant comment on Tupea or Land but Aaron Ralph only refused to shake hands with Goodes as did most of the Buccs simlpy as payback.He did that during the season on two occasions ..


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Anonymous
Last year
13:55 3 Nov 16

Reply #605479

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Goode is a horrible sport and everyone knows it. The most unsportsmanlike person in the SBL by far.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:58 3 Nov 16

Reply #605480

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Also worst defender


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Anonymous
Last year
15:01 3 Nov 16

Reply #605483

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

East Perth signed him though cause he can play offence. I mean who cares about how he presents himself around the club.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:17 3 Nov 16

Reply #605485

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Best wishes to East Perth. Hopefully they have someone there that can supplement his income because he sure as hell wont work for an income


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Anonymous
Last year
15:34 3 Nov 16

Reply #605486

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

To be fair, he's an import, he should be paid. Almost all the others are paid at least a base salary (at the respectable clubs). The others do their best to organise other sources of income for their players.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:48 3 Nov 16

Reply #605489

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lol sour grapes from Cockburn lol. Goode was still darn good for Cockburn. His defense wasnt great but his offense was better then anyone expected.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:14 3 Nov 16

Reply #605491

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

To be fair, to Cockburn, if he was dumb enough to sign a contract stating no money and he would have to find work because he came out on this amazing thing called a work visa, then perhaps he should actually WORK.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:16 3 Nov 16

Reply #605493

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Goode was amazing for Cockburn no doubt offensively, but games are won on the defensive end. and luckily for Cockburn Joondalup's Huntington 5-18 and 2-10 from 3pt land where not one time was Goode out to guard him.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:16 3 Nov 16

Reply #605494

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

does the addition of Goode make East Perth a playoff team?

With the exodus of Parsons and rumored retirements are the cougars a chance to miss playoffs in 2017?

Does the addition of Parsons at Hawks make them a contender for the title?

I wouldnt mind seeing either a Cougars v Hawks or a Cougars v Eagles fixture in round 1 of 2017 season.



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Anonymous
Last year
17:05 3 Nov 16

Reply #605497

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

As mentioned on here before.
Perry Lakes are an 8-10th ranked team.
That is where they been the last 3-4yrs.

New coach should help improve but if Hobbs is already signed then they really are only going to be swapping out Carwell for another 5man.





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Anonymous
Last year
17:07 3 Nov 16

Reply #605498

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Pretty sure basketball is about scoring more points than the other team. Goodes enabled them to do that.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:10 3 Nov 16

Reply #605499

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lol Hobbs isnt coming back


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Anonymous
Last year
17:10 3 Nov 16

Reply #605500

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

That would be horrific if he did


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Anonymous
Last year
18:09 3 Nov 16

Reply #605504

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

BC is an Aussie now so they will be looking at new imports to compliment the Aussies on the roster


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Anonymous
Last year
18:40 3 Nov 16

Reply #605506

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"As mentioned on here before.
Perry Lakes are an 8-10th ranked team.
That is where they been the last 3-4yrs."

the last 3 or 4 years they also had Nix as coach (good coach but parsons just won back to back coach of the year last 2 years and the championship, despite most people thinking they wouldnt even make the playoffs)

Carlwell now being an Aussie allows them to get 2 more imports.

Parsons is a great recruiter and I GUARENTEE there will be Aussies that move clubs to play for him at Hawks. Keep in mind Parsons is the U20 men state coach for 2017. Dont be suprised if you see one or two of those boys suit up for Hawks next year.

You watch Pesava come back from college and don a blue and white uni.

It is safe to say Hawks will not be the team they have been for the last 3-4 years


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Anonymous
Last year
18:58 3 Nov 16

Reply #605508

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think it is more likely Pesava heads back to Lakeside than PL


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Anonymous
Last year
19:04 3 Nov 16

Reply #605510

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You do know Pesava was originally from Cockburn right?
He then went to Lakeside before returning home to Cockburn.

So why would he leave the club that gave him is SBL chance? He will be a 35min player next year.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:26 3 Nov 16

Reply #605514

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Pesavas loyalty lies with Parsons, he will be in the blue and white when he returns from college


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Anonymous
Last year
19:41 3 Nov 16

Reply #605515

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ease up you try-hards. He hasn't even left WA yet. Parsons may not be the Hawks coach when he does get back. Who knows how the land will lie. Crazy speculation.


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
20:43 3 Nov 16

Reply #605519

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^you spud, it has already been announced http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-6713-0-0-0&sID=124321&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=49128349


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
20:45 3 Nov 16

Reply #605522

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Eh, you probz meant Pesava, I retract my spud remark


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Anonymous
Last year
21:22 3 Nov 16

Reply #605526

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nix just announced as head coach of the Slammers men


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Anonymous
Last year
21:44 3 Nov 16

Reply #605530

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Brian Voelkel also announced today as returning to the Slammers.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:54 3 Nov 16

Reply #605533

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Where was that announced? It's not on their Facebook page


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Anonymous
Last year
23:31 3 Nov 16

Reply #605542

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ok now it is


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Anonymous
Last year
10:46 4 Nov 16

Reply #605561

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Pesava is in Dallas right now, but ok..


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Anonymous
Last year
11:15 4 Nov 16

Reply #605569

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Brian Voelkel = one of the biggest knobs the league has ever seen...


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Anonymous
Last year
11:19 4 Nov 16

Reply #605573

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The refs are already excited to tech him


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Hogwash
Last year
14:52 4 Nov 16

Reply #605609

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^^^^ Hahaha ^^^^


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Hogwash
Last year
14:55 4 Nov 16

Reply #605611

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I've now got this mental image in my head, of all the refs sitting around together, the mood is at fever pitch, boners all around, retired refs coming back from retirement.....

All because Voelkel is returning....


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Anonymous
Last year
14:53 5 Nov 16

Reply #605874

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ben Smith from Mandurah signing with the Slammers


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Anonymous
Last year
17:39 5 Nov 16

Reply #605893

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Seen Marcus Goode out at the clubs with that Lisa girl that used to date the other black guy from stirling. Good to see the guy with no money to pay a club back can go out and get drunk. Must have just milked more money off people.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:10 5 Nov 16

Reply #605897

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Marcus Goode is a flat out joke, he is not a champion, offensively he is so so talented, but man... He didn't deserve that title


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Anonymous
Last year
19:10 5 Nov 16

Reply #605903

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ben Smith to slammers is interesting. A lot of bigs in that lineup now for a 40 min game. Voelkel, Wortho, Weeden, Smith. 20 mins a game???


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Anonymous
Last year
19:57 5 Nov 16

Reply #605919

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Easley obviously gone, Voelkel more likely to play the 3, Wortho may be having a year off


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Anonymous
Last year
20:33 5 Nov 16

Reply #605927

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who wants Easley? Been to a few now and doesn't last long anywhere.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:11 5 Nov 16

Reply #606075

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Easley is a liability nowadays. Doesn't have the scoring punch he used to give four years ago and can't defend to save his life


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Insider
Last year
12:30 7 Nov 16

Reply #606549

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

One more shoe to drop at Slammers certain veteran PG???


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Anonymous
Last year
13:04 7 Nov 16

Reply #606552

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What?


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Anonymous
Last year
13:10 7 Nov 16

Reply #606556

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Be a small back court.


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Insider
Last year
13:14 7 Nov 16

Reply #606557

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Don't need a big backcourt in the SBL all the guards are small there are rarely big wings and no guards post up plus Tre always guards bigger players. Not too many 6'6 SG's and 6'8- 6'9 3 men lol


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Anonymous
Last year
13:18 7 Nov 16

Reply #606558

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Michael Lay is signing with the Slammers


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Insider
Last year
13:25 7 Nov 16

Reply #606561

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

ding ding ding


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Anonymous
Last year
13:30 7 Nov 16

Reply #606562

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yup hahaha


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Anonymous
Last year
13:31 7 Nov 16

Reply #606563

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Anyone else signing there?


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Anonymous
Last year
13:42 7 Nov 16

Reply #606566

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Doccy signed as PL womens coach


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Insider
Last year
13:43 7 Nov 16

Reply #606567

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yea I wonder what the CJ's new role is?


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Anonymous
Last year
13:48 7 Nov 16

Reply #606569

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who will Nixy hire as assistant?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:17 7 Nov 16

Reply #606572

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lay hasn't played since what, 2013? 4 years off at 33 years old? How good will he be?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:19 7 Nov 16

Reply #606573

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah he will be a third string pg, nothing more than a veteran leader


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Insider
Last year
14:26 7 Nov 16

Reply #606579

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lol Tre will play the 2 for sure Puot and Lay will run the point Voelkle at the 3 and Weeden and ben smith at 4 and 5 with young slammers off the bench.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:31 7 Nov 16

Reply #606582

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

slammers will be super tough. not much defence but will put points on the board for sure.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:31 7 Nov 16

Reply #606583

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Seva Chan back at Cockburn.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:35 7 Nov 16

Reply #606586

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hitchcock and Worthington won't be happy with all this, if they buy in they will be tough


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Anonymous
Last year
14:36 7 Nov 16

Reply #606587

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Chan already signed with Lakeside?


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Insider
Last year
14:39 7 Nov 16

Reply #606590

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Not sure if either Wortho or Hitchcock are playing


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Insider
Last year
14:39 7 Nov 16

Reply #606591

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Suns are signing a VCU guy according to article that will be exciting!!!


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Anonymous
Last year
14:42 7 Nov 16

Reply #606592

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah I think they will both have a year off


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Anonymous
Last year
15:18 7 Nov 16

Reply #606606

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Chan is back at cockburn. Lakeside have Vinci at the PG spot now. Cougars now have Chan, Van Lit and DT.


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Hogwash
Last year
15:41 7 Nov 16

Reply #606617

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Teny Puot is back in Melbourne and is staying there.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:47 7 Nov 16

Reply #606619

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

For real!!!!!!!??


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Anonymous
Last year
15:52 7 Nov 16

Reply #606623

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

How do you know this


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Hogwash
Last year
16:38 7 Nov 16

Reply #606644

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I'm a former teammate of his at the Suns.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:45 7 Nov 16

Reply #606648

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who even is Teny Puot??


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Anonymous
Last year
17:59 7 Nov 16

Reply #606672

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who will he play for? And why the sudden change?


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Anonymous
Last year
18:20 7 Nov 16

Reply #606682

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Seemed fine 2-3 days ago and happy with his offseason work


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Anonymous
Last year
19:06 7 Nov 16

Reply #606706

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Looks like the rumours and signings are kicking into gear


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Anonymous
Last year
00:28 8 Nov 16

Reply #606819

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Tigers looking to improve on a solid Semi Final year, exactly the same group but Noordhoek returns and improving on Funches. Will announce JayVaughn Pinkston as their import signing in coming days.

Starters:
Armour
Scott
Bowie
Pinkston
Cody

Bench:
Noordhoek
Johnson
Casey
Evans
Black Jr


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Anonymous
Last year
01:39 8 Nov 16

Reply #606823

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

hmm unlikely, but if true Tigers are a top 2 team.


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Anonymous
Last year
01:45 8 Nov 16

Reply #606824

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hahahaha Teny Puot is still here


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The Maverick
Last year
02:06 8 Nov 16

Reply #606825

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Jay Vaughn Pinkston? The player who was suspended for a year of college for fighting?


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Anonymous
Last year
03:35 8 Nov 16

Reply #606828

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Willetton offering vague some money to get him there. And yes confirmed chan is at Cockburn.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:46 8 Nov 16

Reply #606854

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I thought Vague was going to Cockburn?


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Anonymous
Last year
10:39 8 Nov 16

Reply #606863

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

jesus how are Willo going to afford that team. Thats ridiculous


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Anonymous
Last year
11:15 8 Nov 16

Reply #606872

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Tigers are meant to be throwing some $ at Michael Vigor also


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Anonymous
Last year
11:28 8 Nov 16

Reply #606875

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lol they definitely aren't going after Vague but I heard the same about Pinkston and Vigor. Close to favourites


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Anonymous
Last year
11:30 8 Nov 16

Reply #606876

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lewis Thomas and Corban Wroe to East Perth, following Head Coach Adam Forde


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Anonymous
Last year
11:44 8 Nov 16

Reply #606881

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

yeah willo go after everyone with their open cheque book. Vague is being sought after Cockburn but cannot see him leaving East Perth as they have the wildcats ties. Cockburn have ties with local pubs and not much else.

They did get Chan back recently, so will be interesting to see who Nener goes with at the PG spot and the 2 spot.

Perry lakes looking the goods early on. Two imports plus Carlwell, and the usual suspects there also. Parsons will recruit very well as usual.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:53 8 Nov 16

Reply #606891

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Forde will not be head coach at Eas Perf


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Anonymous
Last year
14:36 8 Nov 16

Reply #606903

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Teny, Tre, Voelkel, Smith, Weeden

Wortho, Hitchy and Lay off the bench if all goes to plan


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Rumologist
Last year
15:12 8 Nov 16

Reply #606904

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Matt Burston to return to Hawks next year.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:41 8 Nov 16

Reply #606909

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Really!!!!?? I love that sexy beast


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Anonymous
Last year
17:15 8 Nov 16

Reply #606915

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Would he be unrestricted as he missed this nbl season?

Would have to be otherwise imports would be Burston and Carwell.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:17 8 Nov 16

Reply #606918

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

LOL dont know about Burston to the Hawks. Carwell will play as an aussie. They can still get two imports


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Anonymous
Last year
18:34 8 Nov 16

Reply #606922

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I reckon Kalamunda will make the playoffs next season


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Anonymous
Last year
18:45 8 Nov 16

Reply #606926

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If Hawks were able to get Burston and Carlwell as unrestricted players plus sign another 2 quality imports they would be extremely tough.


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william
Last year
19:01 8 Nov 16

Reply #606927

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

BC will be unrestricted.So its a definite chance.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:48 8 Nov 16

Reply #606936

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Teny hasn't gone anywhere


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Anonymous
Last year
01:13 9 Nov 16

Reply #606944

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Will Jawdy Hickert follow Nix back to Slammerland?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:34 9 Nov 16

Reply #606980

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Jacob Holmen will sign with Joondalup once his season in Europe is finished I'm hearing


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Anonymous
Last year
15:05 9 Nov 16

Reply #606982

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah Wolves need to do something.
Ettridge face after that GF loss was worth the price of admission alone.
Should go after a couple more of the Stirling guys.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:27 9 Nov 16

Reply #606988

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

loving the rumour mills this time of year. Rumour has it some more cockburn boys to be leaving or retiring.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:58 11 Nov 16

Reply #607289

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so who is supposedly leaving Cockburn? Seems like someone is stirring shit and cant really back it up.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:02 11 Nov 16

Reply #607298

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^^^^ absolutely stirring shit re Cockburn. No one is leaving. A few guys around the league rumored, wanting or thinking about joining.
As far as retiring McIntyre and Prince are the only ones to confirm 100%.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:51 11 Nov 16

Reply #607305

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

They certainly won't have as much of a drop off as all the haters on here are predicting. But I believe they will have some serious potential holes to fill...

New unproven coach with a few unproven odd styles.

They lack a starting 4 and a starting 5. Holmes really good in the backup position.

They lack a starting PG. DT provides a great backup. SVL not a starter.

Add this to the rumours they will be with only 1 import for the year. That is probably rubbish though, and if you add 2 quality imports next to Gav you will be there abouts come finals.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:20 11 Nov 16

Reply #607308

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Seva is back at Cockburn and don't know how you get DT as a back up. just cause he didnt average 18-22 ppg doesnt mean he isn't a starter. He took less shots to sacrifice for the team as he would get the ball to Lane and Field and Goode. Exceptional scorers.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:21 11 Nov 16

Reply #607309

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

DT is what, 33? I say he's a backup because of the shape he looks like he is in


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Anonymous
Last year
16:53 11 Nov 16

Reply #607311

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

One import at Cockburn was part of Parsons renegotiation. They dont want to spend the money on two imports


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Insider
Last year
17:18 11 Nov 16

Reply #607314

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Age doesn't mean anything in the SBL its probably better to have more veterans that know how to play rather than a bunch of younger guys that have no clue.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:46 11 Nov 16

Reply #607322

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Possibly, to some extent. When you are talking about a guy like Tom Witts/Della yeah sure

When you are talking about a guy like Remmerswaal or Nener/Prince at the end of his career, maybe you are better off playing someone younger.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:28 11 Nov 16

Reply #607329

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Did you actually watch DT last year. He was phenomenal. He was in serious shape and looked like he could go another 2-3 yrs easy


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Anonymous
Last year
18:38 11 Nov 16

Reply #607330

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So why isn't he in great shape now?


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Anonymous
Last year
21:05 11 Nov 16

Reply #607357

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

becasue its called the offseason.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:21 11 Nov 16

Reply #607367

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Off season is where the hard work is really done if your not in shape during the off season you have got a lot of work to do.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:08 12 Nov 16

Reply #607408

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Slammers have open tryouts this afternoon, few lads will be looking to impress


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Anonymous
Last year
17:40 12 Nov 16

Reply #607422

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

DT has put on weight in the offseason as he has been doing nothing but drinking and celebrating a championship. Last year was in great shape and you can bet your bottom dollar he will be again by time season comes around especially if he travels to the hawks to follow parsons as rumoured.
The work he puts in off court is phenomenal so can't talk trash about the guy if he has a few weeks off and relaxes to enjoy himself and his family after a long year. I am sure many players do the same and all in different measures.
As for Della and prince I don't think anyone knows what those two are doing. Prince apparently had another kid so could be done. Della will stick around I think if they have a team to challenge.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:44 12 Nov 16

Reply #607425

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Rumors of damo back to the Den as he has been seen talking with nener and some big changes at joondalup.


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Loveforthegame
Last year
17:47 12 Nov 16

Reply #607427

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Interesting reads hahaha gotta love the hatred that spews around. People just can't keep opinions to themselves. Gets a chip finally and people still wanna trash talk. Gotta embrace it I guess.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:47 12 Nov 16

Reply #607493

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Damo will be at Willeton


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Anonymous
Last year
20:48 12 Nov 16

Reply #607494

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

DT doesnt owe anyone anything. Let the man enjoy his championship. He will be in shape for the season and thats all that matters.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:16 12 Nov 16

Reply #607505

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The dude is back in the gym where he spends a lot of time, in fact he is reading this forum as motivation to be back better next year


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Anonymous
Last year
22:28 12 Nov 16

Reply #607519

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Michael Lay signing official


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Anonymous
Last year
22:30 12 Nov 16

Reply #607521

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Any news on Redbacks coaching gig? Has Lako signed?


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Anonymous
Last year
22:35 12 Nov 16

Reply #607524

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think he will eventually, surely they would have announced if he was on the out by now and have a new one ready


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Anon
Last year
01:34 13 Nov 16

Reply #607549

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Doubt it re Lakovic. Have heard he can't sign any players who will be paid without presidents approval prior and he had to stick to a budget. Can't see the walking in ego agree to those terms


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Anonymous
Last year
01:41 13 Nov 16

Reply #607550

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Michael Lay a player assistant coach at the Slammers


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Anonymous
Last year
01:53 14 Nov 16

Reply #607777

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If SW keep their core:

Nichols
Hitchcock
Smith
Voekel
Worthington

Weeden
Lay
dud
dud
dud

Could be a good team only 7 deep in 10 min quarters


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Anonymous
Last year
11:28 14 Nov 16

Reply #607829

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

With heavily reduced minutes p/game this year (-40min) you will only need 7 guys - 8 max.
Can't see any legit teams rotating more than that many guys.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:04 14 Nov 16

Reply #607840

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I still think teams will want a solid back up at each position, for example there is no back up forward in that lineup. Voelkel, Wortho and Weeden are all foul prone as well.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:18 14 Nov 16

Reply #607842

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

that team wont make the playoffs.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:18 14 Nov 16

Reply #607843

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

For example that above lineup will want a couple of solid wing players to contribute


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Anonymous
Last year
12:47 14 Nov 16

Reply #607852

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

that team will make playoffs easily.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:48 14 Nov 16

Reply #607853

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

u have the super teams of:

Willetton
Geraldton

then the rest are up for grabs. They are the only teams with ridiculously stacked teams.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:13 14 Nov 16

Reply #607860

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who has signed for those teams?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:25 14 Nov 16

Reply #607871

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

gero

Hussey
Adekponya
Carter (Aussie)
Maurice Burrows (import)
Import
Ralph
Wundenberg

don't need much more


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Anonymous
Last year
14:28 14 Nov 16

Reply #607874

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Is Adekponya coming back?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:17 14 Nov 16

Reply #607887

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Add Perry Lakes and Joondalup into that mix of potential super teams. Gero dont even have a coach yet.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:40 14 Nov 16

Reply #607898

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Adekponya def back.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:41 14 Nov 16

Reply #607899

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Well they will be close to the favourites then, and Barrow also def back?


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Insider
Last year
17:31 14 Nov 16

Reply #607934

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Dennis Twahiti is out there scoping out the scene. He would be a good 4 man for someone if he can stay healthy


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Anonymous
Last year
17:42 14 Nov 16

Reply #607938

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Slammers have another couple of solid bench pieces coming


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tttt jhhh
Last year
17:53 14 Nov 16

Reply #607945

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Why are twahiti and nekora and the other big kiwi guy not at perth anymore


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Anonymous
Last year
18:03 14 Nov 16

Reply #607950

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Probably Lako, let's be honest


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Anonymous
Last year
19:37 14 Nov 16

Reply #607976

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I can't see Corey Easley back the Slammers, I'll just predict he winds up at Stirling


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Anonymous
Last year
21:59 14 Nov 16

Reply #608004

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So Jem Wolfie?


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Anonymous
Last year
23:34 14 Nov 16

Reply #608020

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Not an off season topic but if the WA grand final teams took on the SEABL grand final teams would they compete?


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Anonymous
Last year
00:24 15 Nov 16

Reply #608024

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Haha what Jem Wolfie


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Anonymous
Last year
10:56 15 Nov 16

Reply #608048

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

the top level SBL teams would be on par with top level SEABL teams.

Where the SEABL edges out the SBL is they have stronger depth in their league. Their mid tier teams would be far stronger than ours.

After you get past the mid tier SBL teams, the standard really drops away quickly. The drop off in the SEABL isnt as sharp.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:32 15 Nov 16

Reply #608051

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

dont worry there will be some stacked SBL teams next season. Most of them will easily compete with the SEABL teams


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Anonymous
Last year
13:09 15 Nov 16

Reply #608055

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

isnt Adekponya in the D league?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:02 15 Nov 16

Reply #608067

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

jess jakens and gabby o sullivan to the lakeside lightning . anyone know of any other moves I heard a few leaving stirling as well .


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Anonymous
Last year
14:23 15 Nov 16

Reply #608073

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I hear Gabby o has definately gone to lakeside and Jakens was and changed her mind , is at Redbacks pre season.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:07 15 Nov 16

Reply #608118

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Jordan Hickert back to the Slammers


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Anonnnnnnnnnnnn
Last year
20:14 15 Nov 16

Reply #608129

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Dennis T and Big Easley to East Perth im hearing. Going to be very deep in the front court.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:46 15 Nov 16

Reply #608137

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Depends if they still have Vague?? Dennis T Vague and Easley on bench is ok


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Anonymous
Last year
23:01 15 Nov 16

Reply #608165

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Willetton announcing new 3 year sponsor, Goodlife contract is up. International company, expect rebranded uniforms. Same with South West and East Perth.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:50 16 Nov 16

Reply #608178

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who is the South West new sponsor?


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Anonymous
Last year
08:32 16 Nov 16

Reply #608187

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Vague to Stirling - confirmed


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Phil Jackson's Ring
Last year
09:49 16 Nov 16

Reply #608197

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Another Perth Lynx player added to Willo's WSBL roster???


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Anonymous
Last year
11:08 16 Nov 16

Reply #608205

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

what do you mean another they don't have any other than Tomlinson ?


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Anonymous
Last year
11:33 16 Nov 16

Reply #608208

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

east perth will be huge with easley, tawhiti and marcus goode. Slow as all hell though. And defence will be at a minimum.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:07 16 Nov 16

Reply #608212

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

IF all the rumors are TRUE....then the 2017 SBL season should be a good one....alot of teams are adding some impressive players and I can see if being one of the better seasons the league has seen.

TOP DOGS?
Tigers
Stirling
Gero
.................
Improvers

Slammers
Giants


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Hogwash
Last year
12:28 16 Nov 16

Reply #608214

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think the Giants will be the biggest improvers.

Already signed a couple of good recruits plus there's a rumour of another ex-college kid heading to Kal, plus two new imports and Holloway returning from his knee injury.

You add Goodluck, Franich and Zunic and it's a pretty good lineup.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:28 16 Nov 16

Reply #608215

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

giants ?? have added nothing of any calibre and have a rookie coach. apparently losing holmen.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:30 16 Nov 16

Reply #608216

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

and Franich is well and truly retired


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Jem Wolfie
Last year
12:31 16 Nov 16

Reply #608217

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I have huge boobs and a big butt.


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Kyle Armour
Last year
12:33 16 Nov 16

Reply #608218

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

We know Jem....we know. Let me hit it one time.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:59 16 Nov 16

Reply #608224

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

All the negativity about Jem, she has a nice body, I want some Jem!!!!


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Anonymous
Last year
13:34 16 Nov 16

Reply #608229

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Gero dont even have a coach. I cant see them being as good as they were this year unless they get Adekponya and a couple of imports.


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Insider
Last year
14:10 16 Nov 16

Reply #608233

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Jem is the real winner of the off season


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Jem's Makeup
Last year
14:32 16 Nov 16

Reply #608236

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yes I do need to be applied for a work out. Push up bra is also a must.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:42 16 Nov 16

Reply #608248

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

shes a try hard baller plain and simple and surrounds herself with the same thing, try hard ballers who sell to her how good they are when they are bums.


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Jem Wolfie
Last year
16:07 16 Nov 16

Reply #608257

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

All of my try-hard ballers have played college basketball. So take that #fatburnersonly.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:24 16 Nov 16

Reply #608260

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so anyway, now that we don't care about Jem Wolfie again, lets talk SBL. Joondalup very quiet with what is being done there. Also Stirling rather quiet also.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:30 16 Nov 16

Reply #608262

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Great to see the wonderful people on here having a go at a person and the looks / abilities or how they play.

Shows the character of people


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Anonymous
Last year
16:33 16 Nov 16

Reply #608263

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Love you Jem, stay strong girl


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Anonymous
Last year
16:40 16 Nov 16

Reply #608267

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Jem is a gem. Proof is that a couple of immature boys know they're not good enough for her. Pity their reactions are so pathetic.
Her meals are great btw.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:45 16 Nov 16

Reply #608269

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Not just talking about Jem i dont even know her, people hanging crap on her, DT, Easley or anyone else just for doing something they love. Im sure some of the comments about certain coaches and players being flogs ect could be true its your perception, but if so why make those comments and take yourself down to their level shoe some integrity and self respect.

Have an opinion for sure but if you have nothing nice to say dont say anything.

Im sure there are plenty on this forum who have achieved little yet are so quick to tear someone else down.


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Jem Wolfie
Last year
16:57 16 Nov 16

Reply #608272

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Thanks guys! Just remember you can check me out on IG @jemwolfie. I will keep being me and I don't care! #slimthick #thickfit #kardashian


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Anonymous
Last year
02:36 17 Nov 16

Reply #608329

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

bye Felicia. This is a basketball forum so let's discuss basketball.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:40 17 Nov 16

Reply #608338

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Jordan Hickert is not at the Slammers either still at Perry Lakes.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:44 17 Nov 16

Reply #608341

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Morgan signed by Lakeside apparently


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Insider
Last year
12:57 17 Nov 16

Reply #608348

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Great Pickup Morgan can play


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Simon Petersen
Last year
14:15 17 Nov 16

Reply #608358

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Looks like Lakeside will be a lot better next season. Krump and Morgs back. Sofoulis brothers are thinking about a return also.... maybe even Prue.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:11 17 Nov 16

Reply #608364

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Better? Maybe. Older and slower? Definitely.


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Anon
Last year
15:15 17 Nov 16

Reply #608366

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Mus be tuff for the sti bruthas livin off their dad's millions paying for 'protein supplements' then havin the added stresses of mayb playin again #richkidproblems


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Insider
Last year
15:17 17 Nov 16

Reply #608368

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lol thats awesome ^^^^^


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Sofs
Last year
16:21 17 Nov 16

Reply #608376

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Look pretty small for people that are on supplements? Light weights and cardio? Crossfit (skinny people thing)? Whatever it is it isn't making them big.


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Hughesy
Last year
18:20 17 Nov 16

Reply #608383

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah you probably need examining of the head if you consider the Sofoulis twins to be "big".


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Anonymous
Last year
22:08 17 Nov 16

Reply #608473

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So many sooks, must have been tough to be beaten by them in every single game your team played against Lakeside hey.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:57 18 Nov 16

Reply #608629

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Giants Media Update
Giants finally get their man - GoldfieldsGiants.com
The Giants have secured the services of a marquee scorer for 2017 with the signing of David Humphries, a 6'4" Australian who's returning from the US after a 4 year college career.
Read all about him at http://bit.ly/giantsweb20161118
Welcome to the Giants family, David!


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Anonymous
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18:08 18 Nov 16

Reply #608717

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Chris Douglas confirmed back to the Slammers, and rumours circling AJ Mastrovich is making his way South next season to the slammers


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Sanders
Last year
00:13 19 Nov 16

Reply #608817

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Giants...

Import
Import
Humphries GF
Atem Atem F
Geordie Murray GF
Holloway G
Goodluck G
Exell F
Zunic C
Reid GF
Billy Hicks to return from college

That's a pretty tidy line-up and deep. And 6 guys with college experience including the imports.


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Fandom
Last year
10:58 19 Nov 16

Reply #608843

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Holloway confirmed to be returning?

And any chance manigault or Holmen return for giants?

Not a bad roster for coach causer


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Anonymous
Last year
14:37 19 Nov 16

Reply #608855

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So AJ back playing with Nix? Heard rumours they didn't get along at the time... Interesting


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Betty Boo
Last year
17:11 19 Nov 16

Reply #608867

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

AJ has retired but no doubt the old 'AJ to this club' and 'AJ to that club' rumours will surface again.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:15 19 Nov 16

Reply #608868

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Well one of the Slammers people has their information wrong then


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Anonymous
Last year
23:09 19 Nov 16

Reply #609092

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Just wait till some of the bigger teams announce there rosters. Think some shock waves will be felt.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:41 20 Nov 16

Reply #609123

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ray Evans back coaching the Buccs


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Anonymous
Last year
15:20 20 Nov 16

Reply #609159

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Every time the Slammers sign a new player, they lose 1 or 2 local players who suffer a reduction in minutes. Look at Jason Smith, Paddy Phillips etc. Could get we'll be Wortho and Hitchy this year which spells trouble now and in the future


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Bazinga
Last year
16:13 21 Nov 16

Reply #609328

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Sofs being small/fat/skinny-fat has nothing to do with them beating people in games. In any case it will be good to see them back in action next season no matter what they look like.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:46 21 Nov 16

Reply #609336

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Neither of them are playing you idiots


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Anonymous
Last year
19:01 21 Nov 16

Reply #609372

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Anyone of interest show up at the Eagles or Hawks try outs this weekend?


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Rockhard Sof
Last year
19:10 21 Nov 16

Reply #609377

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yeah look lads we've had discussions with each other and prue about a comeback but I'm having some side effects with some new products my friend Jon's mum recommended me, plus dad has told us he's sick of hanging around the lower class at away games, particularly East Perth and Rockingham. Given he only drives a BMW or an Audi, you can hardly blame him. Best of luck to all the champs goin about it next season and remember to hit the gym hard, and make sure you have good supplements and shakes afterwards, recovery is the key - oh and a couple of million dollars to make it rain at the club!

I'm off to see what Chubby Sof and the old man are spending my inheritance on. Peace out

R.S


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Greg Gurr
Last year
00:47 22 Nov 16

Reply #609441

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Okay, time to look into the crystal ball and predict the 2017 ladder based on the little info we know up to now...

1. Wolves
Much the same at Wanneroo. Were the best team for most of 2016 and that should be a similar story in 2017.

2. Tigers
If they keep the nucleus and add a recruit or two.

3. Buccaneers
Doubts on Adekponya but Hussey to stay and rumours of another good Aussie to come in.

4. Cougars
New coach, new imports, some retirements. Will still be up there but a drop off from 2016 looming.

5. Hawks
Ready to move up a couple of places in 2017.

6. Giants
Some quality recruiting so far and one of the few clubs to keep us informed of player movements.

7. Senators
Had an exciting young crop this young and will look for consolidation in 2017.

8. Eagles
Seem to be assembling a top notch big man rotation whihc will be trouble for some teams.

9. Redbacks
Have been middle of the road for a few years now and can't see much changing.

10. Flames
New coach, new import, new start. But no Chudier which is a considerable loss.

11. Slammers
Looks like a similar story for the Slammers - plenty of bigs, plenty of imports, but no bench.

12. Suns
5-on/5-off can only get you so far at this level.

13. Lightning
We all new the slide they were going to take post-Prue. The slide has stopped but they have to now climb back up.

14. Magic
Trahair has brought a new torch as we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel yet.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:30 22 Nov 16

Reply #609461

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Well written Greg.

1. Joondalup
2. Perry Lakes
3.Tigers
4.Senators
5.Buccaneers
6.East Perth
7.Cockburn
8.Slammers
9.Giants
10.Flames
11. Redbacks
12.Lightning
13. Kalamunda
14. Mandurah

Joondalup will Joondalup,Cockburn without two imports and the possible retirements/leaving of key members will take a tumble. Perry Lakes will improve out of sight with a new coaching staff and some serious recruiting. Willeton looking to spend will bolster an already impressive team on paper, Stirling will improve with general growth of their young guys,Buccs in Gero will be tough for every team. EP looking to spend $$$ to build a team. Will only go as far as team chemistry can allow. Slammers will have a potent starting 5 but no bench - the other teams young can raffles for 9-14.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:51 22 Nov 16

Reply #609506

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

If Cockburn dont have any imports they will be bottom 4.

Thats not a dig on the guys there, but you cant compete without any imports in this league.



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Anonymous
Last year
16:58 22 Nov 16

Reply #609508

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Cockburn will have an import at least and possible two if any come for free.

A possible Starting Lineup of

Thomas
Chan
Field
Della
Import

They will still be competitive if they at least can keep those guys.



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Anonymous
Last year
18:41 22 Nov 16

Reply #609529

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I rate DT highly but expecting him to have to play 30 mins a game is really not a good idea anymore. What bench depth do the have now? Hayto gone, Peseva away, Holmes looking less like an SBL player every time he steps on the court. They just dont have it this season unless they go out and recruit two flat out insane imports. With barely enough money in the kitty for one thats going to be a stretch.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:55 22 Nov 16

Reply #609532

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Praying for an Aaron Trahair playing comeback


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Anonymous
Last year
19:19 22 Nov 16

Reply #609535

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Fit Field and two half decent imports they play finals.
Fit Field and 1 x stud import they can play finals.
Anything less then that they wont.

Cant think of the last team to go around with no imports/restricted players or even one for that matter.

Wolves finished the year with 1 import after Evans went home mid year, but they are a different beast!




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Anonymous
Last year
19:35 22 Nov 16

Reply #609537

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

the top 6 guys for Cockburn are going to get flogged to death this season. Cant see them playing at the pace the stacked teams are going to play without some bench depth. Teams like Tigers, Wolves and Hawks are going to be 10 legit players deep.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:17 22 Nov 16

Reply #609547

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^^^ Where's Hayto gone?


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stebbness
Last year
10:05 23 Nov 16

Reply #609565

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I heard that the older Land has got his Australian residency and is playing with his mate Mullenax at the Magic, thought we might have made it through a year without his dirty off the ball tactics.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:10 23 Nov 16

Reply #609569

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hawks sign 6'1 guard Robert Waters, formerly from Ty Harrelson's Wayland Baptist College.

wbuathletics.com/news/2016/11/22/mens-basketball-ex-pioneer-waters-joins-australian-team.aspx


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Anonymous
Last year
11:10 23 Nov 16

Reply #609570

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

any news coming out of redbacks? apart from the usual Lako bash there really hasnt been anything about whats actually happening over there.

meanwhile J Lewis seems to have moved to Suns
L Viscovich has moved to Lakeside
word is D Tawiti is on the market to play again in 2017 (not at Redbacks)

Has Lako officially been reappointed?


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Insider
Last year
11:29 23 Nov 16

Reply #609572

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Great another Wayland (NAIA) player yippee!


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Anonymous
Last year
11:42 23 Nov 16

Reply #609575

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Mullenax is retired and neither Land has plans to come back


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Anonymous
Last year
11:48 23 Nov 16

Reply #609576

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Insider what's your issue with NAIA players? Some of the better imports in the league have been NAIA?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:12 23 Nov 16

Reply #609578

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Waters looks pretty good


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Anonymous
Last year
12:19 23 Nov 16

Reply #609581

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nothing on Redbacks website about any of their coaches.
Will they have the same imports as last year.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:29 23 Nov 16

Reply #609582

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Womens coaches are signed. Lako was offered a deal with some strict guidelines to follow and he hasnt signed it as yet as far as anyone knows.


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Insider
Last year
12:34 23 Nov 16

Reply #609583

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The best NAIA player was Payne and he played NAIA to play with his dad I believe. My issue is NAIA players can usually score but are dumb as rocks. Cannot remember plays and have no structure. It really is a personal opinion but there is always a reason they play NAIA I guess the important thing is to find out why they did was it grades, attitude, personal reasons etc.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:38 23 Nov 16

Reply #609585

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Unlikely to have the same imports next year. Also unlikely Vigor,Thomas or Viskovich.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:39 23 Nov 16

Reply #609586

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Great way to pigeon hole an entire group based on their selection of education Insider. Based off your logic everyone from Joondalup or Perry Lakes is rich, everyone from Rockingham is a criminal and everyone from kalgoorlie works on the mines then yeah? Enjoy your glass house you clown


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Insider
Last year
12:40 23 Nov 16

Reply #609587

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lol okay #keyboardwarrior


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Insider
Last year
12:42 23 Nov 16

Reply #609588

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

BTW no one chooses to go to an NAIA school over NCAA lol


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Anonymous
Last year
12:44 23 Nov 16

Reply #609589

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Far out Insider are you really that much of a tosser?
Give the kid a chance first. Im pretty sure that PL have done some research and made a decision they are happy with.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:53 23 Nov 16

Reply #609592

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Waters won the highest accolade at Waylan last year for student athletes. Its takes into account acedemics and playing He is smart and can play ball. Hes just a smaller guard than what teams in the Div 1 generally look for. If he doesnt work out then they will bring someone else in. Its not like they dont have time or options


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Insider
Last year
12:56 23 Nov 16

Reply #609593

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Good I am glad they did there research that is my whole point not all NAIA players are bad eggs but there is always a reason. Some clubs do better research than others when it comes to this. Definitely deserves a chance no doubt about that.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:21 23 Nov 16

Reply #609597

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The kid wouldnt play for Ty if he wasnt a good kid. Ty is a class act and holds his players to a high level im sure. This kid will be fine! Any coach with the connections with the SBL would be doing the same thing, pushing his players names to coaches.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:22 23 Nov 16

Reply #609598

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Payne was NCAA Div 2 then Div 1. Upstate moved up to D1 while he was there.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:29 23 Nov 16

Reply #609601

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Insider I think you are a fair way off on this one.

For starters, Payne was NCAA div 2, not NAIA. His school then transitioned to NCAA div 1.

There have been countless good players / people to play SBL from NAIA schools, off the top of my head:

- Jackson Hussey / Trevor Setty / Kenny Kenny Manigault - University of Pikeville

- Cam Glidden / Ben Smith - Concordia Unversity

- Danny Hawkins - old PL import

- Royal Crouch

Top NAIA schools are on par with top NCAA div 2 schools and bottom NCAA div 1 schools.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:48 23 Nov 16

Reply #609602

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Parsons is pretty good with making decisons on guys once they arrive. If he believes they wont cut it then he will move them on. He did it last year and he will do it this year if need be.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:33 23 Nov 16

Reply #609604

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ben Hunt played NAIA as did Travis Lindstrom both were outstanding and intelligent basketball players who played both NBL and SBL

Matt Foster former SBL MVP and one of the best Aussie Big men to play on the SBL played at an NAIA DII school.

Josh Johnson followed in his footsteps and played at Fosters old school.

Jon Merriweather also an NAIA player

Former SBL MVP Ryan Zamroz an NAIA all american


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Insider
Last year
15:20 23 Nov 16

Reply #609606

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Australian NAIA players don't count as they can't gain eligibility in most cases for NCAA due to whatever reason. Royal Crouch was a bone head couldn't remember a set and was a terrible teammate. Of course there are good NAIA players I am saying that there is a reason why they are playing NAIA and you need to find that out before signing them. Same goes for JUCO players NCAA schools call them instant offense and no D for a reason. Of course there are exceptions to every rule I am just letting you know the truth and how it works in the USA.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:29 23 Nov 16

Reply #609608

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

...from your vast experience and knowledge

clearly you have no idea


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Insider
Last year
15:30 23 Nov 16

Reply #609609

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

haha..... if you say so


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Anonymous
Last year
15:31 23 Nov 16

Reply #609610

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Has anyone been to the open tryouts that the clubs have run? Anyone standout?


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Insider
Last year
15:39 23 Nov 16

Reply #609612

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Great ? where are those diamond in the rough players and who are they this year?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:21 23 Nov 16

Reply #609615

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Sorry insider but you couldn't be more wrong regarding NAIA. Junior colleges yes but NAIA schools are comparable to NCAA div 2 in terms of talent and academics.

Entry requirements for NAIA schools may be slightly less cumbersome (largely due to the significant regulations and excessive bureaucracy associated with the NCAA) but the NAIA schools themselves and the academic standards you must maintain are often superior to NCAA div 2.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:22 23 Nov 16

Reply #609616

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ty Harrelson another NAIA product


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Anonymous
Last year
16:43 23 Nov 16

Reply #609617

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Keith Salcheider one of the most prolific scorers in the SBL also played NAIA


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Anonymous
Last year
17:01 23 Nov 16

Reply #609618

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Think we can put that to bed then.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:15 23 Nov 16

Reply #609619

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Luke Thomas from Lakeside


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The lightning
Last year
17:31 23 Nov 16

Reply #609620

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Andy Gilbert was NAIA and he was pretty handy for the year he was here.


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Insider
Last year
17:44 23 Nov 16

Reply #609621

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I didn't say the universities were less academic I said they went there for certain reasons that is all and the real question was why? Were they simply over looked, were they too small, too dumb, hurt, whatever. Settle down now back to SBL Free Agency yeoooowwwww!!!


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Anonymous
Last year
18:13 23 Nov 16

Reply #609624

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Insider wanting to change the subject because they know they are wrong but don't want to admit it. Like I said before, you clown. Stick to trolling on Facebook you clueless idiot


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JR
Last year
18:35 23 Nov 16

Reply #609626

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Whomever said the top SBL teams are on par with the top SEABL teams is having a wet dream. It would translate to a 20- 30 point difference if they were to play each other.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:50 23 Nov 16

Reply #609627

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

PL Hawks signing of the Wayland University guard means a new home for B.Hobbs if he is to return to the SBL.


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Red74
Last year
19:18 23 Nov 16

Reply #609628

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lako confirmed as coach as per redbacks newsletter.

Moving on to player movements....

Will BC Stay at hawks as a naturalised Aussie?


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Anonymous
Last year
19:53 23 Nov 16

Reply #609631

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yes BC will be a Hawk as a naturalised player. Saw him the other day and he is looking 100% better than what he did last season. Has really taken up the challenge thrown at him by PL Coaches to be fit all year


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Anonymous
Last year
10:19 24 Nov 16

Reply #609647

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

How is B Hobbs already Natualized ? What path did he take?


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Anonymous
Last year
11:26 24 Nov 16

Reply #609648

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hobbs inst naturalised.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:29 24 Nov 16

Reply #609649

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I didnt think so....How could he be. Your telling me he hasnt left Australia for 2-3 years in a row...

I dont know what you must do for this to become a reality but I seriously doubt its TRUE.

Speaking of which...Could M Haney be a backup BIG for the Kalgoorlie boys ( Similar to Matacz a few years ago with Wolves)
Give them 8-10 mins a game - 5 pts 4 reb 2 ast and his knowledge could be massive if this could happen.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:05 24 Nov 16

Reply #609654

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

who said anything about Hobbs being naturalised? They asked about BC.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:11 24 Nov 16

Reply #609655

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Oh sorry, I was confused. So BC is married is he?

I would be suprised if he dedicated himself and was in great condition, but time will tell.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:20 24 Nov 16

Reply #609658

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

JR are you talking from experience or as a matter of opinion?

If you have any personal experience playing or coaching in any SEABL vs SBL games it would be great to hear your thoughts


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Anonymous
Last year
12:32 24 Nov 16

Reply #609661

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Which is the biggest rivalry in the League:
Bucs Giants? Wolves Senators? Slammers Magic? Magic Flames? Cougars Tigers?

Which is the worst SBL court in the League:
Lakeside? Kalamunda? Rockingham? East Perth?

What is the next step for the SBL:
Women's teams in Geraldton & Kalgoorlie?
SBL back in Albany?
New club in Butler/Alkimos to cater for the expanding northern corridor?
Merging clubs at SBL level to create a more competitive League?
League to move to Conferences to shorten season and save clubs cash on less road trips each season?


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Moose
Last year
12:38 24 Nov 16

Reply #609662

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Biggest rivalry in the league has to be the battle of egos between grist & s diconza whenever they ref together! made even worse if m hughes is the third official :-/
worst court either rockingham with their sh!t rings and it's way too open or kalamunda with there feral supporters and shoebox sized changerooms


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Anonymous
Last year
12:39 24 Nov 16

Reply #609663

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Having played against teams over there and teams over here its simple. The top 4-6 teams of each league is on par together, however its when you drop below that is where it becomes a big difference. There are no Kalamunda Suns or Lakesides of this year over there. There are not teams that are so bad that when we watch the game we choose to scratch our eyes out.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:47 24 Nov 16

Reply #609664

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Biggest rivalry has to be GIANTS/BUCCS....

Worst Court - Rockingham...rims cant be 10FT and they are way to soft.


I think it would be great for a womens team in KAL / GERO but still no where in the near future I dont think.

Conferences would be maybe the most realistic thing we could see in the future.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:53 24 Nov 16

Reply #609665

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

BC will be naturalised by the start of season. It has been happening behind the scenes for a while now. PL could potentially have two imports to add to the roster as well. This team is going to have some talent. Thats not even including the Aussie players not already in the squad that are looking to hook up with them. They will be very very deep and interchangeable at every position


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Anonymous
Last year
12:55 24 Nov 16

Reply #609667

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

We will see come March...Talks is cheap in Nov/Dec.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:09 24 Nov 16

Reply #609668

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Yes you will see.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:25 24 Nov 16

Reply #609670

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Perry Lakes are the team to beat along with Wolves and Gero.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:36 24 Nov 16

Reply #609680

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Hobbs won't be back at Hawks. He practically begged PL to bring him back... it's not happening. New coaches, new direction.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:39 24 Nov 16

Reply #609681

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

only 1 import spot left at PL. Considering they just signed a PG they are probably not going to be looking at another import one lol.


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
15:53 24 Nov 16

Reply #609695

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Wolves Sign Richard Ross http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-892-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=49950784


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Anonymous
Last year
15:58 24 Nov 16

Reply #609697

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"In my 25 years in the SBL, Richard is genuinely in the top 2 most athletic and exciting players I have seen,
and I am certain that both the club and the game will be better for his arrival. Such sporting gifts aside, he
is also a high-quality individual with strong and established values, a great fit for our club's culture"
Ettridge concluded.

LOL at Ettridge talking about being a high quality individual.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:39 24 Nov 16

Reply #609706

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

lol at ettridge being in the sbl for 25 years


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Anonymous
Last year
17:00 24 Nov 16

Reply #609708

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ettridge, u so funny.
He doesnt like losing Ill give him that, but gee do it with some class!


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Anonymous
Last year
17:12 24 Nov 16

Reply #609721

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ok, this kids looks athletic / strong and no doubt he will be a force inside.

Career 52% FT shooter. Anyone with a smart / strong defender thats able to keep him off the glass and a few meters away from hoop and anything easy you use your BIGS 10+ fouls and knock him to the ground everytime then I dont think he will be one of the TOP 2 most effective imports BENNY. Just another jumping jack who can lift 130Kilos


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Rick Ross
Last year
19:14 24 Nov 16

Reply #609750

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Is 130kg good?

Uuuggghghghhhhh.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:07 25 Nov 16

Reply #609866

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Will probably be about as good as Brandon Adams from Willo a few years back. Kevin Davis was better and suited their ball hungry lineup better.


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Dick Ross
Last year
13:26 25 Nov 16

Reply #609869

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Listed at 6-6" so will probably arrive at the airport at 6-5". Looks to to be a pure 4 man in our league - too small to play the 5 spot and doesn't have an outside shot to play the three.

He's a jumping jack and he's long so he will get boards and blocks. So where does that leave their other bigs...

Davis - not returning?
Huntington - will start at the 5
Matacz - retired again?
Hire - will probably play a lot more games as his NBL career winds down


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Dick Ross
Last year
13:27 25 Nov 16

Reply #609871

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

So will probably see a rotation at the 4 and 5 spots of Huntington, Hire and Ross, along with the Mangyang kid.

Or will their second import also be a big?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:00 25 Nov 16

Reply #609878

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

What will Stirling do if Wroe ends the season as a restricted player due to increased minutes with Marto out for the cats?


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Lukosius
Last year
14:09 25 Nov 16

Reply #609879

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Corban Wroe is definitely looking at being a restricted player in the SBL in 2017 at this rate.

There is a 'rookie' exemption, but that only applies to him if he had played 8 games or less in the 2015/16 NBL season - however he played 19 games.

This season he is averaging 28 mins per game. That could drop with Bragg now in the team, but Wroe's minutes would need to drop to below 10mins/game before the season end.

You would think that Stirling (or whatever team he plays for) will have to make a call on that well before the NBL season finishes.


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Kapten
Last year
14:30 25 Nov 16

Reply #609880

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Arhhhhh, Wroe be the scrubbiest scrub that ever scrubbed.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:02 25 Nov 16

Reply #609883

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Wroe is barely a good Aussie player let alone a restricted spot.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:07 25 Nov 16

Reply #609893

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Un-lucky situation for Wroe and whomever he plays for but I'm glad - HAHA.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:51 29 Nov 16

Reply #610323

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Any idea who will be playing at Redbacks next year?


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Anonymous
Last year
15:35 29 Nov 16

Reply #610332

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lol @ Teny Puot in Melbourne


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Anonymous
Last year
17:08 29 Nov 16

Reply #610346

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Expect the usual suspects at redbacks.. Wags, Ben Smith etc.

Vigor has been rumoured to head to Tigerland

Logan Viskovich has signed at Lakeside


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Vigz
Last year
18:32 29 Nov 16

Reply #610361

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Have been welcomed to Tigerland with open arms. Can't wait to play with my boys Damo and Kyle. Going to be epic. Kyle certainly is good guy and a good basketballer. Wish me luck everyone. Thanks for the support. Hopefully Damo cuts his hair, lol! Just kidding Damo, you know how we joke around LOL.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:00 29 Nov 16

Reply #610363

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Kyle
Scott
Bowie
Pinkston
Vigor

WOW!

Black
Noordhoek
Burston
Cody
Johnson
Casey

this is a good roster


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The Trailblazer
Last year
21:36 29 Nov 16

Reply #610379

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Wouldn't Vigor be restricted from playing in U.K. And therefore Tigers have three restricted players?


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Anonymous
Last year
10:27 30 Nov 16

Reply #610433

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

heres a few of the players perth have lost over the past few years.
pryer
casir
jackson
makatonga
viscovich
lewis
nakora
tawiti
ben smith left and came back


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Insider
Last year
11:09 30 Nov 16

Reply #610438

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

No you are not restricted if you play overseas


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Farrison Hord
Last year
11:23 30 Nov 16

Reply #610444

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You are restricted if you play in one of the listed countries named or deemed to be Euro League or Division 1 level as per the SBL policy.

Fortunately, England is not a restricted country.


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Garlep
Last year
12:06 30 Nov 16

Reply #610446

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"heres a few of the players perth have lost over the past few years.
pryer
casir
jackson
makatonga
viscovich
lewis
nakora
tawiti
ben smith left and came back"

For fark sake, learn how to spell their names and have some goddamn RESPECT!


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Moose
Last year
12:56 30 Nov 16

Reply #610450

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Ha! Insider still with no clue about anything but makes comments like they do. Starting to sound alot like random you are with your false statements and baseless rumors


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Vodka 19
Last year
14:06 30 Nov 16

Reply #610456

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Reliable (anonymous) sources say Suzy Batkovic 4x WNBL mvp will be suiting up at Redbacks this season.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:12 30 Nov 16

Reply #610457

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Haha. The only time she'll be a Redback is if she leaves her shirt off on the beach in Townsville.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:37 30 Nov 16

Reply #610460

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha that may well be the best comment on this website


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Anonymous
Last year
15:20 30 Nov 16

Reply #610463

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

what a coup for the redbacks , womens league loads more interesting then the mens.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:38 30 Nov 16

Reply #610466

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Will believe that when I see it. No links to the team, a mediocre coach and lineup. Can see a few better teams that would attract her over the Redbacks


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Red Back
Last year
15:40 30 Nov 16

Reply #610467

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Vodka19's post didn't necessarily say it would be the Redbacks womens team....


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Anonymous
Last year
15:47 30 Nov 16

Reply #610468

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Possibly a few eastern state girls coming over .


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Anonymous
Last year
16:09 30 Nov 16

Reply #610474

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Batkovic heading over to get some schooling from Nat Burton.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:42 30 Nov 16

Reply #610481

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

mediocre coach maybe.
BUT not a mediocre lineup.
wallbutton
benson
donovan
jones
clayton
jakens
liscombe
hayward
not what i would call a mediocre line up


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koberulz
Last year
16:45 30 Nov 16

Reply #610482

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Is that Gabby Clayton? Didn't someone say Jakens went to Lakeside?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:53 30 Nov 16

Reply #610485

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

jakens is playing at perth
osulivan has gone to lakeside.
throw an import in with that lot and they will go ok.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:55 30 Nov 16

Reply #610486

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

its not about being a better team, its about how much money you have.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:00 30 Nov 16

Reply #610487

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

sam norwood to willo


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Anonymous
Last year
17:23 30 Nov 16

Reply #610497

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lakeside have lost Courtney Byrnes to Frankston SEABL


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Anonymous
Last year
17:34 30 Nov 16

Reply #610499

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

sam norwood coming off a knee re-co you will not see her until the finals . but I guess she is already on the injury list and will play.
a little bit like the chick from rock play 2 games and qaulify


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Anonymous
Last year
18:44 30 Nov 16

Reply #610505

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Would Batkovic have played with bebson at townsville


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Anonymous
Last year
18:49 30 Nov 16

Reply #610506

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread


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Anonymous
Last year
11:21 1 Dec 16

Reply #610548

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Michael Lay SIGNS with Slammers.
He will be assistant coach / player. Handy pickup, he wont be is old self but still will be effective.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:41 1 Dec 16

Reply #610559

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

so who is on the slammers roster at the moment confirmed.
they are putting together one hell of a squad.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:48 1 Dec 16

Reply #610561

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

One Hell of a squad ( SLAMMERS )
-Give us some names then please? update me.

Looks like the league is going to be strong with alot of teams doing some impressive recruiting so far!


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Anon
Last year
14:29 1 Dec 16

Reply #610569

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Chris Douglas Voekle Lay, Ben Smith Mandurah, Teny Puot, Travis Durnin, Nichols, Weeden


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Anonymous
Last year
14:50 1 Dec 16

Reply #610578

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

You can take Gabby Clayton out of that lineup she isnt coming back to the SBL unless Ray Turner comes back


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Anonymous
Last year
15:05 1 Dec 16

Reply #610580

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Bryton Hobbs not returning? Will anyone else look to pick him up? Seemed like one of the best imports in the league the past couple years.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:13 1 Dec 16

Reply #610581

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Clayton already signed.
Turners season in hungry goes till july.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:09 1 Dec 16

Reply #610590

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

clayton, benson, jones .!! wow there is some firepower. bactovic,jakens,wallbutton import.
that's a good squad indeed .
what about the other teams.
rocko,hawks,magic,suns lynx players etc any players missing or added.


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Batgirl
Last year
19:05 1 Dec 16

Reply #610606

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I can categorically state that I will not be coming to WA to play for the Redbacks. Thanks for thinking of me, though.

Suzy.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:17 3 Dec 16

Reply #611036

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^ Are these "one and done" accounts real?


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Anonymous
Last year
18:27 3 Dec 16

Reply #611061

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lol the Slammers aren't making playoffs, no bench, Ben Smith will regress, Clive is nothing since his ACL, Teny ain't all that and Tre and Brian will be burnt into the ground. No one else on the roster means anything


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Anonymous
Last year
11:46 5 Dec 16

Reply #611403

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Dont think the Michael Lay rumours are true as he has been working for Carlton and the indigenous for the past three years. Doubt he would leave such a good gig.


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Account Verifier
Last year
12:01 5 Dec 16

Reply #611404

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

"^ Are these "one and done" accounts real?"

Yes, of course they are.

AV


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Insider
Last year
12:22 5 Dec 16

Reply #611410

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lay signing is real was working in Halls Creek with Clontarf moving to the Southwest. Plus its not a rumour and he took Halls Creek school to Carlton silly.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:38 5 Dec 16

Reply #611492

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

thank you for clarification. anymore rumours running around.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:59 6 Dec 16

Reply #611717

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Semi Finals tonight in the Lakeside SBL competition.
Who does everyone have winning?


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Anonymous
Last year
22:18 6 Dec 16

Reply #611723

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Party Flava ain't losing to no one


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Anonymous
Last year
10:51 7 Dec 16

Reply #611769

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Kyle Armour
Joel Wagner
Damien Scott
Matt Neilsen
Darrel Morgan

that is the 5, if they lose it will be against a very good team.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:02 7 Dec 16

Reply #611796

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

That is a legitimate SBL winning contending team.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:08 7 Dec 16

Reply #611797

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Lets be honest, not really. Team would get destroyed inside.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:58 7 Dec 16

Reply #611802

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

^^^ SBL winning team... you have no idea.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:54 7 Dec 16

Reply #611805

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think he is considering Nieslen at his best. Not now...
Still very good now but a bit slower.

If he was at his best would destroy the league.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:00 8 Dec 16

Reply #611905

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Nielsen inside is tall and strong and better yet, extremely smart. the rest are 6'1-6'5, why would that team not be able to compete and be winning games in the SBL?


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Anon
Last year
12:15 8 Dec 16

Reply #611908

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Who cares!!!


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Anonymous
Last year
12:24 8 Dec 16

Reply #611909

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Moving on...


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Anonymous
Last year
12:34 8 Dec 16

Reply #611911

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Move on to what? more talk of Nick Lackovic? or girls basketball? yeah good one. How even better, lets discuss the WOLFPACK!

^ subjects of no one gives a damn about.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:01 8 Dec 16

Reply #611915

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

nobody gives a damn about Party Flava or the lakeside domestic comp either

what they do care about is rumors such as Daniel Alexander potentially returning to the Lightning after being released from NBA D League


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Anon
Last year
13:06 8 Dec 16

Reply #611916

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

How much will a 40 min a game effect stats this season. Looking at the NBL there are only 3 players in the league averaging 7 rebounds a game. Are we looking at the leaders in pts being around 24-25 and 8-9 Reb or could we be looking at a bit more?


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Anonymous
Last year
13:19 8 Dec 16

Reply #611917

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Alexander is still with the Suns. Suited up right now in a game.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:20 8 Dec 16

Reply #611918

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

I think 23-26 ppg
10-12 rpg with no Prue


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Anonymous
Last year
15:10 8 Dec 16

Reply #611924

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

The lakeside competition is the best comp outside of the SBL with many SBL players playing in it. So how is it not relevant to see how some of the players are going right now.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:19 8 Dec 16

Reply #611927

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Anyone watched any of the Perry Lakes scrimmages? Does Carlwell look as good as reported?


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Insider
Last year
17:11 8 Dec 16

Reply #611935

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

SCHEDULE IS OUT

http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-5011-0-0-0&sID=78732&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=50331362


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Anonymous
Last year
18:01 8 Dec 16

Reply #611938

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

Gero @ Goldfields Giants ( Saturday ) in KAMBALDA??

that night both teams I'm assuming will board 3-4 private 10 passenger planes and head to GERO to go at it again.

Goldfields @ Gero ( Sunday )

next day is the All Star game in Perth.


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
18:30 8 Dec 16

Reply #611940

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

*insert SBL 'fans' complaining about the fixtures here*


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Anonymous
Last year
18:34 8 Dec 16

Reply #611941

re: 2016/17 WA SBL Off-Season Thread

THERE IS A BYE WEEK bui