Firstly, this is my opinion and I don't intend to include anyone else's thought about this, so this rests totally on my head....
What was once one of the most storied and successful franchises in the history of the NBL has become a joke, a laughing stock and an embarrasment.
This mess started two seasons ago and has now festered into a wound which will not get any better, nor be healed overnight due to the ineptness of certain people on your staff.
A certain member of your staff which good, loyal fans have been told that they can not mention his name along with his sidekick have been the only stable, consistant faces to this franchise. Players have come and gone over the seasons, but two faces remain perched at the end of the bench.
I agree 'he shall not be named' originally bought success and for that I will be thankful, he entered the league and bought with him new style, but as things in life, basketball and society progress, evolve and become better, one style has not. One style has remain the same, it has become stagnant and rotten and can not be revived.
The so-called leader of this squad displays an attitude which I do not want to see. I've had enough of the slouching in the chair, I've had enough of the hands in the pockets, I have had enough of the lazy display and I have had enough of the lack of passion and energy, and I'm tired of the excuses.
Excuses have come any gone, we were first receptive to the excuses, but we have now been feed the same tripe week in and week out for seasons. There has to be a time where the excuses stop and people either walk away or are forced to leave. Remember that no one individual is bigger than the franchise.
For the sake of this franchise a change needs to be made, either someone needs to fall on his sword and except that he is no longer the man for the job, or it needs to take someone to take the lead, stand up, be a leader and make changes.
Tonight is probably the first time where my loyalties have been seriously rocked. Yes, some of that probably carried over from watching the debacle the night before at Woollongong. I travelled over 300km to watch this game, to watch once was once the mighty and proud Adelaide 36ers... what I witnessed was something of a tragic decline to our famous club.
If results, attitudes and performances continue as they are, then surely this becomes a business decision. People are tired of the same excuses and the poor displayed. You bought into a proud, successful franchise with supporters that will support your product, they will attend games across Australia but they will expects results, they will expect passion and they will expect the best.