Joyce wants Goorj's Boomer role
Gold Coast coach Brendan Joyce has stated in a news article today that he is eager to take the role of head coach of the Boomers and is disappointed that Brian Goorjian has gone back on his word to stand down.
The NBL championship-winning mentor has decided to challenge Boomers coach Brian Goorjian -- who has reneged on his word that he would stand down after Beijing -- for the top job.Full article here
Goorjian's job has been advertised but the South Dragons coach will reapply and is believed to be in the box seat to lead the team through to 2012 because he is the incumbent.
But Joyce, who took the Blaze to the playoffs in his first season and will lead the team into battle against the Perth Wildcats at home on Sunday, has worked as a Boomers assistant coach under Goorjian for the past two Olympics.
And he believes it is time for a change.
The decorated former player and coach admits he is 'disappointed' Goorjian had gone back on his word.
"He was pretty adamant he was stepping down and was going to recommend me for the job," said Joyce.
"I was surprised and a bit disappointed."
The one comment to date on the GoldCoast.com.au article suggests that Brendan focus a little more on his current team at this stage.
What do you think? Do we need a change? Is Brendan Joyce the right man for the job?