So what needs to happen to fix the Boomers?
We won the World Junior Champs in the 90s and many of that golden generation starred for us through the 90s and into the 2000s. We had 5 players in the NBA at one stage. We played off for medals, and had genuine chances at getting a medal.
10 - 15 years on, we have 2 players in the NBA, some in the higher leagues in Europe, lots in college, and a weak NBL. Us bloggers aren't confident of getting into the last 8 of the Olympics. The only true scorer in the Boomers is PC, who we weren't even confident would make the team.
What's gone wrong? Is it too easy for players to make a buck, and so the fight and the passion aren't there any more? Has the game changed so that players don't need to be outside scorers any more? Are the days of shooting hundreds of shots a day long gone? Are our big guys too 'nice' on court? Is the AIS really effective these days, when so many go to college?
What suggestions can we give the new CEO so that we can realistically challenge for a medal within the next 10 years?