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Years ago

Anthony Petrie signs with 36ers for 2 years

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From the NBL twitter

The @Adelaide36ers will announce a "new Australian recruit and an overseas pre-season tournament the team will be involved in" today


You would think it is either Gibson or Petrie.

I'm going with Petrie.

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clarky  
Years ago

I hope it is one of them! My guess would be Gibson, but only because channel 10 had a short bit about a potential signing last night.
They said something along the lines of the Gibson signing will be finalised today and Petrie should be done later in the week.

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AK-47  
Years ago

I too am going with Petrie, Gibson seems too good to be true.

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Tornado  
Years ago

I'm predicting Gibson. I think they will try to announce him as early as possible to restore some faith in the fans and try to generate some more ticket sales.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's Gibson. Signed sealed delivered

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Jake  
Years ago

If true great pick up.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Either of them would be good.

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skip  
Years ago

I think we will end up with them both, but it sounds like only one is getting announced today.

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Panther32  
Years ago

What time is it being announced?
I'm not on twitter and they haven't put anything up on their facebook page about the announcement!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

From a top 4 team, he ends up with a team that's finished last. That's saying how shit he realy is! Overated! If he was good at least he get a gig in melb? Or even be a pg at the breakers! Even the gong didnt want him! Gd luck 2 the adelaide blaze!

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skip  
Years ago

Panther32 - Press Conference at midday

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pwned  
Years ago

Haha good ol' troll

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natwhereyouat  
Years ago

Anon 371570
Hawks - Already have Rhys & Demos for their Aussie back court. They want a import PG (as always).

Breakers - Waiting for Cedric Jackson. If he gets picked up by an NBA team then he wont return. If not he will return. Gibson can't wait around for a month or two for this outcome.

Tigers - Already have their back court wrapped up

Kings - Wrapped up

Wildcats - Again, wrapped up

Taipans - Back court wrapped up. Want to use their 10pts for a 2nd import (4 - 5)

Crocs - Only other team that could have signed him, but never made contact as Woolpert wants a import PG again. The only team that "didn't want him".. as you say.

So that leaves Adelaide.

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ZD  
Years ago

Peach will be today's announcement. Gibson hasn't signed yet. Still in talks with both Adelaide and New Zealand. Most likely will be Adelaide, but don't expect to hear anything until Friday.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No imports will suck ass.

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skip  
Years ago

I would prefer Schenscher & Gibson than 2 unknown imports and the majority of last years imports.

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Aussiebballer  
Years ago

Yeah because the Sixers have a great record of quality imports lately!!! :(

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Panther32  
Years ago

Anything yet??? (Thanks Skip)

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skip  
Years ago

Petrie it is.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If the argument is that the recruiting of imports isnt good enough, then perhaps horrible record aside, the coaches aren't the right people for the job. No reason you cant have Gibson Schenscher and an import aswell... But card the 6ers have decided to play and will have to go along with it.

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skip  
Years ago

Great news is he has signed for 2 seasons with an option for a third. Finally we look like we have a stable team for a couple of seasons.

http://www.nbl.com.au/teams/36ers/news/article/article/2012/july/petrie-joins-adelaide/

The Adelaide 36ers have secured former Gold Coast Blaze player Anthony Petrie for the next two seasons with an option for a third.

The 203cm big man comes to Adelaide after having a successful season at the Gold Coast Blaze averaging 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds.

Anthony is known as a hard working player who can move out of the paint and hit shots from long range.

Adelaide 36ers Chief Executive Officer Leeanne Grantham said that it is wonderful to have Anthony Petrie on board.

"Anthony has a great reputation throughout the league and we are really pleased to have him at Adelaide for at least the next two seasons."

“The Club is focusing on filling the remainder of our roster and we hope to have further announcements in the coming weeks.”

The Adelaide 36ers pre-season started this morning, which began the team's crusade to make finals.

The team will be alternating weights, swimming and court work throughout the next few weeks.

Adelaide’s newest recruit Anthony Petrie said that he is excited to begin pre-season with his new team.

“I met my new team mates this morning and I am looking forward to getting to know them better on court as well as off the court.”

The Adelaide 36ers have a tough pre-season, with the team being invited to tour China in a four team series in early September.

“The team will be playing five games in Shenzhen and Zhongshan against two Chinese teams and Greek team Panioniaos B.C.” said Leeanne Grantham.

Prior to the team heading to China, fans can see the team in action against Nicholls State University on Saturday August 4 at Adelaide Arena for the 7.00pm tip off.

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Panther32  
Years ago

Good signing, Petrie has a lot of upside. Will be a lot happier if and when they sign Gibson.
I know they may have been restricted on times available, but playing against Nicholls State at 7pm on saturday the 4th is a great time to have a game for all those senior basketball players....Rules out about 200 players who have games that night themselves.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Well done to the club and welcome to Anthony. Petrie seems to be the mobile big paul has spoken of Adelaide needing a few times over the last season or two.

Also comes for at least a couple of years and provides some options should the Weigh experiment not prove eventually successful or Johnson is lured OS, etc.

Should make for a versatile line-up across most positions.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

also precludes others at ABA doorkeepers, stats, scorers, referees, floor wipers, raffle sellers, canteen people etc hurts both attendances

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Welcome to Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I feel for the player's! Playing for a club that they have 2, not because u want 2! Hope it works out for the ex blaze player's! U got 2 have a job!

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phil  
Years ago

lol at some of the hating losers.

yeah you feel sorry for the guy who chose to come play in adelaide for more money than you or i earn.

but of course he had no other choice, its not like anyone else in the world pays people to play basketball.

poor guy. im refering to you there anon.

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phil  
Years ago

very glad to have petrie.

alot of weaknesses in our recent history have been corrected.

i reckon this is a really strong rebounding team with schensh, johnson, petrie, weigh and creek.

if we add gibbo than we will be able to put a very strong defensive team on the floor with petrie creek and gibbo.

the one thing ive said is that i want one pure 3pt shooter like ng to add to that line-up.

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bretts the man  
Years ago

I agree Phil now we want a pure 3 point shooter to add to this tall strong line up we have now Petrie on board have lots of flexibilty and surely provide a greater inside prescence.
Whether or not Gibson signs I hope we can have at least 1 import to add a bit of excitement into team .
and hopefully can do a little better with our choice of import.
Sorry but with all these positives we still have those 2 as our coaches

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bretts the man  
Years ago

I agree Phil now we want a pure 3 point shooter to add to this tall strong line up we have now Petrie on board have lots of flexibilty and surely provide a greater inside prescence.
Whether or not Gibson signs I hope we can have at least 1 import to add a bit of excitement into team .
and hopefully can do a little better with our choice of import.
Sorry but with all these positives we still have those 2 as our coaches

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BJF  
Years ago

Schenscher (9)
DJ (8)
Weigh (7)
Gibbo* (10)
Cadee (5)

Petrie (8)
Creek (4)
Crosswell (6)

47 Points with 3 spots to spend 23 points on. Potentially 2 imports could be added to this line up. UMM. Yep

So the 2 spot will either be Gibbo or a stud import

PG is covered
3 is covered
4 is covered
Weakness at 2 and arguably 5. having said that the big rotation should be fine if someone goes down ( Weigh to spend some time at the 4)

next few weeks will be real interesting.



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BJF  
Years ago

yep "those 2" that almost every player required a coaching clause to come here for. why do you think these guys are coming to Adelaide? the weather? Just because you don't see something or understand it doesn't mean good things aren't happening.

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Tornado  
Years ago

BJF....there will be no imports, we will run with an All-Australian team. Import spots will be reserved as insurance should anyone obtain a serious injury....not a bad luxury to have!

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Bizzy  
Years ago

Spot on BJF - some people are just ignorant and don't understand what it takes to change a culture.

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igotmadskills  
Years ago

i like the fact all signings are for multiple years ,no 1 and dones. Hopefully we can build something and have a few seasons towards to top section of the ladder not the bottom as in previous years.

Imports put bums on seats but nothing really compares to winning for bringing people in.

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skip  
Years ago

igotmadskills - That's my favourite thing too.

DJ - 3 years
Schesch - 2 years (+1 options)
Petrie - 2 years (+1)
Cadee - 2 years
Creek - 2 years

Crosswell - 1 year
Weigh - 1 year to go (Think he has a 1 year option too though?)

Hopefully if we do get Gibson, it will be for at least 2 years as well.

You look at both Perth and NZ, both their teams have changed very little each year for the last 3 years.

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Wookiee  
Years ago

Well done to the Sixers for getting another quality player on board with Petrie... Gonna be hard getting everyone minutes, but that's a pretty great problem to have...

No reason you cant have Gibson Schenscher and an import aswell...

I'd say that there's something in place called the salary cap that might stop that happening? DJ re-signing, Big Red coming in, Petrie wouldn't have been too cheap, plus luring Weigh last season and then throwing Gibbo in on top of that with some young signings that would have been at least a little bit paid for potential in advance to get there there and people are kidding themselves if the Sixers are legitimately able to afford anything over a SEABL level import...

It would be great seeing an all-Australian team though...

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Mystro  
Years ago

Great signing and gives the Sixers a very versatile squad.

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Tornado  
Years ago

Spot on Wookiee! Not enough salary to complement the line up with an import along with the addition of Gibbo. Only way an import would be signed is if Gibbo isnt secured by the Sixers but given all reports thats just a matter of days.

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P-Diddy  
Years ago

Drove to Mildura on the weekend to see family and went to the Mildura vs Campbellwell game (Chris Anstey is coach)Big V-D1 Heard on the grapevine Anstey approched Mildura coach James Madigan (Ex Adelaide) to get permission to talk to Import PG Kris Clark and has offered him a try-out with the Tigers

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So no one would've gone an import over Petrie? The points and some cap were left to potentially do that. Curious to know peoples reasons as to why this was the best option. It is what it is now, so may as well get behind the team, but not sure this is what i would've done with my recruiting.

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AMAZIN  
Years ago

I agree with all of you about a 3pt specialist, but I would rather have a highflying dunk machine import than Gibbo at SG. If we sign Gibbo the 36ers are instant champs. The NBL needs good,strong players all around different teams, it needs competition.
I like the look of this team alot throw in a cheap back to basket import big and I would buy my first membership
C Schenscer/Import
PF DJ/Petrie
SF Creek/Weigh
SG Import/Ng
PG Cadee/Crosswell
DEFENSE:B+
OFFENCE:A
REBOUNDS:A+
We have a very exciting team.

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Beantown  
Years ago

If anything, I'd rather have Petrie + import over Gibson + import. It's hard to get good big imports, much less ones who are as mobile as Petrie is. Having a guy who can matchup on the vukona's, worthos and Wilkos of the league is going fix one of the Sixers most glaring weaknesses in recent seasons. While Gibson is a good player, IMO it is a lot easier to find a decent import guard than big man.

Really happy w the Sixers recruiting this off season. I'm more excited about the Sixers chances this season than I have been in ten years! Good work Leanne, Marty et al!

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Missed it  
Years ago

Great signing in Petrie.

Would have liked to see Simpson return to Adelaide if the NBA doesn't work out.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why don't people want Gibson? He is one of the best Pg's in Austrlia

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why don't people want Gibson? He is one of the best Pg's in Austrlia

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sixers should sign a young guy like massey as the backup big and go for stud import sg

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Ballin Fan  
Years ago

I agree with Beantown,

much prefer to have Petrie + gun import big guard.

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Hook Shot  
Years ago

You poor souls.... You sound like Richmond supporters at the start of each season expecting to play finals.lol

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Big Ads  
Years ago

As I see it (fwiw) Petrie fiils the role Ballinger would had occupied, but probably for less dough (I'm guessing). A great pick up given the circumstances and arguably an upgrade on Balls.

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Big Ads  
Years ago

As I see it (fwiw) Petrie fiils the role Ballinger would had occupied, but probably for less dough (I'm guessing). A great pick up given the circumstances and arguably an upgrade on Balls.

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Big Ads  
Years ago

As I see it (fwiw) Petrie fiils the role Ballinger would had occupied, but probably for less dough (I'm guessing). A great pick up given the circumstances and arguably an upgrade on Balls.

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Big Ads  
Years ago

Sorry for the multiple posts, connectivity misunderstandings

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gibson is already signed, just hasnt been announced yet.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I like Petrie ahead of an import. He is as good as very good college players like Grant and Simpson, and better defender and he will stay around.

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Well done hookshot. Let's not forget the Sixers are sitting 2nd in total championships with 4. I'm smelling number 5 ha ha

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Beantown  
Years ago

"Why don't people want Gibson? He is one of the best Pg's in Austrlia"

Yep and that ain't saying much!

Just to clarify though, I don't think anyone is saying they don't want Gibson. It's more that there could be other better fits given the guards we've already signed.

Gibbo brings good defence and a physical presence the Sixers have lacked for a long time. He also will do a solid job of knocking down open shots and handling the ball.

But he doesn't really address our lack of firepower in the backcourt. We don't have a guard who can create a shot for themselves one on one, Crosswell is the team's only reliable penetrator and we have only solid, not great perimeter shooters.

IF we could find an import who can provide those things, I'd rather see the money spent on him than Gibson.

In the more likely scenario that we can't find that gun import though, I'll be pretty satisfied with Gibbo.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'd be cool with Gibson over an import if the back up SG is a flat out shooter like a Darren Ng type.

I would also like to see a Vasiljevic/Mottram type fill the back up centre spot.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If we did sign Gibson how about warren as our import he can shoot the 3. I no he's not the big 2 guard that people are looking for. He wouldn't have to run the team like he was ment to last yr. just shoot which he can flat out do. Having Petrie and Luke help with his so so d.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Warren is the sort of player that would be useful, but what money are you going to get these imports with? Besides Crosswell, every player is either a starter or signed to work towards starting in the future. That adds up.

If we get Gibson too, we've added two starting-calibre players from a top four team.

Only chance would be an absolute budget import, and even then I think Marty's indicated that all-Aussie is the plan.

Barely going to be enough minutes for the front court as it is. Can't wait for the "stop playing everyone like they're children" comments and wonder if they'll be from the same people who look at this lineup and expect imports as well.

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Green  
Years ago

Best bet for an Import would be a Massingale (spelling) rom SEABL cause he would be cheap, not sure if he fits the bill as a perimeter shooter though.

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Shano  
Years ago

Where does this leave Darren ng? I don't see a reliable, consistent 3 point shooter on this team. Plus he's an Adelaide boy. Not that that means everything but given the chance, he's a handy backup.

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Very Old  
Years ago

Tassie Twins want to show the world what a powerful coaching force they really are by taking an all aussie team to the GF and winning, for the first time ( if you call naturalised players "imports" ) or for the first time since 1979 if you don't.

Anyway , the two of then have found that imports tend to turn up with too much attitude and willfulness ( read as "experience" and "previously-well-coached") to be prepared to do what they are told, rather than "learn" and "develop" ( read as "play a different position" and "STFU" ).

I expect a good season in 2012-13 and a great season in 2013-14 .

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hustle  
Years ago

Schenscher/Backup Big
Johnson/Petrie
Weigh/Creek
Gibson/Backup Shooter
Cadee/Crosswell

I think thats a tough team to guard. Dont forget we have a continous low post presence with Schensh, DJ and Petrie.

Our guards need to defend and initiate the offense and knockdown open shots. If Gibson can do that at International level, he can cover that role in NBL.

Lineup gives us plenty of flexibility.

As a fan I commend the 36ers front office. Huge offseason where we have:
Resigned DJ
Resigned Creek
Let Ballinger, Warren and Simpson walk (all correct IMO)
Signed Schensher
Signed Cadee
Signed Petrie
Signed Gibson (its locked in)

With Crosswell and Weigh we have a very solid 8 man rotation, only skillsets will fill out from here, such as a Big post defender/hustler and a shooting stretch 2/3 guy.

Well done Sixers!!! Cant wait for the first preseason game!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Didnt Rocky Smith play in the 1979 team?

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igotmadskills  
Years ago

why would we need a backup big? with schench, johnson is 7 foot remember and can play centre and then petrie if we decide to play small ball.
weigh can play the 4 if needed.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Hustle, with you on the front office letting those guys walk.

Igotmadskills, agree with that too. Could easily get a shooter, then with the last spot grab a prospect, wildcard, another shooter, veteran, etc.

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paul  
Years ago

I agree, Schenscher, Johnson, Petrie, Weigh and Creek will take the 120 frontcourt minutes and offer a lot of different looks. With the two last spots obviously a knockdown shooter and then Id take the best young prospect they can get their hands on.

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hustle  
Years ago

Cant disagree with either of you on the big call.
I guess I would get a development big that would be happy with up to 10mins a game that could step in if there are injuries or foul trouble.

1 big goes down, the other gets in early foul trouble we are a bit exposed. Thats the only reason I have a big there. 1 good knockdown shooter means you have the backcourt covered with 3 able to handle and all being able to play together at once.

Like the idea of a Vet in one of those spots though...a guy thats great at practice and setting the selfless tone etc.

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AMAZIN  
Years ago

What about Andre Brown from Perth in 2010.

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