Anonymous
Years ago

Next NBL coaches

Who is in the next crop of NBL coaches? I'd there are a few vacancies in the league next year, who will be the top candidates?

Downer? Kelly? Henare? Shanahan? Someone else?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Shanahan?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHhaha

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Nike Al  
Years ago

Hope gleeson is not coaching the cats he doesn't have a clue and b4 I get hammered on this yes he won a championship last year it the head assistant coach has changed which he was the real coach

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Few SEABL level guys seem to be pretty respected wonder if they could step up.

Perry, Biwer, Hill

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Anonymous  
Years ago

SEABL coaches are part timers. Biewer passion for the game, just loves to be involved. Perry involved so his kids get looked after at the club and with BV.
Shanahan shouldn't get a job coaching under 12's.

NBL coaches are miles in front of hobby SEBL coaches.

Only one close that could get a gig would be Dean Kingsman.
SEABL Coaches get paid minimal and put in minimal unless job is combined DOC etc..

Bevo, Gorjaan all will return to NBL if a decent gig turns up and owners want to fund it.

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Anon  
Years ago

Shanahan great coach. Why do so many people knock him. Look what he doing at Knox. He has the respect and love of all influential people in the place.

Future NBL coach is realistic dream.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anon so may people knock Shanahan because the bloke has zero integrity, complete bs artist, has an ego bigger than anyone could understand, never did stuff all in the NBL yet backstabs everyone and has no credability. Glad you think he is doing a good job at Knox cause there isn't many that would share that opinion.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Westover, Bevo and Goorjaan would return for the right money but not sure how many clubs could afford them which is a shame as they are a cut above the current crop.

For a budget coach I always thought Guy Molloy is good value as is Warrick Giddey. For coaches Merry-go-round Ian Stacker always gets brought up. And I am sure Adelaide people would like Marty Clarke to return from St Mary's.

Then there is the ex-NBL player with little experience becoming a coach (i.e. Anstey and Shane Heal, etc). Andrew Gaze and Brett Maher have been mentioned but I think unlikely. Maybe Sam MacKinnon for the Brisbane team??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

For down the track pencil in BJ Carter. Only had his first season as a coach in the Waratah league in NSW last season but took Sutherland from strugglers to semi finalists. Absorbed a lot of knowledge in his time with Goorj and really understands the game. Definitely one to watch in a few years time

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Anon  
Years ago

Anonymous your comments re Shanahan are very harsh and unwarranted. You obviously have personal issues with him for some reason. Why would Knox put up with him if he is as you describe.

You are entitled to your opinion but I don't think many people share your views.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Shanahan is a chump. Lucky for him Carol gave him the Knox gig. He couldn't and shouldn't get another gig at any association.
All his players hate playing for him, he cant recruit and has zero credibility outside of the Giants click group.

Typical Aussie basketball tragic and Lucky for him the ACB tops up his earnings.

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Anon  
Years ago

As I said that is your opinion. And we've heard it loud and clear. All I'm saying is I don't think many people share it.

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Vodka16  
Years ago

What about Mark Watkins? Winning a silver medal at Worlds U17 has got to put him in the list?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Slightly off-topic, but mentioned this in another thread: surely Joey Wright or Dean Vickerman would be better assistant coaches for the national team than Gleeson?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Becoming an NBL head coach is as much about talent as being in the right place at the right time.

Being tight with a new owner, being an assistant to a coach that gets fired and getting the interim tag and doing well, being an ex player and a new franchise needs a name brand coach to help sell tickets.

There are only 8 jobs and a lot of competition and there isn't one surefire path. Getting in tight as a lead assistant with a head coach who is talented and may get other offers to coach nationally or overseas is probably a good way to go.

Unlike the nba where if a coach leaves or gets fired and the entire support staff are also fired the NBL seems to keep support staff in place. Probably best example is DMac who has stuck with Melbourne through a number of different head coaches and even gone in and out of the head coaching role himself.

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Jick  
Years ago

Hope Goorj comes back. The bloke may cost a lot of coin but he is class.

Remember when Mark Price coached in the NBL? Biggest dud ever.

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Jick  
Years ago

I also think Jacob Holmes would be a quality coach, switched on bloke. He will probably become a lawyer though.

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interested  
Years ago

re shanahan, ask Coffs Harbour!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I only bought up SEABL guys as they might be in a position to step up.

I didn't think going over all ground was required...the SEABL guys might be part time but any of them could do it??


The league doesn't have the cash for Goor/Westover unless they want to come back for the aussie lifestyle.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Think mick downer potentially could one day.

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Anon  
Years ago

Coffs Harbour? From what I'm told they gave him a glowing reference. Sour Grapes!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jick, Holmes will make a very good lawyer, holds all the right personality traits.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Watkins your kidding right just ask around NSW

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Anon  
Years ago

If given the chance there would be a lot of coaches that could be successful in the NBL.

You will find that most SEABL and state league coaches are putting 20+ hours a week into their teams, plus holding down a regular job.

Given the opportunity to become a professional coach I believe you would find that many of these guys would be successful.

Where do you think a Beveridge, Dennis, Gleeson etc started? They didn't just become NBL coaches overnight. Most of them would have graduated up through juniors, nationals, seniors etc...

Very similar with players, there would be a lot of players in SEABL and state leagues that could be handy NBL players if given an opportunity...

Teys from Adelaide is a classic example. A state league player, then development/role player and now a major part of the rotation...

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Nobody  
Years ago

I love the expert opinion of all the anonymous' that can't even spell the names of the people that they think can step up. That is a worry.
BJ Carter is a great potential coach. I would imagine that Molloy would be happy where he is in the ACB?
Maybe Short from there could step up. DP can IMO.
Biwer has lots of fingers in lots of pies. I doubt he would want that added NBL stress.
The time has come to leave the kerle, westovers, Goorj's, Stackers, behind.
Move on to new bllod. Let's hope Cotter gets time to improve himself.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

what about Bill tomlinson hahahhaha just kidding he sucked.

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Anon  
Years ago

Nobody, seen as you mentioned spelling, would that be bllod or blood???

Everyone has an opinion on who is a good coach and who "sucked"...

We can all make these judgments but unless we know the circumstances then it is very difficult to assess.

Who is the better coach out of Geordie or Fearne???

It would seem that the Adelaide supporters didn't like Marty Clarke. But are we aware of the circumstances??? Did Clarke have full control of the team/import selection, did he have the same budget as other teams, what injuries were there during his tenure, did he get labelled as a development coach because of his time at AIS, were the players that were there when he got the gig willing to buy in etc the list goes on.

Can we really say Marty Clarke is a good or bad coach? I don't think so...

I don't know of the different leagues around Australia but the following coaches I would think would have a good shot at being successful in the NBL if given opportunity at some point in future:
- CJ Bruton
- Sam McKinnon
- Andy Stewart (Wildcats ex asst)
- Nik Lakovik (WA SBL coach)
- Ben Harvey (SEABL)
- Ty Harrelson (WA SBL Coach)
- Darren Perry
- David Biwer
- Stephen Hoare
- Matt Shanahan (he may have an ego but have you spoken with some current and exNBL coaches???)
- Guy Molloy
- Tom Maher....

List goes on...

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Anon  
Years ago

also agree with Nobody, time to move on and stop recycling names from the past.

There are various reasons why all of them are no longer coaching in the NBL. Whether it be there own choice or not they have moved on and so should everyone else...

Coaching is a tough gig, maybe a bit more support for the coaches who put up there hand may help them become successful. Cotter, as an example, will be a good NBL coach if people get behind him instead of bagging him at every opportunity... Just give him a good roster...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Derek Rucker

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Adam Caporn.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sam Gruggen is someone to keep an eye on

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U  
Years ago

Alan McAughtry
Rohan Short
Paul Henare
jamie O'Loughlin
Mick Downer

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ronny  
Years ago

Gleeson will be gone if the cats don't make the GF.

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orbit  
Years ago

Gleeson is contracted for 1 more year.

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Nobody  
Years ago

Tom Maher. Oh dear...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Being an NBL coach these days is more about being connected with the right people and in the right place at the right time than it is about being the most suitable or best candidate.

Like SEABL below it if the role hasn't been gifted to a "mate" or looked after by an owner the people who do due diligence on these roles are rarely qualified to make a proper assessment of judgement.

There are some excellent coaches at SEABL and State level around the country that could do very well but just don't play the game very well or don't position themselves in a way to climb the ladder to take on such a job, which lets face it, may not be the greatest career move anyway as the life span of a NBL coach isn't very long..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I have been around knox along time.
Haven't heard much praise about shanahan (from players or parents)

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Anon  
Years ago

I know Matt Shanahan has his knockers on this thread but he has had a lot of experience at NBL level and SEABL and at a local level. And i dont think you would have to pay him big $ to start with.

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Anon  
Years ago

Matt Shanahan is undoubtably the best candidate to coach at the next level. All the stories about him and knockers have no credibility. Knox people love him and should retain as long as possible. He is a very good student of the game and will prove the doubters wrong.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Also a number of the coaches at the level below have jobs that probably pay more than an NBL coach gets so they'd need to take a hair cut.

Same as a number of state league/seabl guys who'd make great NBL assistants have the same issue as why leave a solid paying secure job for uncertainty and a pay cut!

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Nobody  
Years ago

Matt Shanahan is deservedly in charge of the Men's seabl side this season.

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Anon  
Years ago

Why doesn't he coach the YL team and groom them for the return to SEABL ?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

EGO.... Too low for him.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Chris Harriman

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mark Watkins had his chance in the NBL and was weak as [email protected]#s! He doesn't have the mental toughness to coach Men which is why he is coaching juniors.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Can we really say Marty Clarke is a good or bad coach? I don't think so..."

3 years as an NBL coach.

Year 1: 2nd to bottom

Year 2: Wooden spoon

Year 3: Wooden spoon

I think we can.

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Oswald Cobblepot  
Years ago

Jacob Jackomas. BIT now.

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