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ajk
Last year

#39835

Boomers need European experience to win medal

I am not having a go at the Boomers, in fact I am proud of them.

You have to ask though if we are to beat European teams we need players with European experience in the team.

No disrespect to Damian Martin or Chris Goulding who are both deserve of a Boomers spot, but would Aleks Marić and Brad Newley been a better choice to play against European Teams?

We need to think about players with European experience over locals so that we have the best chance to medal.

If you think about Australian Soccer they always pick the team that fits best with the type of teams we play.

As I said not knocking the great effort that the Boomers did, just thinking about how we medal in the future.

Here is a full list of Aussies in Europe. I know Goulding is on the list, but has only had one season.

Your thoughts...

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Isaac
Last year
13:26 22 Aug 16

Reply #596849

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I thought both Martin and Goulding performed well. It surprised me, but I thought that Lisch was the one who looked most out of place in the games I saw.

I wouldn't be rushing in crazy changes. They narrowly lost twice to the top teams and had one disaster game. The rest were solid.

Maric was unremarkable in one recent series, from memory. Maybe Newley in for Lisch could've been helpful, but Lisch has European experience too, right?


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paul
Last year
13:28 22 Aug 16

Reply #596851

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

No. We've lost to European teams with Maric and Newley in the team. Our 2010 team performed poorly and the majority of the team was playing in Europe. International experience is far more valuable than European experience.

What we needed to win a bronze was the ref not to call an atrociously bad foul on Patty Mills. That was it!


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Bear
Last year
13:29 22 Aug 16

Reply #596852

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I wish that Anderson had taken that shot in the dying seconds rather than try and make a pass which turned it over, he is European league qualified and had a great tournament.

Our mix was fine, we just needed an ounce of luck!


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Zodiac
Last year
13:30 22 Aug 16

Reply #596853

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I agree Isaac Lisch but also Broekhoff & Ingles were the three that looked the most hesitant and overawed throughout the tournament.


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Luuuc
Last year
13:35 22 Aug 16

Reply #596854

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

This Boomers team is legit. Euros will be wondering what they've got to change to compete with us.


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Isaac
Last year
13:36 22 Aug 16

Reply #596856

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I thought Broekhoff was good and Ingles looked fine just not keen to shoot much. Both with Euro experience.


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Zodiac
Last year
13:38 22 Aug 16

Reply #596857

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Seriously? Broekhoff shot poorly most of the tournament and Ingles played like he had more important things on his mind which you can understand. Bogut blasted him on one poor defensive play and Ingles was playing like he didn't know what he was doing all tournament.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
13:56 22 Aug 16

Reply #596859

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Bit over critical analysis of Ingles. He still had a good tournament, he just had to fill a role this time as opposed to be being a primary option like in 2012


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ajk
Last year
14:24 22 Aug 16

Reply #596864

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Isaac

I think you would agree that our pathway is through European teams now and so we need to have a team that will be able to play that style of basketball.

I watched a lot of European basketball and it's indeed a style that is different from the rest if the world.

What I saw was some players not coping with that style.


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Bear
Last year
14:27 22 Aug 16

Reply #596865

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

So, not coping with the expertise Spain showed in their ability to flop at crucial times is something we need to improve on, yeah right!


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ajk
Last year
14:35 22 Aug 16

Reply #596869

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Bear exactly

If you watch Euro Basketball they play very physical and exaggerate contact by flopping all over the place.

It's not pretty basketball, but they are masters at doing it and it's a big difference between the open NBL / NBA style and beating a Euro team at their own game

I hate flopping, but when in Rome....


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Master Chief
Last year
14:42 22 Aug 16

Reply #596876

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Lisch didn't look confident to me.

It's only onwards and upwards now.


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Zodiac
Last year
14:44 22 Aug 16

Reply #596878

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Sounds like Bogut is seriously thinking about playing in Tokyo in 2020. Also a very good write up about what our Tokyo team will probably look like.

Starters:

Dante Exum
Patty Mills
Ben Simmons
Thon Maker
Andrew Bogut

Bench:

Matthew Dellavedova
Isaac Humphries
Ryan Broekhoff
Aron Baynes
Deng Adel
Jonah Bolden
William McDowell-White

Coach:

Andrej Lemanis (sounds keen if BA willing to make the job part-time again)

Outside looking in:

Joe Ingles
Chris Goulding
Tom Wilson
Brock Motum
Cameron Bairstow

http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics/andrew-bogut-eyes-tokyo-olympics--what-it-could-mean-for-boomers-in-2020/news-story/85dbe3997bd19985703d1700158f8737


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Isaac
Last year
14:44 22 Aug 16

Reply #596879

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I thought we hedged well by exaggerating contact but not flopping (means you can keep playing if the calls doesn't get made).


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Good for the goose
Last year
14:44 22 Aug 16

Reply #596881

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Yes we do

We all jump to the Euros flopping, cheating, throwing their heads back when touched
It's all good when Patty does it tho bro

Very very little Euro ball influence in our junior pathways
How about getting an experienced Euro coach on CoE staff or in the NBL
Oh sorry we don't wanna be like the Euros they win the medals


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hoopie
Last year
14:45 22 Aug 16

Reply #596882

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Euro ball involves a lot more flopping, holding and overly-physical stuff, slower ball movement up the court, going deeper into the shot clock, milking the refs, and fouls bordering on USF in order to stop momentum or just out of petulance.

You need to experience it in order to be able to put up with it.


Think about how annoyed our Socceroos used to get when playing against teams of 'certain nationalities' - the frequent stoppages due to operatic performances for just the slightest of touches. Now, we just let them dive and writhe around, and don't lose sleep over it any more.


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Bear
Last year
14:50 22 Aug 16

Reply #596885

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I am still dirty on the Italian Grosso' or whatever his name was in the World Cup when he dove and cost us a penalty goal, don't ever want us to copy that utter crap, EVER!


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Anonymous
Last year
14:56 22 Aug 16

Reply #596887

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Would have left motum on after his run but that is lems style, pull them off when they show talent he didn't recognise and lisch over martin ????? clearly it was not andos call to shoot but a play drawn by lems. It didn't work. which Broekhoff game did you watch, he was very effective more than ingles.


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Alpha
Last year
15:18 22 Aug 16

Reply #596891

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Zodiac -

to beat Europeans you can't have only athletic players on the team - you need those that will defend, play fast transition and shoot the hell out of the ball from outside. They also must master how to defend pick and roll, which was the main problem against Serbia. Basically you don't have enough solid defenders and solid shooters - 3-4 proven defenders on the list and only 1, maybe 2 consistent shooters. Our forwards are not as good shooters as Americans or some Europeans; and I don't think that Andrej's flow offence will keep paying off, it worked well in this tournament but we will need to start playing more pick and roll and get overall smarter and more offensively and defensively proactive when it comes to European bullies.


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Good for the goose
Last year
15:22 22 Aug 16

Reply #596892

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

If Ando flops on the last play when the Spaniard reached for the ball and draws a somewhat questionable foul, and makes the two frees, are you handing the bronze medals back ?


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_Strungout_
Last year
15:25 22 Aug 16

Reply #596893

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I think nba players will do.

We will likely have a team coming mainly from that league.


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paul
Last year
15:32 22 Aug 16

Reply #596894

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

"I think you would agree that our pathway is through European teams now and so we need to have a team that will be able to play that style of basketball."

Couldn't disagree more. We tried mimicking under Goorjian and Brown and were poor at it, not surprisingly. We were successful in this tournament playing an Australian style that our opponents (except one when we had a horror night) really struggled to deal with.

That’s why we were 3-2 against European teams, with one of those losses extremely unlucky on a poor call. Lemanis has developed a brilliant style, done a good job of building a group with international experience (Lisch was our only rookie in this tournament) and we need to continue down that path.

Playing a Euro style with Simmons and Exum in the team would be madness.


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Matt
Last year
15:42 22 Aug 16

Reply #596895

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

At this level of Basketball, I'm not keen on a part time boomers head coach. Got world cup in 2019 and Olympics in 2020, the coach needs to put full-time prep into all the potential teams. If Andre is coaching in the NBL, it will be hard to juggle both. That extra time a full-time coach can offer may get us over the line and medal. Also fresh ideas might be needed. Andre failed at both world cup and Olympics to get a medal he has to take some blame, as he has lost in clutch situations in both. Can't blame all the FIBA Euro centric refs. A new coach could bring fresh ideas to the table. Someone like Joey Wright would be an interesting coach, or the Melbourne United coach Dean Demopoulos I'm a big fan of, or foreign coaches overseas certainly would be tempted to have a go at Boomers job. But Andre has taken this group as far as he can go, and the new players coming into squad a fresh coach with fresh ideas could be what's needed to get that extra leap forward at the clutch times.


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Mick
Last year
15:45 22 Aug 16

Reply #596897

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

We just need funding so we can travel to play more games against top sides.

The best part is how well Simmons and Exum (and Maker) are going to slot into this team. There is an immediate need for all of their skillsets, it's just going to provide so much more balance, even if we lose experience.


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Isaac
Last year
16:05 22 Aug 16

Reply #596903

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I think we could use another shooter, which I don't think Simmons, Exum or Maker are. And I think we could use a tough, defensive big (a la Steve Adams) to succeed Bogut, again which I don't think any of those three are.

That's not to say they don't have useful skill sets. I think Simmons should be very helpful especially - imagine him in that team played Ingles' minutes for example.

I think LV said in this or another thread that we don't have a stretch 4 to replace Andersen (who you'd think will be the first retirement from this team). Mirotic was very handy for them.


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Rusty
Last year
17:42 22 Aug 16

Reply #596924

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Rather than picking European players to beat European teams. Asian players to beat Asian teams , etc. we just need to pick our best players period. Naturally our best players are going to get scouted to play in the best leagues in the world, first NBA, second Europe, third everywhere else. Unfortunately NBL is not a very strong league so if you pit NBL players against European players they will probably struggle, NBL players normally seem out of their depth at international level.

Similar thing happened to Socceroos a few years ago. We were sending a lot of players to Japan and Korea clubs and picking them for the socceroos because we figured playing players from technical leagues we would be able to better compete with their national teams on a technical level, but all that happened is we ended up trying to play *their* version of football, which naturally they were better at than we were.

Theres no secret recipe to beating European teams, other than picking our best players and coaching them well.


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rjd
Last year
17:51 22 Aug 16

Reply #596925

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Broekhoff was useful, only his shot wasn't falling. Considering his shooting clip in recent seasons and in the 2014 WCs, it was an anomaly for him. His D was solid and fit in well within the system. Broekhoff must remain as a major rotation player going forward.

Ingles didn't have scoring on his mind in this tournament. This team doesn't have many scoring options, really. Delly and Bogut are not natural scorers; Baynes can put points up, but rather inconsistently, although he was good in 2014; Andersen was impressive as a spark off the bench, but we will be without him soon; Ingles can be more of a scorer if he chooses, but for whatever reason he deferred to others.

This is also what makes this tournament so remarkable, that we were second in scoring with only Mills as a major offensive weapon. I want us to continue this defensive focus in selecting rotations, but some offensively talented players with at least respectable D will need to be found.

Agree with calls that another shooter is needed, but I wonder if we'd be so concerned now if Broekhoff was hitting shots at his career rate (or his 2014 WC rate) and Ingles was confident with his shot.

Exum, Simmons, and Maker are all under 33% shooters from 3-point range. In the case of Maker and Exum, they are relatively poor outside shooters but very willing to put up those shots. All should know the importance of developing an outside shot, so hopefully they all improve substantially in that regard.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:51 22 Aug 16

Reply #596926

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

We can enter Eurovision, Euroleague just seems like a natural progression


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rjd
Last year
17:54 22 Aug 16

Reply #596927

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Correction, Australia was 5th in scoring.


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rjd
Last year
17:56 22 Aug 16

Reply #596928

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Correction to the correction, they were 4th, probably largely due to that SF disaster. They were 2nd at the end of the group phase.


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LC
Last year
17:58 22 Aug 16

Reply #596929

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

In this tournament, the Boomers finally found their identity and style of play. We should not deviate from that too much in the next 4 years.

Lemanis and the team deserve a lot of credit for how the team all bought into what has proved to be a very successful game plan. I have been critical of Lemanis in the past, but he got the team going.

Any potential change in coach should not try and change too much.

Yes - one terrible night, but we were right there with a chance to win against the #2 ranked team in the world for a chance at a medal.


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Rusty
Last year
18:00 22 Aug 16

Reply #596930

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I dont know what happened to Ingles. He used to confidently shoot 3s and look to score, appears he has taken his team first, facilitator role he plays for the Jazz to the national team.


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ME
Last year
19:12 22 Aug 16

Reply #596935

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I wouldn;t change the coach or style. The reason we had success against European teams is because we DIDN'T play like them. And certainly our playstyle was better to watch too.

Bring Lemanis back and maybe have an assistant do his chores for him during the NBL season. I wouldn't tamper with this at all.


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Mick
Last year
20:39 22 Aug 16

Reply #596946

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

@Isaac: I think Maker becomes that stretch guy. He can't shoot right now but his shot isn't completely broken, a few seasons of NBA under his belt with the best coaches and development in the world and you never know what he, Exum and Simmons will be shooting like in a few years. Delly couldn't shoot that well coming into the NBA...

They could also never figure it out from deep, but here's hoping that's not the case.

That rim protector role is going to be key if Maker doesn't become that guy (he has the tools). I don't see anyone else we have coming through the ranks with that rim protector skillset who is good enough at the highest level.


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Hoopie
Last year
20:43 22 Aug 16

Reply #596947

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

If we can't keep Lemanis for now, should we go with the assistants sharing the job as caretakers till Lemanis is available?


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Mick
Last year
20:55 22 Aug 16

Reply #596949

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I could take or leave Lemanis. Don't love his play-calling, in game adjustments or rotations. He makes lots of mistakes, even if he is good at the big picture, ego-management stuff. If he's gonna stay on he needs a tactician assistant, because him and Gleeson are the same kind guy even if they have different temperaments: big picture guys. And I don't think Longley is an Xs and Os wizard by any stretch.

If he's gonna stay on he needs better assistants.


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LC
Last year
21:08 22 Aug 16

Reply #596950

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Tend to agree Mick.


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Zodiac
Last year
21:23 22 Aug 16

Reply #596952

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

The only two criticisms I have of Lemanis this tournament and aside from that he did an outstanding job were the Serbia game where he (and our players) had no answer for their defence to the tune of being humiliated into only scoring 14 points by half time and the last possession of the Spain game, we needed to draw up a play to at least get a shot off.

I'm willing to concede Serbia probably kept a few cards close to their chest in our group stage game against them but that SF we couldn't possibly have been out-coached any more.


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Alpha
Last year
21:24 22 Aug 16

Reply #596953

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

It will be interesting with changes in WC qualifiers, BA will require a very big squad - 20 - 30 players, which may provide necessary games for building the system and experience. Also the funding will be a key - the team should travel to Europe and play against a solid opposition.

I would not keep my hopes up when it comes to developing shooting to appreciative levels (40+%) - KD, SC or CA were known shooters at the age Simmons, Exum or Maker are now, they just improved it to scary levels. And on the current American team there was always someone making these shots, too bad we had only Mills. So we will need 3-4 Mills' type of shooters on the squad to make sure we have enough fire power. I was really surprised by Broekhoff and Goulding and a lack of their contribution. It could be a lack of experience and confidence, they will only know.


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rjd
Last year
21:41 22 Aug 16

Reply #596955

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I'd go with Goulding in that main scoring role in the qualifiers, ala Mills in this tournament, with the hope that his D continues to improve. He will be 29 for the China World Cup. Still prime age, with more international experience under his belt, and a lot more time to be intimately familiar with the Boomers system. He's not the type lacking in confidence, but I imagine experience as the main scorer on the team can only help. At the least, he can be good injury insurance for Mills.


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Steve
Last year
22:06 22 Aug 16

Reply #596956

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I agree with LC #596929. IF we play our style well enough we can beat anyone. The US played their style every year and have had mild success (sarcastic tone).

Maybe some more reliable shooters, but the style of play is our own which the others will try to replicate.

Agree with others that Lisch looked out of his depth. Maybe tense nervousness from the big occasion affected his shooting. Still a jet in the NBL.

Damo maybe more minutes on their shooting guards playing his usual brand of in your face D.

We were one bad call away from a bronze medal (maybe two). To me that's not a failure. Equal best performance at an Olympic tournament.


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Hendo8888
Last year
22:24 22 Aug 16

Reply #596960

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

We were 1 shit call away from winning a medal, playing the style we played.


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Steve
Last year
22:34 22 Aug 16

Reply #596962

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Also need to learn to play the pick and roll defence waaaay better.

I see a lot of junior rep coaches teaching it so it has started. May take a while to filter through.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:54 23 Aug 16

Reply #596998

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Not taking away anything from the boomers but maybe the team just didn't have the pedigree to get them over the line? This team has paved the way for future players to step up but the coach definitely needs to be looked at as it seems like this campaign was player driven and the coach was a bystander unlike team usa. Leaving your best post defender in on four fouls was beyond dumb at that point when Gasol was cooking and the spanish guards thrive in the pick and roll.


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paul
Last year
10:56 23 Aug 16

Reply #596999

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

They had the pedigree, it was a core of quality experienced internationals, they just got dudded by a bad call which robbed them of the gold medal.


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XY
Last year
11:44 23 Aug 16

Reply #597006

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I assume you mean bronze medal. I am not sure that the drubbing handed out by Serbia could be attributed to on bad call.


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paul
Last year
11:55 23 Aug 16

Reply #597009

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Yes indeed I meant bronze medal!!! It would have taken about 50 great calls to get us past Serbia that day!


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ajk
Last year
13:53 23 Aug 16

Reply #597046

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Let's clarify - I am not talking about the Spain game rather the Serbia game. True we were one call away from a medal, but if we played better against Serbia we would need to worry about the bronze.

The topic was do we need Euro experience to beat teams like Serbia - if you look at our record most of our losses when in this position have occurred to Euro teams.

This is why I think we need to look at the formation and style we play.


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Bear
Last year
14:05 23 Aug 16

Reply #597051

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Angola is not in Europe, or do tanking losses not count?


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Mick
Last year
14:13 23 Aug 16

Reply #597054

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

It's not about teaching young Aussie players how to guard the P&R...it's about the defensive scheme.

Delly, Mills, Bogut, Ingles and some of the other guys know how to do it, Lemanis was just instructing them to do the wrong thing against players that he should have scouted better. Going over screens on Rubio? Going under on Teodosic, or Mirotic? It was pretty haphazard.

Maybe Lemanis had it right and the players didn't execute? Who knows.


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ME
Last year
14:54 23 Aug 16

Reply #597070

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I don't understand the Euro experience stance. I mean, who would you ditch to make way for Maric? And who on the face of earth has more Euro experience than David Anderson?


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koberulz
Last year
15:35 23 Aug 16

Reply #597073

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Leaving your best post defender in on four fouls was beyond dumb
Andersen was at the scorer's table almost immediately, but there wasn't another dead ball until Bogut's fifth.


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Good for the goose
Last year
15:38 23 Aug 16

Reply #597074

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Could have subbed him out at the dead ball when he drew his 4th.


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koberulz
Last year
15:39 23 Aug 16

Reply #597075

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Obviously wasn't quite quick enough. It happens.


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LV
Last year
15:47 23 Aug 16

Reply #597077

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Starting him in the second half with 3 fouls was questionable in the first place. But to do that, and not react quick enough when he gets a foul 18 secs into Q3 is almost unfathomable.


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koberulz
Last year
15:51 23 Aug 16

Reply #597078

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

You can't sit the guy on the bench the whole second half either. No point sitting him on the bench in order to avoid having to sit him on the bench.


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koberulz
Last year
15:52 23 Aug 16

Reply #597079

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Given how awful the call was, Lemanis may not have been aware it was even on Bogut, too. Casey said on commentary they initially thought it was on Delly.


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paul
Last year
15:56 23 Aug 16

Reply #597080

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Ajk, we had a horror SF, apart from that we beat France, Serbia, Lithuania and all but beat Spain. This Boomers team did not have an issue with European teams.


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ME
Last year
16:06 23 Aug 16

Reply #597081

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Australian teams should continue to play the Australian style. Goorjian led Boomers teams struggled until he figured that out, and same with Brett Brown. When Aussie teams start playing the kind of game we play at home we become a matchup nightmare for European teams. The only things Euro teams have above us is they regularly play in pressure situations against top international teams.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:55 23 Aug 16

Reply #597092

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

end of the day as a coach you are judged on results and lemanis failed to execute two games in a row, both at the start of the serbia game then again against spain leaving bogut in, not getting a shot off at the end. he doesnt inspire his players at all


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ME
Last year
16:58 23 Aug 16

Reply #597093

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

So I guess we throw away the whole tournament where Australia otherwise played above themselves due to one bad game and a set that didn't go to plan, and we bring in some other coach who might possibly yield worse results that completely mess with an otherwise successful program? Yeah, sounds legit.


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ME
Last year
17:06 23 Aug 16

Reply #597094

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

We were expected by pretty much all unbiased experts to come fourth in our group, crossover against a decent team, get cained and end 8th. We came second in our group, beat good Euro teams, made it to the bronze medal game and lost by a point. That is the reality of the situation. There was no failure by Lemanis anywhere in that.


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Good for the goose
Last year
17:32 23 Aug 16

Reply #597098

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

You start your key big with 3 fouls in the 2nd half. He draws his 4th early in the 3rd. And then u don't sub him immediately. I agree that it happens, but we can safely say we got that one wrong and I'm sure Andre would own it and want that one back if he could.

Mills' defender got a swipe to it and shook it loose from Ando on the last play, I don't blame the Coach for the play, it looked fine, Spanish d gambled and it paid off.


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rjd
Last year
18:22 23 Aug 16

Reply #597103

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

"You start your key big with 3 fouls in the 2nd half. He draws his 4th early in the 3rd. And then u don't sub him immediately. I agree that it happens, but we can safely say we got that one wrong and I'm sure Andre would own it and want that one back if he could. "

I think this criticism is way over-emphasised. It doesn't hold up to logical scrutiny. Although perhaps my opinion on this is unconventional and in the minority. I have never liked the logic the must-immediately-remove-player-in-foul-trouble strategy, apart from employing it for players who excel down the stretch. Can anyone explain the logic otherwise?

Obviously, Spain was trying to foul Bogut out. If he was voluntarily taken off by Lemanis, then of course that achieves exactly what Spain is trying to do, especially while Gasol was still on court. Gasol would have taken over sooner. (By the way, recall that Bogut made 2 blocks between his 4th and 5th fouls). If we took Bogut out immediately after his 4th, Spain were just going to attempt to foul Bogut out as soon as he came back in. Same scenario eventuates, where, based on Spain's skill in sucking in refs to call the foul on Bogut, he was likely to be fouled out soon anyway. Alternatively, if Bogut wasn't going to get his 5th easily, then surely the strategy to keep him on court is valid, as we wanted to maximise Bogut's time on court.

Another factor is to decide when Bogut should be used. Clearly we needed him against Gasol as much as possible, who was on court when Bogut attracted his 5th. Also worth considering Bogut's free-throw percentage, so it is arguably better that he plays near the start of quarters rather than later in the quarter, in the case that Spain is in the penalty.

As far as I'm concerned, Bogut was in such foul trouble that if Bogut was taken off immediately after his 4th, had his minutes limited by Lemanis, then came back on and never received his 5th, Lemanis would be not achieving Bogut's maximum minutes for the game. So the real mistake would have been the coach restricting his minutes rather than trying to extract the maximum minutes possible by letting on-court events be the restricting factor.

If you are going to criticise Lemanis, I'd find something else more significant.


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Good for the goose
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19:18 23 Aug 16

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re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Rjd - just maybe u take Bogie out so you have the chance to stick him on court for the crucial plays at the end of the game ..... Ie boxing out Gasol on the put back dunk, rim protection on Spain's winning play, your best passer to receive and get the ball to Mills safely on the the last play ....
You raise a logical argument but there's a reason there was a collective groan when he left him on and he picked up his 5th quickly.


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koberulz
Last year
20:23 23 Aug 16

Reply #597117

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

If you bench him on three, the game might not be there to be won in the final minutes. Remember, we'd only just clawed back a 12-point deficit at the time and were still down two.


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Luuuc
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20:43 23 Aug 16

Reply #597122

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

I had no issues with him starting the 2nd half.
The way I look at it though, a guy who picks up #4 that early in the half might only have "X" minutes of court time left before he picks up his 5th.
As a coach I would rather use those X minutes around the middle of however much time is left in the game, so that whoever is replacing him gets a breather. As a general rule, removing him immediately also means that your guy will at least be fresh again when he returns to the court, and therefore less likely to commit a sloppy foul out of fatigue. That one's not a factor in this case since it was right after the long break.

I would have thought that a guy as experienced and important as Bogut would, upon being whistled for #4, immediately take it upon himself to at least check with the coach. I also would expect him, once decided he would stay out there, to expect to be targeted heavily. I was disappointed with his 5th.

Who's to say how the game would have gone had Bogut not fouled out at that point. Maybe the Motum-led surge would never have occurred and we would have lost by more.


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koberulz
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20:52 23 Aug 16

Reply #597126

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

But again, Andersen was at the scorer's table almost immediately. Play probably started before Lemanis was aware Bogut was the one called for the foul. The next dead ball was Bogut's fifth.


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Good for the goose
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21:19 23 Aug 16

Reply #597131

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Agree with the comments re Bogie could maybe have been more careful. There were two blocks and one offensive rebound were he put himself at risk of his 5th before Rubio finally nailed him. It was odd.


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Mick
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10:33 24 Aug 16

Reply #597161

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

"Play probably started before Lemanis was aware Bogut was the one called for the foul."

You got to be on top of that shit. No excuses. The sub has to come straight in right there, or you get another guy to foul to stop the play. It's on the coach.


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ME
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12:26 24 Aug 16

Reply #597173

re: Boomers need European experience to win medal

Bogut was a bit overzealous but the upside of having him out there is changing shots and whether it is the last minute or the first he was there to do that.


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