Pointybits
Years ago

Who Will Be The New Opals Coach

With the debrief of the Opals current coach Brendan Joyce due there cant possibly offer him another stint on offer to him. His initial selection to the role seemed to be base on the last coach offering his/her services. Lets not go on about his less than adequate performance. But who is qualified and of course be available.

First and foremost the candidates will be short on numbers available if BA insists on a 4 year exclusive deal with no opportunity for a WNBL/NBL gig during this period.

Lets take a look who would be acceptable and maybe around.
Tom Maher who currently coaches the Chinese Olympic and club teams. I cant imagine how BA could match his current income. He has the support of Michele Timms in the Assistant role.

Sandy Brondello: A 4 Olympic team member with an impressive coaching portfolio in Europe (Russia) and The USA (Phoenix WNBA) If the monies available she certainly be a serious contender.

Chris Lucas who is easily one of our most respected WNBL Coaches with plenty of runs on the board and the determination and knowledge to be successful.

Christie Harrower Australia's best ever point guard an obvious student of the game with a number of years mentoring her father at Bendigo. At least an Assistant role.

Shannon Seebohm Australia's coach of Sapphire U17 World Champion team. Shannon brought sense to the Sydney Flames WNBL team after many years of underperformance. He shows confidence, maturity and is obviously respected by both senior and junior women. He lost his coaching role at the Flames when he did not accept that the management would recruit the team not him.

Lets get some comments. We need to get the Flames up there again

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amominous  
Years ago

Of the fine coaches listed, ONLY Shannon's CV contains the critical relevant experience of having coached a squad to a Gold Medal in a category 3 FIBA tournament.

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Camel 31  
Years ago

Joyce - Burton lovers vied with each other in lugubriosity.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Only name worth considering that's been mentioned so far is Michelle Timms

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Anonymous  
Years ago

the 4 year exclusive appointment is the weird part - ideally you would have Shannon do the COE job for a few years as an apprenticeship as he is no way ready - but could be perfect given a chance to develop.Paul Goriss not ready yet either but may be after some WNBL years.

So, maybe you should keep the coach who has only had two losses in 5 years

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Shannon seebohm. Easily...

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Kingpodge  
Years ago

Camel 31 - 'lugubriousity'.


Bravo.

You the real MVP.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

andy stewart current wnbl coach of the year would do a good job.

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_Strungout_  
Years ago

"So, maybe you should keep the coach who has only had two losses in 5 years"

Most coaches will have 2 losses in the knockout stage of each tournament.

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Young Gun  
Years ago

A friend who's been a women's coach in recent years and coached one of the current Opals thinks that Chris Lucas would be a good option.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Chris Lucas... Not sure.

WNBL championships.
New Zealand assistant.
Fiba u17 5th place.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So your friend who coaches the U20 Girls side from buttfucknowhere says Lucas is a good option, and you post that.
Thanks for the heads up.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Has BA hired a new COE coach yet? Downer went home yesterday so there are no women's coaches in Canberra.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Actually, @annon513 over the past two years, the Opals have made losing a habit. Since 2015, the Opals lost the following games prior to Rio: Serbia (54-75), Serbia (78-86), Italy (66-72), Spain (51-80), Japan (75-76), Spain (55-58), Canada (60-72), France (50-58), USA (89-104).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

in real competition i.e worlds and olympics?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

announcemnt must be coming soon surely..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thanks for the heads up of a possible announcement that no one cares about.
Maher.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No one cares about?
Well I do...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hopefully seebohm.

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