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