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Adios
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Joey's time is up.

Surely it's time for Joey to go. The complete lack of respect between he & the players is becoming more obvious by the game. He's clueless on D & teams have been embarrassing us on that end.

My question isn't should Joey go, it's who should replace him & how soon should it happen?

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Anonymous
Last year
19:41 19 Nov 16

Reply #608987

re: Joey's time is up.

Did joey put the team together, if that's the case should go but how do you pay out his contract.


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KET
Last year
19:45 19 Nov 16

Reply #608989

re: Joey's time is up.

If Adelaide had the money to pay out his contract, they'd have bought better talent in the first place


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Anonymous
Last year
20:05 19 Nov 16

Reply #608995

re: Joey's time is up.

Agreed somehow some way this guy cant be in charge anymore. He has lost the group, is decent at leading vets, but couldn't squeeze juice out of an orange in relation to coaching the best out of youth. DONE.


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Very Old
Last year
20:21 19 Nov 16

Reply #609003

re: Joey's time is up.

He's here for the next 2 seasons. Signed a 3 year deal at the start of this season I believe.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:42 19 Nov 16

Reply #609011

re: Joey's time is up.

personally I hope he stays, I'm in for a big pay day if they finish last lol


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Anonymous
Last year
21:10 19 Nov 16

Reply #609042

re: Joey's time is up.

Evert chance you will collect. A Conman as a coach.


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Dazz
Last year
21:24 19 Nov 16

Reply #609051

re: Joey's time is up.

I don't know, but the impression I get is that this is the team that Joey built. If so, then he needs to be removed from that responsibility.
I don't know the truth to the rumoured numbers, or what their total budget is, but you've got to put a competitive squad around Randle.
And if you're stuck with one super-star offensive player, then FFS Joey teach the rest of the bums how to play defence.
It may not be pretty, it may not be what fans like, but it works. If you could hold the opposition to a modest score, then Randle would be the coup de grâce.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:27 19 Nov 16

Reply #609054

re: Joey's time is up.

After watching the game today and the exchange between Joey & Randle's when he was coming of the court, its clear IMO their is a lack of respect for each other which is a sign their is tension which is disruptive to the team.

Joey has never been a coach that DO NOT develop players to gets the best out of them, he rely on the player themselves to have good games.

Ie.. which is one of the reasons why Ferguson hasn't played up to his potential or hype. He need a lot of court time which he isn't getting and a coach that can work on his skills that been talked about by all the US basketball experts.

IMO from watching the 36ers this season the players aren't listening to Joey anymore which is always a sign for change.

Unless the 36ers are willing to pay joey out he isn't going anywhere and therefore Randle will go and most likely play on a different nbl team next season.



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Anonymous
Last year
21:35 19 Nov 16

Reply #609057

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey will take the money. 6'ers have been conned. Shit happens. He won't be there next year.


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Adios
Last year
21:45 19 Nov 16

Reply #609064

re: Joey's time is up.

Which begs the question - who next?

Someone established? Someone new? Someone in Adelaide? Someone interstate?


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Luuuc
Last year
21:49 19 Nov 16

Reply #609066

re: Joey's time is up.

Someone who's really good at coaching? Someone who's just "alright"?


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Anonymous
Last year
21:54 19 Nov 16

Reply #609069

re: Joey's time is up.

Someone in Adelaide said no one ever.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:06 19 Nov 16

Reply #609073

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey sold himself on the naïve 36ers management. He is a good talker, should be a car salesmen. has that ability to make whoever is in the room feel like a star. Can picture him going into the 36er management selling them on his ability to work with a budget team etc etc reality is all he has done is bring in a pretty ordinary roster and Big Joe. Im just glad that some other people are commenting on what ive been seeing and feeling. makes me think im not over reacting after all.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:13 19 Nov 16

Reply #609075

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey might have conned the 36ers management, but a few player agents certainly conned him.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:13 19 Nov 16

Reply #609076

re: Joey's time is up.

And in response to Adios, id still go down the path of someone familiar. Shawn Dennis has gotten great results with less.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:14 19 Nov 16

Reply #609077

re: Joey's time is up.

How does a player agent con a coach? They say the price and you accept or look elsewhere.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:20 19 Nov 16

Reply #609078

re: Joey's time is up.

Dennis would be a quality choice. Amazing that he isn't currently in an NBL job really. Snap him up before someone else does.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:33 19 Nov 16

Reply #609083

re: Joey's time is up.

joey is the new Cal. Car sales men


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Anonymous
Last year
22:33 19 Nov 16

Reply #609084

re: Joey's time is up.

Player agents conn coaches by telling them how good his player is, some of the 36ers guys could not have been picked up on watching, they are crap.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:38 19 Nov 16

Reply #609085

re: Joey's time is up.

Best part about his is that the Sixers fans thought he was going to save them. How's the GM doing?


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Tom
Last year
22:42 19 Nov 16

Reply #609086

re: Joey's time is up.

Really? Conned? First 2 seasons he made the playoffs, in the 3rd h didn't however he uncovered a superstar who publicly said he loves playing for Joey. If we let Joey go we wouldn't have Randle. Sobey has blossomed into a gun under Joey also. We have 5 rookies on this team, just let them play and let Joey coach, we weren't gifted with money bags owners like other teams, true 36ers fans should embrace this blue collar squad and get behind these young lads and watch them develop into something special.


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Dazz
Last year
22:59 19 Nov 16

Reply #609090

re: Joey's time is up.

In his first season, Joey took the team he inherited to the GF. That says the guy can coach.
Since then they have moved backwards, so IF there is a problem with Joey, its in the recruitment and building of his team.

End of the day, he has a lot less money to splash around than other coaches. He's gone a particular direction, and I don't think it has worked. The problem in the NBL is that even if the youth you gamble on, come good in a season or two, somebody with deeper pockets will snatch them away.

And for mine, the other problem is the lack of D.
Randle is an excitement machine, and yes most fans would rather watch Randle hit 40 points, than watch Damo scrag & intimidate. But when your team is giving up so many points, there's a limit to what Randle can do.
Besides, when you're on a tight budget, solid defensive players are going to be cheaper. He needs to go looking for some role players. Guys who won't cost a bomb, but are level-headed, can handle the pressure of NBL, play strong D, and get a few boards.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:06 20 Nov 16

Reply #609105

re: Joey's time is up.

Isaac,

You might want to put a warning about possible legal ramifications of libel.

Comments of conning or conman run dangerously close to defamation.

On the topic, Joey has taken us from Spooners to Grand Finalists. He deserves a bit of grace, lets not forget he is also experiencing injuries. DJ has been out a few games, Creek even more.

The season is still young, lets not get carried away.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:34 20 Nov 16

Reply #609108

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey has always been a dick and it amazes me how he managed to stay so overrated.

He took one of the most expensive, salary cap cheating teams to a championship. That team could've coached themselves.

Heck that team was good enough to win with Gleeson as coach.

He sucks and is an idiot. But I guess he's a cool black american, so he must be ok


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FreeThrows
Last year
09:00 20 Nov 16

Reply #609118

re: Joey's time is up.

Like Demopoulos, Wright is more of a free-wheeling kind of coach, meaning he relies on his players' ability to read the game, rather than a structured approach to offensive or defensive play. This is why he can do well with a veteran team, like the one he inherited, and can't coach a junior team, who don't have the playing experience or nous.

Shawn Dennis or Mick Downer would make good choices.


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LV
Last year
09:04 20 Nov 16

Reply #609121

re: Joey's time is up.

LOL at the over reacting in this thread after a couple of losses


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Anonymous
Last year
10:17 20 Nov 16

Reply #609129

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey took a team added some already established household names and got spanked in game 3 of the gf. Since that game he has regressed every single season. Time to move on from his style of coaching. think about that regressed every season since his. How long does he survive based on last success???


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paul
Last year
10:19 20 Nov 16

Reply #609131

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey took the worst team in the league over the three years before that and took them to a grand final.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:26 20 Nov 16

Reply #609132

re: Joey's time is up.

Paul that's in the past, what he is doing with the 36ers NOW is not good and showing no signs of improving. Enough with his past accolodes, are the 36ers making the gf this season? Does what he did previously with a completely different team dictate his performances now? No they don't, so enough of his resume.


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paul
Last year
10:48 20 Nov 16

Reply #609133

re: Joey's time is up.

I'm not making any comment on the current situation, just responding to the first sentence in the post above mine.


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Master Chief
Last year
11:10 20 Nov 16

Reply #609134

re: Joey's time is up.

I've always though Joey was overrated and have never really been that impressed with any teams he's coached so there's no surprise or irrationality from me about how they're going.

What does Brooks bring to the table BTW ? I'm not saying it's likely that Joey is going to seek out or accept any help but they need a proper strategist to at least play with some purpose this year if we accept that it's unlikely they'll make the finals.


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Master Chief
Last year
11:14 20 Nov 16

Reply #609135

re: Joey's time is up.

Freethrows, if you read that i'm sorry. I'm trying to shake the strange habit of spacing my punctuation (;


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Very Old
Last year
12:14 20 Nov 16

Reply #609142

re: Joey's time is up.

"Joey took the worst team in the league over the three years before that and took them to a grand final. "

That's exactly true, but were they the worst team in the comp because of the players, or because of the previous coach ?

they moved from : Marty Clarke to Joey Wright, Mark Radford to Kevin Brooks, Nathan Crosswell to Gary Ervin, Tom Daly to Brendan Teys; and Stephen Weigh to BJ Anthony

Thats a very clear improvement in talent in every shift, and BJ was a better fit than Weigh

However I suspect any experienced NBL coach would have gotten a huge improvement in that first season.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:26 20 Nov 16

Reply #609145

re: Joey's time is up.

Very old, spot on. Never seen it like that, and now I can't help but think that a better coach would get more out of this roster!


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FM
Last year
13:36 20 Nov 16

Reply #609149

re: Joey's time is up.

Have to look at Gibson. Better player under who?



Certainly looks leaner and fitter this season


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sixtiesrockstar
Last year
16:05 20 Nov 16

Reply #609178

re: Joey's time is up.

It's not that Gibson looks leaner or fitter this season,last season he had his head in the clouds and never looked interested and had checked out already.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:07 20 Nov 16

Reply #609222

re: Joey's time is up.

Gibson, IMO is still way overrated. Did nothing that great last night, particularly considering he is an Olympian.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:20 20 Nov 16

Reply #609226

re: Joey's time is up.

Im curious to know how many times has Shawn Dennis made the finals? as soon as you guys want somebody fired his name comes up. what has he actually done?


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Anonymous
Last year
20:48 20 Nov 16

Reply #609230

re: Joey's time is up.

He did a better than good job getting the best out of absolute garbage. Imagine what he could do with a team of young potential and a legit can score point guard. Joey has lost them but maybe someone like Dennis could find them!


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Zodiac
Last year
21:02 20 Nov 16

Reply #609232

re: Joey's time is up.

I'm not advocating Joey's dismissal as he's contracted until 2019 and if the club is as hard up financially as everyone says it is there is probably next to no chance he's going anytime soon but in all the years I've seen him coach at the Bullets, Blaze & 36ers and seen Shawn Dennis coach at the Falcons & Crocs, Dennis showed more coaching ability last season alone with the Crocs than anything Joey has ever shown.

With what Shawn Dennis had to work with last season financially and all the drama going on behind the scenes with the club always on the brink of folding during his tenure he not only rightly deserved the NBL's COTY award last season they should've given the bloke two of them.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:59 20 Nov 16

Reply #609240

re: Joey's time is up.

What zodiac said! Joey should be embarrassed with how poor a job he has done of developing these kids. Fergusons game has gone nowhere, I feel for him the most. Someone sold him on something that was never actually going to eventuate.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:08 20 Nov 16

Reply #609243

re: Joey's time is up.

The league and basketball industry are a lot smarter these days. The game has gone past Joey.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:05 20 Nov 16

Reply #609246

re: Joey's time is up.

But Joey plays such a fast paced style he thinks he can catch back up with it. A great manager of vets, capable of keeping egos in check, but poor tactical coach which younger less established players require as guidance. He has been clearly exposed for his lack of coaching skill this season. Props for keeping all those egos in check at Brisbane but he doesn't have the talent card to work with anymore.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
23:26 20 Nov 16

Reply #609248

re: Joey's time is up.

I'd sack him just for keeping Teys on the roster.


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Dazz
Last year
02:06 21 Nov 16

Reply #609254

re: Joey's time is up.

Nothing wrong with fans wanting their team to improve, and asking questions.


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Isaac
Last year
09:55 21 Nov 16

Reply #609265

re: Joey's time is up.

I think he recruited himself into a corner, rolling the dice on too many recruits. Possibly expected more from Ferguson, Drmic and Deng? Had a young roster and then added two young imports. IMO, this was the off-season to make sure one of your imports was a stud, one was reliable and proven in the NBL (Craig, Beal, etc), and one was a gamble.

And if Ferguson is underdone but their hands are tied on the contract, they can't replace Creek temporarily or upgrade to fit need. Creek's the biggest fighter in that team.

As it happens, Joey's got one stud, two gambles and then a couple more gambles in Drmic and Deng on top of that.


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Fundingsland
Last year
11:16 21 Nov 16

Reply #609271

re: Joey's time is up.

People should acknowledge there is a big difference between the team that Joey has recruited and the team he would have recruited if he had the budget to do so

The results that are being seen are a result of the budget he is forced to work with.

If he could cut and upgrade Ferguson he would

If he could have recruited Newley he would have

If he could upgrade Jacobsen he would have

If he could have kept Petrie he would have

If he could have kept Cadee he would have

Drmic has been a bust to date but was highly coveted coming out of college, no one could have predicted his performance.

Deng is a budget signing

Sobey was discarded by Cairns and look what Joey has done with him

If you are going to measure Joey , measure him on decisions that are solely his. Don't measure him on decisions that are made based on the restrictions that he has had placed upon him.






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KET
Last year
11:34 21 Nov 16

Reply #609273

re: Joey's time is up.

Yeah, but I mean given all the circumstances, what do you do?

It's easy to point out where things have gone wrong and play blame game if we conveniently deny clear constraints.

You need two things:
#1 Availability of players
#2 Finances to pay for players
#3 Players willing to move to Adelaide

If you don't have much of #2, you'll lose out on any decent #1s against other clubs anyway. #3 might require a fair bit more of #2 to get #1.

Filtering that down, how many Australians are there to recruit that are older and above SEABL standard?

Imports recruited from abroad without a proven track record in the NBL have a tendency of being inconsistent and tough to fit in. 36ers have had a problem of picking them for over a decade. Mix that in with not much in the way of resources, and the pool gets harder to pick from.


Given these constraints, it's not the worst idea to go with development or at least something that might be entertaining and pay some dividends in the future.

(36ers aren't paying Fergusn $500k, and Drmic isn't on a superstars salary)

There is potential in this team, *if we can keep it* - Creek 24, Hodgson 25, Sobey 26 - I think they each can produce significant improvement over the next few seasons. Johnson at 28 should still be capable of producing during that period. Along with hopeful improvement from Drmic and Deng and 24 and 23... it might pay off a little, at least under the 36ers circumstances in terms of resources.

I'm not enamoured by the 36ers losing, but the rest of the league is significantly stronger and capable of tying up quality Australians AND imports. It's good for the league and I accept that - i'm just hopeful Adelaide receives some resources to improve and find payoff in its young squad over the next few years.


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KET
Last year
11:35 21 Nov 16

Reply #609274

re: Joey's time is up.

Have to agree with Fundingsland.

With that said, I think Joey needs to coach in *dare I say it* a more Marty Clarke X's and O's way instead of letting players improvise on the court and not bother with much system, structure or defence.


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KET
Last year
11:36 21 Nov 16

Reply #609275

re: Joey's time is up.

You need three things**


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Anonymous
Last year
12:21 21 Nov 16

Reply #609280

re: Joey's time is up.

Unfortunately for Joey Wright, in sport we compare. And Shawn Dennis was able to get more out of a cheaper roster in Townsville that showed heart last season than what adelaide have shown. And again this is more a case of spending the money the wrong way, it's not that Randle dj etc are not being paid very well, they are just being paid too much.


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Master Chief
Last year
12:32 21 Nov 16

Reply #609282

re: Joey's time is up.

Fundingsland, so what? There's no point running over alternatives or what Joey would prefer if he had the funds to do so. It sounds like they went out of their way to sign Ferguson anyway so who's responsibility is it when gambles like that don't work out? Certainly not Terrance Ferguson's.

Jacobsen brings exactly what Joey said he was searching for, so again we can't now say that we need more talent in that position because Joey is struggling to come up with a way to at least get this team playing competitive.

Drmic has not been a bust and people should stop saying it. Shooters like Drmic and Ferguson have had absolutely nothing designed for them to get going. Yes, understanding where to be and when to be a little bit more selfish is something a player is responsible for but once again, who is ultimately responsible for it?

I'm not worried about losing, i'm more worried about the dysfunction and the lack of offensive and defensive understanding that Joey has. I've been saying it for years, Joey Wright is not a very good coach and has gradually been exposed. I don't think Adelaide and Joey are made for each other.


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_Strungout_
Last year
12:35 21 Nov 16

Reply #609283

re: Joey's time is up.

It seems historically that a lot of NBL coaches have struggled more with GM decisions rather then coaching the team.

Vince having the GM role at United has helped DD last.


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Fundingsland
Last year
12:44 21 Nov 16

Reply #609284

re: Joey's time is up.

@Master Chief

The point is that a lot of people are hanging Joey as its the team that he recruited. I am suggesting that there is a big difference between the team Joey coaches and the team he would like to have had he a big enough budget.

This budget team has knowcked of Melbourne in Melbourne, Brisbane in Brisbane and was a bad ref call away from a W in Perth. That doesn't happen by accident or through magic fairy dust.

Do you think Joey would rather sign an unproven kid than a known brand name import? No of course not.

Jacobsen was signed because he was the best that could be found with the money that was available.

Drmic is shooting 43% from the free throw line. That has NOTHING to do with Joey. 26% from 3 as well. Yes you can argue that he has had nothing drawn up for him but when he can't hit wide open shots consistently as yet, why would a coach run a play for that outcome.


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Master Chief
Last year
13:20 21 Nov 16

Reply #609291

re: Joey's time is up.

@ Fundingsland

That still doesn't mean the coaching hasn't been poor does it?

Hang on a minute. So you're saying that the reason they obtained Ferguson is because they had their backs against the wall and couldn't afford any other mature age import in that position that probably would've been of more service? Because from what i understand, Ferguson wasn't cheap and Adelaide worked hard to make it happen. Although i do concede the motive wasn't entirely on performance expectation.

Jacobsen has been fine and it's irrelevant how expensive he is given he came from the summer league where many quality guys are happy to take their first pro offer. So you don't need to spend huge to get a guy like Jacobsen anyway.

Why should they run more plays for three point shooters like Drmic and Ferguson? Do i need to answer that?


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Zodiac
Last year
13:33 21 Nov 16

Reply #609294

re: Joey's time is up.

It might sound cynical but I always assumed the plan this season after crapping out with the old roster last season was retain Randle at all costs for his excitement bums on seats factor and then just stick a cheap young team around him.

They might not win many games but at least in Joey's run & gun style they will be exciting to watch and keep the fans coming in and in the process hoping a few of the young guys would stick around longer term and take discounts once they mature.


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Fundingsland
Last year
13:34 21 Nov 16

Reply #609295

re: Joey's time is up.

If guys are shooting sub 25% on 3's you think that warrants running special plays?

Probably why you aren't a coach

Ferguson is being subsidised so that is why he is signed. The money the 36ers are putting into him would not equal that of an import that meets fan expectations.

I have never said Joey is a good or bad coach, I am saying that he isn't responsible for the calibre of player putting on a 36ers singlet this season. That is defined by the budget which is controlled by the owners.

If you have a beef about the quality of players the 36ers have signed that is an ownership issue not a coaching one.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:34 21 Nov 16

Reply #609296

re: Joey's time is up.

He is a poor coach. Break this stuff down all you want but he finally has a team that needs genuine coaching and he can't do it. No excuses at this level.


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Master Chief
Last year
14:21 21 Nov 16

Reply #609304

re: Joey's time is up.

@ Fundingsland

Yes of course i do. Why wouldn't i want to see a promising young signing be better utilised? How else do you get a guy going? Certainly not with sporadic minutes and instructions to just run from side to side.

Look, i'm not claiming to be a coach and don't assume it's easy but surely you can do a bit better than that in response.

Yes, but that still doesn't mean it was the clubs only option. I'm not saying i agree or disagree with the experiment but it certainly wasn't their only option. They chose to go down that path. Was Joey implying that he would cut Ferguson or EJ after all that, if he had the power to do so? That's laughable after all the talk about TF if that is indeed what he meant. I won't say it was too early though.

Yes, but he is responsible for the way his team performs regardless. The criticism is more targeted towards style and direction more so than W/L column.

Who said i have a problem with the team? I was extremely excited about seeing how they'd go and still am. I 've accepted for a long time that Adelaide are no longer an NBL power and will have a harder time competing. It's got nothing to do with any reasonable question marks people are starting to raise about Joey's coaching.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:24 21 Nov 16

Reply #609306

re: Joey's time is up.

Why do I feel like Joey has sent someone in to bat for him on here?


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KET
Last year
14:38 21 Nov 16

Reply #609307

re: Joey's time is up.

Out of interest, what are people expecting from a club with little money and young talent who haven't played professional basketball before?

A team of experienced border-line NBA talent who know how to defend, don't have lapses in concentration, aren't out muscled and can react and shoot with the speed of the game?

There's a real blame game: "why did you choose these players" even though lets be honest there aren't exactly better affordable alternatives around (particularly Aussies)

"Joey can't coach because his players can't defend, can't shoot, always make mistakes" as if the 4 rookies in the side are going to play like they've been professionals for a decade, our captain is injured and the besides DJ the others aren't exactly the quality being actively sought by other clubs

We're going to look bad in some games, really really bad. Sometimes we'll have confidence and Randle will slay it and we'll win - but tempered pragmatic expectations would suggest 3-6 is about par.

Joey has his work cut out, and maybe should put away that pressing defence. I guess time will tell whether they develop through the season and attempt to adapt.



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Anonymous
Last year
14:48 21 Nov 16

Reply #609308

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey is an ok coach in this league - not at the level of Beveridge and Lemanis, however he is better than the likes of Demopoulos and Marty Clarke. He did good with stacked teams and has done ok in Adelaide.

Joey clearly knows talent (Sobey this year and Goulding on the GC as examples) however is not a great X's and O's coach but can manage egos as was shown in Brisbane and with Randle last year. The main thing that concerns me this year is that team has gotten worst every year under him (Finalists 2013/14, Semifinalists 2014/15, 5th last season) and appear to be out of the 4 again this year. However remember the coaching before Joey!

The main issues for the Sixers this year have been defence and inconsistency which are both issues associated with young teams. Personnel wise Sobey has made up for the absence of Creek however the main issue with personnel in my opinion has been the lack of production of Fergusson and Drmic. The way the team is structured they needed 1 of those guys to produce like a starter but not necessarily a superstar. Both look like they have no confidence on the offensive end right now, and need to be run off Screens more I think. Fergusson is a good defender in my opinion.

Budget wise I'm guessing the Sixers are in the bottom 3 with Cairns and Illawarra however am not sure who would be highest or lowest out of the 3 clubs. So changes are probably unrealistic. The Sixers needed to sign Randle (and he is worth every penny) but Fergusson was a high risk high reward which hasn't panned out at this stage. Teams with bigger budgets can afford take risks like that however in hindsight the Sixers probably couldn't afford too. For a budget import I do think Jacobsen has been good however.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:56 21 Nov 16

Reply #609309

re: Joey's time is up.

Coach Wright may consider coaching defame instead of baiting a better team in Twitter. Such a bitch, and to dog a team he won a title with. Odd


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Anonymous
Last year
15:10 21 Nov 16

Reply #609316

re: Joey's time is up.

They way people are defending Coach Wright, its as if they think Joey had $500k to work with whilst Perth, Melbourne and Sydney had $1.5m.

No.

The minimum spend is $900k, so the Sixers spend is not that far off others.

Coach Wright cannot just use the lack of money to wipe his hands of any blame for this predicament.

Watching the games, the players do not listen to the coach anymore.

Two games ago, he ordered the players to attack inside. They ignored him and jacked up 3's. Then he called a timeout and specifically stated that the team has yet to execute what he asked for. After the time out, they went inside once before Sobey started to jack it up again.

Last game, Randle didn't even have the respect for Wright to speak to him face to face and just turned his back on him.

Not even DD gets that treatment.

Sorry Coach Wright, we recognise this team is inexperienced and that injuries to Creek and DJ have played a part, but much of this falls on you.


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Isaac
Last year
16:08 21 Nov 16

Reply #609327

re: Joey's time is up.

I expected them to be the spooners. And that was with Creek playing, and with Drmic and Ferguson scoring reasonably well!

I wouldn't be surprised if their record slipped further, but at this point given expectations I don't think it's that abysmal. They almost got Perth in Perth - that shows something.


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Fundingsland
Last year
16:27 21 Nov 16

Reply #609332

re: Joey's time is up.

Melbourne and Sydney are spending almost double what Adelaide are.

Sydney have 3 players alone earning more than the entire 36ers roster


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Freethrows
Last year
16:30 21 Nov 16

Reply #609333

re: Joey's time is up.

@Master Chief. Thank you so very much. I'm very impressed.


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Freethrows
Last year
16:46 21 Nov 16

Reply #609337

re: Joey's time is up.

@Fundingsland, it may be true that Melbourne and Sydney are outspending Adelaide 2:1. It may even be possible that it's more than that. Given how much talk there is about Ferguson getting $500K, I think it's silly to say that three Sydney players are being paid more than all of the 36ers roster.

In any case, that leaves another five teams in the league that are not outspending Adelaide by that amount, and more than likely there are two teams that are not outspending them at all (Cairns and Illawarra), or if they are, by a handful of scheckels, not tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The fact that remains is that Joey Wright has not done enough to make the most of a roster he is very largely responsible for putting together. I doubt there are many basketball followers who were not surprised that Adelaide did not invest in at least one or two veteran players to pad out their roster.

It's all very well to say they have a young team of mid-20-something players who will form the core of a great team in a few years' time; the likelihood of all, or even most, of Sobey, Creek, Drmic, Deng, and Hodgson (Doyle?) being together beyond the next two seasons is remote, at best. Basketball is too transient a sport to be sacrificing a season for the hope of a great team in three or four seasons' time. Joey has been around long enough to know this, and he had two choices this year: be a good GM and get some talent that could work with the younger guys, or be a great coach and get the young guys working together.

He chose the latter and has failed.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:55 21 Nov 16

Reply #609343

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey gets the Yankie junkette ever year and comes up with not very good players.


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Fundingsland
Last year
16:58 21 Nov 16

Reply #609345

re: Joey's time is up.

^ wrong

You think its silly when its a fact. You can chose to deal with that information however you like.

The fact remains that Adelaide are in the bottom 2 of league spend. Do you think that there maybe some correlation between the spend on talent and their performance.

Again this is the team Joey ended up with, not the team he preferred.

As a 36er fan you can chose to support the team that is playing well enough to beat anyone on the night or you can yearn for the glory days when the 36ers were the team disregarding the salary cap.

Cairns are one of the bigger spenders not top 3 but up there.


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Freethrows
Last year
17:00 21 Nov 16

Reply #609346

re: Joey's time is up.

Cairns are one of the top spenders? Get real, mate, we're a community owned club, with a bloody good coach.


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Fundingsland
Last year
17:01 21 Nov 16

Reply #609349

re: Joey's time is up.

Ha ha ha

thats good stuff

do go on


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Zodiac
Last year
17:13 21 Nov 16

Reply #609353

re: Joey's time is up.

I can't believe the Taipans are one of the biggest spenders. Yes they would have had to shell out to lure Jawai back but probably a bit of govt ass there but their imports would all be cheapies and they just don't have a single star player on their roster.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:01 21 Nov 16

Reply #609360

re: Joey's time is up.

36ers have got Randle at $300g TF at $500g drimic at $110g to start with, don't think DJ would be less than drimic so all this crap that kings and other are spending more on three players doesn't add up. You can cry pour all you like and I'm not blaming anyone in particular but it's all gone rat arsed.


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Freethrows
Last year
18:14 21 Nov 16

Reply #609361

re: Joey's time is up.

@Fundingsland:
"You think its silly when its a fact. You can chose to deal with that information however you like.

The fact remains that Adelaide are in the bottom 2 of league spend. Do you think that there maybe some correlation between the spend on talent and their performance."

If it's a fact that three Kings players are being paid more than the entire Adelaide roster, then you must have information that nobody else here does. If so, cough it up. If you don't have that information, then it's not a fact, and your opinion is nothing more than an opinion.

The same applies to your assertion about Adelaide being in the bottom 2 in spending. Show us the information you have, and tell us where you got it, or admit you're making it up as you go along.

Joey got the team he got, because he got the team he wanted. He could have chosen experienced players with solid resumes, and he chose to go with youth. Now he's paying the price, because he has a team that doesn't know how to co-ordinate itself on the court. That's because they are inexperienced and Joey can't coach them to do what he wants.

You think the 36ers can "beat anyone on the night?" They got thrashed by the Bullets, playing without Cam Bairstow, who is a better forward than anyone(with the possible exception of DJ) on the 36ers roster. Once Randle is owned by someone the way that Craig owned him in that game, the 36ers are shut down.

In terms of the close games the 36ers have lost, 'woulda, shoulda, coulda'. They didn't. If Cairns had beaten Sydney and Perth, two games they lost on buzzer beaters, they would be 6 and 4, sitting 3rd on the ladder. They didn't, so they're not. Don't make your assertions about the 36ers on games they could have won. It doesn't work that way.

The 36ers have a young crew, who need a coach with the skills to get them into places where they can use their skills. Joey has shown he can't do that, so the premise of the OP has been justified. Joey's time is up.

QED.


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KET
Last year
18:32 21 Nov 16

Reply #609367

re: Joey's time is up.

Given how much talk there is about Ferguson getting $500K


Let's not feed the world of absurdity here. You're making it sound a little like you think the 36ers are paying that.

For some reason many on here can only read a little bit of an article at a time, they got the "mid six figures" part of a New York Times article and just didn't quite understand the part where it says that includes his endorsement deals.

Now, overall that might make up $500k under the cap (which is maybe the point you're actually making and fair enough) - I don't know the specifics of the legal side of that. If so, then that debunks the idea of "Adelaide are forced to spend $900k under the cap so what's their excuse in taking on $2m rosters and failing?"...well, maybe the 36ers are actually spending less than that out of their own pockets and UA are very much subsiding part of that when it comes to Ferguson.



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KET
Last year
18:34 21 Nov 16

Reply #609368

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey got the team he got, because he got the team he wanted. He could have chosen experienced players with solid resumes, and he chose to go with youth.


What experienced players? With what solid resumes?

Where are these magical experienced players who are within our affordability? Or is this an assertion which everyone. Seems. To. Be. Making. and yet can't understand the concept of less money in a competitive world = choice of worse players.


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Freethrows
Last year
18:50 21 Nov 16

Reply #609371

re: Joey's time is up.

@KET: "What experienced players? With what solid resumes?

Where are these magical experienced players who are within our affordability? Or is this an assertion which everyone. Seems. To. Be. Making. and yet can't understand the concept of less money in a competitive world = choice of worse players."

Burston, Tragardh, Walker, to name a few of the forwards on offer. I'm happy to admit that the guard options are fewer and further between in terms of locals, however there were/are plenty of import options the 36ers could have utilised in place of Ferguson, whom Joey wanted, and got. And whom he has to deal with the fact that he can't get anything out of.


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KET
Last year
19:28 21 Nov 16

Reply #609381

re: Joey's time is up.

You'd consider Burston and Tragardh to be solid in 2016/17? Really?

Even Walker is more about athleticism, which isn't really the problem of the 36ers. In hindsight, Walker would have been nice but if the 36ers are faced with the situation of someone like Walker vs Collegiate potential, tbh collegiate potential is worth the risk. I don't think Walker would have us with any more wins than we have now.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
21:51 21 Nov 16

Reply #609422

re: Joey's time is up.

Joey has found a real talent in Teys.
Why else would he start him EVERY week infront of players who WILL develop with more minutes/exposure/confidence.
Teys isn't a climber.


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Master Chief
Last year
22:24 21 Nov 16

Reply #609427

re: Joey's time is up.

Funds, competing with the big spenders, trading youth for experience etc are all important considerations but none of those things stop Adelaide from being a bit more competent in some areas. Especially at the defensive end where it seems they've learnt nothing about this league over the last few seasons.

Again, it's not losing. This isn't an irrational slur because of a couple of ugly games. I think people are beginning to see the cracks in Joey's coaching and are well reasoned to challenge a few things about what it is the team is trying to achieve this season.

Besides Deng and Ferguson, Adelaide are not really that young. Drmic and Jacobsen are inexperienced at the pro level but both are well seasoned from college careers and are well into their twenties. Besides that we have an experienced core group of Creek, Randle, Johnson and Teys.

I said in another thread that i wan't to see Adelaide truly run and gun with this: Randle-Drmic-Ferguson-Creek-Jacobsen

Sobey's demotion isn't performance based but more so to steady the second unit as a bench scorer and ball handler. I think him and Johnson could work well together. I don't like the balance of the current rotation.


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KET
Last year
22:30 21 Nov 16

Reply #609430

re: Joey's time is up.

Teys is probably our only defender.... He just needs to stop shooting three point shots


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Anonymous
Last year
11:02 22 Nov 16

Reply #609465

re: Joey's time is up.

Master Chief, did you say run and gun? That line-up would assume Drmic to be an athlete, which he is yet to prove in every facet of the game from rebounding contests to pushing the ball, to getting back on D and much more. Do I think he is underdone? maybe, but right now, he is performing below expectations. (I'm glad you don't coach)

Fundingisland, Cairns didn't actually get rid of Sobey, in fact they offered him a two year deal, just less than the Adelaide three year deal.
Deng is not a budget player, in fact his wage is close to Drmic's.

The problem is people mixing opinions with facts, and the fact is the 36ers are not paying 500K for Ferg either.

Adelaide losing Creek, who would dominate as proven early in the season, plus some underperforming players, makes things compounded/look worse. Joey is a good coach, and when they beat Brisbane up there last time, the same people were saying how good things were. Ease up, let the season progress!!!


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Master Chief
Last year
20:31 23 Nov 16

Reply #609633

re: Joey's time is up.

@ Anonymous

Yes, that's exactly what i said and i don't care. You haven't said anything interesting against my suggestion besides singling out Drmic so i'm not too bothered that you don't like it.


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Dazz
Last year
20:51 23 Nov 16

Reply #609634

re: Joey's time is up.

If you look at the 6's over the past few seasons, it appears to me that Joey has had specific goals and about how he wants his team. He underplayed those he didn't like, and couldn't wait to be rid of them.
Problem is that in the NBL, you don't get to be that choosey. There just aren't enough quality locals, especially when you're on a tight budget.
Even with 3 imports, you need to hang onto the good locals, and build your squad around them.
Damo is not the best PG in the league, but he's one of the best locals. So we stick with him, and look for an SG as our import. I'd put Gisbson in a similar category, but it seems Joey had little interest in using him properly, and no interest in keeping him around. Sure, he was probably overpaid and likely to go home to Brisbane, but I reckon Joey didn't try real hard.

The Crazy thing is that Joey still reckons he pulled off some deal of the century in landing Ferguson. Blabbing some crap about how all the other coaches want to know how he did it. Yeah sure Joey, all the other teams are just queuing up to waste an import spot on some kid who's completely unprepared for professional ball.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:51 23 Nov 16

Reply #609639

re: Joey's time is up.

Dazz living in adelaide you will learn that Joey is joeys biggest fan. He didn't achieve anything because Ferguson has been a bust.


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Pointybits
Last year
15:23 24 Nov 16

Reply #609685

re: Joey's time is up.

Adelaide has 2 quality choices in local coaches; Shawn Dennis or Gordie McLeod who is helping in Cairns.


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Kingpodge
Last year
15:30 24 Nov 16

Reply #609687

re: Joey's time is up.

hahaha 'Cairns are one of the biggest spenders' - I like this FundingIsland kid, he's got some quality material.


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Isaac
Last year
15:47 24 Nov 16

Reply #609692

re: Joey's time is up.

Damo is not the best PG in the league
If he's not, he's not far off. Maybe only Lisch is better?

ROFL, remember when Perth successfully used and started Tovey? Wright would view Teys like that. Knows the plays, plays both ends, good team man. No point having a guy with upside on the offensive end if he gets lost on defence and routinely ruins your structure.


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Master Chief
Last year
16:03 24 Nov 16

Reply #609698

re: Joey's time is up.

What defensive structure though?


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Camel 31
Last year
17:01 24 Nov 16

Reply #609710

re: Joey's time is up.

I seem to recall; we did speak to some nblers during freeagency but 'They going to highest bidder.' Joey told us.
(and tovey took one shot one game. The trouble was it rolled around and went in , spoiling his nbl average, 1ppg.)


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