Wildcats slump - what about coaching
I think the coaching staff needs to take some responsibility. Yes, a lot of players such as jj, Brandt, Kenny have been disappointing but they've also shown good play at times. The player development aspect of NBL coaching seems to be a lost art since we've been in this era of wholesale roster changes every year and short contracts. Player retention has improved in the last couple of years with league stability but the answer to everything shouldn't have to be to sack/replace players.
These players that are struggling are generally young and talented but lacking confidence, not ability. For me, good coaching helps in this regard.
I look at a team like Illawarra, who was playing poorly at the start with people calling for the likes of Clarke to be sacked (again, the "easy" answer). But bevo is a premier coach in this league and funnily enough coaches his team and players to improvement.
Gleeson looks like a "win now" only coach which is fine when your roster is absolutely stacked but his team development capability is in question for mine for now.