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Anonymous
Earlier this year

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Mark Worthington announces retirement

Just then on FOX Sports.

Well played.

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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:35 22 Jan 17

Reply #620319

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

Great career wortho due respect, good luck, hope cairns can get a semi spot for you.


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Very Old
Earlier this year
16:43 22 Jan 17

Reply #620321

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

Disliked by opposition fans, but respected by the opposition players and a great player to have as a team mate and had never been a coaches' problem child.

Usually if he's in your team, then your team is likely to still be in the game deep into the last quarter.

Rookie of the year, NBL ring, played pro in Europe, dual Olympian, a big career well deserved.





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Luuuc
Earlier this year
16:47 22 Jan 17

Reply #620322

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

Very good player over a long period of time.
Although already I have seen the words "superstar" and "legend" used to describe him, which is a little rich IMO.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
17:12 22 Jan 17

Reply #620342

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

Immediate? or at the end of season?


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Kyrie2Nation
Earlier this year
17:13 22 Jan 17

Reply #620344

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

End of season.

Well played Wortho.


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ROFLcopter
Earlier this year
18:54 22 Jan 17

Reply #620483

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

+1

Well played wortho.
I remembering him guarding Kobe in London.
Awesome competitor.


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ME
Earlier this year
19:01 22 Jan 17

Reply #620487

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

He was a hard working bit player who filled a role when the Boomers really needed it. Versatile, understated, probably a bit of a poor man's Vlahov. He will be remembered favorably in Australian basketball circles, but I'd stop well short of calling him a legend.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:03 22 Jan 17

Reply #620490

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

No where near the player Andrew Vlahov was in his prime.


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
19:14 22 Jan 17

Reply #620499

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

Not even close to being a legend of the NBL. In most cases, you have to put a team on your back and carry them to the promised land. Moving from team to team gave the impression of hoping to freeload on championship.

Smart player with good fundamentals but never lived up to his full potential, just a shade better than Aaron Trahair.


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WTF !!
Earlier this year
20:56 22 Jan 17

Reply #620542

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

But Aaron Trahair IS a legend !!

"a nonhistorical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical. "


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ME
Earlier this year
22:42 22 Jan 17

Reply #620565

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

Oh I am not saying he is anywhere near as good as Andrew Vlahov. I think Vlahov is one of the top 10 best players we've ever produced. But Worthington was kind of the one who gave us at least some of the inside grunt and versatility that Vlahov did despite being undersized. Wortho could run the floor, drain the three ball, and defend a bit in the post in a way that Vlahov could. Worthington really came in at the right time to give himself a shot at establishing himself in the NBL and as a Boomer. He filled a hole that was left, and the fact is if we were playing with the talent we have now but back in 2005 when Worthington came onto the scene, he probably would never have got a sniff at the national team.

Either way, his service to Australian basketball will be remembered and appreciated. He played for Australia for 10 years, and you don't generally get to do that without doing something right on and off the court.


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CT
Earlier this year
23:14 22 Jan 17

Reply #620573

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

Good player and a good guy. Says a lot about him that despite being a pain in the arse on court he's still well-loved by players across the league.

If he wasn't a lock for Taipans mvp before he definitely is now..


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greybuoy
Earlier this year
13:07 23 Jan 17

Reply #620649

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

Idle speculation, but...
Geordie has been FIFO coaching with Cairns these last 2 seasons, is old enough to call it quits gracefully, retires at end of season.
And MW becomes newest assistant coach!
He's already done an internship with the Dolphins (did a reasonable job, I've heard).
Sorted.


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CT
Earlier this year
23:27 23 Jan 17

Reply #620717

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

Greybuoy, I love that rumour. Give him a few years and wortho is going to be a great coach somewhere. I've noticed too that he's also spent the games he's sat out with a clipboard in his hands a lot of the time, so unless he's going through some travel brochures or doing a crossword it looks like he might have something planned.

Or maybe it's all a massive fake out and he's going to mysteriously unretire so he can fight Paul Gallen or something.


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Kingpodge
Earlier this year
23:52 23 Jan 17

Reply #620723

re: Mark Worthington announces retirement

hahaha I'd pay good money for that fight.


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