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Dazz
Earlier this year

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Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Surely it's now curtains for DD?

Will Drewie survive, with Vickerman in the wings?

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BOL
Earlier this year
23:29 10 Feb 17

Reply #623998

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Wasn't there already a thread about this recently?

Its gotta be DD


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
23:30 10 Feb 17

Reply #623999

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

You are trolling aren't you he as safe as houses.


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Zodiac
Earlier this year
23:43 10 Feb 17

Reply #624005

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Aiiight


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Benno
Earlier this year
00:13 11 Feb 17

Reply #624015

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

It shocks me that DD has helped coach NBA teams!! The guy has no fucking idea!!


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Benno
Earlier this year
00:13 11 Feb 17

Reply #624016

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

It shocks me that DD has helped coach NBA teams!! The guy has no fucking idea!!


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paul
Earlier this year
00:48 11 Feb 17

Reply #624030

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

The NBA game is not complicated. What we see as him not running sets or switching defences is actually what a lot of NBA teams do, put the talent in position and see what happens.


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mat
Earlier this year
07:59 11 Feb 17

Reply #624062

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

it has to be DD. i wouldn't mind seeing what mike kelly can do as a coach. knows the nbl and seems to be well respected by the players.
DD id a dud and players dont warm to him or listen to what he says.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
08:27 11 Feb 17

Reply #624064

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

DD replaced by Goorijan. Expect an announcement in the next 2 weeks.


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Air Delay
Earlier this year
08:59 11 Feb 17

Reply #624069

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

DD for sure!
Vickerman to UTD?


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Hoopie
Earlier this year
10:16 11 Feb 17

Reply #624086

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

DD PLEASE!!!!!

I'll take Vickerman coming home to MU, or Mike Kelly, but please not Goorjian


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
10:52 11 Feb 17

Reply #624095

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:21 11 Feb 17

Reply #624132

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Vickerman is the man, get him to United.


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LV
Earlier this year
13:25 11 Feb 17

Reply #624133

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

DD runs United a lot like some NBA teams.

Differences between the two leagues mean you need more variety her, but still if you have the talent then it can work. Consider that United were 18-12 last season- including their 2-0 whitewash to NZ. And are 10-5 this season with a healthy Casper and CG43, where they both played out the game.

However yes, DD will go. Question is, who will replace him? There aren't many coaches with successful recent experience on the market, cos all the current coaches have won the last umpteen championships. Except- Vickerman and Goorjian. Before that, Westover.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
14:50 11 Feb 17

Reply #624148

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Boti thinks they're after Vickerman.
Heck, if Sydney is going to persist with the Drewie & Lanard pony-show, then surely Vickerman would be eager to return to Melbourne.

And what about Dennis? Surely somebody will offer him a gig?


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J
Earlier this year
16:28 11 Feb 17

Reply #624166

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Where is Shawn Dennis? Guy can clearly coach. Maybe he is not so good at the kissing ass required, seems like a spade is a spade kind of guy.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:47 11 Feb 17

Reply #624169

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

SD is in Japan.


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Thunder Jam
Earlier this year
20:17 11 Feb 17

Reply #624232

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

^ And?


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AC
Earlier this year
21:46 11 Feb 17

Reply #624292

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

I'm of the theory that DD's departure will be a mutual agreement. He doesn't look happy, team is inconsistent, players don't appear to have a positive relationship with him. Seems obvious.

I'd hazard a guess the remaining coaches are safe.


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koberulz
Earlier this year
02:53 12 Feb 17

Reply #624325

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

DD replaced by Goorijan. Expect an announcement in the next 2 weeks.
Goorj cools on United
Two hours apart. Impressive.

I'd hazard a guess the remaining coaches are safe.
Gleeson's fate may well hinge on tomorrow's result.


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paul
Earlier this year
06:29 12 Feb 17

Reply #624331

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

"United were 18-12 last season- including their 2-0 whitewash to NZ. And are 10-5 this season with a healthy Casper and CG43, where they both played out the game."

Yes, but when it's come down the crunch both seasons they've come up well short despite very good talent last year and great talent this year.

The evidence suggests they're not winning two playoff series in a row under DD.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
07:23 12 Feb 17

Reply #624332

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Demopoulos is the obvious candidate.

Despite my early-season certainty that Joey would be out the door (hey, I'm not Pat Malone on that one,) he's coach of the year material unless Cairns or Illawarra win the chip. Still, there have been 36ers fans baying for his blood again after four straight losses.

What about Gleeson? How much does his tenure in Perth depend on the outcome of today's game?

Paul Henare's bona fides have been called into question, but a late season run and the Breakers' culture of loyalty should see him safe.

I think Gaze is safe, for at least next season. The Kings looked good, early, and had they recruited a third guard of quality at any stage of the season, may have made the finals. They had such a top heavy squad.

Fearne, like Henare, has saved his bacon with a brilliant finish for the Taipans. My main concern with him is that he seems to alienate players so quickly. I'm not sure the Taipans have the money to pay him out and hire a quality replacement.

Bevo and Lemonass are safe as houses. Kiss of death, perhaps? I think they're both safe.

Possible options for head coaching positions should include Mick Downer, who has a good temperament as well as basketball smarts, along with BG, Vickerman and Shawn Dennis. What about Ian Stacker or Gordie McLeod?


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Freethrows
Earlier this year
07:59 12 Feb 17

Reply #624337

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

^ That was me, if you want to throw bricks at anyone.

:-)


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
13:47 12 Feb 17

Reply #624385

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Other ex-NBL coaches that may still be around and available could be Alan Black, Brendan Joyce and Frank Arsego. I'm not up to date with their status though but someone here should know.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:51 12 Feb 17

Reply #624389

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Arsego was recently appointed coach of the Singapore national team.

Joyce is cooked, you cannot consider him. Look at the debacle that was his tenure with the Opals even after two huge red flags that were his end at Hawks then Blaze. LOL @ BA

Alan Black not sure, Hawks/Kings/Cats/Taipans, a 15yr veteran NBL coach, kind of past his used by.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:53 12 Feb 17

Reply #624390

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Black is some kind of "coaching director" for basketball in Malaysia now.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:22 12 Feb 17

Reply #624408

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

Joyce us coaching seabl.


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Isaac
Earlier this year
12:47 13 Feb 17

Reply #624855

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

DD will be gone, obviously.

Wright will be COTY regardless of finals results IMO. Can't think of bigger turnarounds between pre-season expectations and regular season results.


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Wookiee
Earlier this year
14:21 13 Feb 17

Reply #624868

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

DD is out the door for sure... Looking at some of the timeouts in the game yesterday and the players weren't only not looking at him, but having their own conversations for a lot of them...

For better or worse, I think Gaze is safe, as above, at least for one more season, which would suck if Goorj is a viable option... I know, BG has a high price tag and brings a lot of costly staff and such with him, but he's worth it... Gaze brought a lot of profile to the team off the court though, and even people that don't really know basketball knew him, it wouldn't be the same with Goorj...


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:17 13 Feb 17

Reply #624913

re: Who'll be the 1st Coach Sacked?

@ wookiee

Good point about gaze and profile, he got a lot bums on seats, I believe he can coach but must simplify his shuffle, he needs to select a few more team first type players and lose the love for Caddee a bit, needs a point guard to help out Lisch.
Love to see WMD back as the 4th guard and Moller move up the order a bit, no semifinals for kings but a good season to be a supporter, haven't had this much fun watching the kings since the Gordgian days but the crowds and atmosphere was crap compared to this past season.


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