AC
Years ago

United announce Demopoulos contract not renewed

Coach announcement
Today we announce that the club has not renewed the contract of Head Coach Dean Demopoulos.

Dean signed with us on a two-year deal and from the time he was hired, has come to work prepared and passionate every single day. He has led our talented group with class and dignity. He shared a wealth of knowledge, and brought professionalism and experience to Melbourne basketball.

We appreciate all Dean has done at Melbourne United, we thank him and wish him all the best with future endeavours.

We will undertake a rigorous selection process to fill the role, and will make an announcement as soon as a candidate is appointed.

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AC  
Years ago

Start the Goorjian rumours below.

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BMF  
Years ago

If MU are prepared to pay $600k+ they will get Goorj, otherwise I would say no chance in hell...

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Pointybits  
Years ago

Dean Vickerman shortlisted.

McLeod? Dennis?

Goorjian has proved that you don't need a crowd to win. In his hay days at the Kings won everything including smallest crowd ever of 1430. Boring methodical basketball

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alexkrad  
Years ago

Aight

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ME  
Years ago

I think the league can move past Goorjian now. He was good at what he did, but he also presided over the ugliest period of NBL basketball.

I find it baffling that Shawn Dennis can't get a gig.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Goorjian has proved that you don't need a crowd to win. In his hay days at the Kings won everything including smallest crowd ever of 1430. Boring methodical basketball"

For a team that dominated like crazy Sydney sure loved to ignore them! Although smallest crowds in the modern era go to that ugly as hell last incarnation of the Titans/Giants.

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BVL  
Years ago

Do you think a team with Goulding and Ware would do well with an old school, "rack em and stack em" style coach like Dennis?

Maybe reigning Goulding in to a more controlled % based game style could be a good thing?

Thoughts...?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Surely the Spirit takes the award for smallest crowds & if you want to blame the coach then that was Bevo. Hmm, now that I think about it, how have the Hawks crowds been in recent years?

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AKA  
Years ago

If Dennis wants the job it should be his. Followed closely by Vickerman. Both have winning pedigree and are proven developers of players. It wouldn't surprise me if they go (again) with a former NBA assistant as the 'sexy' pick to help increase hype and keep bums on seats for the short term.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Anstey?

LOL

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I like how there were a plethora of verbs used in that press release, yet 'coaching' was not one of them.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Vickerman is believed to be there man.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Surely the Spirit takes the award for smallest crowds & if you want to blame the coach then that was Bevo. Hmm, now that I think about it, how have the Hawks crowds been in recent years?"

Don't you just love Wildcats fans and how they troll a former coach who won a championship for them - in a totally unrelated thread! So classy.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mike Kelly?

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Vickerman is believed to be the front runner since Goorjian backed away.

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Aussie  
Years ago

Not according to Olgun Uluc on Twitter

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Aussie  
Years ago

gun Uluc‏ @OlgunUluc
@matthewpotter23 @PdawgPoli I'm told the Vickerman rumour is not legitimate

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Isaac  
Years ago

Although smallest crowds in the modern era go to that ugly as hell last incarnation of the Titans/Giants.
Spirit or Slingers? Slingers inflated their numbers pretty badly, from memory.

Can't think of a coach I would list as responsible for poor crowd numbers. Often it's the organisation or the situation that drives most of that.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good point. Probably Slingers were the worst if not inflated.

The Bevo comment is ridiculous considering he led the Wildcats to record crowds at Perth Arena in its first season.

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PH  
Years ago

As Gomer Pile would say:
Well sur-prise, sur-prise, sur prise.

I would love to see Dennis get a go, just to see what he could do with such a squad and some money.

Assuming Gaze stays in control in Sydney, wouldn't you think Vickerman would be on the agenda for Melbourne?

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Bill on the ball  
Years ago

Dont target Neilsen.

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Johnson  
Years ago

Vickerman will be the coach.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'll bet you $8000 he isn't.

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Very Old  
Years ago

Pyle , at least on the TV he was smart enough to spell his own name.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

$8000's pretty specific. You have a debt to pay Johnson?

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PH  
Years ago

Too subtle?

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mat  
Years ago

vickerman is in the running. Heard crivelli talking about it on a Melbourne radio station today. Stated there are about 8 candidates so far they are looking at. whether or not he is the front runner remains to be seen.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Crivelli is part of the problem as is JVG. I find it highly unlikely DV would move back into a "Tigers Team" Gaze LC and DV and then decide to move back. He left NZ for a reason.

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Serballin  
Years ago

I just can't see egos like goulding and ware trying to conform to system basketball, they are too free. You need a coach that will teach them defence first

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LV  
Years ago

Are any of Fearne, Wright, or Lemanis off contract?

I know Bevo signed a 4 year deal and Gleeson wouldn't happen. Not wanted anyway, he was rubbish when in Melbourne last.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Are any of Fearne, Wright, or Lemanis off contract?


No, Fearne 1 year left and Joey & Lemanis both have 2 years left.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wright, You have to be clutching at straws LV.
Go see some seabl games

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skull  
Years ago

Vickerman in.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Amazeballs if true

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J  
Years ago

What about Geordie Mcleoud? (I know thats misspelt)

He got so much from those very cheap Hawks teams, imagine him with the dollars to spend!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What about Hammer?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^ Nice try, Brendan.

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LV  
Years ago

Agreed- Mcleod must surely be a name to come up for discussion too

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Any news rumours re the new coach, I think hammer could do a good job if he kept his ego in check. Did very well with a bad Kings side a few years back.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^ no Shane

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I always see the same names come up on any coaches discussions, and they've never won anything.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dean vickerman been a winner and two runners up.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sorry, i wasn't talking about Vickerman

*cough* Shawn Dennis & Gordie Mcleod

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paul  
Years ago

Gordie McLeod won a silver medal, that's pretty good.

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Hammer  
Years ago

I really think Brendan Joyce is the best option for the Melbourne United job if they want to win the title.

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Brendan Joyce  
Years ago

Thanks Shane. ;)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

United better get someone soon, free agency starts two weeks after GF, so that makes it next Monday.
Still salary cap figures yet, might no happen.

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Boti Nageeeeeee  
Years ago

I disagree with both you idiots.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone else a show other than Vickerman?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Vickerman is in Melbourne currently. No doubt meeting Melbourne. I know he did live here and has family here, but surely would pop into Melbourne headquarters and say Hello

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Vickerman announced as head coach of Melb Utd.

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