Joey Wright seeking permanent residency
ADELAIDE 36ers coach Joey Wright isn't going anywhere anytime soon - in fact quite the opposite with the American-born mentor currently seeking permanent residency in Australia.
But the process has meant a requirement by Adelaide’s NBL club to advertise the coaching position, leading to a social media meltdown of wild speculation as to Wright’s future.
"The Adelaide 36ers are assisting Joey Wright with a visa application to allow him to continue living and working in South Australia as head coach of the team," Adelaide’s chief executive officer Guy Hedderwick said in the statement.Full story
It is part of the Immigration Department’s requirements that the coaching position be advertised to test the labour market.
“We believe Joey is the best coach in the country and he proved that this season by what he achieved with the youngest team in our history,” Hedderwick said.