Isaac
Last year

Joey Wright fined $5k for league comments

Was asked after game one whether he'd follow up re: refs with the NBL and made a joke about how that would be something like "talk to Melbourne about Melbourne."

The NBL found comments Wright made about the league in the post-game press conference were inappropriate and warranted a sanction. The club has accepted the penalty.

There'd be a lot of fines handed out on Hoops if the NBL had any jurisdiction here!

As usual, the NBL then publicise what they deemed so offensive...



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Anonymous  
Last year

So worth the $5K. Was a funny moment

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Brunson  
Last year

Surely Chris Goulding will get a fine for his half time attack on the refs.

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Udog  
Last year

He loves it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Chris retracted his words in the second half of his answer though... you could see he realised what he said and panicked a little.

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snooch  
Last year

So clearly the fine has nothing to do with the refs and everything to do with the conflict of interest insinuation.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah Goulding should probably cop some sort of fine too, being a Melbourne player though its unlikely

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Dome Rat  
Last year

The fine isn't actually for comments on the referees.

Gleeson threatened a referee in game and no fine.

Goulding and Vickerman both said similar if not worse things than Joey and now action

Also this was from Game 1. Why does it take the NBL so long to process simple things like this.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Remmeber when Joey wasn't so grumpy?

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Isaac  
Last year

Remmeber when Joey wasn't so grumpy?
No?

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Gleeson threatened a referee in game and no fine."

He did?

"Goulding and Vickerman both said similar if not worse things than Joey and now action "

Are you pretending this is Joey's first offence?

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Dome Rat  
Last year

So what if it isnt, he isnt being charged based on record, he is being fined for comments that are truth. He has said what everyone has been saying and been fined for it.

It would have been cheaper for him to punch a player in the head.

Gouldings comments are far more controversial but LK won't fine LK

Gleeson threatened a ref in the 36ers game in Perth. The people I was watching the game also said he just threatened the ref.

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

And to think two of these guys are full time ref's.. Laughable!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Oh dear.

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ME  
Last year

The league is pretty hypocritical. They choose to sensationalize the things that they punish players and coaches for doing and then take a stab at their pay packet while benefiting from it themselves. They want characters in the league but want to punish characters for having character. They might as well script the post game interviews themselves to make sure the coaches can't be accused of wrongspeak. Never thought the NBL would get quite as Orwellian as the society that surrounds it but seems it has.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thanks Andrew Bogut.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"No?"

LOL! Isaac it was a long time ago but when he was in charge of the Bullets he wasn't grumpy like now.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gleeson gets away with everything. Threatening a ref is another to add to the long list. How does this grub survive, he got exposed this season plus his appauling behaviour how is he not out? Joey also needs to chill out but Gleeson is by far the worst behaved coach.

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Todd  
Last year

Joey is a great coach but needs to get his chip off his shoulders. That type of stress gives you heart attacks,

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Zodiac  
Last year

I would suggest that chip on Joey's shoulder is what fuels both himself and the team's intensity. I'm not saying he's a great X's and O's coach but no other coach in the league would've been able to get this team into the GF especially after losing the league MVP in the offseason.

Look at last season a roster most people expected to finish near the bottom of the ladder and they finished top of the table.

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Anonymous  
Last year

There is no evidence that Gleeson threatened a ref. Did the ref report him? Did the league investigate?

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Anonymous  
Last year

The one thing I now for certain is he has definitely threatened a few buffets going by his figure.

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Anonymous  
Last year

know*

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why even make a stupid comment like the buffet thing. Not needed at all. Grow up if that's possible.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Goulding suggested the reffing was uneven at halftime of game 2. Wright suggested the refereeing in game 1 was influenced by LK's control of the league and United. Massive difference.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Plus Goulding actually 'said' that his team was at fault for 'not adjusting'. He was obviously being sarcastic but he didn't actually say the refs were giving his side a raw deal

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Anonymous  
Last year

Goulding covered his tracks well enough I guess. Joey just blatantly accused th league of cheating. Yet some Adelaide fans turn this in to something about Gleeson to deflect attention from Wright's continuous bitching.

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Anonymous  
Last year

so many flat out dick heads offering zero on this forum these days

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

If you want to offer something substantial, how about using a moniker?

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Anonymous  
Last year

I preferred Rachel to Moniker.

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Anonymous  
Last year

What if he was right? Every chance he was and LK will never admit that he employs refs that really shouldn't be paid to ref at that level.

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paul  
Last year

Wright actually said both teams had their run getting calls. Some sensitive ears choosing to pick this one out as a fine over all the other comments around the league this year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He said "ask Melbourne about Melbourne?" as if to say there is no point questioning favourable calls towards Melbourne because Melbourne runs the league.

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paul  
Last year

He did, but he also said both teams had runs of good calls. It was hardly a standout thing said about refs this season when nothing else has been fined.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Which is true

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes, you're right. The league should actually be giving Joey $5000 for dropping truth bombs!

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Joey is on the brink of another finals brain-fart, but of course all his fanboys must jump to his defence.
This a professional adult league, his hysterics achieve nothing.

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koberulz  
Last year

paul, I think there's a pretty clear difference between saying the refs made errors and saying the refs were in the pocket of one of the teams.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hang on, people actually listen to anything joey Wright has to say anymore? I'm a big 36er fan, but find him painfully embarrassing.

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Dome Rat  
Last year

My mail is the league wanted to suspend Joey for the comment.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So they should. This is far from the first time he has said something stupid post-match.

Has he got Boti to write his defense yet?

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anon  
Last year

Can we all just agree that Joey's "give me a tech!" followed by "do a better job!" to Aylen was one of the best coaching moments of this season? I'm sure all of us have felt like that at one point or another during our Div 5 social comps :)

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Anonymous  
Last year

I still don't know why Aylen gave him a tech for that.

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Because Joey asked nicely.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How is Aylen a full time ref. Following on from Kath & Kim .... "Look at me!!!"

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Anonymous  
Last year

... and why are his shirts so tight?

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Udog  
Last year

It's a bra and girdle in one.

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EC  
Last year

Joey's comments didn't warrant a fine. He merely told it as it is. What annoyed the NBL(LK) is that the comments embarrassed them. They were not going to sit back and do nothing about it even though it was the truth.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That is the worst take ever, only one which an Adelaide fan would think was appropriate.

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