Anonymous
Last year

Cairns scouring the world for next Head Coach

Interesting article here with Cairns hiring a consulting firm to seek the best applicant world wide.
Many locals already applying including "Incumbent Taipans assistant coaches Jamie Pearlman and Jamie O'Loughlin both confirmed they will apply for the top job while Brisbane Bullets assistant Mick Downer will also push for his first head coaching role in the NBL.
Former Taipans assistant coach Gordie McLeod, who earned NBL Coach of the Year honours in 2014, has relocated back to Cairns recently but has ruled himself out of the running to return to a senior role."

Full article here.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/locals-in-the-mix-as-snakes-search-goes-global/news-story/e39d22d8197b3e3888ee5fcbeb2f8694

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hopefully this isn't like the time the Wildcats scoured the USA for a coach only to appoint Gleeson.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Downer if you go local IMO.

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PWC82  
Last year

"Hopefully this isn't like the time the Wildcats scoured the USA for a coach only to appoint Gleeson."

Yes, hopefully Cairns new coach won't deliver them 3 titles in 5 years.


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Anonymous  
Last year

That wasn't my point. They talked it up going to the US then hired a local. They probably just said it to make the US holiday they were taking tax deductible.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Downer been at Brisbane the last few years, not much of a track record there.

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CT  
Last year


"Yes, hopefully Cairns new coach won't deliver them 3 titles in 5 years."

how many titles did he deliver in 5 years at townsville?

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Zodiac  
Last year

Downer's already quit his job at the Bullets hasn't he?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Demopoulos experiment worked real well for Melbourne, just go a local cheap option.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If they don't take Liam Flynn, they are crazy

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Anonymous  
Last year

Flynn is overrated and his personality won't bring anything positive to the club. Sign Flynn if you wanna lock up the wooden spoon for the next 3 seasons

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Jason s  
Last year

Lue could be free after his season with the Cavs

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Duke Fan  
Last year

"Lue could be free after his season with the Cavs"

Or dead

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Anonymous  
Last year

By world do they mean NZ?

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The Original JR  
Last year

I remember the Wildcats saying they were embarking on a global search for the right coach, then being excited at the announcement that they had signed one.. then being very disappointed when it was revealed to be Gleeson. 4 out of 5 years he had by far the most talented team in the league, he is one title short of what a good coach would've delivered in the same situation.

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alexkrad  
Last year

So Japan..

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Andrew  
Last year

Searches US....ends up with Dean Demopoulos........awe-aight....

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Anonymous  
Last year

Scouring with a scourer or just a sponge? They'll need some serious detergent.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I remember the Wildcats saying they were embarking on a global search for the right coach, then being excited at the announcement that they had signed one.. then being very disappointed when it was revealed to be Gleeson.


I thought it was hilarious how they made a big deal about searching in the US. People play it down now but probably don't remember how big a deal the club made of it. And yeah, what an anti-climax after it all.

"4 out of 5 years he had by far the most talented team in the league, he is one title short of what a good coach would've delivered in the same situation."

Correct. At least someone other than myself gets it. Most on here think he is some master coach. Keep contributing, as you get it, such a breath of fresh air!

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Very interesting that Gordie ruled himself out, he is the one I would go for first.

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Anonymous  
Last year

the rumour is that gordie's sick.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is that why he bought a house in Carins yet now isn't in contention for the job? How sad and unlucky.

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Jumpshot  
Last year

Please take Gaze and JVG.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Article in Cairns Post linking Shawn Dennis to the position with quotes from him saying he is interested.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shawn Dennis may be interested but he is contracted for another season after this one and makes roughly $220k USD per season. He will stay in Japan. Would be lucky to get $120k for Cairns job and a horrible recruiting budget.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Cairns don't want a coach that has already coached in the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Last year

DMac and Mike Kelly in the hunt plus "The application process to be the new Taipans coach closed last week with incumbent Taipans assistant coaches Jamie Pearlman and Jamie O'Loughlin, Brisbane assistant Mick Downer and Joel Khalu also confirmed applicants."

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Anonymous  
Last year

Khalu is a spud.......

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Anonymous  
Last year

This is why I haven't renewed my membership! Correct Joel Khalu is a spud. Jamie O'loughlin is a terrible choice too, especially because the players would roll their eyes everytime he said something. DMac has shown he can't coach at the NBL level. I mean hopefully this is just rumours because if these are actually the candidates then we screwed.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Maybe that's why everyone is deserting the ship. Hardly scouring the world is it.

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Reality  
Last year

Surely Gordie is the only local worth talking to.

So if he is out look overseas or perhaps even an Aussie coaching in the NCAA

all the locals guys listed are spuds and aren't the high quality guys from the lower local levels because most of the better local guys are successful in other pursuits and don't have the time to dedicate to full time coaching for literally minimum wage assistance coaching jobs.

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Anonymous  
Last year

To call all the local coaches spuds is ridiculous, I'd take any Australian coach ahead of most import coaches, just look at United this year compared to there American coach previously. If you have served your time as an assistant and your credentials stack up take the Aussie.

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anon  
Last year

Joel Khalu is no spud. He is an internationally accredited coach now and a previous QBL title winning coach. He is a local through and through, having ridden the ups and downs of basketball in Cairns for years. Local knowledge and coaching talent are very valuable assets.

No Shawn Dennis in the applicants now?

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Anonymous  
Last year

PNG is a 3rd world country. Not counted. Khalu is a spud.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I doubt that all applicants have been named. Shawn is under contract and no reason he would take a paycut.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Short list now occurring with a number of applicants told No thanks.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who is on the final short list?

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Anonymous  
Last year

They need to get a move on. Gonna be no players left to recruit soon.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Who is on the final short list?"

Shawn Dennis.
Willie Simmons is on the tall list.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shawn Dennis has big $$$ contract still in Japan so no.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Latest here.
http://www.cairnspost.com.au/new-snakes-coach-hunt-gets-serious/news-story/6940b60ba344f4369267a6a5b23fef25

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Anonymous  
Last year

Teams to "scour the world" yet picked up existing NBL coaches:

[X] Perth
[X] Cairns

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LoveBroker  
Last year

The Wildcats actually looked. The Taipans did a LinkedIn search using the local library free internet.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

There is a lot to be said for a coach's familiarity with a league and its players/administration. Mike knows this league by being around it for so long. A coach who has pedigree as a North America-based coach for his entire career may not see success translated to a different continent where so many things are different.

Chill out and give Mike an actual chance. Remember Dean Demopoulos? Remember our boy Sweat Towel Joe?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Let hope he gets it right for the continued succes and survival of Cairns. Get it wrong and I dont think there will be another chance to get it right. Just sayin.

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