Camel 31
Two months ago

Ken Cole 36ers President

Just then on ninenews. Seems he arrived here this weekend to take over.
A big fan of sobey and froling....,, would like a nbl salary cap.....

I think pretty good for our club as lately management poor....

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Good one Camel.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Is it April 1st???

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

wow. KC has been planning to return to Adel and clearly he's been planning a coup for a long time. Business expertise?

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Not tweedledeeordum  
Two months ago

This is a joke, this shows how crap this club is

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Bush league club

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Wanna get high?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"President" sounds more honourary rather than a functional position like CEO/GM. Otherwise lol.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Never heard of this guy.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^ kids these days

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Reality  
Two months ago

Ken was well past it in 2000 let alone 2018!

Does Ken know that a prescription won't get you the same things it does in California?

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Camel 31  
Two months ago

in the days of old when we won the gold, in the days of ole king cole
the whole town followed the 36ers , all the media , everybody...
he's gotta presence on him ...
i'm expecting better communication , now...
no more ' we've never heard of terrance ferguson' stuff...etc...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

rubbish, old man wouldn't know what social media is

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Jack Toft  
Two months ago

What exactly is involved in the Presidency?

As a figurehead position he might actually do OK using his profile stir up interest and create a sense of excitement.

As a management position making day to day decisions, I would like to hear a little more of his business adventures.

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Joshuapending  
Two months ago

I assume it's basically just having him around as a voice or ear to listen to. Kind of like a consultant. I would not put much stock into it.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

does he get wheeled out of the nursing home on a daily basis to attend trainings

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Harsh criticisms here. He has always battled health issues and continues to do so to this day. Technically he should be dead by now. A legend in the NBL those detractors that have no idea about the man should simply be quiet.
I hope his health continues to improve. The work involved as a president of a basketball club and NBL level will be huge. Clearly very few have ever had any knowledge of what is involved.
It will be interesting to see how he and kestleman get along. KC won't be pulling any punches if the need arises.

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Camel 31  
Two months ago

Yes . He indicated 36ers best players would attract 400k offers from richer clubs , while here 200k...and indicated perhaps bogut on about a million...

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Reality  
Two months ago

Wonder what Lindsay gaze is up to? maybe the new SE Melb team can wheel him out

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

apparently if joey fails this year, they are bringing Don Shipway back to coach

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Brian Kerle to become Bullets GM.

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Pop  
Two months ago

Guys, it's a PRESIDENCY = figure head. The board is the board, the chairman is the chairman, the CEO, the coach is the coach. In this structure the President [interestingly a newly created position] is a largely honourary role, with possibly some PR value, which we are already seeing, that I'd see Ken as ideally suited to, provided he understands that reality.

I was a bit surprised to see references to him apparently 'holding court' at training, which promoted me to think the CEO & coach at least might need to establish some boundaries, but given Ken's age and health I can't see it being too much of an issue.

The one thing I am absolutely sure of is that no-one 'in the system' is suggesting he is coming back to run the team or take over the club.

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AD  
Two months ago

Ever been to a Wildcats game?
Dr Jack is in a wheelchair. The fans love him and Eleanor.
Read an interview with him recently, apparently despite appearances his mind is still razor-sharp. Dr Jack is in his 90's.

Clearly the intention of calling somebody "President" (as opposed to CEO) is that he will be a figurehead, restricted to ceremonial and PR duties.

I think its a good move. Good to put a (distinguished) human face on sixers management.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Also, it is actually an "advisory board" not a board in the truest sense.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Boti just blew a load

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Camel 31  
Two months ago

ken cole who at 74 years looks younger...
i got the impression of him holding court at training monday being for ninenews running the president cole story...

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Camel 31  
Two months ago

" Boti just blew a load . " ... - so did I...

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proud  
Two months ago

So we could see him on NBL coverage like JVG has been during the Kings games?

I expect him to really talk up the 36ers which is a change as it feels like 36ers identity is more of a 'us vs them' mentality so if Cole makes them more 'likeable' then that could be fun but personally I hate the 36ers and love their us vs them attitude of the coach and players.

Good luck to Ken and I hope that he can stir things up a bit

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Ken will definitely buy into Joey's us v them victim mentality. Make no mistake about that.

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Hanging Round  
Two months ago

FFS Give the guy a chance
Probably still got some good ideas and contacts
Give some respect
How about some positivity for the 36ers for 2018/19 Season and club is looking at some new ideas to compete with a very 'lop-sided' NBL Budget between teams

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I like it. Most NBL clubs lack involvement from past greats.

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robt  
Two months ago

From what I remember of Ken (TV images etc), I see him and Joey getting on real well. If Joey needed reinforcement, I reckon he'll get it with Ken!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

KC wont add any value in terms of business acumen or even from a basketball point of view. Simply been out of the game too long. But nice to see him back in some type of ambassadorial capacity.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Listening to him on the radio tonight, I doubt he will be seen or heard of much

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

36ers screwed Creek and then got screwed in court and by the fan base. This is some desperate attempt at a PR recovery and nothing more. The roster is horrible, based on who they signed they have no money and that's about that.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tend to agree about the roster. Joey can't pull a rabbit out of the hat with this group.

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Camel 31  
Two months ago

Was he on radio triplem or 5aa sports show ? I would have liked to have heard that........ Normally at this time of year busy time with AFL and no room on the program to talk to a sixers president ,but there you go , gotta do Ken Cole of course.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

This is a great move imo. Ken is an amazing motivator and can also give high quality 1-on-1 mentoring. I recall Joey saying last year that he had Ken on speed dial so they are obviously close and have mutual respect.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Just remember....just because somebody says it is so, doesn't make it so.

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Udog  
Two months ago

Are all the anonymous posts here from the same guy? They all sound equally childish and strange.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Are all the anonymous posts here from the same guy? They all sound equally childish and strange.


It's likely the same anon that trolls every Joey Wright thread on here just ignore them.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

So Zodiac is your real name? If not you're no different to any blank profile. Both are actually anonymous.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Correct. Everyone here is anonymous basically.

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koberulz  
Two months ago

So Zodiac is your real name? If not you're no different to any blank profile. Both are actually anonymous.
No they're not. To be anonymous is to not have a name. Zodiac is pseudonymous.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

yes but also anonymous

"of unknown name; whose name is withheld"

post with your real name where there's real life accountability for what you write, a need for facts. Or you're posting anonymously. It's all the same.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

kr missing the point once again.

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koberulz  
Two months ago

kr missing the point once again.
The fact that you can make this comment perfectly illustrates why pseudonymous posts aren't the same as anonymous posts.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yes, thanks for making it eaaier on us. Still missing the point though.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

easier*

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Udog  
Two months ago

By being such a pest and so relentless with the childish, anonymous comments I think you've wasted your time and efforts on people who can just see through it anyway.

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Camel 31  
Two months ago

he said his name was romance but it was really cameron , although that might be an anagram....
who am i , she asked , your son is the father of my son....

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Is Camel 31 Ken Cole's alias? I ask they're both always high.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I ask since*

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Agent Oso  
Two months ago

Found the below on twitter over the weekend on netsdaily.com, looks like having Ken Cole on board will be invaluable to the club...



Ken Cole, Adelaide 36ers CEO, tells podcast his team held up Mitch Creek's signing because NBA needs to provide proper compensation to Australian teams, adding "they're running out of talent in the U.S., they're running out of players who can play fundamental basketball."



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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Cole's appointment is going to be awesome for our personal amusement.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Camel 31. Knows his stuff. Cryptic at times but on the money.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

If only we could decrypt it.

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