Hoopie
Two months ago

Boomers games coming up

What do you reckon - Boomers to take Qatar and Kazakhstan comfortably?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yes.

Squad hopefully will change before a much tougher Iran.

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Swoop1  
Two months ago

I think the foot will come off the pedal once we get a comfortable lead. No blowouts away for the rest of qualifying

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Andrew  
Two months ago

This is what we have for tonight's game:

Cadee / Norton
Lisch / McCarron / Sobey
Blanchfield / Drmic
Kay / Wagstaff
Johnson / Brant / Hodgson

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Surely McCarron starts in the 3 ahead off blanchfield and Drimic.

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skull  
Two months ago

Yep, that team would be competitive in the NBL....

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Easy game. Iran is a different story.

C.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

You wouldn't know there is a game on from the traffic on here right now.

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Swoop1  
Two months ago

Always rated D Johnson. Hopefully he gets some minutes in his 1st game

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

No stickers on the court

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Two months ago

any ftee live streaming ?

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Andrew  
Two months ago

No. I signed up for a free 2 week foxtel trial. Just cancel before 2 weeks amd its free.

Easy game so far.

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rjd  
Two months ago

Crowd looks tiny, appears to be only non-Qataris. Do Qataris know what basketball is?

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rjd  
Two months ago

26-0 to start the 3rd.

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rjd  
Two months ago

Boomers with a 31-3 3rd quarter.

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rjd  
Two months ago

It's good to see Daniel Johnson on this Boomers team. Surely his role and minutes will go up after this performance.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Stupid question can the boomers have two head coaches Andrej lemanis coach the NBL Boomers and qualifying games and maybe EX NBA coach doing World cup Olympic games? With a boomers team like


Patty mills

delly

Ben simmons

Aron baynes

Exum

Joe ingles

and many more europe and NBA players
can Andrea lemanis Coach the team to a medal

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Well the US do that with Jeff Van Gundy coaching for FIBA Americas events with a team made up of mostly G-League players (they lost to Mexico, who lost to Puerto Rico twice, weird) and Popovich coaching their World Cup and Olympics team with their NBA roster.

So yeah they can easily, but will Basketball Australia do that? No

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

43-95 lol

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Cmon Idiot  
Two months ago

Why do you want an ex-NBA coach for the boomers?

Like that is such a dumb idea and just shows your lack of knowledge of how smart Aus Coaches are... You don't see ex-NBA coaches coaching every other country in the world, most countries (like Aus) see the benefit in developing their own coaches and rewarding them for going through the pathway.

And history shows that just because you Coach in the NBA doesn't mean you are one of the best coaches in the world... There are coaches out there who don't want to coach in the NBA or college because it's not appealing to them - doesn't make them any better or worse of a coach in the NBA

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Hogwash  
Two months ago

Hopefully the Iran game is a lot more competitive.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kazaks did pretty good against a quality Japanese side.

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Andrew  
Two months ago

Who do you think Goulding will replace in Bendigo?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Blanchfield probably. He only got around 10 mins game time.

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rjd  
Two months ago

NBA may finally now be more confident in signing talented foreign players, but the NBA is still lagging behind in signing foreign and foreign-trained talent in coaching. Probably has something to do with the lack of respect offered to them by American players, like what happened to Blatt. Brown took a head coach position thanks to his time in San Antonio, and even then he was first employed in player development rather than as an assistant coach.

I like using an Australian coach so we play an Australian style of game. Only a few (Ingles, Baynes, Broekhoff, Bolden) of our NBA guys have some experience playing a European style of game, so I'm more confident that players would find an identity within an Australian system rather than going Euro-style with a Euro coach. NBA coaches are not well prepared for FIBA IMO.

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ME  
Two months ago

Australia has a style of game that is unique and that really shines in the NBL, and Australian basketball players have a unique identity and culture. You can't just insert any old NBA coach and assume that they're going to "get that". You need a coach that understands the culture and the play style. Australian basketball is at its best going deep into its roster, playing an energetic full-court style of game that harasses from siren to siren, being up and in, and having an equal opportunity offense bred off of their defensive pressure. NBA style basketball would basically concentrate on isolation match ups, of which we would have a few but is not our strength. Some NBA coaches, of course, would see our strengths but I don't think you can just throw in any NBA coach and just expect better results because they coach in the NBA.

When it comes to current coaching, you can only judge off what we have done with the talent we have. We came within a point of bronze in 2016, and we've gone (almost) undefeated in Asia since then. The one game we did lose, we were slotting in players that haven't really played together before. And even with how disjointed preparation has been, we've largely dominated the region, even while trying to figure out the xs and os. And I have no doubt when our talent comes back, we will again be one of the top teams in the world as shown at the last Olympics.

For those questioning whether Lemanis can take the Boomers to a medal, he was one bad call away from it last time. And let's consider that a lot of the pre-Olympic assessments expected Australia to bottom out at about 8th place on talent. We will be one of the most talented teams at the next Olympics and World Cup, perhaps second only to the USA.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Why does Nick Kay get so many minutes?

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