Two years ago
Latest chapter in the 36ers-Creek mess
Aussie Hoopla posts "Adelaide confirms discussions with Mitch Creek about possible return."
Mitch Creek replies: 0%.
Then more from Creek:
"There is no water under the bridge for me, as for when you burn something, it cannot be repaired to how it once was..Hoopla's article quoted Ken Cole:
Myself nor my agents have had no communications regarding a return, either verbally or in writing.
To the fans, I'm sorry but I will not be returning to Adelaide to play."
"Although we believe Mitch Creek is an NBA player and we hope is finds an opportunity to play in the NBA this season we have contacted Mitch this week and made it clear we would welcome him back to the 36ers with open arms" said 36ers president Ken Cole."not only would he be welcomed back by the club" - wow, how generous. How can they continue to read a situation so poorly? They thoroughly destroyed that relationship. It's done. All of this would've made him detest the organisation. You don't come back from that and especially not with a player who has options here and abroad.
“Mitch would be able to make as much money here in Adelaide as he could with any other NBL club and we've told Mitch that if he returned to Adelaide, not only would he be welcomed back by the club, but it would be our goal to provide him with everything he needs to become, possibly, the only NBL player to make the Boomers World Cup team next year” said Cole.
“It changes everything if Mitch decides to come back. It would make us a serious contender for the title. I would be shocked if Mitch returned to the 36ers and we didn’t end up in the Finals” Cole stated.