Hoopie
Two months ago

Joey ... then what?

I'm not a Sixers fan but I have to admit that Joey does a good job in developing talent:
Sobey, Creek, DJ, Hodgson, ...

But, for these players to take the next step up, let’s say playing for Australia in the World Cup, is Joey the guy to get them there or do they need to move?

Looking at Sobey, for example. He’s been very good for a few seasons now, but should he move in order to become a regular Boomer? He doesn’t need to go to the NBA to become a Boomer, but what’s his best option? Another NBL team and coach? A tough coach in Europe? Somewhere below G-League in the US or Canada?

Same goes for Goulding, McCarron, Gliddon, and a few others - what do they need to do to become the best they can be? Perhaps they need to play for Joey for a couple of seasons?

Thoughts?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Based on Sobey's current uptrend he'd not get better development anywhere else in the world outside of the competition and resources of the NBA.

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Isaac  
Two months ago

Locally, Sobey will be best off staying put and getting minutes/opportunities with Adelaide. If he has a strong season, he could tackle Goulding for that Boomers spot. Or maybe Exum.

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Greggo  
Two months ago

it's funny how Sobey seemed to struggle (relatively) in Big V Div 1, and then continued straight back where he was in the NBL/ higher competition.

Maybe something about the game style of the higher levels? Spacing and system?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

and amount of motivation too maybe?

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Anon  
Two months ago

its the bad tattoos

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

You want Sobey to go elsewhere and Goulding, McCarron, Gliddon to play under Joey. Weird man, weird.

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hoopie  
Two months ago

I don't WANT it, Anon - I'm just asking what others think. Do players plateau under Joey? If they do, what are their options?

Conversely, do people think Joey could make Gpulding or McCarron or ... better players who are suitable for being in the Boomers long-term, instead of consistently being fringe or potential Boomers?

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YOLO  
Two months ago

Joey has helped Sobey go from an unwanted DP at Cairns to being in NBA chat.

Creek from 36ers to Brooklyn

Only NBL related guy that has been in Boomers of late, off the top of my head, is Damien Martin.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Does OP even know history? Joey gave Goulding his NBL chance as a DP with Brisbane.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I think Wright is a good _identifier_ of NBL talent, unlike most other coaches who don't seem to bother and would rather poach from poorer NBL clubs.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What Joey does is identify NBL talent well from the players who don't go to college and stay home in Australia. So from the start you are capped as in theory the best go to college. So with this context players like Creek, Sobey and Goulding have done exceptionally well given their opportunity and I think it's amazing now we have a thread for these players expecting even more. This is what I give Wright a lot of credit for.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Capped" as in talent level of the left over talent level.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

left over players.

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Brunson  
Two months ago

Sobey went to college

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Joey is the best development coach in the league

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

what did I even just read?

"What Joey does is identify NBL talent well from the players who don't go to college and stay home in Australia"


joey seems to be awful at picking local talent. look at his DP's (I'm talking about Larkins) Meanwhile, he has identified and developed Deng and Drimc from college and is looking to do the same with Froling and McVeigh

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Joey developed Hodgson and DJ?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Who is Drimic? Ooh you mean Drmic

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Hogwash  
Two months ago

Joey ......... then daylight.
Easily the best coach in the world according to many in South Australia.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hodgson goes from nobody to starter for Australia under Joey's watch

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

#063 agreed he has too much loyalty to Teys, Larkins, etc. but way to miss the overall point.

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Udog  
Two months ago

Is it loyalty as much as a tight budget?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Larkins wouldn't be getting paid as a DP, so yes, loyalty to rubbish.

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Parables of Phil Smyth  
Two months ago

Teys and Larkins won't see any meaningful minutes this season relax.

Only joey can get the best outta sobey, ridicous three to suggest players of the ilk of sobey and creek need to leave to get better. Track creeks career progression last half of the season he was the best player in the league including imports. Guys an absolute beast but without a reliable jump shot I can’t see him making much of an impact in the nba, hope I’m wrong though

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Easily the best coach in the world according to many in South Australia."

well it's hard to argue with all those titles he has won recently

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J  
Two months ago

Goulding was a wildcat before the blaze... the actual facts anon

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J  
Two months ago

And Brisbane before perth (according to wiki), facts j....

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J  
Two months ago

And the original post said brisbane... ffs

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Crock  
Two months ago

Are you drunk or just stupid?

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Udog  
Two months ago

What are you on about J?

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bobbi  
Two months ago

Does Joey miss this game V Perth through suspension?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Joey is good at identifying talent, and building a competitive team with what he's got.

He's also an unstable, narcissistic, whackjob. So, you know, swings & roundabouts.

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YOLO  
Two months ago

and you are posting anonymously on a website while he is known around Australia

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

And "YOLO" is just another anonymous but with a crap user name.

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