Isaac
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United assistant Mitchell to be head coach of SE Melb team

Simon Mitchell who is set to be unveiled as the new head coach of the expansion South East Melbourne franchise that comes into the competition from 2019-20.
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Anonymous  
Last year

This was the rumour after Sunday's game, so panned out. Good luck to Simon, good coach, should do well

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Although I would have liked a familiar name like Gordie or Shawn Dennis get the role, it's also good to elevate an assistant coach to the highest levels in Australian basketball.

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anonymous  
Last year

I agree that it is good to have an asst promoted.

I'm very surprised that it isn't a higher profile past coach or even an asst with the profile like Neilson.

What is the deal with players?

Do they get any concessions or are they expected to be active players in the free agent market?

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Anonymous  
Last year

If you have signed a contract after the announcement, you'd think you would have stay at contracted club, but if you signed a contract before the announcement and you are still under contract you would be a free agent I believe because the terms and conditions of the contract re the number of teams has changed. Wilson be interesting to see how this pans out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Made my decision easy.. Staying with United instead of moving to the SE Melb franchise..

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YOLO  
Last year

same guy pays him so its easy to break the contract

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Anonymous  
Last year

What's his background?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Was the position advertised?!

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Anonymous  
Last year

GM Greer using all his experience in business and sports to get the HC!

Mitchell is a very interesting choice?!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Due diligence????!!!!!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Well done Simon!

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proud  
Last year

Is it wrong to hope that a former Magic player like Anstey or McKinnon got the head coaching gig, oh well

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anstey as coach? Good one. Dud when head coach of Tigers (still can't believe they even hired him).

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YOLO  
Last year

People need to understand who controls the new Melbourne team then all decisions will make sense.

Creek will be announced as a signing soon enough.

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PersonalFoul  
Last year

A good story - Simon has come through the rank and file of state league basketball having known him when he was coaching Diamond Valley State Champ Men with no budget!

Great to see guys like himself not always in the High Performance side of things come up from state leagues, these stories aren't mentioned much - any other former state league coaches in the league???

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Anonymous  
Last year

Great coach, even better person. Congratulations to him!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Larry's boy now in charge. Larry owns the new team make no mistake. What does Mitchell bring to the table? Does anyone actually know?

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Anonymous  
Last year

So the overseas dude is just a smoke screen for yet another LK team? Makes sense sadly.

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koberulz  
Last year

Yes, LK secretly controls every business owned by anyone who's ever been in the same room as him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah it was really good to see that new owner in Melbourne at the press announcement wasn't it. What a non appointment the HC is too.
Greers experience as a business man / GM is outstanding too. Another one of LK's mates of course.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Didn't he coach Frankston Women in SEABL?
Not a great endorsement.

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Anonymous  
Last year

don't forget this was a guy that helped get Anstey fired. Not that Antsey was an amazing coach himself. but even in the article it 'lightly' touches on the fact he sat with the higher ups and worked his way into the coaching staff.

He was selected after a lot of coaches turned it down.

hope the same doesn't get done to him when times are tough.


http://downtownball.net/2014/10/winds-change-continue-blow-melbourne/

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Random  
Last year

With him coaching Frankston SEABL women last season, the team only won one game.

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Random  
Last year

Sorry I have been corrected 2 games from 20

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WookieE  
Last year

Let's give him a chance, ey? Just because he wasn't successful in lower tiers, doesn't mean that he can't coach in the NBL... Look at Gaze... He wasn't successful with the Tigers and ... oh... well, nevermind... I'm sure he will do fine...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Rohan Shart appointed as Head of Basketball Operations. Now that is a good hiring.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cannot wait until Mitchell is fired

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shortie can fill in very quickly. Spectres boy ;) Nuff said.

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Todd  
Last year

I really don't know about Mitchell coaching record or abulity but this smells of mates hiring mates.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How the hell on any level does he get this gig. Surely a new franchise needs some experience and some charisma. He wasn't even United’s first assistant. SEN interview Friday was under whelming.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He was United first assistant, if he can be as good as Kelly at this early stage he'll be fine. It’s amazing how many experts we have here.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So what is Sim's cred in regards to NBL playing experience? Clearly Franga Women's is important ;) Helping Anstey get sacked is Brownie Points.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hmmm, experience and charisma. Maybe they should have waited for Gaze, he should be free next year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So you don't know then ;)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heard today there after Mitch Creek

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Anonymous  
Last year

Did they advertise and who else did they interview. They want support and they give the job to a no namer.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Here is a random comparison

Mick Downer, 10 years plus NBL experience and Assistant Coach to the Australian National Team.

Simon Mitchell, mates with vince crevilli

Sold

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Anonymous  
Last year

Was downer at the tigers when Greer played ?

If yes, then will get a job

If no, then no

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Anonymous  
Last year

How many NBL championships as an AC has downer won? Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure Mitchell has the 2008 championship with Tigers and last year's one with United.

Also if you've been paying attention you'd have noticed that downer is nowhere near Andre during the game, not exactly a ringing endorsement. Indicates that Boomers AC role is on shaky ground imo

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anon  
Last year

"Highly-rated assistant coach Mick Downer will also be the Head of High Performance and Development. Downer will not travel with the team all the time but will still be heavily involved in day-to-day coaching, opposition scouting, running the club's development program and be on the bench for all home games in a bolstered overall role.
- Courier Mail 18 May 2018.

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