Isaac
Earlier this year

Andrew Gaze to leave Kings after season

Only so many frustrated looks from Andrew Bogut at Gaze drawing up plays that the fans could endure...

Bevo to replace Gaze is the rumour. He's coached Bogut, Newley and Lisch before, though indications are that Newley might move.

The Kings had originally planned to wait until after the club's playoff campaign before addressing Gaze’s future.

However, this changed at 9pm last night when Gaze contacted Sydney officials to inform them he had decided to move on.
Daily Telegraph.

Hehe:
He has a 50 per cent winning record with 42 wins and 42 losses, making him the third most successful coach in Kings history behind Brian Goorjian and Bob Turner.
It’s understood the mental challenge of coaching and being away from his family in Melbourne took a toll on the NBL legend.

Hawks not sounding particularly proactive...
Illawarra coach Rob Beveridge has been heavily linked to the Kings if Gaze decided to end his tenure.

Hawks General Manager Mat Campbell told The Daily Telegraph the club would start discussions with Beveridge about his tenure at the club in the coming weeks.

Beveridge has publicly stated he isn’t sure if he’ll be coaching at Illawarra or another NBL club next season.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Maybe not the best timing to announce.

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Isaac  
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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not good for the Kings 2019 Finals campaign.

Hopefully the coaches and players can be extremely professional and block this unnecessary distraction.

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Mock  
Earlier this year

The "mental challenge of coaching"! POORLY chosen words

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AKA  
Earlier this year

I find the timing of this announcement really odd. It could serve as a distraction but it could also serve as motivation as you get the sense that Gaze is liked by the playing group (not that professionals should need any more motivation other than winning a title). Not sure why they wouldn't just wait until after their season is done, whenever that is.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

I heard it from someone reliable maybe a month ago that he was leaving regardless of the Kings' performance this year, but still surprised they announced it at this point in time, unless it's to start the semi-officially courting of Bevo.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Not surprising- has a tight knit family. His son must be....17 or 18 by now? Girls in their 20s.

He's a family man.

Maybe he'll reappear in Melbourne media. Hope so.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

As long as the job doesn't get given to Copeland, and Copeland retires (or gets retired) as well.

So who would be likely to get the Hawks job if Bevo leaves? I don’t think they can afford to risk promoting an assistant coach, given their limited fan-base and financial struggles.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Good timing for the Kings. He might still not know exactly what he is doing but he is still loved and respected by his players so watch them unite and fire up in the playoffs.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Rumoured, likely movements:
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36ers: Joey (US), Sobey (Phoenix)
Sydney: Gaze (Commentary), Newley (36ers)
Hawks: Bevo (Sydney)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Brandt to Phoenix

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Fearney to Sydney

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rumoured Movements
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Kings: Randle- Europe or China
Wear - NBA G League
Pineau - Mel Phoenix
Bowan - NBA
Newly - 36ers or best Offer
Kickert - will Weigh up options

United: Goulding - Kings, Mel Phoenix or Europe
Ware - Europe

Bullets: Lemanis - Will decide after playoffs
Hodgson - Mel Phoenix

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Cram  
Earlier this year

Very weird timing for the announcement.

I grew up watching Drewy play, speak and met him a few times. Love the man. But I don't think coaching is his thing. Really hope he gets back into the media side of thing as that's where I think he's of most use to the game.

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CT  
Earlier this year

please Fearney to sydney.

Fearney v Bogut? where's my popcorn!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I don't find the timing surprising.

Gaze was never going to be retained, only had a very small chance to stick around if the Kings won the title.

He leaves now and saves face. Kings don’t have to deal with the PR of 'sacking’ a league legend. Win win for all parties.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bevo at Sydney for sure. He and Bogut go way back. Bogut cant stand Gaze, be he loves and respects Bevo

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ya don't need Aaron Fearne back in this league,it’s like watching Ross Lyon coached AFL sides,ya just can’t watch them,despite not winning many Cairns were competitive and good to watch,if Bevo goes just hope Illawarra have those good kids tied up

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Smith  
Earlier this year

Hodgo is staying in Brisbane.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes, as I said some weeks back, the deal has already been done.

I imagine I'm still not allowed to publicly announce his replacement, but those in the know here already know.

I'll give you 4 hints:

1. It's not Bevo
2. It's not a current or former Senior Coach
3. His replacement won't be named until after the finals, probably after the Grand Finals.
4. It's obvious.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

So, if Drewey is going, what's the story with JVG? Is he also jumping before he’s pushed, or did he chuck Drewey under the bus in order to save his own job?

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WookieE  
Earlier this year

I think every man and his dog saw this coming... I said the day that he was signed that he will never get sacked but will have to leave on his own terms... The timing is really interesting though... I like the point that they announce it now, then it doesn't look like he was let go due to getting swept by United... Plus then they've got the time until the first game to just move on from it...

So maybe it's not obvious if it's not a current or former senior coach? Unless JvG has a cousin or something that he wants to give a gig before he "explores other opportunities"?

Hopefully they announce a quality new coach before they expect people to re-up for membership... With Madge signing with the Phoenix, I'm running out of reasons to continue as a member, but at least Gaze not coaching them again is a good start... Hopefully he goes back into commentary as he was much better suited to that and should never have gotten into coaching... If he wanted an administration job, a fan-facing role like a GM or whatever would have been more ideal...

Signing Bogut really helped his win/loss record as that 18-10 helped bring him back to 50%...

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

I'd love to believe that anonymous post above, because then that means Bevo would stay in the Illawarra!

Surely you aren't implying Bogut as the Captain/Coach?

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

If the Kings are blazing away on a brand new, competent direction then I'm expecting Bevo. If it's Copeland on the other hand...

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

So, if Drewey is going, what's the story with JVG? Is he also jumping before he's pushed, or did he chuck Drewey under the bus in order to save his own job?

You'd have to think its the latter.

Rightly or Wrongly, he's assembled a super squad that anybody but Gaze would have ridden to top spot and championship favourtism. His argument will be that with the right coach success is guaranteed.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Couldn't Gaze let Dane Pineau make the announcement?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hopefully Luke Kendall gets to stay at kings, him and Bogut talk at all time outs so you would think he'll stay on. If not gets assistant job elsewhere or maybe the head job at Illawarra.
Interesting times ahead, I’m actually hearing a few things but it’s all BS at present imo, players and managers jockeying for position.
JVG is gone I believe, as the new owner take over the running of the club.

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

I'd love to believe that anonymous post above, because then that means Bevo would stay in the Illawarra!

Surely you aren't implying Bogut as the Captain/Coach?

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

Kendall CAN coach...

So can Coach Carter : )

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Who's the tall dude with the glasses who appeared on the Kings bench a little while ago? Name escapes me, but I think it saw it on these boards.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Are you hinting at Matt Nielsen as coach? I'm trying to think of people likely to be busy until after the grand final. I thought he wanted to stay in Perth for family reasons.

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WookieE  
Earlier this year

AngusH - that's Dane's dad, isn't it? Assistant coach and ex-Tiger and mate of Gazey, yes?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Nielsen did cross my mind if what anon means by "senior coach" = head coach.

I find it funny this site has anonymous posting to make it easier for news to be leaked without registering etc. yet the anons still won't do it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Matt Nielson has all his wife's family in Perth, I’m not convinced it’s him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I highly doubt its Nielsen, came back to Perth to be with his family and settle down. I don't think he will want to move away. If he becomes a head coach it'll be when he takes Gleesons job.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gazey is high fiving Copes somewhere right now that they've finally destroyed their old rivals the kings

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twenty four  
Earlier this year

Not Bevo, hasn't coached before, won't be named until after GF...

Clearly Homocide.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

Can someone remind me of Shane Heal's coaching credentials and success rate?

Surely Sydney wouldn’t take that big a gamble?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Let me quote the following:

"With 's mother still residing in , he hopes to return home soon to the place where it all began."

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So it is Matt Nielsen

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

If the Gleeson to China rumour is true then I would imagine Nielsen would probably take over from him at Perth.

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Trev  
Earlier this year

Gleeson won't go to China. His wife has had a serious illness, you don't want that to flare up in china.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Doubt JVG will be gone.

Say what you want, but he recruited one helluva team this season. Bought snatched from Melbourne, Bowen Jnr was a great X factor get, Turned underrated late season addition to address weaknesses.

Wear was strange considering he's practically a Kickert-lite, but whatevs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

JVG
Lol, snatched from Melbourne, he paid twice the money, he has spent in one season what Illawarra spend in three for one semifinal appearance so far. If Joey had his budget he'd be triple premiership coach.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"If the Gleeson to China rumour is true then I would imagine Nielsen would probably take over from him at Perth."

The rumours of Gleeson moving on are certainly interesting. If he could win his 4th championship in 6 years, that's certainly a great resume for an Australian coach.

I'd be surprised. He's rebuilding the squad and has the chance to build another dynasty. But stranger things have happened.

I believe he has ambitions of coaching the Boomers. Would that be helped or hindered by taking an overseas role?

And would the Cats hand over to an assistant??

Is Bevo only looking at Sydney because he thins the Hawks are going to fold? If not, who takes over?
Surely not Hammertime?

I'd like to see Dennis get another shot at the NBL, but maybe Japan pays better?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dennis will join bevo at Sydney as an assistant.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"And would the Cats hand over to an assistant??: Who has no real coaching cred at all. Yes please!

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K4L  
Earlier this year

"I'll give you 4 hints:
1. It's not Bevo
2. It's not a current or former Senior Coach
3. His replacement won't be named until after the finals, probably after the Grand Finals.
4. It's obvious."


OBVIOUSLY BOGUT IS THE NEW COACH !!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think the time for Dennis to continue being a HC in this league has been and gone. He's spent too much time on the outer and the League has progressed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Luke Kendall. If so good appointment.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"I imagine I'm still not allowed to publicly announce his replacement, but those in the know here already know."
NO reason not to be able to post a rumour here at all.
My info is that it is Bevo fwiw.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I guess anything is possible, but I will be genuinely shocked if its Bevo.
Firstly, I can tell you for a fact that a "deal was done" several weeks back now. Now I suppose nothing is definite until a contract is signed, and even then things can change, and maybe Sydney changed their mind when they heard Bevo was available???
But understanding the reasoning behind the original decision, I don't understand why they would change.

The other issue, and why I just can't see Bevo at the Kings, is the size of his Ego. Perth wasn't big enough for his and Marvin's, so I fail to see how Sydney can accommodate him, JVG, and Bogut.
The previous deal fits JVG's MO, this doesn't. So I can only think that maybe he'll be moving on also?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Pretty sure JvG is gone.

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