Years ago

Melbourne United interested in signing Greg Hire

This was mentioned on nbl overtime. Big if true. Should wildcats go after him? Backup SF spot is still vacant?

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Years ago

Oh dear

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Years ago

Found this interesting. I would think united could ask but really can't see him joining.

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Years ago

Greg Hire is staying in Perth. He has a business he runs in Perth and will not be entering the NBL any longer. Overtime is turning into garbage.

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Years ago

Turning into garbage, think it already is.

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Years ago

Sam McDaniel is the back up three, gun and vickerman loves him.

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Years ago

I could seriously understand a team like Cairns or even Hawks chasing him, if he wanted to play on. But not MU.
And I doubt he has much interest.

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Years ago

Why not? He's probably not interested but it's not like he's in his late 30s or early 40s either. If he wanted to he could be a meaningful contributor or even a locker room mentor. Could come in handy if someone goes down injured too.

Probably just Melbourne checking to see if he's got any interest in playing and why not ask?

Will shock if it does happen though!

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Years ago

Let's look at this logically.

He retired from the NBL (not the Wildcats), arguably as one of the club's greats.

If he chose to un-retire, wouldn't he give the Wildcats first option?

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Years ago

This fascination with Hire continues to baffle me.

He retired (finally) but now will be at the 3x3 World Cup plus United are now looking at him.


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Years ago

Vickerman seems to live by the philosophy "If you don't ask, you'll never know"

Not much chance of this but hey, why not ask the question. What else has Dean got to do during June, when his kids are at school? Maybe he needs a project around the house.

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Years ago

Let's be real, if he was unretire, it would be to join Teys and White at Adelaide

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Years ago

I would not be at all surprised to see him un-retire. He seems to be balling it up in the SBL, and I could easily see him continuing as a TP and injury replacement for the Cats.

Frankly, since we have yet to learn what the Cats plans are to fill their roster, I would not be totally shocked to see him retake his regular spot.

If all the above fails to materilaise, then I'm waiting for his appointment to some "Community Engagement" role with the Wildcats organisation.

But I just don't see him chasing opportunities outside of Perth.

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Years ago

That's a veeeery intersting move.
Don't know what to say.

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