Annon
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Sandringham Stoush

Sandy about to heat up, more to come.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=HSWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heraldsun.com.au%2Fleader%2Finner-south%2Fmajor-basketball-association-under-fire%2Fnews-story%2F882dbbcbe74fb8f22bead0fccbfaa3d1&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium&v21suffix=19-b

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Anonymous  
Last month

Whats the point of linking to paywalled content?

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Kevin  
Last month

That's the same as saying, what's the point of talking about a game that's on Foxtel or NBA League Pass? Some people pay for content to keep industry alive. Why be so negative?

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Smith  
Last month

If you're paying for the herald sun, you're doing it wrong.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There is nothing new here. It's been going on for years. Major sponsor / coach suing the club for defamation.
There many ways to bypass paywall articles anonymous. I incidentally have paywall access.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Doesn't help when guy suing has a pretty big media company. Other clubs have been worse run than Sandy lately, but this gets publicity due to people involved and their connections. Bit of flexing going on.

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Hope this helps  
Last month

So many errors and incomplete statements in this article that it's intent is quite obvious. I'll deal with just a couple.
First, the club has lost six national or state representatives over the previous 3-4 years. But five of these players left under the previous board of management, and with the elite coaching structure in place. To the best of my knowledge, there had only been one state/national basketballer who left under the existing board. The figures on the VJBL website do not suggest a mass exodus of junior representative players. Since the start of this year, four players have transferred out of the club, and six players have transferred in. If you go back to the start of the current representative season in August, 2018, the figures of players in and players out are reasonably balanced.
The SBA maintained 7 teams in the Victorian Championships in 2019 (not three as stated in the journalist's original article)- of these seven teams, five remain in the top 10 teams in the state. It has been difficult with some players leaving, but the club's future looks very bright with both Under 12 and Under 14 girls and boys teams making the Victorian Championships, and both Under 12 teams qualifying for the National Junior Classic. There has also been some growth in the overall number of teams that the junior representative program now runs. Far from going backwards, there is every indication that the junior representative program is growing in number, and has a very rosy future.
The professional coaching structure meant that the old SBA spent significantly more (in the $100,000s) than many other similar sized clubs in Victoria. Whilst it was difficult to lose coaches of the quality of Brendan Joyce, the club will continue, regardless of what some people say. Clubs don't die just because certain people leave.

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Anon  
Last month

I'm hearing the Dandenong Basketball Association are also in big trouble, trouble that will find them back in the courts as a result of serious misconduct by staff and management. Apparently the previous CEO was stood down and is now on sick and stress leave as a result. Its been suggested the DBA are in hot water and some serious people are tooling up and going to take on the association and directors for complicit conduct.

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Ben  
Last month

+1 linking to paywalled content. If you're going to do it, at least provide a brief spiel on what the article covers so others aren’t blind to what’s being discussed.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I hear there was a secrete crisis meeting last night? Any idea what that was about?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I reckon this forum needs to back off this one. My kids play at a neighboring association and I know what it's like to have entitled Bayside parents try to ruin the reputations of good people because they feel their kid has been hard done by. The current operators are working hard to keep kids on the court. Which this forum often forgets with it's focus on Elite basketball. There are probably 4 or 5 thousand kids playing there every week. The 4 or 5 transfers out of their rep teams really shouldn't be the focus.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Looks like a rehash of an article in early 2018. Same issues raised and same people commenting. Nothing new there accept this time Brendan Joyce has put his name to it. That might cost him judging by the SBA's response. Ouch. He needs to move on. The stuff he is commenting on is 12 months ago. Isn't he and his sponsor mate now at Ballarat?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Previous board and management were moved on for a reason. They need to take their balls and go home. They weren't popular and they aren't wanted back. They had their chance and they royally blew it by treating people with contempt and having a "jobs for the boys" mentality. The article in question is a blatant hatchet job to destabilise the SBA.

It's not their plaything to destroy for others. We're talking about a medium sized association with about 10,000 members.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Lets put this into context, a disgruntled ex coach, who has coached at the highest level, who was sacked (his words) from a small time junior basketball association, is apparently highly regarded by the industry, is having a stoush with a junior basketball association that by all accounts has made major improvements since they got rid of the ex president, major sponsor and coaches who were sucking the coffers dry. Is it me or is that weird? Hello, its junior basketball? That's one massive Ego.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Big shock Brendan Joyce is involved.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

What's all this about?

Can anyone explain what’s happened?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nothing has happened. Disgruntled coach have a winge in the media about his sacking 12mths ago.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Pretty sure it's about defamation. Which is a biggie,junior or not. Oh it's not just junior.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Very sad that the same rubbish keeps being brought up by a small number departed members, coaches and employees. They need to get on with their lives and stop taking pot shots at a small sporting associations that cates for mostly kids. I'm especially disappointed that Brendan would infer that there is an issue with coaching in the rep program, I think he did a good job with turning things around, including recruiting quite a few of the current people he seems to be bagging.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I would have thought that the planned four courts not getting funding is a bigger issue for the club.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The courts do have funding and are going ahead. It's a beat up.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

B Joyce's exits from Hawks, Blaze and now Sabres all ended up in the same way and of course it's never his fault but someone elses. How he even got employed as Opals head coach and then at Sandringham after his very public NBL stints I'll never know. Surely this is (finally) the end of the line for him?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The article says there was a number of sackings.

What was with that? What was the reasoning? The people they sacked all were unreal from my experience there

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

According to the article there was an operational review in early 2018. From responses above looks like 5 senior fulltime coaches in a small junior basketball association was seen as unnecessary and financial drain. You have to agree, seems over the top. Can't imagine Joyce came cheap!!! This stuff ids 12mths old anyway.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Brendan Joyce = Trail of Destruction.

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Annon  
Two weeks ago

Brendan has chased money from Associations Australia wide for years, I heard he did a good job at SBA and was influential implementing structures and coaching framework.

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