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.