Anonymous
Earlier this year

Breakers announce Shamir as director of basketball

Does that mean head coach too? Or are they getting someone else for that seat.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Yeah, they're going out of their way to avoid making any comment one way or the other on the head coaching role, which is....odd. Wonder if they're trying to get someone else, but have him as a backup plan?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Yes the article clearly said he's replacing Braswell.

http://nbl.com.au/news/article/breakers-sign-scotty-hopson-change-coaching-structure

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh ok. So maybe the head coach role doesn't exist anymore and the responsibilities have been absorbed into the director role.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Yes the article clearly said he's replacing Braswell.
No it doesn't. It in fact goes out of its way to specify whether or not Shamir is the head coach. All it says is he's in this newly-created position and the restructure has led to Braswell departing the club.

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BB4  
Earlier this year

The new structure has resulted in Head Coach Kevin Braswell leaving the club last month.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Normally a way of shafting someone you don't want to pay out by getting rid one position and creating a new one.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They made the head coaching role redundant so they could get rid of Braswell.

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PerthMoon  
Earlier this year

This feels like what happens when a company makes a position redundant, then creates the exact same position with a different name, but slightly different job description.

Possibly their way around letting Braswell go legally

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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

Breakers Twitter (Marc Hinton, Andrew Price etc) have commented that the Dir of Basketball is a semantic title - he's the Head Coach.

I wonder how much Braswell got paid out, and I also wonder what this says about the American ownership's influence on the Breakers. Far less of a Kiwi club - I'm skeptical that this will pay off.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If they changed the job title just to get out of paying braswell out I'm not sure this stands up in court if it is clear that the job is still the same

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Probably wouldn't stand up in court. But going to court is an expensive exercise and no guarantee of the outcome

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paul  
Earlier this year

Depends what happened. If they said to Braswell you can remain as head coach however the director of coaching will be calling all the shots at training and games etc, then Braswell is probably going to take the payout they offer and move on looking for another gig.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Wouldn't that have made Braswell a de facto assistant, essentially qualifying as constructive dismissal anyway?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Only if that was officially the Breakers position.

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proud  
Earlier this year

So if Braswell goes to court, he does that in a New Zealand court and not an Australian court (Australian league) ?

Dumb question but I hope if he did go to court it wouldn't be thrown out because he's in the wrong court

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paul  
Earlier this year

"Wouldn't that have made Braswell a de facto assistant, essentially qualifying as constructive dismissal anyway?"

That would depend on the wording of the DoC's job description and if that was deemed reasonable. Having a new layer of management brought over you isn't that uncommon in the business world.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Got to disagree with you Paul.

You can't just bring someone over the top. Not under NZ employment law.

There is a whole performance Management process you have to go thru, it's very difficult in NZ to replace someone...

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paul  
Earlier this year

You can change the structure of your organisation and change who employees are reporting to.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes you can. But the key term here is intent.

You can't just change a roles title and say it is a new structure. And make someone redundant.

You actually have to change the structure.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You can't just bring in a new structure over the top, when the new structure did what the old structure did just with a new name.

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