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Earlier this year

Boomers WC prep less than ideal

Here is a summary of events that have led up until last night's game vs USA.

Boomers World Cup preparation a marketing and public relations disaster

Fair to say it has been less than ideal!

We have just 1 more form exhibition game before heading to China, and apparently a few closed sessions organised against other countries once we arrive in China.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Especially when you see this

From Twitter with a video

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Rich Paul watching Ben Simmons knocking down threes & fadeaway jumpers!

That could have been for the boomers

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rich Paul will run Basketball Australia in a few years.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^that might be a good thing at least we will get Simmons

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great summary. You almost don't realise how bad of a trainwreck its been until you look at every single thing thats happened so far.

What was once the most hyped and promising boomers campaign of all time has just turned into a massive mess and PR disaster for Australian basketball. Such a shame.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Yes, its been a clusterfuck.

But frankly, the writing has been on the wall for some time
Lemanis' selections beggar belief, and seem to have more to do with him playing favourites and rewarding those who suck up to him. You'd think he was coaching the local juniors.
That's not going to go down well with the egos of the NBA.

I also never understood why, in this environment, the squad was cut before the exhibition games. Sure they should have been used as the final testing ground?

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Makur Maker  
Earlier this year

The coach is also less than ideal.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm guessing because that leaves them with too little time to finalize rotations. The World Cup is, what, a week away?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^agreed to all

Did the boomers need to play more practice games weeks ago ?

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Cram  
Earlier this year

Yes. Seemed like we were the last team playing warm up games

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Needed larger training camp and earlier as well. Australia used lot players in qualifying more needed to stake there claim.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

The common denominator in all of this: Basketball Australia. Change needs to happen in this organisation otherwise the same problems will keep on occurring.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

At the very least, be a bit more strategic in their selections.
I love Kay, I'm glad he shone at the tryouts, and I'm stoked he's been given this opportunity.
But maybe they should have cut the squad to 14~15, kept Motum in the team and Kay as backup.
Then at least use the Canadia games as a test.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

And left Adel in as long as possible to get used to the system

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yeah definitely with Adel, and even have Green in with the group learning it too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"The common denominator in all of this: Basketball Australia"

Brilliant insight to say the sports governing body is the problem of the sports governing body.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Well more specifically the current regime. A complete clean out is required.

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