Mystro
Earlier this year

Dillon Boucher leaving the Breakers

Just announced on 1 News in NZ Dillon Boucher has resigned from the Breakers as the GM.

Matt Walsh to take over the role?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

What they all did to Braswell was pretty shady.

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PlaymakerMo  
Earlier this year

What did they do to Braswell apart from fire him?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hire him.

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Angelo  
Earlier this year

Henare, Pledger, Ili, Vukona, Judd Flavell and now Boucher. A lot of people leaving in a short amount of time

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

What did they do to Braswell apart from fire him?
They didn't fire him, they made him redundant. That's why we're not allowed to call the new guy the "head coach", he has that other ridiculous job title instead.

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KET  
Earlier this year

That's odd - redundancy through "restructure" affects non-contract employees, if Braswell was contracted like most coaches are, they'd still have pay him out surely?

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PlaymakerMo  
Earlier this year

I don't see the issue: Braswell wasn't a great coach and evidently the Breakers thought so too.

Whether or not he was financially compensated for his dismissal seems to be speculative.

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MACDUB  
Earlier this year

Something is definitely up at the Breakers.

Can't imagine a guy like Boucher voluntarily and happily walks out on a position like that. I mean I could be wrong and he could have found something bigger and better.

But just my opinion, it looks like he was pushed or was treated badly?


"Dillon looked at the bigger picture and felt he was ready to do something else," Walsh told 1 News.

What is the "bigger picture"? Did they have some bigger plans to cull him/replace him later? Weird thing to say.

NZ fans on the North Shore will not like the obvious and deliberate move from being a "community club" to being a full blown "commercial club". NZ fans are fair-weather fans at the best of times, so departures of locals/local legends could really hurt their interest with fans.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Unless he quit - after agreeing to reduced payout - because he didn't want to be answering to someone and not effectively running the show.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

If he had quit there wouldn't be a need to give the new coach some new obscure title other than head coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

But I thought NBA stars investing in the league was a good thing!!!

/s

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"If he had quit there wouldn't be a need to give the new coach some new obscure title other than head coach."

There would be if they'd hired him before Braswell quit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Henare, Vukona, Flavell, Boucher. A lot of people who were there for a long time with great character.

I had some question marks about the ability of some, but watching the Tall Blacks in the World Cup made me realise just how much better Henare was than Braswell.

To me, it's really starting to look like a number have walked rather than been pushed.

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robt  
Earlier this year

Seems to me that that is a nice core of vets to apply for an expansion NBL license out of Wellington. Or, what if they got Taswegian citizenship and ran the Huskies?

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Apparently Dan Shamir is Head Coach & GM now, Head of Basketball Operations.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

breakers are a shit show now

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Man, I used to hate Boucher as a player. Whenever he'd be on the tv, I'd scream, stand up, punch the wall, throw a vase, sit back down aNd do it all over again the next time he appeared.

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MACDUB  
Earlier this year

"To me, it's really starting to look like a number have walked rather than been pushed."

Or a number have walked after been pushed. Jumping from the cliff before they were about to be pushed off it. Just my opinion.

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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

The tweets coming from Andrew Price and others connected with the Breakers indicates there is clear tension behind the scenes.

Definitely notable that they're not going to fill the replace the GM role either.

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

Shame, Thought he was very good for them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

His three years of being a GM were not a great success.

Boucher resided over last year which was a failure. When I raised obvious issues with him, he and Walsh were clearly driving together. He didn't see it as a leadership issue - which it was, blaming execution of others.

Maybe I'm being hard on the guy, but maybe his business leadership isn't as great as his playing leadership.




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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I fear for the future of this franchise.

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