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Breakers confirm former towel boy as GM

Simon Edwards to replace Dillon Boucher:

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Wow, another Troy Georgiu Cinderella story.

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Is he the only person left? ;-)

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Was the waterboy considered?

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GM is a pretty good gig, especially if the team is already signed.

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This is a crock.

Good on him and all that. Wish him well. Nice guy

But I am cynical.

He is the only one left from the Blackwell's. They will have wanted him to stay with all the departures, so what do they do, they buy his loyalty.

But he doesn't have the experience for it. Not a GM job. Last I heard was he was going to be the court side entertainer. He's 29 and was the members manager.

International search?

Come on.

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Yes, the cynic in me sees this as a token gesture to one of the 'old guard'. He'll probably be made redundant at season's end, right before they sign a Senior Manager of Player Retainment and Acquisition.

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I'm surprised they even replaced Boucher. Walsh is basically the de facto GM.

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"When we took over, obviously we've got some people who have basketball minds, and we looked at the organisation and how they were doing financially and decided we needed to bring some more commercial help in here so his role changed," Walsh explained."

So you go out and get a 29 y.o guy who has been around the Breakers all his life and who has no apparent experience with GM roles previously - sounds like you really got that "commercial help" and experience you wanted.

The way the article was written suggests IMO that the appointment was manufactured to appeal to the loyal longstanding fans, and quotes like these are so obviously deliberate:

"However, Simon bleeds the Breakers, knows the organisation inside out and espouses the family values the Blackwell family instilled in the club from the beginning."

I feel somewhat sorry for the bloke - at some point his mind must wonder at what point did he get the role based solely on his historic connection to the breakers and not based on merit whatsoever?

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Jeez. Don't tell Tommy Greer you need previous GM experience!

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