"Nomatter how many mistakes he made at the World Cup, people just keep on defending him"
What mistakes? Lemanis didn't make it so that Ben Simmons would pull out, Exum would be injured, and that we'd have no reliable back ups at the 1,2, and 3 spots, leaving us burned out at the end of the tournament.
Was going undefeated through 6 games of the tournament and narrowly losing to the eventual gold medallist another mistake? Was Patty Mills missed freethrow his fault?
"His team selection was atrocious, his strategy flawed, and his tactics poor.
Once again he treated the National Team like his personal toy, rewarding his proteges with places, and that ultimately cost us a minimum Silver medal.
Jet still his fanboys unite to defend him."
Mind using some citations here? What is the coaching strategy you would have used? Sure, Gliddon and Sobey were called in as Boomers. They are also both Bullets. But who else would you have had at guard spots that were healthy? Name some names before you run your mouth about what he shouldn't have done. What SHOULD he have done? Brought in some kids who've never played against men because they have good Youtube Mixtapes?
"Once again he has made a pigs' breakfast out of Brisbane. He's yet again assembled an unbalanced grab-bag of players, installed his latest love-child as Point-Guard, and proceeded to stink up the NBL."
What kind of budget do you think the Bullets have? Here's a hint: It's not a lot. They're not picking up budget nobodies like Braun and Singler because they're flush with cash.
"picking players like sobey, kay, Gliddon, barlow for the just concluded World cup was just insane. Should have picked guys like Adel, Green, Bolden, Makur who should be the core of the national team for the next decade."
Yeah, picking the guy who dominated boards in Kay was idiotic. Should have picked up a bunch of kids who've done nothing yet but MIGHT do something in the future. This logic is stupid. It's like, no, we don't want our teeth done by professional mid-level dentists, let's pick up the kids still mid way through learning who look good. THAT is how you get some nice teeth!
Some people want to treat the Boomers like a development team. it's fucking insane. Nick Kay absolutely showed out at the World Cup and anyone who sees it any different doesn't know anything.
"Don't make excuses for the Gliddon decision that was a howler. The guy is a mediocre NBL player had no business being on a WC team."
That's fine to say if you can name a realistic replacement at that spot.
A few hours ago
Let's not forget that Lemanis tanked to Angola in 2014 World Cup too. And if he didn't tank then he lost to Angola. Angola. Lemanis is also responsible for the Boomers losing to Japan. Japan. Only Lemanis could do that."
Only someone with a limited memory could believe that. Australia has a long history of dropping games they shouldn't have, starting with Angola. ANGOLA. In 1988, and running all the way to the current day. in fact, when it comes to losing games they shouldn't, the Boomers have been much more consistent with Lemanis in beating the teams they should beat than in any point in history before. Lemanis has the best record of any coach in Boomers history BY FAR. Don't believe me? Look up every other coach and compare.
"Goorjian is not only the winningest coach in NBL history but in Australian sporting history - and Weaver is going to suggest that his boss Lemanis is more successful? That really pisses me off."
And Goorjian doesn't have anything near the Boomers record Lemanis has, so what the hell are you even saying here?