Anonymous
Last month

BA announces Brett Brown as Boomers coach

The rumor that surfaced last week regarding the Boomers head coach position
will be announced today with a planned press conference in the coming days.

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KET  
Last month

https://australia.basketball/blog/2019/11/27/australian-boomers-announce-new-coach-ahead-of-tokyo-olympics/

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thoughts and prayers to Koberulz, during this difficult transitioning period.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Looks like Lemanis approached Brown, said no one above the team. If so it's truly a show of courage, class and sportsmanship.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So is Brown the coach beyond the Olympics as well? Article suggests its only for Tokyo

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KET  
Last month

You'd imagine Brown wouldn't be bothered with WC, nor will most of our NBA players.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ket hit it on the head.

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Go Dees  
Last month

Based on what we've seen in the nba recently not sure this is a good appointment but I guess it keeps Simmons happy and that’s all BA really care about.

Hopefully the Boomers continue to utilise the non NBA players as it’s proven at FIBA that just cause you on an NBA roster doesn’t mean your game can translate to FIBA ball

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I've thought a lot about how this changes things for the Boomers, and about what it means to lose Lemanis, and I've come basically to the cold hard realization that, with Lemanis, there was a ceiling to the type of team we could put on the floor.

Simmons wassn't going to commit under him. Bolden didn't like him. Maker's absence from the team was also notable. It is very possible our world cup team would be around the best we could've brought to the Olympics.

Now, for a world cup where most teams are trotting out their B+ teams, our team was very good. But when Spain, USA and other teams pull their finger out next year, anything short of the absolute best horses is not going to cut it.

So Lemanis made the correct decision to step aside in the interest of the team. He should be applauded for that, and should be acknowledged for his service to the team til this point. This was the correct decision and no doubt a tough one.

Moving forward it's hard to know what kind of continuity to expect from the old ways and the new. It seems like Brett Brown wants to bring in mostly his old staff, but to "extend an olive branch" to those that came before.

You'd hope that at least some of what thhe Boomers have been doing will continue on, and this is why I think someone like Will Weaver will remain on the coaching staff. But I expect we've seen the last of Luc Longley and Adam Caporn.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that I'm confident that Weaver is an assistant, and I think this may be why Cooks has signed with Sydney. I also think that Brett Brown almost assures that Bolden will make the team. Brown certainly wont hold the kind of animosity towards Bolden that the old coaching staff probably would for walking out.

Either way, it's the right decision. But as always I feel that Lemanis' legacy deserves respect. If the Boomers do medal, he will have been instrumental in bringing the team to a place where that could become a reality, and his selfless decision to walk away will also have been a factor in leading them there. You can critique his coaching all you like, but you can't question his loyalty to the program.

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Hoopie  
Last month

I'm with you on that, Me.

But I hope Longley stays with the program, as I reckon he’s had a bigger influence than we realise.

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Anonymous  
Last month

At least keep Longley around for when we play the Filos again. Will Weaver's calmness ain't gonna defuse those tensions.

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twenty four  
Last month

Me, I realise you think you're being clever, but the 'proud racist' thing isn't a good look.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Longley was responsible for the selection of Gliddon, Sobey and Barlow who contributed nothing in the WC. Longley should go as well

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Anonymous  
Last month

Me, Twenty Four speaks for all of us.

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ME  
Last month

OK, I'll take it off for now. But if people wanna call me names I'll beat them to it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lemanis all class as usual, not like some of the losers around here. More than likely one Mills missed free throw from gold medal. Great tenure and job well done.
Good luck Brett Brown in moving forward, I hope you realise that not all nba-g league players are better than some in nbl.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Then Maker getting a lot dnp, it will be interesting around selection time. Simmons, Bayes, Mills still doing good but others have dropped off. Deladova, Exum getting limited time Bolden less than previously which was not much. Inglis still just ok.

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