Two years ago
Boomers' Coach for Up-coming Qualifiers.
With Brett Brown's un-availability for the 2020 and 2021 Qualifiers, would it have been more sensible to leave Lemanis in a care taker role til the Olympics?
I understand that pre-Olympics preparation will be important but it seems that as the Boomers under Brett will be entirely different to the Boomers in the Quals. Continuity has little relevance in this case.
So Lemanis does, once more, what he has always done for the Boomers. Get us well and truely through all the pre and qualifying international tournaments. Then Brown steps in with his band of NBA players and does exactly what he is going to do anyway. No criticism in that last, it's just the way it is.
Lemanis apparently recognised that Brown's affinity with the Boomers in Tokyo was the way for Aust to get better, this time.
Conversely, Lemanis has the same advantage over Brown for the players likely to be chosen for these quals. And it's not like Brown is preparing anything for the future. It's the Olympics and out. If Brett was even thinking long-term, I'm all for it.
What advantage do we/anyone gain by allowing/asking Brett to appoint such a position to someone else?