ME
Earlier this year

Brett Brown's Tokyo coaches

Rumours are swelling as to who will be in Brett Brown's Tokyo coaching staff. Olgun is quoted as saying the following:

"On the Australian Boomers front, after speaking with multiple sources around the situation: Brett Brown is eyeing Matt Nielsen and Dean Vickerman to join his coaching staff for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics."

And

"Two other names I'm hearing Brown has on his Boomers staff wishlist: current Philadelphia 76ers assistant, Kevin Young; and St Joe’s head coach, Billy Lange."


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hoopie  
Earlier this year

A bit underwhelming if true, sorry to say.

Matt shows promise but needs more experience at that level (unless this is to give him that experience), Dean I'm not happy about, Kevin and Billy don't know us and probably don't know international ball.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is Weaver a chance ? They have worked together before. Neilson would be great addition, knows how the European and Australian games work. After the Olympics it's time get a full time coach.

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ME  
Earlier this year

I feel like Will Weaver is probably a given.

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ME  
Earlier this year

I feel like Will Weaver is probably a given.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would like to see Australians in there - Weaver being the exception.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Given we're talking about Assistants, Nielsen is an obvious choice.

But it also makes sense that he would bring part of his team from Phillie

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who will be coaching the Asia cup team

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I wonder if weaver is going to complain in every press conference about how teams in international ball are too rough, set illegal screens and crash the glass too hard. And how it's really hard for his team to adjust

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Reality  
Earlier this year

So when Brett Brown gets sacked before Tokyo from Philly this appointment to keep Ben happy isn't gonna look great.

When Brown gets the sacked and it effects Ben's relationship with him whats the outcome? Do we have to sack Brown as well?

Worse still what if they trade Ben and Brown gets the axe?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ben, Joe, Patty and big Arron doing fine in the nba but no one else. Bolden in G league, Exum one good game and back to mediocre, Deladova hardly playing, Adel and Humphries not even playing much time in the G league. I can still see 4-5 nbl players getting a run.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

CJ Bruton to be involved with coaching the Boomers squad next month.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Bolden reminding all the haters why he wasn't getting minutes ahead of Nick Kaye.

Bolden probably won't be in the squad and as anon mention Adel, Humphries won't be in the squad.

Exum won't be an automatic selection either as he is flat out stinking it up right now (despite 1 good game!)

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rjd  
Earlier this year

When Brown was announced as head coach, he seemed to indirectly address the selection controversy from Lemanis's selections by suggesting the best players will be selected. Even though players like Bolden aren't getting court time, I'd be extremely surprised if any players currently on NBA rosters didn't get selected. With NBA assistant coaches, these are the only players these guys are even slightly familiar with.

With this massive coaching overhaul, we are continuing to sacrifice continuity and chemistry to appease the outraged social media mob. Never mind that there is strong correlation between a stable, experienced coaching staff leading talented players with chemistry together and major international tournament success.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

We are going to have a bench less deep than the World Cup if he starts taking G leagers. The Olympics like the WC are very different basketball to the nba. That was even proved in the last WC when the US still had a good side but not there superstars and got beat.

Interesting times ahead, looking forward to it.

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hoopie  
Earlier this year

I see similarities between choosing Brondello and Brown - both were successful coaches in the 'best' leagues in the world, with experience of Australia and Australian players.

I wonder how similar their approaches and their results will be.

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ME  
Earlier this year

If Ben Simmons doesn't commit to the Olympics I think history would look back at Brown's appointment as a mistake. The one upside I see in Brown is that it is implied Simmons comes with him. If that doesn't happen, I don't see anything about Brown that suggests he's going to give us a better result than Lemanis would. I mean, Brown is holding onto his current coaching position by the skin of his teeth.

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BigBen’sBabyBlanketBrettB  
Earlier this year

We need a euro ball specialist on the bench as we'll need to beat a euro powerhouse to medal

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robt  
Earlier this year

The Euro assistant coach is interesting. Would be huge advantage in scouting the Euro teams. Isn't Nielsen in Europe now?

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