Earlier this year
Who is the Worst Coach in the NBL?
There's a few candidates, especially when it comes to recruiting and retention. But for te sake of this discussion, I'm going to limit the criteria to their ability to win games with the squad that they have.
Realistically there are four or five candidates:
Dan SHAMIR has had a rocky start, but has started to do okay with what he's got. PASS.
Dean VICKERMAN. Considering the squad he has, questions need to be asked. H really needs to rally his troops, and at least make the playoffs, but for now gets by on his record to date. CONCEDED PASS.
Simon MITCHELL. Started well but has faded badly. His squad is undersized and maladjusted, which maybe should be blamed on him, but for the purpose of this discussion will let him squeeze by. CONCEDED PASS
Matt FLINN. Indisputably the worst performer all round, and I sincerely doubt he'll be coaching next season. He probably deserves to take this gong. Except I did say it was based on performance wit the squad given. Even Goorj would struggle with that misbegotten bag of cast-offs. FAIL.
Will WEAVER. Just like with Gaze, Sydney assembled the strongest squad the NBL has ever seen. And (just like with Gaze) that strength saw them storm out of the gats and dominate the first half, plus will get them into the playoffs and possibly beyond. But (just like Gaze) he has shown an inability to adapt or rally the troops when things go bad, and (JLG) has crashed and burned in the second half. You can't really fail somebody who leads his teams to the playoffs, and may yet still win a title. But I did say it was based on performance with their given squad, so. FAIL