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Earlier this year

Joey Wright a no-show at 36ers MVP night

The 36ers MVP night was last night and I can't read the article from The Advertiser but the heading is:

Coach Joey Wright a no-show at Adelaide 36ers' MVP evening as owner Grant Kelley declares a 'line in the sand’ moment.

Can anyone post the article? Or elaborate on what is going on here?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gk is ruining the 36ers

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KET  
Earlier this year

Oof. That's really bad

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why you turn up to a work function if you have been told you aren't wanted?

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Simpleton  
Earlier this year

Joey been undermined. Of course not going to turn up. Very much a foul line in the sand moment. Pivotal moment. Hope club can rebound. Last thing needed is significant turn overs... sensing foul ordor. Hoping someone can point out forward growth..

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

The good thing about lines in the sand is that it's very easy to erase them and draw a new line somewhere different

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A few club legends didn't even get an invite and the owner expects ex staff to still turn up. Double standard supreme

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Bye  
Earlier this year

Yet every single player was there.

Joeys has been great, but he's gone a year to long.
The way he’s conducted himself this year was poor. Didn’t really give the team, the supporters a fair crack.

I’m sure the 3 or 4 south Australian’s sorting this crap out will come to a good result

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Every single player was there because they are employed and paid to be there. Joey isn't part of it anymore

One player has been stopped from going overseas to make them turn up

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Better organise a new coach very fast, got start planning fast.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

If Joey was a player's coach, wouldn't he want to be there to celebrate their success?

I know there is tension, but one would hope he could set it aside and be there for his players.

Yeah you can dislike the club but the players still mean something right?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Joeys relationship with people is deeper than a PR appearance that doesn't benefit him in anyway

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No loss. Bye.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seems pretty salty to no show. Considering Joey has a big mouth when it suits, wouldn't he have got more out of turning up despite the owner? Plus supporting his players, because after all he is the all time players coach etc whole situation is trash.

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Gob  
Earlier this year

Joey is like school in January. No class

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perhaps the seperation agreement precludes Joey from attending or speaking on any matter RE the 36ers

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Gob  
Earlier this year

If only he was banned from speaking earlier #dud

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I doubt GK would be smart enough to get such a stipulation put forward in a severance package lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Joey wears his heart on his sleeve, backs his judgment, doesn't suffer fools and back stabbers. In the end he had to many fight against him, more than likely starting at management level and then let down by a few players that can’t handle the truth. He’s upset it didn’t work out, probably unlucky not to win at least one championship the year they were minor premiers and Illawarra knocked them out, perhaps even the Melbourne championship year. Did he get it all right, no, but he certainly had ago. He didn’t turn up, he’s moved on and I’d say doesn’t celebrate with people he doesn’t like.

Hopefully he gets work elsewhere as he made a good contribution to the nbl. Like him or loath him well done.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Joeys relationship with people is deeper than a PR appearance that doesn't benefit him in anyway"

What is Joey's relationship like with Sobey behind the scenes?

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Very Old  
Earlier this year

^ This.

most of the other posts seem to be from people who have never coached or played at a professional level, or been closely associated with anyone other than a single salty ex-player.
There again,probably not essential that you have, to be avoid posting up crap, but it does make it less likely IMHO. :)

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Very Old  
Earlier this year

Should have started the above post with ^^

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KET  
Earlier this year

Why is the assumption Joey chose not to go instead of not being invited?

Have I missed something?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He had a go and was paid accordingly. The one season they actually were favourites to win it, they chocked in game 3 at home to a mediocre hawks team that went on to be pummelled in a gf series against the cats. He had no strategy when Randle went missing in that series.

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Simpleton  
Earlier this year

Plot thickens. So suggestion he was n o t invited.... if not invited then he wouldn't be at awards evening. Poor form. Something smells in Denmark.... All in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If your main player doesn't turn up there ain’t to many plan B no matter who the coach is.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thanks for that excuse Joey. The plan was always to let the guards run and gun, with little regard for defensive principles. Guys like Randle and sober got their stats, never saw a shot they didn't like, but ultimately didn’t play winning basketball.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Yes, its poor form by whomever responsible.
If he wasn't invited, that's just spiteful and childish.
If he was and chose not to go, well same-same.

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Simpleton  
Earlier this year

No winners here and not even honourable draw. Sixers must regroup quickly. Need to begin PR to promote.

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proud  
Earlier this year

The Wildcats sacked Alan Black twice but surely he was always invited to awards nights?

Adelaide shoot themselves kn the foot a lot these days...

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Reality  
Earlier this year

This is typical of Joey....always throws the toys out of the cot!

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slick  
Earlier this year

should be nice and easy negotiations for the sixers now, seeing as he would have had in his contract that he had to turn up for events such as this, just terminate the contract and no pay out

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Phobos  
Earlier this year

I was at the event and did see on the coach and support staff table a name-tag for Joey, so clearly he was invited and expected to attend, but chose not to. poor form, but given not one player recognised him on the night, I probably read the play correctly that not too many, if any wanted were overly keen to see him anyway.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

usual selfish, arrogant behaviour from Joey - I'm praying we've seen the end of him

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

This is typical of Joey....always throws the toys out of the cot!
Maybe there's more to this MVP night story, but a strike against Joey for me has been that he's often seemed a bit petty. Toys out of the cot is another way to put it. When the going is good, he comes across as a great coach and I think his time with the Sixers was solid. When the going is not so good, there's an invented excuse or justification, or asking refs to throw him out (as entertaining as that is). Feels like if the team loses, they lose big because the starters get pulled as a protest or he's teaching someone a lesson or he's making a point rather than setting a good example for the team.

I'd hire him to coach another team, but it's in his best interest and that of the 36ers for him to move on from here. Whether Adelaide can find anyone better is a different story. I don't see how a review from past legends counts for much? Talk to the team and existing NBL players/coaches/admins.

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KET  
Earlier this year

^ 110% agree Isaac

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

I've known a lot of coaches who talk to their players with "We" when they’re winning and “You” when they’re losing.

I haven’t paid a lot of attention to him but he sounds like that type of coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I kinda feel sorry for Joey here. Its not an ideal situation for anyone to feel unwelcome at an end of season function. He has been a hothead at times, and maybe he lost the respect of the players, but some of his players clearly don't give it their all (imports) or are prima-donnas who get distracted with personal battles (Drmic and McVeigh) so he was in a bit of a no-win situation.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agree with Isaacs take.

Also I don't feel sorry for Joey. He was petty way before this ownership group showed up. Glad he is gone.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You would not turn up to a function of any sort if most people wanted to get rid of you, disliked you . He did what was good for him and the club. Move on it's done.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"You would not turn up to a function of any sort if most people wanted to get rid of you, disliked you"

Which is why I feel sorry for him. Just because some/most players didn't like him, it doesn't mean the players are right.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@isaac I think you will find that there is one player that has caused more issues this season than Joey has in 7 in that review

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It'll be tough job moving in to coach the Sixers, got not a lot to work with, who of any quality is going to put there hand up. Good luck to the next one.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Maybe a change of coach will give the club a clean slate in the eyes of potential recruits.
Honestly though it seems like it's the level above Joey where a lot of the 36ers issues originate.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"@isaac I think you will find that there is one player that has caused more issues this season than Joey has in 7 in that review"

Elaborate or we call BS.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

any players bashed this year, or was it just the constant verbal and texting abuse from Joey that took it's toll?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It seems some of the players are a bit soft.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

So hie had a name tag/card set on table for him?

Doesn't prove he was invited.

Appearances...

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

I have always respected what Joey has achieved as a coach, but he has always been a hothead. I was never quite sure how much was theatrics and how much him losing control, but at times I think it went too far

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What other nbl club would want Wright?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Correct, it doesn't 'prove' that Joey was invited. However, there's more evidence to suggest he was than he wasn't at this point.

You say "appearances", despite this being a distraction for the 36ers and not looking good - even if they did invite Joey.

Both parties have egg on their face as a result.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"despite this being a distraction for the 36ers"

Definitely. I hope they recover in time for this weeks games.

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Mat  
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KET  
Earlier this year

Definitely. I hope they recover in time for this weeks games.


Hahaha savage

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Looking Forward  
Earlier this year

Nicely put Isaac.

I would like to know what JVG's role is, in all of this? Not on the review?

Off looking for a new coach, new players, a way to compete against the Perths, Melbournes etc? Drawing lines in the sand?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Definitely. I hope they recover in time for this weeks games."

Apologies, I'll spell out for you exactly what I meant: if the focus of the awards night was Joey's presence, or lack thereof, then it's a distraction - as evidenced by the existence of this thread.

Understand?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Was Harry Froling there or is he in Poland already?.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

What other nbl club would want Wright?
I'd put him in at Wollongong, but it might be a frying pan and fire situation with owners!

Don't doubt there were problem players but it's irrelevant. Not showing up to your final team event is pretty much fulfilling that petty destiny. "They didn't technically send me an invite" or "Kelley said he didn't care if I went or not." Whatever. It's awkward, but you go along, keep the peace from your side and then move on.

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Smac76  
Earlier this year

I heard not one player mentioned Joey on the night?
A directive from management surely.
Definitely time to move on. I reckon he wanted out after last season, he just didn't seem as invested at times as he was.
I’d love to see Nielsen given a chance. Been in several winning programs. Whether he’s interested I have no ideas.
Surely Randle needs to go. It seems he’s a very talented individual who is hard to coach and get along with as a teammate.
Surely an announcement on JW is imminent?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It all waiting on his buy out figure I'd say, once agreed then it’ll be announced.

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Juno  
Earlier this year

JVG!!!!!!! assuming scouting the world to put together 'his team' - which will cost a fortune and miss finals .... again - how does this guy keep getting jobs?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe he's good at giving them?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Exactly Isaac. And you gee up the mc/interviewer beforehand stating not to ask any questions about contracts. Get through the formalities for the night and then f*ck off.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Surely JVG can't put a team together without first appointing a coach, say what you like about Gleeson he’s puts his sides together and is a good judge of talent.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

trash coach

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

biggest hypocrit. not a team first person himself

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Wow...people are quick to jump on Wright.

I have mentioned above that I don't like the no-show but so many have come out of the woodwork with knives.

I won't forget being taken from last place to Grand Final, then another GF later.

I won't forget the players he has attracted to the club.

I'm not saying he is Mother Teresa, but he has done much for the team, and just because the relationship is ending doesn't mean it's open season on Wright.

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Smac76  
Earlier this year

Agreed Lovebroker. He seems to be such a divisive figure, I have always been pro Joey. Don't understand the strong hatred for him. Happy for him and club to move on but surely it looks an ugly breakup right now. He has done heaps for the 6ers. Surely not a great look for potential coaches to see how this is playing out.

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Hugh Jass  
Earlier this year

I can smell Bridgett amongst the long list of anon haters.

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BeeGee  
Earlier this year

I'm calling it here first. Andrew Bogut to be the new 36ers coach!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Joey got the you are invited but it may be best for everyone if you dont come

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Surely JVG can't put a team together without first appointing a coach" He did it for the Kings didnt he!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe he just had the man flu :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You can see how that went for the kings.

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joshuapending  
Earlier this year

I think this is pretty bad form. Even if you want out and don't get on with the owner, he has been at the club for a long time now and should be there for his players and fans for the night. Just do your obligations and go your separate ways.

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Free Burgers  
Earlier this year

Joeys problem is all its all about Joey... Sure he will publicly say things like its all about love of the game and how much basketball has given him. But he is nothing but a sook: whinging about refs and singling out players.The world has moved on from fake tough guy seize mentality tactics.
Good riddance dont let the door hit you on the way out you hypocrite dinosaur.

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Free Burgers  
Earlier this year

Its called professionalism. Something Joey preached was do the team thing but when it was his turn: No show!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Maybe Joey was trying to demonstrate to everyone how the club MVP's D looks like?

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Smac76  
Earlier this year

Yes Perthworld, that's what it was. Did you think of that one yourself?

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ME  
Earlier this year

I don't blame him. I was a no show for the 6ers all season. Soon as you put Kevin White and Brendan Teys on the same team, that is a level of absolute dog shit that I refuse to invest in.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Smart move ME.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I laugh at the people here that say " I would hire Joey" for another NBL team. He's always been in the limelight for the wrong reasons. A championship winner* with Brisbane based on tainted money. Bye Bye Joey.

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robt  
Earlier this year


Isaac, yesterday you answered the question,
"What other nbl club would want Wright?" with,
"I'd put him in at Wollongong, but it might be a frying pan and fire situation with owners!"

Agreed but would have liked you to expand that thought.

I think that Joey would be ideal. The club, through their current coach, stated their aim of being a development club and Wright has a reputation of having developed some of our better/best NBL'ers.

The Hawks have some young prospects who, frankly, did not develop much this season. Out of Emmett Naar, Sunday Dech, Daniel Grida, Sam Froling and Angus Glover, only Dech excelled. Glover was goodish. LaMelo Ball was a gift.

For the sake of development, I would be tempted to keep Anderson and/or Boone as mentors for bigs and for the locker-room leadership (that I imagine they bring).

Imports would need to be starting centre, starting forward and starting guard.

Blanchfield, Coenraad and Aj should be replaced. Have been great for the club, still have lots to give, but that sweeps any long-lived negativity.

Would also keep Matt Flynn, (who made the club-wants-to-be-a-development-team reference) either in the coaching line up or in a specialist position??

Isaac, maybe your expansion could start a new thread?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@ #921 you realise that no NBL team has ever won a championship legally in the salary cap era. 36ers cheated and got fined, Wildcats and Breakers always worked around the cap, Tigers had players getting houses renovated free of charge.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Isn't that why they brought in the points system, because they couldn’t police the salary cap?

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

We'd been down to the bottom with Clarke and Weigh.
Joey was great. An experienced coach, just what we needed.

This season was terrible. Time for a change.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

point system was supposed to stop rich teams stock piling talent ( Sydney this year ) and was also supposed to have a gentleman's agreement that players were paid based on the points that they were worth. The second part didn't happen with teams that won.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"a gentleman's agreement"

Well I'm convinced.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The era of players contracts were not supposed to exceed $150,000

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

If Joey went to the Hawks, he'd turn a bunch good kids into a team of flexors looking for a fight, please no, guys like Naar, Dech, Grida don't deserve that.

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#Free Rice Jr  
Earlier this year

Joey tried to bond the team by making them think the whole of NBL was against them, however all it has done is bred (some) players into selfish entitled complainers. Generally those that have left have improved those that stayed have stalled or regressed....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Interesting that the clipboard holder has been spruiking KB as essential for his absolutely stacked north 18s team winning the grand final. Looks like he's putting all his chips in KBs corner as new coach or he's just a coach going where the talent is and not holding the board.

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orbit  
Earlier this year

Bringing back Randle?

Losing Sobey & Hodgson due to relationship issues?

Recruiting Dillon, White to guys they already had like Teys?

I've heard his players all ended up hating him which is a shame! It means time definitely up. He did well. He doesn't take a back step to egos & good coaches can't.

Fell out with mgmt after 2 non playooff appearances which is the caper they are in.

Not showing up to function sums up his feelings on how it ended & totally his call. He would have contributed to his own sacking but probably feel others let him down. His call!

Club & coach eed a chenge.

All the best Joey & hold head high!!

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

I wonder if a Flinn/Wright swap would be an improvement?

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Smac76  
Earlier this year

Please not Matt Flinn!

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Flinn's under contract with the Hawks next season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Flinn would come a lot cheaper. Management would love that angle. Joey was due to go, he was terrible by the end, his ego was too big for the situation. But Adelaide fans are now stuck with terrible naive management. So no matter the coach, it's not looking good.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

018, absolute crackup!

Keep doing what it is you do, and all you do, you are VERY good at it!!

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Fghhjhhh  
Earlier this year

Gone! You bloody beauty!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Some lunatic said "For the sake of development, I would be tempted to keep Anderson and/or Boone as mentors for bigs and for the locker-room leadership (that I imagine they bring)."
Are you serious both have NO GAME at NBL level and you want these peopple occupying roster spots so they can be mentors. Get ouuta here. Robt please keep your thoughts to yourself.

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