Anonymous
Two months ago

Players changed rooming arrangements behind my back: Joey

In an interview with SEN, Joey Wright has said that he knew this year's Sixers team didn't have the required commitment when they defied his rooming arrangements on the road.

Joey had paired players together based on particular personality matches, but they changed them behind his back so that players could room with players they preferred to room with.

Interesting.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

This probably didn't need its own thread.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

You mean the team that Joey Wright put together himself??

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Reality  
Two months ago

Joey should go on a holiday and shut the hell up!

Talking is making him look worse and worse!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

How controlling telling a bunch of adults who they can room with.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^Always 2 sides to every story

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It isn't really controlling, it's actually quite common. It's also to prevent toxic personalities from linking up, as well as to help some of the ones who don't fit in to feel more included etc. Another reason is to put a more positive influence in with someone who may be prone to negativity and so on.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I heard Joey ordered cornflakes for breakfast but one of the players brought him rice bubbles. It was at that moment he knew they didn't have what it takes to succeed in this league.

Interesting.

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Bill Beaver  
Two months ago

Are you implying that he might be a cereal killer? Defamatory and disturbing.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

So the HC had so little authority he couldn't even manage to get these blokes to adhere to sleeping arrangements.

Sounds like a leadership failure to me. You know... The thing the HC is responsible for.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Joey also said on the interview that he brought Kevin White in to be a leader of the team but he just stood back (for reasons he didn't want to disclose but that he indicated would be uncomfortable for Kevin if he revealed them).

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"So the HC had so little authority he couldn't even manage to get these blokes to adhere to sleeping arrangements.

Sounds like a leadership failure to me. You know... The thing the HC is responsible for."

This example actually shows petulance from the players. If they can't follow a simple request of rooming with certain teammates then it speaks a lot about their own maturity.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

At least Kevin can now go back to Waratah league and play at his level now. The whole episode as sad for both sides of the argument.

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koberulz  
Two months ago

Joey also said on the interview that he brought Kevin White in to be a leader of the team but he just stood back (for reasons he didn't want to disclose but that he indicated would be uncomfortable for Kevin if he revealed them).
Is it just me or does that sound like a threat?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"This example actually shows petulance from the players. If they can't follow a simple request of rooming with certain teammates then it speaks a lot about their own maturity."

Then punish them for it appropriately. Don't just be a passive aggressive dick. This wouldn't fly at any other club.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Maybe he did punish them. He isn't being passive aggressive by telling people what the players did wrong.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Maybe everyone should look at the players themselves.

Randle - no defensive knowhow and lazy
Froling - unfit and plain lazy
Griffin - no D and all about himself on the offensive end
Moore - just at the end

Team just didn't play for one for each other and weren't professional

Club needs to get rid of all four

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Ha! I'm sure Joey is getting a good laugh out of today's events.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Man players change rooms all the time. They usually have a buddy and they often like to switch it up. If anything it's a more positive thing that they did. Joeey, bye bye. Let's hope is never on Australian NBL soil again.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

From the ABC:

Wright and the club "mutually agreed" to part ways on Wednesday evening, after seven years at the helm.

Yesterday he spoke to the ABC about the club's culture.

"Everyone that knows me knows what kind of culture person I am," Wright said.

"If there was anybody setting culture rules there and wanting to abide by them, it's me.

"That's probably one of my downfalls.

"I'm too hardcore about keeping culture the way it's supposed to be and doing the things you're supposed to."

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MACDUB  
Two months ago

Just my opinion but I think Joey should be careful about what he spits to the media; I don't know if it realises it but these types of stories actually reflect worse on him more than anybody else. It's like shooting yourself in the foot.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Naughty boys.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Gee, it seems the Frolings have issues everywhere they go.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

#726, Sam seems to be fine but the rest have trouble written all over them.

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JMS  
Two months ago

Thought players would get their own rooms these days? I guess it could be a bonding thing, surely not related to saving money?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Classy to the end.... Good on you Joey!!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Big fat harry frolling. Let of the hungry jacks

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

This is like the time Isaac and Oscar switched room on their unsuspecting folks

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

In all seriousness what coach in theyre right mind would have teys and white on the same team? Self sabotage at its finest

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

More like the time Isaac and Oscar switched Ferrari's.

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Rain Man  
Two months ago

Was Wright wrong re his rooming combinations and culture stopping with him. He implied he was fine with players being out at the night clubs into the early morning when that incident came out. Not too many other professional sports that have players still heading out to clubs when on road trips anymore etc etc. Interesting day all round.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

I don't know if Wright was wrong but if White was right then I don't want to be Wright

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^^ haha gold

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

This whole thing stinks...
Lots of people with axes to grind it appears.
To be honest, I don't think either side has handled things well...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

That was so lame.

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Anon  
Two months ago

If wright is right and he is right then white is wrong. But if white is right then wright is wrong. But I thought if right is wrong then it's left. So white is right and wright is left. But everyone says wright is gone guess because he is left. But if wright is right then white must be left.so that be white left right out.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^ you make more sense than anyone in this thread thus far

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Interesting. I've asked on here before about the bags under his eyes which had developed over the last few years. No one else mentioned or noticed it. Didn't look like he was healthy but lifestyle could also explain it."
So is there a point here? Are you a Doctor? "Lifestyle could explain it? Oh you mean stress coaching and NBL team?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I'm now really glad that this didn't all bubble up in Cairns when Fearney left. I get the feeling that it had the potential to.

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UseTaHoop  
Two months ago

"Joey also said on the interview that he brought Kevin White in to be a leader of the team but he just stood back (for reasons he didn't want to disclose but that he indicated would be uncomfortable for Kevin if he revealed them)". How accurate is this though???

Implicit character assassination right there. Either by Wright towards White, or by poster towards Wright.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Implicit character assassination right there. Either by Wright towards White, or by poster towards Wright."

The interview is online at sen's website. You can form your own opinion

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sixtiesrockstar  
Two months ago

Everything to me sounds like a few certain players just did their own thing. the results on the floor speak for themselves. Look at the loss to the Hawks. They beat the breakers in NZ, thought they were world beaters and they lost to the Hawks, they couldn't even get a rebound. They also had their pants pulled down by the Breakers at home too. Then when Randle and co decide to play team ball they go and beat Perth. I can remember hearing rumours of whinging when it was announced home base for training at Bearcats courts. The poor little pampered players wanted 5 star venue and treatment. I think some of these players are a bit soft and got together and just undermined everything. We'll see which players disappear I suppose.

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Anon  
Last month

I be keen to hear the other co captains thoughts. Teys surely needs to be asked questions and you think KB observations be interesting too. Also who in Admin was knowledgeable about the events. Reaction and actions. The ramifications just get more intriguing. .
Thought getting new coach would be the off season focus. Seems like now that's least of problems. Need a mother hen. Is situation beyond repair to the brand. Pity marketing trying to get naming sponsors. Trying to recruit players. Local and imports. And we laughed at the kiwis woes... fuck this be huge joke if wasn't so serious. No winners here. Like the season it's one complete fuck up. Fuck up more because of own doing.

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Mystro  
Last month

Glen Rice who?
What a circus this has become.

Joey Wright needs to hit the mute button on his mouth and hope he can get another job let alone in sports.
This has quickly become a trainwreck for all involved.
No one who is speaking publicly from the organisation is salvaging their reputation in this. There are no winners.


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