Smyth, Brooks, Caporn among 36ers Coaching Applicants

From the Advertiser:

The Adelaide 36ers have started interviews for their new head coach with club legend Phil Smyth, current assistant Kevin Brooks and new signing Josh Giddey's AIS mentor Adam Caporn all on the club’s radar.

It’s understood up to 10 candidates could be spoken to as part of the first round of interviews including a United States-based American coach via video link and some state-level coaches from across Australia.

Smyth, 61, coached Adelaide to three championships during his time at the helm from 1998 to 2008 and last month was inducted into the club’s inaugural hall of fame.

Brooks, 50, won two titles with Adelaide as a player and has been an assistant coach at the 36ers since 2013, working closely with outgoing head coach Joey Wright while running his own personal basketball coaching and consultancy business.

Caporn is Basketball Australia’s centre of excellence head coach and has helped develop the likes of 17-year-old Giddey, who has signed with the 36ers for next season as part of the NBL’s Next Stars program.

Caporn is a current assistant coach for the Boomers and spent four years between 2010 and 2014 coaching at St Mary’s College in the US after his playing days with Wollongong and Perth in the NBL.

Despite speculation linking him to the role, Australian basketball great and former Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze is not considering, or being looked at for, the 36ers job.


Adelaide 36ers owner Grant Kelley last week told The Advertiser he wanted a coach who would improve the team’s sub-par three-point game and its points-per-possession average.

He also confirmed the club was in advanced talks to re-sign former NBL rookie of the year Harry Froling and bring Jerome Randle back for the second year of his contract despite his serious knee injury in Spain this month.

But the team looks set to lose Anthony Drmic, who was awarded its most improved player this season and has the club’s blessing to speak with rival clubs weeks before the free agency period opens.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Capone then daylight. Then a little bit more daylight.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Speaks volumes really this is the calibre of candidates for the position. If I had to pick one of those three I would go with Caporn.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agreed. Caporn.

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Perthworld  
Last month

LOL wow Smyth? Never change Adelaide.

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Mystro  
Last month

Owner deciding on the roster will turn off a lot of legitimate Coaching talent.
Here's an injured ball hog and a kid who spends more minutes in the Hungry Jacks drive through than the gym, go win it lol.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Forde

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Anonymous  
Last month

There will be a Tassie coach called for soon I would imagine. I would take Caporn.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Smythe a terrible idea, need a cleanout so Brooks out and have Deja vu feeling with Caporn and Marty Clarke. Big difference in going from coaching kids to adults. And assistant to boomers doesn't count.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Have you all not learned from the Marty years? Don't take a coach whose only coaching experience is walking straight into a cushy AIS job.

There's plenty of assistant coaches in the league that have grinded their way up winning at multiple levels.

He's a good bloke to speak to but let another club take that risk on Caporn.

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Go Dees  
Last month

Wow they interviewed Brooks? Surely a fresh start is needed

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Hoopie  
Last month

If you exclude anyone who's mainly coached kids and students, and anyone from Adelaide or who has coached as part of the current Adelaide crap-fest , then I wonder how many are left as contenders?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ben Rush is available.

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Captain Jack  
Last month

While I see the concerns he is like Marty Clarke

I'm fine with caporn

Out of the 3 named he would be my first choice

Smyth if a senior assistant I'm ok with, but don't want him as head coach

I feel we need a complete change from the Joey era so I wouldn't pick Brooks

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Anon  
Last month

Caporn is also a former USA St Mary's College assistant coach. He would definitely be my pick.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's not that you exclude anyone who has mainly coached kids, it's that you exclude those who have only coached kids. Caporn has no pressure to win at the COE.

Also picking an American who has been an assistant only and never had to make in game decisions would be just as bad. Haven't we seen from Weaver's terrible performance so far how poor some of these American coaches are who spend their careers as assistants and never had to make in game decisions can be. Sure he threw out some adjustments in game two of the GF series but otherwise he has been comprehensively demolished by the other coaches in the league and is being saved by talent.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Henare coming back from Japan would be best.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Brooks with Smyth as assistant. Locked in, avoid the PR spin machine from the front office.

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Aussie  
Last month


Brooks with Smyth as assistant. Locked in, avoid the PR spin machine from the front office

Nope, you are wrong

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide should be chucking the kitchen sink at Gleeson, or Nielsen. Get someone that knows the nbl system and is good, I don't rate ais coaches in that bracket.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Gleeson's got 2 years left on his contract with Perth and not sure Nielsen would be as desperate to come back to Australia for this job.

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todd  
Last month

Scott Roth should be in the mix.

Got NBA/D League experience plus one year with the Cats.
Therefore, understanding the league straight away.


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Anonymous  
Last month

Capone is clueless.
Has very little coaching experience coaching actuations games and that matters a lot.
If you have ever watched his teams play it's almost comical.
God help the 6ers if he’s their new coach.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Capone is clueless.
Has very little coaching experience coaching actuations games and that matters a lot.
If you have ever watched his teams play it's almost comical.
God help the 6ers if he’s their new coach.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Include Scott Roth and Adam Forde from Kings

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GM  
Last month

Paul Woolpert. he'll sort you guys out (Y)

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FM  
Last month

Capone coached at St Mary's? Didn’t a coach which delivered us the worst results in our history then move onto St Mary’s?

I think our biggest problem is with Froling. Guy was all hype thinking he could play NBA and came back from that build up looking like he was applying for the remake of upsize me.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dunlap is available again after parting ways with LMU. What about even giving Worthington a look, knows league. Give him an experienced assistant and see what happens.
Pity Pitino just signed with Iona, would have given league just as big a boost as Ball and Hampton.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Brooks as head coach and Smyth as assistant? That's a joke right?

Who's actually going to do the coaching? Neither of those two, that's for sure.

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ME  
Last month

Caporn is my pick above the other guys that have been mentioned. Smythe would be a classic JVG pick though. It's all sizzle, no steak. A pick to give Adelaide fans the warm and fuzzies (much like Gaze) but a guy that is decades removed from active coaching.

Not really interested in the Brooks possibility either. I don't know that the guy couldn't do it but I have no evidence he could. I feel like we need to start everything anew. Maybe as an assistant again but not the main guy.

The article says there have been interviews with US coaches as well and state level coaches so we'll see what comes of that. But it would surprise me if Adam Caporn wasn't either Head Coach, or in the coaching staff.

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Triton 26  
Last month

Smyth as coach. Dear God. Does Breheny come back to do the actual x's and o's?

Smyth should not even be considered. An absolute joke.

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Old Mate  
Last month

There was a reason why Smyth lost the job 12 years ago and now people want him back again?
Any one remember him recruiting 40 year old has been and putting no effort whatsoever in developing young talent?
God help us..

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is there a fourth candidate?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Brooks. Um no and I don't even like Adelaide but that would be a dumb move.

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Anon  
Last month

Phil has runs on board. Incredible basketball brain.. has nothing to prove vast experience.. been a winner will restore pride of the title town reputation.. must be keen and always said Sixers respond best to local leadership. KB could be succession pathway under Phil to bring continuity to program. Think Kelley is actually showing his creds...fresh start for big h. Might just be surprise package with self confidence and self belief restored.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Genius move. Hire the coach you fired 20 years ago that no other club in the world has hired to coach since. Egg on every other clubs face. Sneak attack!
You go Adelaide. 36 years behind the rest of the country like your name says.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

I don't want to sound like a downer, but surely this cannot be the short list.

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Melvin Corpuscle  
Last month

Andy Simons, seen what he does with a fine tooth comb thru the rulebook and modest budget at abl level, id love to see the crazy loopholes hed find to stack a team at nbl level ...

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Anonymous  
Last month

We just forgetting Caporn is a shit coach? Remember what happened with his U19 team at Worlds? Sucks in seabl.... ask the former AIS/COE players how much they like him. I know some players that won't want to be in Adelaide if he’s there. Mcveigh, Froling, Vasilejevic and Wilson all hated playing for Caporn. Goodluck Adelaide lmaooooo

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Nate  
Last month

Phil is on the panel for the new coach.
yes he might have got asked really early as just a chat but declined.
KB not sure.
Unless something has changed Caporn will not be coaching the 36ers. Eyes on something else.

Take the article with a grain of salt.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phil isn't on the coaching select panel

The independent that was on the panel has stepped down due to a conflict around Phil becoming a coach

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Triton 26  
Last month

Andy Simons is an excellent coach - and also great at using the rules to benefit his team. Could do a hell of a lot worse.
Will be interesting to see how the NBL players and imports adjust to 2 hour trainings with no drink breaks :)

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anonymous  
Last month

For all the reasons above Smyth, Brooks and Caporn shouldn't be the next Adelaide coach.

Bevo, Henare or another coach with NBL experience and some past success is needed to steady the ship.

It probably isn't the best time to hire an untested coach

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good work Triton, way to rep your club and your guy. Whilst he has an over sense of his own significance (albeit a great guy and local coach) I think he would realise he is a long way off an NBL coach as does everyone else around.

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Triton 26  
Last month

:) For the record, I think Andy Simons would be well aware of his own position in basketball circles and would not be interested in an NBL job. I doubt it is part of his dreams.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Don't care who gets it, but everyone who was there this year has to go. No clowns from that circus should be re-employed. Have a total cleanout and rebuild.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Caporn it is

Marty mk2 or Phil Mk 1?

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Zodiac  
Last month

According to Boti both Caporn and Aaron Fearne are on the short list and Smyth has declined a coaching position.

http://www.botinagy.com/blog/caporn-fearne-tip-on-36ers-short-list/

Fearne? This gets worse by the day. Christ just appoint Gaze if these are the guys we're looking at.

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Cashy  
Last month

Bring back Ninnis

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fearless would not be to bad, his teams play D and with more money he would have better players.

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Anon  
Last month

Gotta be a local. KB is only option. Restore local connection - find the next maher newley madgen ninnis. Been too long local talent ignored. Ok so might lack depth short term but rewards will come. KB only suitable local background skill set knowledge experience. Otherwise let's just recycle has beens teys walker white and bring in dud quick fix achieve nothing coaches.

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Anonymous  
Last month

To the anon above recommending KB, have you seen him coach locally?

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Anonymous  
Last month

^thanks for that Kevin. Or more probably Jantke.

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Anon  
Last month

Yes. Outstanding communicator... highly organized.. clear expectations... vast experience.. and works very well with limited resoures. Makes tough decisions...
Always stepped up to challenge Norwood and central and did make consider sable progress. Plus the dude could play a bit and was natural on court leader...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Please stop banging on about people who either haven't coached their own team or have very little experience.

Just because you have played means fk all when your coaching against really coaches.

Every now and then you get lucky but history suggests you wont.

Athletes aren't dumb. They want to be coached properly.

Gaze = dud
Clarke = dud
Ninnis = dud
Heal = dud
Anstey = dud
D-Mac = dud
Brooks = won 1 game caching centrals woman = dud

What do they all have in common? Very little experience head coaching their own teams.

Nick Nurse = coach who put in the hours coaching his own team. No one ever heard of him until he got the job

There are plenty of guys like that around the world.

If you want to cycle back, where is Dean Kingsman? He's a proper coach. Invested time and effort in developing his craft.

Ex-players think because they know how to call a time out that they can coach a team at this level.


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Anonymous  
Last month

Boti reporting Aaron Fearne on shortlist of canditates

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Anon  
Last month

Brooks you find took Norwood men to the promised I think. That's a pretty decent achievement. So unless coached nbl can't coach nbl.... pray how do you start. I rather b Joyce given another chance based on your theory. He not worst on that list.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Won a title at woodville men.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I stand correct if KB won with the men.

Doesn't change my point that we recruit professional players so why not do the same with coaches?

These players who do very little time honing their craft walk into these jobs and fail and we wonder why.

AFL saw Voss and Hird fail miserably before they started to value coaches who have coached their own team and invested in their development.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Just saw a name that id be happy with, John Rillie. Still a rookie head coach but done a good apprenticeship in college. Better than Caporn

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon, you are either:

A) trolling
B) KB

You have no idea what you are on about. Ask those who've worked closely with KB. You may not like the responses.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Based on initial list it's like choosing Hitler, Stalin or Pol Pot.

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Anonymous  
Last month

JR would be a good choice.

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Anon  
Last month

423. If as you say then why is his name amongst the possible coach options.. why has he been valuable ast coach for so long.
My point is he has more positives than caporn. Fear going back to marty Clarke times. Nielsen/ Bevo be ideal but apparently not interested. You may well be right KB no good but let's find out.. he is Sixers fav so will be given good honey moon period to turn club around. Can't see that being afforded an outsider.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He was an assistant for so long because Joey keeps his friends around.
No doubting he knows basketball but being a head coach is a different beast.
He's lazy and does not put in the work.
Ask around, you’ll find this to be true.
There is just no need for another rookie coach with the 6ers.
KB in the mix because there are very little people making basketball decisions in these clubs that have any idea themselves.
Look at the NBA. Most of the GM’s or Presidents are not ex players and have busted their backside doing everything and anything to work there way up.
Is Australia, we reward names, not knowledge.
JVG is another poor hire. He hired Gaze in Sydney why? Not because he can coach. Gaze was a terrible junior coach and showed the same coaching at a higher level.
Knowing what levers to pull and when is honed over many years working on your craft, coaching games. Not sitting on a bench keeping track of fouls.




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Anonymous  
Last month

So Smyth never applied for the job. Did Bevo? Who else is on the list?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Smyth just wants to be on the gravy train, not be the chef.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He isn't on any gravy train. Do you actually know what he is doing now? The loonies are getting worse here every day.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

Smyth's doing just fine financially, to the extent that head coaching isn't worth it. Not sure what you're on about, 594.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Has KB ever applied for other openings or been head hunted by other clubs? If not there's nothing wrong with that but would think if he was good enough he would have thrown hat in the ring a few times, even if it was for the experience. And clubs would have enquired on his availability.
They would have to give his application thought but this bad public split by Joey surely has hurt his chances, if Joey had walked off into sunset, no allegations against coaching staff or management and Joey had given his support I reckon he would be a front runner. But the next hire has to be a delicate one, KB does speak his mind and has alienated players before.
American coaches seemed to have struggled, Weaver had a hot start but cooled off and questionable decisions despite having maybe most talented team ever had them facing a runners up position before all the bullshit started.
Take a look in Europe, find an up and comer at smaller Euro club or even one that's a national team coach at smaller country. Despite getting sacked at Phoenix Igor Koskokov did a great job with Slovenia a couple of years ago and now head coach of Serbia. May as well take a risk on one of those than some of the boring names on the list. Would way preferred a Euro guy for boomers instead of keeping Simmons happy with Brown. And let's face it, Brown is guaranteed to get sacked before new season. Good at losing, not so good at winning and hasn't exactly set up a Spurs culture.

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