Isaac
Earlier this year

Conner Henry to be new 36ers head coach

After Caporn backed out, the 36ers appear to have gone with Henry. Wikipedia profile

Olgun on Twitter:

Conner Henry will be the Adelaide 36ers' next head coach, per source. Contract isn’t signed but it’s agreed in principle. The team was planning to announce next week.
And for ESPN:
Sportsbet's Felix Von Hofe was first to report that Henry and the 36ers had agreed on a deal. The 36ers' primary target for their vacant head coaching position was Adam Caporn, but he declined an offer from the team, sources said; instead, choosing to remain at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence in Canberra.

Because of the uncertainty surrounding travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 36ers are in the early stages of preparing a contingency plan in case Henry is unable to travel to Australia, sources said. That plan would involve finding an Australian-based coach to oversee basketball activities in the interim.

From his coaching history, he's jumped around a lot which doesn't necessarily bode well. But maybe that translates to a broad variety of contacts around the world. Time will tell.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just gotta get him in the country now.......hmmmm.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

good lord - what a mess the 36ers have become

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

I don't remember much of his previous time in the NBL. But logic suggests he took the Wildcats to the playoffs each time.

Maybe he can take the Sixers to the playoffs.

I hope.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He will be as good as the roster permits. I wish him all the best. But definitely feels like a bit of a morning signing. Maybe without a big name comes less pressure. Just good to see the Joey Wright era officially dead.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He didn't set the world on fire as the Perth coach. His subbing patterns were atrocious.

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Zodaic  
Earlier this year

Probably as good a hire as could be given the current global climate and the situation the club finds itself in. More hot tempered than Joey was and defence first which is probably what we need now anyway. Not very often a former NBA assistant coach comes into your orbit. Will certainly get a few noses out of joint not sure how DJ will go under him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth sacked him - look into why that was.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Henare, beveridddge, forde, mcmains, flavell etc probably better imo.f

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Titanic is well and truly sinking now. JVG at his best. Compared to Gaze and Conner Henry, Gaze can coach and that's saying something coming from me.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

He was a colleague or friend of Fish, who gave him the gig as his assistant.
Keep in mind this was during the exile years, they had Bendat's backing by then, but small crowds.
When Fish got a better offer back in the USA, he put Henry up for the role.

Henry was sacked, after one season. That says it all.

Mind you, I guess he was still pretty inexperienced at that point.
Winning BF-League coach of the year was good enough to get Bill Beaver his job, so the 6's must think they got a bargain.

Says a lot though, that they couldn't offer enough to give Caporn his first Professional gig.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Yikes

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

LOL WOW WTF BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Sorry Adelaide fans.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Could have sworn there was a Conner Henry in the Magic Johnson All-Stars that came to Adelaide in 1995. But the guy I'm thinking of was black. But I'm so sure.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Lester Conner

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes, I thought Lester Conner too. But yet Conner Henry sticks in my head regardless. I guess I'm just getting old and confused.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Players coach that is tough and wants defence played. I'd say that these things have been missing at Adelaide, I wish him well if true.

Looks like only two imports so getting your Australian players right is going to be critical.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Players coach that is tough and wants defence played. I'd say that these things have been missing at Adelaide, I wish him well if true.

Looks like only two imports so getting your Australian players right is going to be critical.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I remember when he was the Cats coach and performing poorly, and curious would always bag him and laugh at Perth fans. Then he became the Sydney assistant so curious started to sing his praises as if he was the greatest coach ever.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Never liked the man and his coaching ability. Happy to see him leave the NBL. Never once praised him. Do'nt lie but that's normal for you. Unfortunately you talking about coaching is pointless. For someone that posts so much crap on here you simply still don't understand the inticacies of the game let alone coaching. Stick to being a security guard

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"you simply still don't understand the inticacies of the game let alone coachin"

Hahahaha what? Which posts of mine where I have discussed the intricacies of the game have you ever disagreed with?

You're a waterboy, I'm surprised they let you near any of the players since the "incident"...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I wonder what Kevin White's mental health score would have been after Connor Henry was finished with him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm trying to remember him from his Wildcats days... was he the guy who would end every sentence in a timeout with "a'right?"? Every sentence.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I'm trying to remember him from his Wildcats days... was he the guy who would end every sentence in a timeout with "a'right?"? Every sentence.

Yep, that's the guy.

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sman  
Earlier this year

i hope he is in the country already, because no one will be coming her from the USA for a long time

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I am sure most people still remember the story and you about the GOAT. No it wasn't Michael Joran It was MAAAAAAatttttt, MAAAAtttt.... push harder.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Was....that meant to be funny?

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is he saying "aaaaight" or “Maaaattt push harder”?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Push harder you know u love it. ot was that the sheep but that's another incident.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Thinking Connor will be far improved from his stint in Perth a long time ago.

Had a successful stint in G League, and of course was an NBA Assistant for a short time before the HC was replaced. Don't know what he has done in the last few years though.

Will have picked up a bunch of stuff and crafted a decent network of people to lean on.

Gaze couldn't coach his way out of a paper bag, Adelaide should be grateful he's not at the helm.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I remember when he was the Cats coach and performing poorly, and curious would always bag him and laugh at Perth fans. Then he became the Sydney assistant so curious started to sing his praises as if he was the greatest coach ever.

Ahh yes, I remember that too.
Based on his level of improvement from the Perth season to the Sydney season, and the fact that a decade has passed since then, he is probably one of the best coaches in the game by now and Adelaide have got themselves a steal.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Aight

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wonder what the contract length will be, would imagine at least 3. That aiight is really going to bug me when they go to timeouts though.
Next is his assistants, this might open the door with KB given his time at the club, but could also signal his exit by not giving him main gig in 1st place. Would imagine it would definitely someone with nbl background, maybe a Stacker. Maybe they even give Randle a job while hes rehabbing, might actually benefit both parties. Randle gets paid to be in Australia and sixers get someone thats been on inside, might even be a decent coach hopefully. Already would believe hes as good holding clipboard as KB! Can't even think of a local except a numpty like Flynn. And can already imagine Jantke requesting him on social media telling him how many div1 kids he's personally produced ffs.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

I do not want Jerome Randle drawing up plays where there is 1 O vs 5 X's.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

When was last time you saw KB drawing up play. His job was video coordinator and helping out at training. Didn't they say they were bringing Randle back despite knee injury, this could be new role. And if imports are reduced then maybe he can replace a dud towards end of season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

CH led the Cats to a pretty average season in 2008-09, then incomes Bevo and everything changes for Perth

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Bevo and a guy called Kevin Lisch, the Grand Final MVP.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Didn't Bevo bring in all Martin, Knight, Wagstaff and a few others, if so hardly compares.

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Hanging Round  
Earlier this year

Any love for Tracey York??
Has had good success although not at this level.
Didn't see her doing a lot on 36ers game day, but that may be Joey’s direction
Worth a chance?

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

I would have given Tracey a go. I thought she was very professional as an assistant

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Played for both:
Paul Rogers
Stephen Weigh
Shawn Redhage

Henry:
Adam Caporn
Peter Crawford
Jeff Dowdell
Darnell Hinson
Isiah Victor
Ben Knight
Alex Loughton
Chris Goulding

Beveridge:
Damian Martin
Drew Williamson
Luke Schenscher
Martin Cattalini
Galen Young
Kevin Lisch
Jesse Wagstaff

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

For the life of me I can't see how Connor was hired over..

Brian Goorjian
Brendan Joyce
Kevin Brooks
Adam Capron
Rob Beveridge
Arron Fearne
John Rillie
Shawn Dennis
David Patrick
Ian Stacker
Matt Neilson
Paul Henare

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KET  
Earlier this year

36ers management or New York Knicks management?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#322 surely it comes down to noone else being interested in the job?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Henry is a D-League Championship coach. More than can be said for Will Weaver.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So we honestly don't think someone can dramatically improve at their craft in 12 years?
Look at his resume since 2008.
If we were all judged now in what we knew and did back then some of us might not be employable at all!
Take the emotion out of it and look at the body of work since then.
Could still be a dud but referring back to 2008......
Wait, my bad, this is Adelaide we are talking about aren’t we?
36 years behind the rest of the country.

Carry on.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Since 2008-09 with Wildcats:

2 year gap
2011-13 with G-League team as assistant
2013-15 with different G-League team as head coach (COTY award)
2015-16 with NBA team as assistant
3-4 year gap

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Hendo8888  
Earlier this year

So he coached the Wildcats to the Playoffs every year (which isn't that big an achievement, given they do it every year anyway, but an achievement nonetheless), then went on to be assistant coach of a G League team, then became head coach of a G League team (where he won Coach of the Year), then was an assistant coach in the NBA, and people are shitting on the signing this much? People just like to whinge about everything on this site.

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Hendo8888  
Earlier this year

Henry:
Adam Caporn
Peter Crawford
Jeff Dowdell
Darnell Hinson
Isiah Victor
Ben Knight
Alex Loughton
Chris Goulding

Beveridge:
Damian Martin
Drew Williamson
Luke Schenscher
Martin Cattalini
Galen Young
Kevin Lisch
Jesse Wagstaff

So they upgraded every single player on the roster, and got better? Shocking that.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wonder what he did in those gap years.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hendo, a whole lot of bitter, armchair critic tragics that are incapable of doing anything themselves of significance, so why not come into a forum and anonymously bag successful people so we feel better about ourselves.

That is 90% of the purpose of this forum. Not complaining about it just saying what it is.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

For the life of me I can't see how Connor was hired over..

Brian Goorjian
Brendan Joyce
Kevin Brooks
Adam Capron
Rob Beveridge
Arron Fearne
John Rillie
Shawn Dennis
David Patrick
Ian Stacker
Matt Neilson
Paul Henare
He wasn't.

So he coached the Wildcats to the Playoffs every year (which isn't that big an achievement, given they do it every year anyway, but an achievement nonetheless)
He coached one playoff game. They lost at home.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just ask some of Traceys ex players at Southern. As for

For the life of me I can't see how Connor was hired over..

Brian Goorjian - too expensive
Brendan Joyce - are you kidding
Kevin Brooks - obviously want a sweep out of previous coaches
Adam Capron - duh, he said no, read other posts
Rob Beveridge - didn't want it
Arron Fearne - didn't want it
John Rillie - didn't want it
Shawn Dennis - see Goorjean
David Patrick - has cushy job in college
Ian Stacker - maybe 20 years ago
Matt Neilson - didn't want it
Paul Henare - don't know

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sucks Nielsen didn't want it. Whoever gets him will get a stud.

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orbit  
Earlier this year

'Perth sacked him - look into why that was.'

Tigers sacked Trev & he now has 5/7 rings - all coaches are sacked at some stage. Means little from 12 yrs ago & i'm sure it was discussed.

Listening to that timeout apart from the 'awwrigts' which will also drive me mad, it all sounded positive to me.

I also think he played with Larry Bird in that Celtic legend era & tells plenty of good stories about it.

Maybe he has some aussie player contacts in the states? Surely Adelaide want a coach who can attract aussie talent?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

In sure term let KB run t h e ship.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I hear Von Hofe is a strong chance to get our roster selection correct as he has named every free agent in the country as coming to the 36er's

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Peter Adams  
Earlier this year

I wish I could have seen the sales pitch from Sixers Admin; come join the big, happy family! Our public executions and airing of dirty laundry have slowed right down in the past week.

Plus, we have a payscale that rivals even JobKeeper allowances!

Get onboard, a'ight?

A'IGHT.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

It's pretty amazing really they were even able to get a coach of Connor Henry's status given how poorly the club has been run over the last few years.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Henry would be desperate after a four year hiatus from coaching.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adelaide clearly are.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So a coach that has lived in Adelaide equates to someone who let in a hotel room on a road trip. Adelaide consistent as ever.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Let's just hope CH brings in fresh assistants. No need to be tainted with opininons from that shit show of last year. Everyone involved in the coaching was part of that whether they like it or not, and it was nothing short of disgraceful. Can't have your cake and eat it too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yep absolutely agree. Anyone that was on that infamous groupchat needs to go. Can't move forward with that sort of residue hanging around. There’s a stench around the Sixers & they need fresh clear air to get going again.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

KB was there as an assistant under Smyth for a year and back again when he was foisted onto Joey in 2013 so as the 'organisation's guy' I wouldn't be too surprised if he's back again under Conner Henry.

A good back up plan that can slide across if something goes pear shaped with a new coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year


Hendo8888
Last week

Henry:
Adam Caporn > Damo no contest even as a raw 3rd year pro Damo was better than a broken down Adam Caporn

Peter Crawford > Drew Williams - not really the same role but PC was miles ahead of anything Drew achieved

Jeff Dowdell > Jesse Wagstaff - Jeff was the guy fans yelled for the coach to take off; Jesses is a Wildcats legend nuff said

Darnell Hinson > D-Lisch - surprisingly similar output in what they did in their first year before finals - we all know what Kev became from there

Isiah Victor > Galen Young - Young was a late addition whose main purpose was to physically intimidate the other teams; the Lawn Mower was criminally underplayed by Henry

Ben Knight > Martin Cattalini - Knight never looked like he wanted to be there probably his worst stop over in his journey man career; Catt adapted to his bench role and was instrumental in the title

Alex Loughton > Schenscher - give me Loughton any day of the week and twice on Sundays; Schenscher was awful at the Wildcats

Chris Goulding - barely played DP long before the days of CG43

So 3 clear upgrades, 2 downgrades and 2 much of a muchness

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anon  
Earlier this year

'There's a stench around the Sixers & they need fresh clear air to get going again.'
And it starts at the top - Kelley and his cohorts have damaged the brand so severely with their poor performance it is no wonder it has trickled down to the team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes, I think the problem for the 6ers is the lack of understanding or how out of the touch the owner is.

Under the current circumstances with the need for him to manage his costs, not having resources in there to steer the ship, a lot of things are going on that are just completely out of touch with what is needed/reality.

Thanks God some of the posters above are not calling the shots but I fear the 6ers owners might be as stupid and out of touch as they are.

If KB is not head hunted for reappointment and the reason he isn't is due to the stupidity on Twitter then it is just another example of a complete out of touch with reality, and knowing the needs of the program, type decision. If that is the case I fear for the state's only professional basketball team and basketball in general here.

Just something I am predicting and we will see what happens come tip off.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You could almost pinpoint the downward spiral on the deplorable treatment of Mitch Creek. The Guy was a blood & guts heart & soul crowd favourite & he was betrayed by a club he gave everything to...on & off the court.
That whole episode hasn't sat well with anyone.
To put it in a local perspective, it would be like Sturt blindsiding a Maher or a Forman & stabbing them in the back. It wouldn’t happen because strong clubs don’t behave like that.
& totally agree, the ethics of an organisation start at the top.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Firstly, how was Creek betrayed on the court, he definitely was off it. Like the use of poetic license but that makes no sense.

The things that's occurred to me is how much is Henry getting paid? Although a step up from assistant, the exchange rate is shit and players have taken massive pay so would assume his contract is in basement as well. It looks like he is hoping for a payday in the future if he is successful, prestige as a head coach is one thing but most coaching careers are short so need to cash in. And relocating here wouldn't be cheap either, not like he can hire a trailer and pay mates in beer for helping him move.
Would expect he would want to assemble own staff, maybe bring a cheap graduate assistant over for peanuts and try and find a local. KB? Would he like being a bridesmaid? And would he be trusted after missing out? Jantke will piss in his ear saying how successful he is and how many div1 players he's produced (conveniently will leave out the rest of their careers). Or has he still got contacts here to find another assistant interstate.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I thought Caporn was gonna be the coach

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ Whats Covid?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I don't get the Jantke hate?
Don’t know the Guy & unfortunately he has never coached my kid. He’s got great passion for the game, puts in timeless unpaid hours for his players, generous with his well researched info he posts online & success seems to follow him.
He probably thinks too big & is too ambitious for a place like Adelaide? He would be better suited in a big Melbourne program where people of his ilk are appreciated & highly valued.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

thanks Jantke

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Success follows him? Other way around, goes to north that has great teams coming through for a couple years. Did the same thing at Sturt then promoted all their success because of him. Then leaves because North has better teams coming through. Absolute ring chaser. Most of his posts are just shameless self promotion, even claims kids from other clubs making div1 colleges with his only involvement state teams.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Firstly, how was Creek betrayed on the court, he definitely was off it. Like the use of poetic license but that makes no sense.


Where did he say Creek was specifically betrayed on court?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ok I thought Jantke came from Central Lions? Helped build up a strong program from the ground up there back in the day. Obvious clubs like Sturt & North are going to go after a Coach like him, his KPIs are development & success.
Looks to me like he has a bigger view than Adelaide...he is more focused on Classics etc & college pathways
He's smart enough to know Adelaide junior basketball is a slop bucket of connected ass kissing parents & nepotistic officials, so he bypasses all the corrupt political bullshit...handpicks his players & teams & develops them for big national/international opportunities. Good on him & good luck to him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

& if you have a child that is serious about the game then his blogs online are essential, an absolute goldmine of info....well researched & world class

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Helped build a strong program,pffft, helped he had Dan Carlin. They always had potential at that club but kids kept bypassing it because it was a basketcase, just like it is now.
Just a snake oil salesmen. Tells people what they want to hear and they lap it up. How many of his amazing kids succeeded in Div 1 college, only Rigoni and he was smart to go to a small school. If he is so good why not give proper advice, Carter to high major, give me a break.
As I said he'll stay at North till they look like they will decline then move on.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

670, you assert Jantke misguided a kid to go to a high major that did not even go to a high major (the kid you mention did not go to a high major). Your lack of insight and knowledge right there and your many other posts (consistency in your misconceptions, language and grammar make your posts obvious) show that you really have no idea.

High majors are typically defined as power 5 conferences, do some research on where the Big Sky sits in the scheme of things. My friend, there are only 3 athletes on Jantke's site that went to High Majors and they are all still in college, so let's just wait and see if they are "failures" or not as you put it.

I will add that in the college system there are over 1,000 division 1 college transfers most years. That is almost a third of the participants in all d1 college basketball transfer EACH YEAR. That's alot of movement. Many, many transfer down, some transfer up, some across, some leave. There are many, many reasons why. "Failure" or success is a very individual and personal concept/feeling about ones journey and I hardly think you, who clearly has no insight on this, beyond what you think you read once in social media post, has any idea of how each athlete has or not used their time in college to gain what they personally (with their family) wanted from it.

I find it interesting that you believe that Jantke is like the puppetmaster in all this. Pushing and manipulating kids to certain schools. Kids that played for Australia, state, went to the AIS in many cases, played for club coaches, trained with the 6ers would have a range of trusted "advisors" (many with more expertise than Jantke) in their ears and I'm sure at times they listen to Jantke and at times they don't. Almost all of them go on official visits with their family and spend a couple days with the coaching staffs, teams and on the campus in order to make informed decision. The coaches speak to them and their families on the phone, as well as others around the kids. But one thing is clear reading your many posts is that you have virtually no insight on the process, nor specifics on Jantke's involvement with each athlete and why would you? This is varied and quite a personal process, most athletes keep their cards close to their chest on the detail of their recruiting process.

There are 1000s of organisations all over the world in the business of helping kids get to college that produce content related to those athletes they assist in order to help college coaches understand and recognise where to go to for good information and insights. Check West Coast Elite, AUSA, Australian New Zealand Scouting service, BA's own BA Pathways, Whos got next Aussie, Phenom report, the many Prep Schools and AAU programs across the United States and many more popping up across Australia. This scouting, athlete exposure space is just getting bigger and bigger and bigger. I am not sure if this is healthy or not but the market is full and it seems to be the most effective way to get seen. Athletes and their families mostly love it. You better get used to it.

You would think that programs with deep coaching staffs, HC earnings million+ AUD in many cases might be pretty good at evaluating talent based on information and footage people/coaches at the grassroots like Jantke provide them. They also seek other 3rd party opinions and, you know, fly out here and evaluate the kids themselves.

You constantly say that Jantke "claims" kids with his content. I bet you cannot provide one specific example in the full context of an article or piece of writing where he does, because that content simple doesn't exist on his site or social media. Infact if you read the full article(s) you will it is the opposite in regards to "claiming" players.

In regards to moving clubs, I agree with you. Jantke is guilty of evaluating his own situation and looking for the best one in order to contribute to the sport and athletes involved, and people/parents clubs might also put a case for him to move across too. End of the day people move clubs all the time. They move for different reasons, but you clearly have no insight in this case as to why Jantke moved from any club. Your assertions as to his motives are so misguided it is laughable.

Finally, I always find it interesting when one, who is clearly a grown adult, with an intent to attack another grown man, decides that is cool to include 19-20 yr old amateur men as collateral damage in the process, you have done this more than once, with clearly limited facts insights or knowledge. I won't get personal here on this issue, but think about what 99% of the people out there considering your actions would think.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wow, a little shit stirring got someone really upset. Point taken, he is beyond reproach and better than this state deserves.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reading that long post I did not have much of an indication that the poster was "really upset", it just seemed like it is trying to clear up any misinformation you've presented into a public forum. I also did not see any idea or hint that purports the idea that "he is beyond reproach and better than this state deserves".

You again clearly demonstrate your lack of comprehension skills or ability to gather real insight from information provided.

"It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires."
― Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SA Basketball, more than ever, needs Coaches like Jantke
1 gold medal at the Nationals in 20 odd years, & all you ever hear is the Melbourne have a bigger population garbage excuses.
It's the type of player Victoria identifies early & develops that’s the key to their success
To put it in a boxing context... Victoria pick players with skill who can pack & punch, but most importantly, players with heart who can absorb the punishment & keep the gloves up.
SA promote & develop a lot of flashy glass jaws, highly skilled players who look a million dollars when all is going well, but cop a couple flush on the button & the white towel comes flying in.
The above mentioned Gold medal team was full of players coached & developed by Jantke at club level.
Coincidence?? Maybe......but probably not.

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Brunson  
Earlier this year

"SA Basketball, more than ever, needs Coaches like Jantke"

No they don't

"1 gold medal at the Nationals in 20 odd years, & all you ever hear is the Melbourne have a bigger population garbage excuses."

It is not an excuse. It is a valid reason. My guess is they have 5 times, if not, more juniors. They also have better facilities (by a long way) and better programs.

"It's the type of player Victoria identifies early & develops that's the key to their success"

Nothing to do with the huge numbers and better facilities.... Even if your point was true you realise Jantke's coaches in 18's right?

"The above mentioned Gold medal team was full of players coached & developed by Jantke at club level."

How long had he coached them for? Must have been several years to have such an amazing impact....

Also since it was under 20's did Vic Metro have their full team playing? I imagine their better players were at college or else where. Good achievement to win gold but it would be more important to do it in 16's/18's where each state has their close to strongest team. Furthermore, last years 18's were close to winning it and the girls program continues to be around the mark.

SA punches above it's weight on most occasions. The thing that holds us back is average facilities. North and St Clair has helped it somewhat but we need more of those developments.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reading all the above I hope the new coach is a ruthless operator and brings in his own people, a clean bill of health required at the Sixers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^Agreed. Some prfessionalism wouldn't go astray. Anybody connected with the shitfest of last year should be moved on.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

The owner can't move himself on and he's the cause of it all.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With the way the market is there could be a few contracted players looking for more opportunities.

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