Cantdunkjounro
Earlier this year

Hawks to announce Brian Goorjian as coach

Speaking with an extremely close Illawarra source, Matt Flinn is still the coach for the 20/21 NBL Season. This was days before the news that Brain Goorjian was to take over as head coach on Monday (22.6.2020)

At the time of writing this, my source hasn't said anything yet and it's still early enough for news to break but I believe Flinn is still the coach.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Illawarra Mercury:

The new Hawks ownership group is poised to announce its first major coup, with whispers growing louder that six-time championship-winning coach Brian Goorjian is set to join the foundation club.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

"Set to join the club"
Doesn't specify his role though!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The same Illawarra Mercury that reported Ball was a done deal.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Flint is gone, been offered some admin role, not certain he'll take it. I’d say a broom is going through the place. If supporters don’t turn up this side will end up being the second Sydney side.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

If you are the New Owners of the Hawks, would you retain a coach that took the team to the bottom of the ladder last season?

That was partly responsible for recruiting some of the worst imports in this league's history?

Just do like the United did with the Tigers and get rid of all connections to Illawarra, except for the banner and retired singlets to tease the 16 fans they have.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

If you are the New Owners of the Hawks, would you retain a coach that took the team to the bottom of the ladder last season?
Ask the Taipans.

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Sourbroker  
Earlier this year

Touché Kobe, not to mention the horrendous run of injuries they accumulated. They were never making the playoffs, with the onus clearly on developing young talent even before their run of injuries.

Hate is blindness for some.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Collars is on the job!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The nbl forced Illawarra to take those imports, that's why it took so long to get them. Illawarra wanted to just continue with the young guys and the then owner didn’t want to spend any money so they got those two useless guys. It HAD NOTHING to with coach Flinn.
Kelly was given a second chance, Flinn probably deserves it as well despite all the no all knockers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So the new 25% ownership group are still dictated to by the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It was meant to be announced today. 5:30pm and nothing yet. Every year there's a rumour BG is coming back to the NBL and every year it proves to be false news. Wonder if this is the case too?

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Ask the Taipans.


The difference in these 2 scenarios is the Taipans didn't go into VA and essentially starting anew, the Hawks are which is normally an impetus for wide ranging changes.

For every Mike Kelley there is a Marty Clarke, Andrew Gaze and Damien Cotter.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

No coach in his right mind is going to hand over the keys to a 17/18 year old kid for long, especially if the losses start mounting.


We saw this exact scenario just last season with LaMelo Ball at the Hawks.

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Sourbroker  
Earlier this year

Chances of Lovebroker having any actual game?

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Maybe Ball was so high profile that you had to give him minutes and the keys to the offence whether the coach believed in him or not.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Like BG reurning as the Head Coach let's see if Ball get's the #1 draft pick. Both fantasy I am guessing.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

@FelixHofe says on Twitter that Goorj to Hawks is confirmed,

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Vinny Del Negro  
Earlier this year

What about me?

Great get Hawks. Coach Goorj!

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

The Hawks would like to thank Matt Flinn for his time with the team.

We also like to welcome Brian Goorjian to the team, we really excited to see what this team can achieve with a basketball coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@FelixHofe says on Twitter that Goorj to Hawks is confirmed," THat's meaningless.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There's no way Lovebroker can go.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Damn I was hoping it was true. Moment he confirms it you know it's not true lol

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Can the Hawks please take Lemonass? I'll personally drive him down to you at my own cost.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Mercury Sports on Twitter:

Exclusive: Hawks (formerly @IllawarraHawks) to announce Brian Goorjian as new @NBL coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Worst best kept secret for a while.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Now official.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How's that inside scoop on Flinny going, OP?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What a start to the rebuild Hawks!

Surely this shows they are serious and willing to put the capital in?

Or might it be a situation of over capitalising?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh shut up Ben! You and your Lemanis hate!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So how long until the coach of the Sydney Hawks is named as either coach or ast coach of the Boomers?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I know one thing about BG and he he hates the politics that come with the NBL and even more so the Boomers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How's the lineup looking for the Hawks? I’ve heard nothing on that front.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why would you?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Because they're a professional basketball team that’s supposed to be composed of 10+ players. Jesus Christ

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Best outcome...

Goorjan

Import/Naar
Dech/Glover
(Adel or Broekhoff)/Blanchfield
Cooks/(Moneke-with citizenship)
Import/Ogilvy


Reports of Landale also as possible centre, good friends with Naar etc.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Moneke signed in France last week.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"I know one thing about BG and he he hates the politics that come with the NBL and even more so the Boomers."

Despite him luring players to the Kings with the incentive of being included in the national program? Or when he gave preferential treatment to his Kings players in the Beijing Olympics while leaving better players on the bench?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has Goorj coached any decent players in China who may follow him to the NBL? Please accept that I am asking as someone has little to no knowledge of the the CBA.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

i was going to do a list but the only guy I would like is Brandon bass exnba 6 8 pf

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

maybe the only way Cook keeps his job is to bring his son to the hawks

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Because they're a professional basketball team that's supposed to be composed of 10+ players. Jesus Christ
And free agency is still two weeks away.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Moller got the spot with the Kings and Cooks was the preferred player. Every chance Cooks will be a Hawk.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cooks opt out of Sydney contract with the new rule over covid 19, which means he can go play somewhere overseas if he chooses.If he stays in the NBL his is still contracted to Sydney for however long his contract was. So Cooks will either play overseas or with Sydney if he stays

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cook could opt out if kings are happy with him going to hawks, or if Cooks goes to kings Moller could also ask for a release and go to hawks.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Whoah, imagine Moller under Goorjian's tutelage. Mind blown. The rest of the league has just dodged a bullet.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Good running ad hoc Boomers trainings!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I wonder if this was big news in Chinese basketball, I can also see Chinese youth players coming over as a DP

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Li already is with the breakers

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Has Goorj coached any decent players in China who may follow him to the NBL?


He coached Miles Plumlee in China and Corey Webster too although Webster is under contract with the Breakers.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Those Webster NBL contracts dont seem very binding.

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Cornholio  
Earlier this year

Didn't realise he was Plumlee's coach in China.
A chance that Plumlee goes to Hawks.....

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Those Webster NBL contracts dont seem very binding.


Well binding relative to the NBL anyway.

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