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NBL1 West - Offseason Thread

Okay, here's a new thread for the NBL1 West offseason.....

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jessie Edwards confirmed to Cougars

That straight up is enough to put them back in the 8

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Anon  
Last month

Tom Atkinson to Giants, joining Malek and Garang and what is a pretty handy big man line-up.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sure you guys don't want to make another two or three more threads on it

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Anon  
Last month

This is now the only one. The others have a link to this one.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's started. "That straight up is enough to put them back in the 8"
That's already means nothing. A top 8? Why is the top 8 significant? If you said top 2 it might mean something.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This Is The Way!

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Perthworld  
Last month

How many teams go to nationals. Top two?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'd say top 1 from west, eastand central. Top 2 from north, top 3 from south
8 teams go to vic for wed, Friday, sat, sun Short series.

Wed - fri pool play

Pool 1
South 1
North 2
South 3
East 1

Pool 2
North 1
South 2
Central 1
West 1

Sat - semi

Top pool 1 V 2nd pool 2
Top pool 2 V 2nd pool 1

Sun - Final



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Anonymous  
Last month

Looks to be 21'

Teams
Central 10-12
West 14
East 10-12
North 14-16
South 18-20

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anon nbl  
Last month

let's be real here the tournament most likely will only be friday saturday sunday max, have to remember majority of players have work outside of playing and may not want to take a week off to play in a tournament

I can see similar formatting to above where

Friday - pool play
Saturday - semis
Sunday - finals

or even squeezed kind of like the coastal classic
Saturday - pool play
Sunday - semis and finals

as semis and finals most likely is just 2 games in one day for the winning team in semis

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Anonymous  
Last month

I don't think they’ll be playing so many games in a row.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Any word on whether we'll be having imports next season?

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Anonymous  
Last month

it would be a fair assumption to think teams will be applying for exemptions to get imports into the country

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Anonymous  
Last month

what the hell is going on with the Mandurah players all heading to the goldfields giants both men and women. that's a big loss for trahair and the magic

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Anonymous  
Last month

Teams are still only allowed 2 two restricted players - goodluck getting sports visas

NBL players to be restricted and depending on when seasons starts they may use 19/20 minutes but WNBL possibly using current minutes due to the hub format.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Guess that imports will be on a 'if you can get one, good for you' basis. Same goes for the ones that are already in the country, who will come at a premium now.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lakeside men will be pretty set then? Isenbarger and Bowie both still in the country. Anyone know if they've signed?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Which club will secure Sami Whitcomb - that team will be TOP 2

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is Sami not doing WNBA anymore?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Back in perth awaiting birth of her baby with Kate Malpass. She is back at Lynx training this week in preparation to head to the WNBL hub with the team

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Anonymous  
Last month

Won't NBL1 conflict with the WNBA season?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who knows but its a great opportunity to have a WNBA championship player in WA in OUR NBL1 West competition. hopefully she will stay and help inspire the junior girls

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mandurah seem to be a basket case in the men at least.
Following the Chalk-gate disaster the club appears to have got back on their feet financially but on the court gone backwards in a major way.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bassett-Scarfe to Mandurah so not much talent left for the girls either

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wasn't Bassett-Scarfe already at Mandurah?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bassett-Scarfe to Cockburn **

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thwaites quickly getting a reputation for poaching strong players off of other clubs that have spent years developing them and then calling them his own. Steady on that chequebook there TT, you may need it to save your job if you keep failing on court over the next 12 to 24 months. And am I the only one expecting a screwjob worse than what Vince McMahon did to Bret Hart, if Coach Cooper can't get the desired results with Andy 'just quietly sitting in the background' watching it all unfold? Don't act shocked when it plays out

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Anonymous  
Last month

But it's the Family club!
Looks more like the step family club.

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Anonymous  
Last month

All aboard the Thwaites hate train again. And to think NBL1 might have forced everyone to play nice online again? Clearly wrong.

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What's wrong with step families

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Anonymous  
Last month

strong rumour going around also that talented youngster josh hunt maybe leaving Mandurah as well. Cockburn again?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Its not hating on a guy if it's the truth. He's his own worst enemy and is literally on interested in people so long as he can use and abuse them to get what he wants. Again, not hating - it's the truth. The only thing the guy loves more than his own voice is his reflection in the mirror

Hunt has been linked with the rest of the former Magic men to a move to the Giants. Huge loss for Trahair if true and also strong rumours that several clubs are circling for the services of very promising young point guard Riley Parker from the Magic too. Maybe it's time to seriously look at a Magic / Slammers merge in the not too distant future

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon 102 - you actually have no idea..

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Anonymous  
Last month

Never change WA, never change

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon 103, OK Tyrone

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Perthworld  
Last month

Never change WA, never change

Don't worry we won't.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Interesting, what incentive is it for local clubs to develop 'local' junior players when clubs continually poach young ones - Thwaites at Cockburn, Nix at Wolves, Mansfield at Suns, Allen at Redbacks??

Maybe BWA should look to introduce a similar concept used in Melbourne whereby each age group team are only allowed to have 2 'imports' in an age group, this would remove 'stacking' of teams and increase competitiveness at a junior level which in turn will increase the skill development that will hopefully ensure a more competitive NBL1 competition.

I think that the inequality of players dispersed in all teams may see a noncompetitive NBL1 competition until some experienced 'imports' arrive and at a WABL level a weaker competition delivering juniors not ready for the big leagues.

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Anonymous  
Last month

any post that references the montreal screwjob is worthy of recognition. well done.

the clubs that pedal their little slogans and marketing campaigns are generally creating a rod for their own back when it comes to scrutiny from those in the basketball community.

Lakeside Lightning "where its more than a game" have screwed so many people over the years. Coaches and players. None more recent than the departure of their womens coach in controversial circumstances.

Joondalup Wolves "the strength of the wolf is in the pack", until your not as good as someone outside the pack and the club just buys them in.

Cockburn Cougars "Cougar Family" except that they spend a considerable amount of time and effort recruiting from other clubs. Your family until they find someone better, and they are always looking for someone better.

The fact is, every club just wants to win. Every club recruits from other clubs. Every club will put their best possible team on the floor within the budget and means and contacts they have. Drop all the slogans and catch phrases and we can all move on without having to hear all this dribble about values that aren't upheld.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is there any loyalty left amongst players? How many athletes would still be playing for their junior club? Would love to know some stats

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Anonymous  
Last month

I can personally comment here that a number of junior players WANT to stay, however are pushed out at dleague/sbl level due to coaches wanting to bring in 'bought' players as they are unable to or dont want to provide the development that they need, despite all the years invested in them as juniors and their loyalty to the club.

Many juniors then move clubs with the promise of 'development' which coaches are unable to do so they then seek the assistance of external coaching programs which simply do not align with the clubs playing style, therefore they are 'moved' along to the next promise land of development and minutes to be played

Coaches honesty is getting lost and the integrity of some coaches is letting our game down all to win a premiership.. this is why player loyalty no longer exists

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Anonymous  
Last month

Any clubs in WA get it right? Willetton and Perry Lakes don't seem to put much fluff out there

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hilarious 113

Because they don't market well, they do it better?

A lot of tall poppy syndrome around

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Anonymous  
Last month

What's hilarious? Just actually asking the question? Are there any clubs that don’t poach and don’t beat their drum, and get results?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jesus, I could count the number of female players been "recruited" to Cockburn in the last five years on 1 finger.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Success in juniors is simply a function of catchment area population and registration numbers.

Coaching is probably 5% of the success?

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Anon  
Last month

Yeah right. Have a look at Joondalups juniors performance this season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

people refer to plays loyalty to a club when the coaches at the club recruit over them. does anyone question the clubs loyalty to their own players?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Whitcomb walking away from a WNBA career during an Olympic year to play NBL 1 and inspire future generations.... WOW. Hopefully we see our men's NBA players being so selfless also

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Anonymous  
Last month

I've heard the Wolfpack have an offer on the table for Joe Ingles. Good guy. Easy signing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

it probably helps when you get paid peanuts to play in the WNBA anyway.

partner and newborn here in Perth

and no corona here pretty much

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Anonymous  
Last month

112 is partially right, surely the majority of juniors would prefer to stay at their original club, but the pathway bottlenecks so much after u18s. Every year another crop of juniors all age out and the next step is D league/SBL, where there is usually limited opportunities. It means strong junior clubs will always get raided. Watch the current crop of u16 girls at willo, they had 2 teams in champ division this year and finished 1,2 which means they must have the majority of talent in that age group. In a couple of years time, how the hell could willo possibly keep them all and give them opportunities in D league/SBL?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agreed, they need to follow the boys WABL program and put in a Under 20 competition. There are alot of great players who can play 20's but not D/league/SBL ready and this would keep alot of girls in the program, especially as it aligns with the Under 20 state program

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koberulz  
Last month

All that does is shift the same problem by two years.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why not expand D league and let clubs enter as many teams as they want? BWA's job is to grow the sport. If you end up with too many teams for one comp, then grade it D1 & D2

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Anonymous  
Last month

Question - Sorry if already been answered.

But if a team wins the SBL/NBL west championship and cant afford to travel interstate to play in the national championships or what ever you call it, who foots the bill??

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good question ^^

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koberulz  
Last month

Why not expand D league and let clubs enter as many teams as they want? BWA's job is to grow the sport. If you end up with too many teams for one comp, then grade it D1 & D2
How does that help? You're basically just giving D-League its own D-League, and shuffling the problem around. Those Willetton girls aren't going to settle for Div 3 D-League if they can play NBL1 for a different club.

There has to be an elite level, at which most players will simply have to drop away, or the whole thing is pointless. When that happens, weaker clubs are going to drop more players than stronger clubs, and the weaker players from the stronger clubs will move to fill those spots.

The only way you can fix that is by somehow mandating parity in the junior ranks, so no club has more good players than any other club, meaning they all filter through at the same rate. And a compulsory retirement age for all SBL players, so spots are opened up at the right time.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think what started this discussion was kids not necessarily wanting to move, but having no option because the pathway was clogged. Mandating parity is a bit counterproductive, it gives clubs no incentive to grow their own, because if they get a big strong crop like those willo girls then their reward is watching them being forced to head elsewhere. WOuldn't it be better a better reward for willo to have a few D league teams and if they were graded then they might have all 3 in D1 if they are good enough. Kalamunda struggled to field a team for the D league GF, but other clubs probably could've fielded a couple of teams for the season. NBL1 can be open slather as there is potentially money involved, but being forced to move clubs that aren't near where you live when you're paying to play is a good way to lose participants

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koberulz  
Last month

Kalamunda struggled to field a team for the D league GF
Because someone decided three weeks out that they should play on a Saturday.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Because someone decided three weeks out that they should play on a Saturday."

They withheld telling anyone that they couldnt field a full team on the saturday because they didnt think they'd beat lakeside...

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Anonymous  
Last month

IMO there will need to be some change on both men and women sides to cater for more players coming thru the WABL funnel and needing a pathway to keep the better players involved. With the change to divisions at WABL 4-5 years ago we are now seeing 4 divisions of boys and girls at U/16, and this year there was 3 divisions of u/18 men - so it is just a matter of time before WABL/BWA needs to look at where do these players go...perhaps its Dleague and some sort of youth league (u23 for men/ u21 for women) or what? It would be disappointing for everyone if the time and effort spent to get these kids playing WABL do not have somewhere to play besides suburban domestic comps once they graduate from WABL and only the elite ones play NBL1.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Don't contradict Kobemustberight.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Youth League in Victoria works really well but it is also done right. They make it worthwhile for those players as a legitimate stepping stone to BIG V or NBL1.

Court announcer, player intros, full score bench and stats.

Compare that to our D League and some teams having to play at 6:30pm on a sunday night out on a back court somewhere with nobody watching. Or rocking up to a game to play and half the players are hung over and having to fill in with U18 players because other players didn't show up.

If we really focused on this league and lifting the standard and what it means we could see it grow into something exciting and of high interest

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Anonymous  
Last month

Great concept but takes a lot of resources. These other Instagram hero leagues like Underground & AUBL have gone down that path. An u23 league is a good idea, although getting numbers at all clubs may be hard. I guess then we go back to the multiple teams from same club idea. All I know is that right now we have a system with lots of opportunities for juniors but the minute they turn 18 those opportunities evaporate and too many end up leaving the sport. Or maybe we are happy just hearing about yet another footy player who has a basketball background

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Lukosius  
Last month

[quote]But if a team wins the SBL/NBL west championship and cant afford to travel interstate to play in the national championships or what ever you call it, who foots the bill??[/quote]

National Champs travel will be paid by BWA.

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koberulz  
Last month

An u23 league is a good idea, although getting numbers at all clubs may be hard.
There used to be one for the men, in place of the u20s that exists now. Not sure why the change was made.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think generally the logic behind removing the 23s was that if you are good enough at that age to be playing WABL you should be in Dleauge. So it was moved to U20s and those that couldn't make the dleague squad were weeded out of the comp.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm thinking...
Nbl,academy (u21s maybe) training/travelling/playing alongside nbl teams , once the season over they play in nbl1 league in there state conference.

So say 10 u21 players in each nbl academy team , 100 players across the country u21.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sorry, 9 teams. Not nz. 90 players.

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koberulz  
Last month

So abolish NBL1 in favour of just giving each NBL team a meaningless trophy every August?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cockburn sign Taylah Simmons

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cougar Fam

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm sure she is related to other members of the club. All in the family.
This is what someone’s was talking about, when you run bs slogans all day long, then sign outside players, you don’t come across as too genuine about being a family club.
Nothing wrong with signing a player like this for the level by any means. But stop selling yourself as being all about the family.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Any other signings happened or is it just Cockburn?

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Annonn  
Last month

You are missing the point of #cougarfamily. They are not talking to you and I am sure have no interest in what you think about it. It's appropriate for their audience.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What is their audience?

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Anonymous  
Last month

What is their audience? - Families

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Anonymous  
Last month

So if I'm in the area and a paying member, am I the audience?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who knows, but with NBL1 hopefully more clubs will provide a better game night entertainment experience. Wolves, Redbacks, Rockingham did a good job this year so if clubs are marking to their 'local' family market, then provide a product they can go watch

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Anonymous  
Last month

Watching Anons taking marketing slogans at their literal word is hilarious.

That's. Not. How. It. Works.

Do you really think the intent of #cougarfamily was to have an all-australian 20-contract strong Cougar team every year. Kudos to those anons that are that silly/unrealistic.

Start being good for the sport instead of chopping down clubs every chance you get. Cougars are getting better every year, as other clubs have over the years, and it's just standard now that you get slammed online when you do.

Go embrace mediocrity elsewhere, seems to be all Anons care about. It certainly isn't clubs improving to make the sport better that you care about.

TBH anons are probably parents who didn't get their way, or coaches who didn't hit the mark. They always shout the loudest.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Or previous members that don't have a say in how the club is run and are being babies about it

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agree with what you said but quite funny you are also posting as anon

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Anonymous  
Last month

if you are posting about cougar fam and its in every post on social media and website and anything public facing then you may be able to draw the audience is the public.

same goes for lakesides where its more than a game

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2BALLZ  
Last month

The whole Australian basketball system/infrastructure from the grass roots level to the NBL is a joke and needs a wrecking ball put through it.
Ground up rebuild is the only way.
Now groan dinosaurs!!

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anonymous  
Last month

Interesting view on the wrecking ball.

Would like to hear your thoughts why it is a joke and your suggestions on improvements.

The alignment of state leagues and NBL is great. It may take a while but the NBL1 will be fantastic for Aust bball and is a major step in the right direction in my opinion.

There are bound to be issues along the way and different levels of 'performance' in the off court activities but we must keep in mind that each club has a different approach and infrastructure setup. Some will nail it, others will struggle but hopefully in the next 3-5 years we have a really solid 2nd tier competition that will improve NBL and also pathways and link back to grassroots.

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anon1  
Last month

I believe the biggest issue was the 2nd tier aspect should've been resolved with all states properly and to proceed as one rather than this stagnant approach, there really needs to be higher ups in Basketball Australia having a real look at how the BNSW is running things and to really get them to push to move into the NBL1 bracket.

It really reflects poorly on how its run when all other states were able to hash things out but one and the one is trying to milk upwards of 300% increase in league rego fees for clubs

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DavidMoigh  
Last month

Just want to say hello, I'm a new here.

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Anonymous  
Last month

G'day David.

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2BALLZ  
Last month

AUSTRALIAN MENS BASKETBALL TEAM

RANKED 3 2020

JOINED FIBA- 1947

OLYMPIC GAMES
APPEARANCES- 14
MEDALS- 0

FIBA WORLD CUP
APPEARANCES- 12
MEDALS- 0

Keep defending a system/infrastructure that clearly doesn't work if you are happy with our results on the world stage.

If you can't see for yourself the Structural problems the ground up rebuild that is required and the possible solutions then I am not about to write the essay that it would take to explain it to you here on this forum.

To continue on in the exact same fashion and expect a different result/outcome is complete insanity.

Defend it if you must.



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Anonymous  
Last month

^^^ than why bother posting here if you cant be bothered to offer your solutions

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anonymous  
Last month

exactly, 2BALLZ you have claimed it is broken twice now and offered no solutions or options.

Easy to throw stones...

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2BALLZ  
Last month

It's fun to watch Aussie bball Neanderthals beat there chest over nothing more than a name change and the addition of a national semi pro tournament.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Actually the quiet opposite 2ballz, I'm keen to see any new proposals to improve OZ Bball, so I just don't understand why you wont show them here since you seem to have some ideas

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2BALLZ  
Last month

If you can't see for yourself the changes that need to be implemented from the ground up by looking at the way things are done in the US and more recently in Europe then I'm afraid you are part of the problem.

There are many amongst the Australian basketball community that agree that as a nation where basketball is the fastest growing sport we have clearly built the system from the ground up incorrectly.

It is only prehistoric dinosaurs such as yourself that continue to pretend all is well, and defend BA to the death Inspite of the obvious lack of performance internationally.

Denial is not a river in Egypt.

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Anonymous  
Last month

mate I'm 22 at uni and not been to the US or Euorpe so was just asking you to share your ideas!

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Aus system is by far better than u.s. lol the u.s system is one of the worst out of all developed nations.

It's not uniform across the board, every u.s state is slightly different.

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Anonymous  
Last month

bUt ThEy hAve HIghlIGht viDeos of LoTS oF HiGH SkoOl gAmeS.

For population and resources they throw into the game, the US is one of the worst performing countries per capita in basketball.
Slovenia have what, 2 million people?!

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Anonymous  
Last month

The number of players, the trainers and the genetics is what give the u.s.a the edge.

Other countries have always played better as a team but don't yet have the ability to go 10 deep.

Canada, France are the 2 nations closing the gap the fastest.

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2BALLZ  
Last month

I guess that's why all professional or semi professional leagues in Australia continue to contract players out of the US to play in Australia.

Let's face it, if it wasn't for the quality of the US players coming out of the US system hardly anyone would watch professional Australian basketball and it would be financially unviable.

Once again I've awoken a dinosaur hell bent on defending the honour of BA and a losing track record.

Keep purchasing top dollar US Kids
To keep your jobs.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Canada will have 30+ nba players by 2025
France will have 20+
Australia likely just under 10.

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2BALLZ  
Last month

Exactly,and how many of those 10 Australians are truly home grown products?

Most of them have to pursue their path through the US college system.

But nevertheless the dinosaurs will point to them as a prime example of the great job BA us doing.

Claiming them as our own when they are clearly US products.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pretty sure most of them went through centre of excellence.

Have u heard about the new youth league coming in under nbl?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I thought this was a NBL1 West thread?

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2BALLZ  
Last month

Went through centre of excellence then went to the US as the level of competition in Australia is shit.

New youth league packed with under performing, under trained local talent with minimum opportunity for elite level experience, sounds like more of the same old strategy to me.

Same pig but with lipstick on it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

but we have heaps of trainers in perth

bball doctor
Glossop
morley
connoly
lako
Armstrong

surely with all these trainers we can be like the usa

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Anonymous  
Last month

No way do those wa trainers compete with the level of the USA.

16 y,o here are equivalent to 14s over there,.

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2BALLZ  
Last month

Ah yes, the bball trainers and academy's for those 5ft untalented kiddies with no potential who's parents can afford to buy them moderate success resulting in numerous plastic wabl trophies,
And a season or two in d league if they're lucky.

I don't blame those trainers they are merely filling the hole in a market that has been created by BA's hopeless system/structure.

Don't hate the players hate the game.

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Tyrell  
Last month

Forgot to list the best individual development coach in WA Warren Kuhn- he's the only actual coach who knows what it takes, the guy doesn't get enough respect and accolades.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Manumaleuga in qld is great.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cockburn Cougars NBL1 Roster as per NBL1 Website;

Abbey Cowan, Emma Burke, Haylee De Sousa, Jesni Cooper, Kahlia Morgan, Kiera Dunhill, Matilda Muir, Nicole Pitcher, Nicole Roberts, Sally Graham, Tia Morgan, Jessie Edwards, Taylah Simmons

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2BALLZ  
Last month

%100 agree with tyrell.
Warren Kuhn is the best individual development coach in WA.

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Anonymous  
Last month

TT getting in quick with nbl and naming entire list haha

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Anonymous  
Last month

Would say Cougars have more to add than that. That's just imports and this year’s group,

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Tyrell  
Last month

@2BALLZ, half the coaches here still living in the 90s, Coach Kuhn pioneering and leading the way!

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Boy from the Bush  
Last month

Giants with a few key signings

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pesava is a great pickup for them along with Atkinson

Ballantyne and Garang were brilliant for them in WCC. Klazstorny was also a real solid performer for them.

Really starting to get a nice Aussie core out there.

Noah Hinkley has some great potential as does Sam Morrow.

Creek is doing some good things with that program

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why are players going to Kalgoorlie to play ?

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Anon  
Last month

Gold Capital of Australia + Record Gold Prices = Plenty of Jobs = $$$$$

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kalgoorlie is a very attractive place to live and play basketball

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Perthworld  
Last month

and get drunk.

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Elmmig  
Last month

Hello, nice to finally join this fine community :)

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KAL  
Last month

There is no better place to play in the SBL then Kalgoorlie when the team is winning and the community is behind them! Hopefully with these recent signings this will see the Giants get back on track and become a top 4 team!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why in a basketball sense I'm sure everyone knows about Kalgoorlies lifestyle.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Aaaaand Josh Hunt to Cougars.

Cue the haters.



Mandurah can't keep anyone it seems?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Steindl recommits to wolves

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Anonymous  
Last month

So the only player Trahair has left of any note is youngster Parker. You can't see him staying long and you almost wonder if a Slammers or even Flames make a major play for him in the near future

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Anon  
Last month

With the Magic hoping to have Ben Smith and Jerami Grace back next year (along with two imports), maybe Atkinson and Hunt saw the writing on the wall.

That said, they will find it very difficult to get any imports, so that idea has backfired. Smith, Atkinson, Hunt, Parker and Grace would have been a handy all-Aussie line-up.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cougar Fam

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Baller  
Last month

You heard it here first, expect Riley Parker to sign with the Cairns Marlins for NBL1 North in 2021. Very close with Taipans assistant Lennon Smart and it is believed he is currently finalising a deal whilst over in Cairns visiting Smart. Fire sale at Mandurah is complete, and the old battle of Magic vs Slammers for the Wooden Spoon is well and truly alive in 2021

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Heard it here first".....and what now its on Fox news? FOH Riley talking yourself up like that

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Anonymous  
Last month

Riley parker aka peter parker aka spiderman

could he join the #cougarfam?

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Anonymous  
Last month

TT continues to make moves. Olivia Bassett-Scarfe puts pen to paper for the cougars 2021.

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Anonymous  
Last month

More like Lennon Smartt talking himself up. He is not an "actual" assistant for cairns. He is an unpaid video guy Who makes money on the side. And good for him, but to pump himself up as an assistant on his Facebook doesn't make him one

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Poster  
Last month

You heard it here second... Riley Parker has signed with Mandurah.

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billybonkzbasketz  
Last month

are they going to stream all NBL1 games? that's just a rumour I heard, anyone got any credible info?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lennon Smartt is now a contracts AC at cairns. His first year was a unpaid video intern role yes but I believe he is now a paid assistant for 20/21.

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Anonymous  
Last month

yes All games live streamed

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Anonymous  
Last month

No he isn't paid. He works for Cairns Basketball as a development officer but works for free for the taipans.
Big difference.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Whats your beef with Lennon? His facebook page says
Assistant basketball coach, Intern at Cairns Tiapans
Which sounds correct if you look up what an intern is


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Anonymous  
Last month

Any position at an NBL club is higher than 99% of the people who post here.. who cares if hes paid or not. He still has the position.

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LJ  
Last month

Lennon loves a good position. Marshall Nelson needs a gig somewhere surely.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why does marshall nelson need a gig?

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Any position at an NBL club is higher than 99% of the people who post here.. who cares if hes paid or not. He still has the position." Exactly right. He volunteers time and has employment doing what he loves. Better than the $40 a day that 99% of the people that post here get on Job Seeker.

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LJ  
Last month

"Why does marshall nelson need a gig?" - You are kidding right?

I have a question - who is Coach Glossop? Did he play in Perth? I never remember seeing him play or anything?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pozoglou to Cougars.

Big move.

Haters gonna hate, but Thwaites and Cooper making moves that make sense.

Big movers in 2021.

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Anonymous  
Last month

yep cockburn going all in for NBL1

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Anonymous  
Last month

id love to see coach Glossop shoot a basketball

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Anonymous  
Last month

More NBL1 news out of cockburn. Ruby Benn signs for 2021.

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Anon  
Last month

Kiwi centre Dion Collins to the Giants.

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Anonymous  
Last month

worse kept secret Ellyce Ironmonger to Suns.. whos next from Lakeside, Courtney Mansfield, Mia Jacobs...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tom Jervis signs with Rockingham! What's their starting five look like down there?

Hussey, Godfrey, J Beard, Hire, Jervis

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Anonymous  
Last month

great to see big tom back in WA

great player and great guy

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Anonymous  
Last month

Boucaut going all out for that elusive title

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wonder when the last time Jervis touched a ball was?

They'll have a sweet deal, and probably train once a month.

HOW GOOD.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cougar women sign Molly Mathews. She's moving over with boyfriend Nic Pozoglou to the club.

Makes sense and makes the girls pretty handy in 2021.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cockburn Cougars Women 2021 motto "Congrats on your NBL1 contract and welcome to the Cougar Family, unless you actually are a prior member of the Cougar Fam through our WABL program then no sorry we don't have any spots for you'

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Anonymous  
Last month

Straight from the online roster tracker

https://nbl1.com.au/news/nbl1-2021-womens-roster-tracker/

Pretty sure the same mob that were there last year (or years prior to that) are still there.

Cowan, De Sousa, Morgan, Dunhill, Muir, Roberts, Graham, Morgan (Tia), Benn.



Does anyone have any Cougars who have missed out because of these signings? Don't think there is any. Please don't say the Taylor sisters.

They've been mediocre for too long (AKA forever), pretty sure it's time to build some depth in that program.

Someone had to do it, and whoever did, was always going to get criticised because there are enough out there who enjoy Cougars being terrible.


But anyway, keep throwing shade because that's what we do on here..

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Anonymous  
Last month

who will alex sharp play for ? im guessing the suns.
jennie rintala to follow tom Knowles to the flames.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Alex Sharpe will be wearing green next year

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Anonymous  
Last month

If 823029 isn't TT himself. Make it less obvious mate and we look forward with the new signings to you finally proving you know how to coach rather than ride one medal winning performance with 3 future Australian reps for the next ten years with little to no return. Is there actual skill there or has the mouth / ego just got you everything with very little talent, 2021 will show us all now won't it.

Rintala and M Jacobs to both join Knowles at the Flames in 2021

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Billy Bob  
Last week

Again, no shame in going for good players.
It's just probably not a great branding exercise to have every second word out of the place 'family’ etc.
Live and learn. New, young passionate people in charge, going to trip up some a long the way.

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Anonymous  
Last week

823068 - your argument doesn't make sense?

TT is terrible because he only won when he had good athletes.

But now you said 2021 is the chance to actually prove if he has talent because he has good athletes.

Which one is it?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Pretty sure Flames were using the term 'Family' long before Cougars, but like other coaches offenses - it's not like TT to come up with his own slogan / plays / fashion sense.

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Anonymous  
Last week

HA! You mean the FlamesFamily slogan that's run for 18 months?

Cougars been running it for 5 years.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Try 2014 when it was widely used by the women's team in their inaugural Championship run. TT was a men's player for the Flames then so makes sense it's something he "borrowed" too. Maybe the Rocko heirarchy should pay Mad Dog McClennan a contract to KO old mate TT again - who can't come up with his own ideas and slogans, just like he did back in 2014 in front of the Flames bench

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Anonymous  
Last week

wow^^

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Anonymous  
Last week

Mia Jacobs is following Ironmonger and Courtney to Suns..

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