" Dan Shamir didn't hold back in his assessment of the situation, questioning Patterson's intent in his decision to leave.
"At the current point in time, we're in a situation where we're experiencing a lot of difficulties," Shamir says.
"We did not look to replace Lamar, this was not initiated by us. It was obviously initiated probably by Lamar's representation and the Brisbane Bullets, who are unhappy with their import and wanted to replace him.
"When we got into those talks, we understood that, knowing all the challenges we're experiencing, how tough the circumstances are for us, only if you're very committed and motivated to fight through them [will] you be able to be successful.
"If you don't want to do that and prefer to be somewhere else, then so be it. We'll make our adjustments."