Shaq
Earlier this year

Sydney Kings sign Chase Buford as head coach

Andrew Bogut has tweeted that it's a done deal. Any ideas who it might be?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nielsen or his mate collins from gsw

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Nielsen?
Anthony Stewart?

No idea.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Neilsen and Shane Heal working for the same boss , what could possibly go wrong !!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Collins left gsw assistant 3 weeks ago for hc job.
Friends with Bogut.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Neilson said no a few weeks ago, elected to stay and work with pop. It's certainly an American.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Sounds like it's going to be Matt Nielsen.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/boomers-assistant-matt-nielsen-a-candidate-to-coach-the-sydney-kings/news-story/484adc7b9bdb286f2c53e249f3f9572e

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

https://www.espn.com.au/nba/story/_/id/31584971/assistant-coach-jarron-collins-moving-golden-state-warriors-eyes-head-coaching-job

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Bolt  
Earlier this year

Chris Kenny?

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"Sounds like it's going to be Matt Nielsen."

I have nfi, but I'd be surprised.

Nielsen was supposedly a lock for the role two years ago.
But something changed and they went for Bill Beaver. With Nielsen returning to the Spurs organisation.
Whether he turned down Sydney, or vice versa, he's now been moved up to Head Coach of the Spurs' G-League program. Clearly he is well regarded there, and who knows possibly being groomed for bigger things.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jamie Petty should be available soon

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WookieE  
Earlier this year

What about Ricky Stewart? He has a high opinion of other sports, he could work his way up to a Netball gig?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So the title is wrong again. It should read no kings coach signed yet.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Coach has been signed but no announcement.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Nielsen?
Anthony Stewart?

Haha, underrated comment.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I doubt it will be Nielsen. Not enough senior HC experience to take over the KINGS. It's about time the KINGS got is right in so many departments.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kings medical and trainers are first class, the doctor has been there for decades. Stop talking shit if you don't know what you’re talking about. The kings are a very well run organisation, even better now Smith is there, yes Weaver wanting to return home didn’t help but otherwise there in very good hands.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wow, the doctor and trainers have been there for ages, yet they keep on getting injuries. Must be world class.

And having Smith and Bogut at the helm speaks volumes of their culture.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

The Kings are about to sign their fourth head coach in four seasons, that doesn't suggest the club is in very good hands.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What are you a total fuck wit, every team has injuries badly this season, how Perth travelling with injuries. Yes this will be their fourth coach, Gaze was there for three seasons though. Cairns are onto their third in fourth season. It happens.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's Zodiac, you skip his posts

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SnC person clueless. Doc great. No LL there to oversee the ship As Zodiac said 4 in 4 and Gaze was there for 2 seasons too long. Everyone knows he couldn't coach seabl let alone nbl. 3 seasons wasted. Kings haven't succeeded since their return.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Put down the pipe dude

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qeezy  
Earlier this year

123

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NO pipe needed dude. Just the facts. Don't avoid the truth. Are you saying Gaze can coach?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kings might have changed a few coaches but, Didi and Tate to nba and Moller to Germany in Smith time in charge.

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Bolt  
Earlier this year

It's possible that Moller is off to Deutschland because they wouldn't play him enough....or maybe he just wanted a change of environment.

If you're suggesting Moller took giant leaps in progress over the past two seasons you're being generous. He was a great defender in isolation when in Melbourne, something Sydney failed to capitalise on. His three point shot made steady improvement, as you'd expect with the time permitted to get reps in but this would have occurred wherever he was due to his work ethic.

As for Didi, if his play over the past two seasons warranted a call up to the NBA then I'm expecting Travers, Pinder & Peatling to be on a plane tomorrow. Tate is a monster who elevated the level of play in Sydney, not vice-versa. Kudos for them improving his range but that level of improvement and consistency doesn't happen over four/five months - that's gradual and was simply a perfect storm.

Never forget, Sydney are the club that wouldn't play the likes of Tom Wilson and the game is poorer for it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Didi was always in the nba.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Chase Buford announced.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol, they chose a guy who is insane. Fits perfectly with smith n Bogut who are also bonkers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVtdvq7xMXY

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

32y.o umm ok

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"32y.o umm ok"

2 words - Sean McVay

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

As if they didn't have him lined up before Forde was shown the door.

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James  
Earlier this year

How much salary of the coach in nbl? Looks the news coach of Sydney king is expensive..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I feel asthough something dodgy is going on at Sydney.

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Cool Howie  
Earlier this year

Where's the moron that was telling me Shane Heal was a done deal?

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Son of the Spurs CEO. Has been coaching the Bucks' G-League team.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Who knows, without knowing too much about the guy, or what he's being paid, maybe this is a great system?

Pick a guy who's on his way up, HC'ing in the G-League, looking for a stepping-stone to the NBA.
Ok, so he's never going to be here long-term, but maybe long enough?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Kings just had to announce it tonight, didn't they?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perthworld doesn't seem to be able to process more than one bit of NBL information at a time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NBL needs Sydney to be strong, say it all the time big market with Melbourne Perth Brisbane and Adelaide, it's how the dollar’s work. Hopefully it’s not just a one hit wonder

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Where's the moron that was telling me Shane Heal was a done deal?

Watch Heal hover around Smith if Buford doesn't deliver.

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Master Chief  
Earlier this year

So what exactly did Forde do wrong when you consider the injury toll?

I don't really understand this. Are there not decent Australian coaches who could take this roll? I'm sure there is.

It strikes me as a bit of a vanity signing. Maybe along the lines of:

"Hey look at us, we got to the son of a big name executive"

Look, I'll accept the flack if i haven't researched this guy properly, but why is a 32 year old American the best choice for Sydney?

I don't really want to see the NBL go down the path of ignoring it's homegrown coaches... I'm not saying its happening, but with Henry last year and now Buford, it seems to be slightly creeping in that NBL clubs will look to America more and more now. Could be wrong about that and then it's subjective as to if it's a bad thing or not, but even from a performance perspective, we don't really see people who don't know the NBL game so that well do we?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's only because smith n bogus are in charge.
If it was Perth...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Buford will be a lot more like Weaver, they will play a high tempo fast pace game. Smith wants high entertainment, full stands.

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WookieE  
Earlier this year

My initial reaction was "who?" and then it still is... I hope that single youtube highlight isn't indicative of who he is in general, but you never know, he could be the worst parts of Weaver and Gaze combined and they will get the wooden spoon next season?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The proof will be what Forde can do in Cairns if that's where he ends up. Kelly was lucky to have a great team. One of the cogs left and the Taipans failed.

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