Anonymous
Earlier this year

Wildcats would be worried about us: JJs CEO

From ABC News:

"Perth point guard Mitch Norton was high on the list too. The JackJumpers thought they'd landed their man, before an 11th-hour snatch and grab from the Wildcats saw him stay put in Perth.

Sadly for Tasmania, it had been used as leverage by the 28-year-old defensive specialist.

A first taste of the brutal business of free agency.

"I made him a lot of money, and I'm really excited and really happy for him" said JackJumpers head coach Scott Roth, dryly, earlier this week.

Welcome to the big leagues, Tassie.

Roth, a former Wildcats assistant, has deliberately targeted players from his former club. And why wouldn't he? He'll need known quantities and familiar faces in his first season at the helm.

He's also nicked rated assistant coach Jacob Chance from Perth, and there's likely more Wildcats flavour to come.

Just to rub it in, chief executive Simon Brookhouse couldn't help but fire a shot at the 10-time champs this week too, when asked about the team's first match up.

"I think they'd be more worried than us," he said.

"Scott's got their game plan and we've got a few of their players now and another of their assistant coaches, so we don't shy away from anybody."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/100282136

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Rookie81  
Earlier this year

There appears to be some Homer vs Flanders about this attitude by Tasmania.

Why would the Wildcats have a rivalry with Tasmania when their fan base has invested so much in their rivalries with Melbourne and Adelaide?

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

The Jackoffs need to put the bong down.
The Wildcats will be more worried about what they're eating for dinner next Tuesday than what Tasmania are up to in free agency.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tasmania has taken a few of the wildcats assets, so funny as it sounds there probably is some sort of rivalry there.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Basketball "journalism" in this country really is pathetic.
Just read a bunch of recycled puke from Rowbottom who pretends to write for the ABC, but basically just seems to regurgitate whatever Santa has crapped out, without even bothering to proof read.

Reporting the RUMOURED signing of Reath (still unconfirmed a week later) as fact, and claiming Illawarra as his home town???

Spinning Delly's move to Melbourne as being a result of the JJ's being asleep at the wheel.
Repeating the BS about Norton, and making out as though the movement of Perth players to Tasmania was anything other than amicable.

Reath grew up in Perth. If & when he signs with Illawarra, it will be for all the usual reasons, not becuase it's his home town.

Delly is from Victoria, and once United set their sights on him, he was never going anywhere else. He'll be on Marquee money make so mistake, and even if JJs had the cash to splash, MU still had the inside running.

Norton was NEVER going to Tasmania. He is the Wildcats next Captain, loves Gleeson, and had already re-committed to the team.

And to suggest the movement of surplus Wildcats to Tasmania was anything other than planned, is laughable. I imagine it's a part of why Roth got the job. Huge cred as a development coach, NBL championship experience, well-established US network, and the ability to start the process with a small cadre of familiar players.
So tell us Chris, who exactly do you think has left Perth that we wanted to keep?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh my, where did they get these clowns from. Forde had there game plan as well and that worked out well. He was telling players he tried to recruit how good he was, ex nba. Geelong Supercars would beat the team they have assembled so far.
Tasmanian's must be asking what gone down here.

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Mystro summary very accurate.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tassie got leveraged nicely by Norton which was acknowledged by Roth and stated in the article

Weird from the Ceo to "fire a shot" but have to drum up some theatre somehow

Can't honestly say Tassie v Perth won’t at least be interesting

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jack Jumpers have put together a decent bench. Look forward to the starting five being announced.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

all a bit of theatre

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proud  
Earlier this year

I hope that there is a friendly rivalry kinda like Cairns a few seasons back when they had Wortho, Weigh, Jawai and Gliddon that were either ex Wildcats or Western Australians...

But Adelaide is obvious but I'd say the Wildcats next biggest rival is New Zealand followed by the Violet Crumbles and everyone else a fair way behind.

They don't need to sell me on Jackjumpers, Im very excited to see a Tasmanian team playing at RAC Arena for the first time

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

This is just some nice banter to drum up interest in the club.

Linking yourself to aspects of a successful club is one of many strategies to show your potential supporters you can mix it with the big boys.

Roth would know just because he has a pirated copy of Gleeson's playbook, he needs to have the right players, and then the team discipline to go with it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't poke the bear Simon. You have been responsible for overseeing the assembly of a lot 9f players that aren't going to win you games. Just STFU and try and not lose your job in the 1st season.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

Anon # 0018 chill mate, think Simon has you hook line and sinker.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The game plan Scott Roth has might be changing now

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Roth must be spewing.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

Why anon # 128 ?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Because if he had stayed in Perth every chance he would have been the next HC! Rather than be in charge of the rabble he has assembled.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

Anon # 145 Ha Ha Ha - what a sad sad post.

Quick question would you want as coach?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hardly a sad post. Just the reality of what's happened. Roth could be HC of the Kings, the Bullets, Perh or Cairns right now. Its the irony of the timing and when he got the JJ's gig those vacancies never existed. Who I would want is beside the point now.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

Anon #188 - thanks for not answering the question.

As a Tasmanian I do not feel the need to have a cheap shot at the Wildcats, they have been the model franchise for a while.

Yep your post was sad.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Roth was never getting head coaching job in Perth.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yet you are happy to plunder the Wildcats roster. Hypocrite I say.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

where is hypocrisy #212?

Think you are a tad confused, chill.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No Tad is in the Chargers side and Roth won't look at him. You are confused.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

Ha - well-done anon 292!

Yep reckon Dufelmeier should be looked at, not sure what it has to do with this thread though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He is killing it in NBL1. Not sure why Kelly never played him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kelly played him a lot, do you watch at all. He still was behind Machado so obviously he's not getting thirty minutes a game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Indeed. Less than 20 doesn't cut it either.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Only thing that concerns me, is that we let players go, having a better plan.
And that plan is now bound for Toronto.
So we now need to replace these guys, but with who? I'm sure Trev had his eyes on better options, but where does that leave us now?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hopefully up shit creek, not holding my breath though.

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