Perth fan.
Two months ago

Wildcats appoint Danny Mills as GM

The Perth Wildcats have signed Perth born Danny Mills as General Manager of Basketball Operations.

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Aussie  
Two months ago

Appears to be a good appointment.

On another note, does anyone know why Luke Travers hasn't played for Mandurah Magic in the NBL1 yet?

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LITS  
Two months ago

Looks good, Should have some really good contacts...

"The Perth Wildcats are pleased to welcome former Director of Scouting at the Philadelphia 76ers Danny Mills as its new General Manager of Basketball Operations."

"Mills' primary role will be to oversee the basketball operations department, with a particular focus on recruitment, talent identification and player pathway strategy and development."

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Mobbin  
Two months ago

Wildcats Statement...
The Perth Wildcats are pleased to welcome former Director of Scouting at the Philadelphia 76ers Danny Mills as its new General Manager of Basketball Operations.

Mills' primary role will be to oversee the basketball operations department, with a particular focus on recruitment, talent identification and player pathway strategy and development.

Mills was born and raised in Perth and played juniors for both the Wanneroo Wolves and Willetton Tigers. He was an eight-time WA State Team representative, an AIS scholarship holder in 2002 as well as an Australian junior national team representative. He was a Perth Wildcats training squad member in 2002-03 and played collegiately at Oregon Tech from 2004-07.

Mills has 12 years of world-wide basketball experience, working at all levels, including college, Europe, G-League, NBA and National teams, and will bring NBA level scouting processes and systems to benefit the organisation, helping to solidify the Perth Wildcats as a destination club for Australian and overseas players.

He comes with seven years of NBA experience working in the front office of the Philadelphia 76ers and has a unique understanding of the global basketball marketplace, having scouted in the US and all around the world.

Mills said he’s looking forward to getting back to his hometown.

"From growing up in Perth as a Wildcats fan, leaving home to go play college basketball in the States, and coaching overseas to then work in the NBA for seven years and now coming home to a club like the Wildcats in this role is humbling. It's a dream come true and an honor to lead the basketball operations of the Perth Wildcats and I take that responsibility incredibly seriously."

“It’s a newly created role and one where I feel I can add significant value in terms of having a vast network of relationships in all corners of the basketball world. In addition, having a deep understanding of the global basketball marketplace, staying ahead of the curve with regards to the way the game in trending, and a fluency in how basketball players around the world can translate to the NBL will only aid our efforts in building the most sustainable model of success in Australia."

Mills is excited by the current Australian basketball landscape and the pathways available for young, talented players to reach their potential.

“It’s incredibly exciting and one of the most attractive aspects of coming home and taking on a role like this. Australian basketball is continuing to get even stronger, if you look through all of the juniors who are coming through now, the number of kids who have NBA aspirations and upside, it’s real. It's very realistic for kids to come through an Australian junior system and play in the NBL and realize their dreams of playing in the NBA and for our senior national team."

Perth Wildcats CEO Troy Georgiu is thrilled to have Mills come on board ahead of the 2021/22 season.

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to secure the services of Danny. He is someone that we have had on our radar for a number of years now and couldn’t be happier that we have been able to bring him on board. Danny has a high basketball IQ and is incredibly well respected within the basketball industry, and his relationships with clubs, players and agents around the world is second to none. He is also a home-grown Perth boy, so it’s wonderful to be able to have him return home and help further strengthen our basketball department.”

“His appointment will position the Perth Wildcats at the forefront of recruiting and innovation in the NBL and we’re excited for him to get started.”

Danny Mills will arrive in Perth in the coming weeks and will help oversee and participate in the ongoing process of recruiting a Head Coach.

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Fat Harold  
Two months ago

No doubt cut his recruiting teeth at Joondalup.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Looking like a great get.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

very good Fat Harold

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Heard travers nursing a minor knee injury

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D2.0  
Two months ago

Or in other words:
We don't have a coach, and our CEO can't find his own dick with both hands & a torch

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