NBL1 OG
Earlier this month

NBL1 Central Preliminary Final

And then there were 3. Sturt struggled in the last quarter last week to fall to Norwood after a tight three quarters while North were just too much for the Eagles to handle.

Sturts back court are the backbone to their success and Spear more than held up his end of the bargain but Daly was well held. North will play Dech, Staude and Williams through the guard positions and while Dech returned last week he still gave up plenty of points to Harris and Sturt have the edge in the guard battle.

Up front McVeigh has shot poorly the past couple of weeks but has been solid on the boards while Jimma Dau has been effective during the finals so far. Dowdell is solid inside and his matchup against Calligeros will be important. Turnbull and Fassos compliment the stars well and are capable scorers in their own right. North have an edge here, but not by much.

Rigoni is a 3 time coach of the year for a reason, and it'll matter in in this one where both sides are evenly matched.

Sturt by 6 for me.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

What Rigoni's playoff record though? I’d dare say it’s not great?

I think North will win comfortably. Not enough offense on Sturt’s roster to compete.

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NBL1 OG  
Earlier this month

Rigoni made the GF in 2016 I think it was and he only had DJ that year. He is a very highly credentialed and respected coach.

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Anonnona  
Earlier this month

Suggest Deano is more credentialled and more successful with variety of teams. North into finals and winning - promised land

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Dean only wins with high budget teams. What was his record like without McVeigh and took Dech to save day last week. And Rigoni had more than DJ, his son played well as well as White, Warbout, Rawson, Klaosen and CJ before he got fat and ended up at North.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

This is a high budget team from North though...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

No it's not!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The only real high budget teams finished 8th and 9th. Every NBL1 team comes at a cost. If that's the best comeback you can come up with for a team's success than you don't pay much attention to sport anywhere in the world.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Comeback? What are you on about?

The assertion was that Dean only wins with high budget teams, giving Rigoni has the edge coaching-wise, which doesn't make sense in this scenario when North's budget is considerably larger.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

You assume North's budget it bigger.

Given 6 of the 10 are likely playing for $0 that's a big assumption. If you think Daly and Spear are playing for nothing you're also crazy.

Everyone wins at this lecel and above with some money being spent on their roster. Or you can be Eastern. Or Centrals women.

At least Dean wins. Some coaches can't win even with considerable more money in their budgets.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

North spend isn't as big as it will be next year if the borders open. With borders not open they basically still had 3 players either import or restricted which is more than most teams did.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Not sure the coaches will be the story here - whoever wins the battle of Dech and McVeigh vs Daly and Spear will win.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Verle $3000 total ,
Jimma $2000 total
Dech 750-900 per game
McVeigh 750-900 per game
Dowdell $5000 total , plus coaching $$

Would all be getting paid something

My estimates are next to their names

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Easy As  
Earlier this month

Ali Wilson was allegedly being paid 1500 a game for Norwood women. Those fellas need to contact her agent if that's all they're getting!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Your estimates mean nothing though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

My estimates would be bloody close

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

And in your estimates what would a Turnage be paid or a Spear or aDaly?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

What would you think ?

Sturt pretty cheap and Norwood flush

Cj would be highest paid in the league , would be package with coaching etc not just straight cash from club

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Fact: Drmic was going to play for KB when he got coaches job then came back and said Southern offered him $30k, could it be matched. Needless to say it wasn't. From kB himself.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Interesting re. Dowdell. Is he here on a working visa mmmmm if some someone telling little fibbies.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Everyone tells fibs about payments. Especially someone like KB trying to protect his job.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Dowdell would be on a lot more. He used other clubs to leverage more money out of North and they just paid it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Dowdells visa only allows him to work for north or Basketbsll relate activities tied to north , unless cash

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sturt worst number 1 seed of all time?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

If Sturt comeback from this halftime deficit the Rigoni is not Coty but coach of all time!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Straight sets Sturt
5 titles in 62 seasons
Nothing elite or respected about that.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Whoever thought Daly and Spear were going to our play Dech and McVeigh were absolutely kidding themselves lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Does South say goodbye to both Senior coaches now Dickel lost to North again?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Norwood would be pretty relaxed about the GF seeing how North hit a brick wall in second half

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Outplayed by McVeigh and Dech... Spear and Daly were outplayed by Dech and Staude. Didn't even need to include McVeigh in that conversation.

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!  
Earlier this month

North Adelaide just keep getting bigger and stronger - both Senior Teams into GF, new stadium etc

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Didn't their U18 boys get like 4 boys to move to the NBA program in Canberra last year?

Most of their D1/2 boys teams are in the top 3. NBL1 mens team in the Grand Final. At our club there are constant murmurs of boys and families saying "we are wanting to get into North next season because they are winning and have kids going to high levels". Sure they are not perfect but seems to be the best run program from the outside looking in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

No 4 did not.

Wouldn't know about their 1/2 boys teams BSA have taken down all Friday night comps. Such an amazing organisation. But parents and basketball faithful are complaining for no reason at all.

Well done to both North teams led by two dedicated, passionate and skilled coaches.

Their juniors on the other hand, have issues. They're not the target club they were 2-3 years ago.

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Anonnona  
Earlier this month

Deano the chief rocket scientist... another master class. The rockets is on the launch pad tested and all system 100% Good to go.. flames at arse end of a rocket.. that's were they will be once Deano pushes the ignite button..Rocket scientist ... great team assembled coached and motivated ....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Another monster game from Calligeros
Dudes a flop

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Anonnona  
Earlier this month

Home grown talent. He goes alright. Big A
schild playing in GF. Calli at least a starter. It's the league. Imports and hire guns. Not enough done to promote Calli Schild Mud Harris types to get opportunities ..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

People are too heavily focussed on the "stars" and do not appreciate the loyalty and importance of good role players such as Max, Schild, Spud. These type of players are the core of good consistent teams. They are team first players. There is a reason why these players have had a long career. Some of our younger players could learn about the team game and loyalty by watching the little things these role players do for their team and their teammates

And the reward for their hard work over many many years is to be part of the biggest game in local basketball each year. Spud has experienced it many times and now its Schild's turn next week. If it is his last game what could be a better way to go out.

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';'  
Earlier this month

Dickel should be gone as well as Petty

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Did Petty move on or get moved on?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Would anyone COTY votes in either grade change now?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Rigoni is a good coach, everyone who works with him backs that up. But the Sturt era of recuiting, poaching & being hand fed the best talent in the state is done. Yes they have good teams but the brand is waivering and without Mesecke they don't do the work in schools and filling gaps with talent from elsewhere. Sturt coaches have always over achieved due to the gap in talent.

It's near impossible to gauge a good coach from the outside.

The League has a number of good coaches, including Rigoni, Nyberg, Simons, Milat. But only the players and fellow coaches who have worked with them truly know just how capable they are.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Milat , what are the chances he is gone at seasons end ?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

How does South women finish 3rd but Dickel must go???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Same reason its likely Turnbull must go too. Results don't mean everything especially on the women's side.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Because he is a tool... Actually most people want him out of the junior side of the program more than senior

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Like him or not (too foul prone for me) but Calligeros is still one of the better local bigs in the competition.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Offensively. But can't defend!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Max was fine off the bench or in a lesser role but in their two finals when he was relied upon to be their third scorer he went 5/22 combined.

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Anonshotter  
Earlier this month

Take Schild every time. Massive body more athletic...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Calligeros typical overhyped Sturt player when the real stuff starts and pressure comes, flop.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Maybe the coaches like Shaw/Rojo should be banned for doing naughties on the sidelines. Lots of issues and BSA know all about it and nothing being said or done about it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Naughties on the sideline??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

What are BSA going to do! Haha! You won't find a more limp lightweight bunch of pretenders in any sport in the world!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Fairly certain Rojo has been told in no uncertain terms that his carry on wont be tolerated anymore.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Southern losing head coach and a women's player to WA? you do the maths??

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