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Boomers coaches named for Feb qualifiers

Bevo confirmed
Mike Kelly
Robbie McKinlay
Shawn Dennis

Boomers Olympic Coach Brian Goorjian will hand the reigns of Head Coach to Rob Beveridge for the qualifier as he believes he is the right fit for the team.
Rob will be joined by Mike Kelly (Wildcats Assistant Coach) and Robbie McKinlay (Head Coach at the Centre of Excellence) who have a deep understanding of the suitability of a highly talented pool of athletes in particular those that have previously played internationally for Australia. Completing the coaching team will be Australian Shawn Dennis, currently Head Coach of the Shiga Lakestars in the Japanese B. League.

For previous FIBA qualifiers the NBL have applied a weekend "bye for the league" however the re-scheduling of so many games due to COVID has made this option unviable for February. The NBL are working closely with Basketball Australia to ensure we have the best representation of players in Japan.

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So Coe kids,DPs from nbl, nbl1 etc

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NBL season not stopping. Basically letting mike Kelly go during games? Does he not do a job there?


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Don't forget Nick Kay since he's in Japan.

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As long as we beat Taipei twice, we're through. Cant expect kids to walk over them though.

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I get the feeling Morrison does not like Kelly hangin over him all the time.

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Seems like we will have major chemistry issues alongside possible talent issues. What if the NBL gave one NBL team a bye and we sent just the Australian component of that team? Move on NBL Cup, welcome NBL-Asia Cup.

Which team would have the best chance?

How about Melbourne United Boomers? Subtract Agada, Ili, Hukporti. You still have Delly, Goulding, White, Barlow, Newley, JLA, Peatling, Okwera plus DPs.

Boomers culture: Provided. Delly, Goulding, Newley, Barlow.
Chemistry: Provided.
Young Boomers grooming: Provided 1 (White).
Maybe just add a couple more young guards.

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