Lovebroker
Two weeks ago

Ninnis : Breakers coaching situation untenable.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nbl/nbl-fixtures-schedule-round-7-talking-points-and-preview-illawarra-hawks-v-sydney-kings/news-story/7c2e83c672d7968320aa029b76cb2583

This article covers many NBL topics.

Two-Thirds down the article discusses Matt Walsh barking substitutions from the side lines at the Breakers last game.

Several NBL legends have frowned upon Matt's actions and called it untenable.

I agree, if Walsh has such a problem with the subs, fire the Director of Basketball and do it himself or find another.

The title will needs to be VP of Round Things bouncing on Da Floor to avoid further contractual obligations.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

A better title would be "Ninnis: If speculation about the Breakers coaching situation, wildly extrapolated from one incident that may very well have been misinterpreted, is accurate despite no other indications of issues, it's untenable."

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Big life issues right here...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

That's Chris Pike for you, he loves to write and publish nonsensical dribble. He somehow gets his garbage across NBL, WNBL and NBL1.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The whole situation, like many things Breakers, has been grossly overstated.

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Mystro  
Two weeks ago

Peyton Siva was +16 in the Breakers vs Bullets game, I was yelling at the TV to get him back in the game lol.
A player of his experience & pedigree that is finally fit & healthy and able to contribute should be on court as much as possible when trying to break a 6 game drought.
Matt Walsh is allowed to express his opinion as much as any other basketball fan from the sidelines, it's not like he threatened to sack Shamir if he didn't put Siva back in the game.
Walsh will also be under pressure from his ownership group and Breakers fans to deliver wins just as much as Shamir.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Ninnis is employed by another NBL side. How is this appropriate? Given his own failed NBL coaching career, not sure he's the best person to be commenting on issues at other clubs.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

There's certainly question marks about Walsh’s character and ethics, but he has a great basketball IQ. The relationship too - between coaches, ownership and players - is also a unique one. Maor jumping the sidelines, the coaches yelling at each other in Israeli, Walsh getting into players too... it’s different and easy to characterise as dysfunctional because it’s not what we’re used to. But players have been coming back, and some players have developed really well: first Delaney, and now WMW and Wetzell. All would be welcome at any other NBL club but chose the Breakers and credit the setup for their development.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I mean, I'll give you Delaney, but Wetzell and WMD were already pretty good when they got there (WMD maybe just a bit more unknown as he was playing G League).

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Old Mate  
Two weeks ago

Gaze said it on National tv, Ninnis made an observation for about a minute on an hour podcast that no one listens to.
Hardly worth a headline I wouldn't have thought.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

027 WMW so unknown that you called him WMD. Twice.

Just curious, what do you think the D stands for?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The D in WMD stands for Destruction!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"WMD were already pretty good when they got there (WMD maybe just a bit more unknown as he was playing G League)."

He was a really poor shooter last season and probably a strong reason why he couldn't stick in the NBA. He's now shooting close to 44% from 3 and has a very good pull up game out of the pick and roll. I think there's a good chance he may end up back on the fringe of the NBA soon enough.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Gaze said it on National tv"

What Gaze said was in response to what Rucker said and Rucker's interpretation is hardly beyond reproach.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Wouldn't trust Rucker as far as I could kick him.

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Victoria Titans  
Two weeks ago

Ever since Matt Walsh took over the Breakers they have been delusional franchise. Matt Walsh can take the coaching job if he really wants it?

Otherwise let the coach do his job, if not then step away Matt.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If you're the owner, or investor, I can see how frustration could creep in and you may overstep the mark during a game. I found some of the other comments way more interesting saying how Kelly has gotten rid of guys not doing their job, wouldn't the person that hired them not be doing their job either. And the Beveridge comments on the Cairns slaughter. Ummm, Scotty, aren't you part of the team that should have them prepared.
I'd much rather have an owner lose his shit courtside or in the media afterwards than have one that sits on hands and let's the rot continue to get worse every year.

Ninnis:
"I do understand if you're the owner and are paying the bills, you can do whatever you want but I love the fact that here in Adelaide we have an owner Grant Kelly who puts people in place and lets them do their job.

“And if they’re not doing their job, as we’ve seen over the last couple of years he’ll get someone else to do the job.


Bevo:
What he saw from the 36ers back in that loss to the Taipans almost a month ago was a performance lacking effort like he can’t remember seeing before. He is now urging Bruton to lay down the law ahead of their return to action on Tuesday at home to the Wildcats.

“It gives them more time to try and reflect, but after watching that game, it was one of the most pitiful performances I’ve seen in a long time. Not so much from a technical perspective, but the effort was as bad as I’ve ever seen," Beveridge said.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Umm no dickhead #057, Scotty isn't part of the team.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Beveridge's comments are spot on - it was one of the worst defeats in NBL history attitude wise.

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Victoria Titans  
Two weeks ago

That Cairns, Adelaide game was awful. Didn't even watch it.

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twenty four  
Two weeks ago

A better title would be "Ninnis: If speculation about the Breakers coaching situation, wildly extrapolated from one incident that may very well have been misinterpreted, is accurate despite no other indications of issues, it's untenable."

Nah.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The owner shouldn't be saying shit. But he's the owner. If the coach don't like it he can quit.

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