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Scott Morrison leaving Perth Wildcats

A members e mail has gone out announcing Scott Morrison won't be coming back to the Wildcats, citing family reasons.


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Big Fudge  
Last month

Please dont stuff this up by making Mike Kelly the head coach!

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KET  
Last month

Western Australians managed to turf out 2 scomos this year, impressive effort

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Another Anon  
Last month

The dismantling of a dynasty continues.
Financial Controller ( I assume is the CFO) walked out earlier this week to

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Luuuc  
Last month

Nothing but smooth sailing at the Wildcats atm.




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Dunkman  
Last month

Bevo please. Just like to see him back coaching.

I tell you WA is the place to be after throwing out two scomo's.

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DennisRodmansHair  
Last month

He came, he saw, he conquered.

Not a good time in the Wildcats history at the moment.

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KWhite_Rulez  
Last month

Excellent news. Was divisive and the fans hated him.

Other leavings recently definitely more concerning however.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Was just a terrible bloke, not professional at all.
Family reasons... I call BS.
Probable mutual agreement to part ways with some $$$ added.
Perth don't have to pay 2ndyear contract and Morrison probably has something lined up.

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Herbert Cadbury  
Last month

I heard Bevo wasn't going to re-sign with Southland next year through the local gossip mill... Don't want to be seen to be fuelling rumours but would love to see him back in the league, even if it is with Perth...

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Screeningnick  
Last month

Whenever I think of Scott Morrison, I remember the time Sydney were mounting a comeback against Perth by implementing a hard full court press. How does the genius that is ScoMO react? He calls a timeout and takes both Cotton & Norton out to let Kevin White deal with the full court press...

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AngusH  
Last month

In a vacuum, OK. Understandable. Along with everything else going on at the club, feels like overcorrecting is going on that could end up swinging things backwards even more so.

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ME (he/kangaroo)  
Last month

Perth Wildcats are turning into the modern Adelaide 36ers before our very eyes.

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curtley  
Last month

Sco No Mo

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Drexler  
Last month

Few peeps on here should put their hat in the ring

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Big Fudge  
Last month

Drexler... you know what, I think I will!

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Anon  
Last month

Kobe and Perthworld haven't posted OMG

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Zodiac  
Last month

Looks like that Corey Webster signing might've been the straw that broke the camel's back for ScoMo.

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Monday Dech  
Last month

"former players privately expressing concerns about the erosion of the Wildcats' culture and direction under new owners Sports Entertainment Group." From Perthnow. Gee didn't see that one coming.
Also in the farewell statement scomo thanks Hutchi and the SEN team "for their extreme support, understanding and efforts." So he had something nice to say about hutchi, unless it was a clause in the financial payout to add this to the statement. So why didn't this all happen back in April. Two months later and all the free agency signings occur and now scomo/Chowdhury/Radich/Georgiu out. Great way to prep for next year. Most of squad is already signed. Better have an ace up the sleeve with the import slot or I smell a stink up for this coming season

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Mobbin  
Last month

Anyone got Twiggy Forrest's number to by the Wildcats from SEG

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Just a fan  
Last month

I think Perth need the old 36ers gm to help them rebuild!

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Luuuc  
Last month

Next coach needs to be Marty Clarke!

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Perth are following New Zealand's playbook on how to royally mess up an ownership transition of a successful club to trash.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Bevo is not coaching at present, got hurt I heard and broke a few ribs.

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Big Fudge  
Last month

Monday Dech, for some reason when I click the Perthnow link to the article it doesnt come up. Would you be able to provide a copy and paste in here of the article?

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Big Fudge  
Last month

Nevermind got it working

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Boba Fett  
Last month

"Bevo is not coaching at present, got hurt I heard and broke a few ribs."
A bit more to it than that but I think he will be out for a fair while. In fact he's lucky to be alive by all accounts.

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Yup  
Last month

Replacements??

I'm guessing the old rescheme would have gone after a guy like Shaun Dennis...

New rescheme... Mike Kelly? Matt Flynn?

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Probably a long shot but do you think Goorj would be interested?

Thats probably the only name I would trust to 'right the ship'.

For those saying Bevo, do you recall the days when they would average about high Fifties in point per game?

The game plan was pass the ball around and give it to (Prime) Lisch with 5 seconds left whilst he was being held by Corletto and other defenders.

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Aussie  
Last month

Ten News Perth reporting Gleeson "Might" be interested in returning

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Downtown  
Last month

Any chance the bendat kids buy it back

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Aussie  
Last month

Then they throw Goorj's name in there lol

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Perthworld  
Last month

Two months later and all the free agency signings occur and now scomo/Chowdhury/Radich/Georgiu out. Great way to prep for next year. Most of squad is already signed. Better have an ace up the sleeve with the import slot or I smell a stink up for this coming season

Exactly, two months completely wasted. Even though it is the correct decision their execution of it was amazingly poor. SEG burned their $8.5mil already after one season playing sports group empire wannabes.

Kiwis how are Otago doing under these clowns?

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Anon  
Last month

Hmm Judd Flavell leaves SEM tonight to persue a HC role

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Jimmyhooper15  
Last month

Trevor is coming back.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Fact or rumour?

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Anonymightymouse  
Last month

"For those saying Bevo, do you recall the days when they would average about high Fifties in point per game?"

Over his years at Perth they were the highest scoring team in the league, what are you talking about?

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Jimmyhooper15  
Last month

Goorjian is not in the mix or been mentioned. The Gleeson comeback whispers started a few weeks ago and as of right now nothing is set in stone.

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Bol  
Last month

Dropping like flies. Why would Trev come back to this shit show!

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Bol  
Last month

Its not such a bad thing Morrison is gone now but worrying signs other front office staff have also quit in the same week.

Obviously people are not happy how SEN are "integrating" this great club into their company. More like dismantling and destroying i say.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Imagine if they bring in guy molloy lol.

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Saint23  
Last month

if travers gets drafted in the nba ? stashed back to the cats who pays his salary the nba team that drafts him or the cats

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A  
Last month

12 News Perth reporting "Craig Hutchison has declared the club will move quickly in returning Challenge Stadium (HBF Stadium) to play all home games.

"We will move quickly. The process starts tomorrow. It will be a thorough but quick process, there will be some considered minds of people making the collective decision, engaging all parts of the club," We want to play in the best stadium in the country” Hutchison said.

“It is important we move forward quickly and with clarity. We will play in the best stadium we possibly can to arm us and the red army for the years ahead.”

“We are in a period of evolution and a period of moving into the next era and play in one of the best stadiums in the world(Challenge Stadium),” he said.



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orbit  
Last month

Next coach will be found thoroughly & quickly.

Gotta be Mike Kelly!!

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AngusH  
Last month

Kelly was always brought in as insurance if ScoMo didn't work out I think. He did OK the first season in Cairns when their imports were firing.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Very much doubt it's mike Kelly after watching press conference.

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Big Fudge  
Last month

The press conference had Scomo mention that he has been weighing up this decision for a couple of months... if thats so a big thank you for waiting until we have signed the majority of the team before you decide to pull the pin, ass hat.

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D2.0  
Last month

Yeah, don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out.

The underlying problem remains is that Hutchy is a grade-A wanker.
And like all wankers he either doesn't realise or doesn't care.

I don't understand how the Wildcats were ever sold to him. I can only think that perhaps Dr Jack wasn't in good shape, and the decision was taken by his executives.

Such an arrangement only works if the wanker has really deep pockets, and Hutchy doesn't. He need the Wildcats to turn a profit.

There's a couple that we have sat behind, ever since moving to the Arena. They stuck it out through Covid, but have now cancelled their memberships, and they're not the only ones.

Sad thing is that it wouldn't be too hard to fix, but it would require that they double-down, and burn some cash to get the team back on track.
Good coach, a marquee local, couple of good imports, and off we go.
But sadly I don't see it happening.

Not a great time to be a sports fan in WA.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Organisations always give you the option of resigning first before getting sacked so it's probably fair to say ScoMo really got sacked, this late in the off-season is curious timing I would be willing to believe Gleeson perhaps all of a sudden became available.

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Luuuc  
Last month

There's a couple that we have sat behind, ever since moving to the Arena. They stuck it out through Covid, but have now cancelled their memberships

That seems like overkill on their part.
If I was in their situation I would have just contacted the club and requested to be moved to a different block.

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Zodiac  
Last month

That would also allow the Wildcats to confidently predict it will be a quick coaching search too.

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Another Anon  
Last month

Not a great time to be a sports fan in WA?? Only if you support Cats and Eagles (which I do).
Dockers will finish top 4. Men's cricket won everything, women won WBBL. Fever to host netball final. Even Glory are looking like they've got a rebuild on track for the new season. Force improving every year as well.

Plenty to like about WA sport.

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koberulz  
Last month

Hutchy on Twitter claiming that Morrison did well "with the toughest hand ever dealt to an NBL coach". I would pay actual money to put him in a room with Dan Shamir and show Shamir that tweet.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Hutchy's just defending the coach he signed that presided over the Wildcats 35 year playoff streak ending.

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D2.0  
Last month

"Dockers will finish top 4"

Yeah, and the place down the road has a 2 for one sale on bags of manure. What's your point.

"women won WBBL. Fever to host netball final. Even Glory are looking like they've got a rebuild on track for the new season. Force improving every year as well."

and for all I know, we won the national Baton-Twirling championship also. Who gives a fuck?

Don't get me wrong, the resurgence in our Cricket is very welcome. I used to love watching the Sheffield Shield as a kid, and it's great to see us finally winning again. But it's not much of a spectator sport for me.

I'm finally on a roster where I can watch all the footy games, and most of the NBL ones. Royals and Eagles are in a massive slump, and the Cats are imploding.

Think I'll go buy a Powerball ticket.

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Toddy  
Last month

Who cares he's going? I don't rate the bloke.

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Perthworld  
Last month

I don't understand how the Wildcats were ever sold to him. I can only think that perhaps Dr Jack wasn't in good shape, and the decision was taken by his executives.

The other potential ownership groups were even bigger duds, it's why the sale was delayed for so long in the hope that something better would eventuate. Ultimately SEG were the best of a pathetic bunch - you can't sell to a good buyer if there aren't any interested.

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Boba Fett  
Last month

Then don't sell.

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Anonymightymouse  
Last month

"Sad thing is that it wouldn't be too hard to fix"

Correct. Missing the playoffs by one game after a bad year with injury is not too hard to fix.

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Bol  
Last month

Its a tough crowd here Luuuc

Gold

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koberulz  
Last month

Then don't sell.
Would that have ended any better?

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Pat Bev  
Last month

Not sure if this means anything but. Trev's son, Taj is playing WABL in WA again. Not sure if his family followed him to CA, but could mean something??

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Drexler  
Last month

I feel for Scomo as a person off the court and from an emigration perspective. Taking the risk to commit to an international move, coaching over skype to begin with, bringing along a very young family, couple of weeks in having to leave young family for months, the predictable and embarassingly oz-tarded constant media and social media Scomo/Scomo PM gags, having to entertain that utter dickcheez Craig at the West (and friends) on the daily, etc. Then on the court having 2 stars on the roster surrounded by a hot and cold supporting cast who were consistently inconsistent at the business end of the season. Tough gig. His head on the block as coach at the end of the day but you can't deny the above wouldn't be a strain on a young family in unfamiliar territory.

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Perthworld  
Last month

You forgot the main problem which was that he isn't a very good coach.

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Billy Bob  
Last month

If Law doesn't get hurt I’m a random ankle, they make playoffs....despite all of the hurdles and headaches mentioned.

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Ballman  
Last month

It should not have got down to missing finals from Laws ankle, should have wrapped up the finals berth much earlier.

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Boba Fett  
Last month

"Would that have ended any better?" It couldn't be any worse surely.

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Billy Bob  
Last month

2 months on the road? Tough ask.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Wildcats currently interviewing:

Will Weaver.
John Rillie.
Jacob Chance.
Judd Flavell.

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Mobbin  
Last month

Wouldn't Weaver just be the same as Morrison... an assistant coach not ready for the head position.
Chance is the "bring back to culture" and knows the Gleeson game plan option but then is he ready for head responsibilities
Don't know the coaching credentials of Rillie and Flavell

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Dunkman  
Last month

Weaver is a gun, but why would he comeback when he left after one season at kings chasing an nba gig.
Chance is good enough already.

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Boba Fett  
Last month

Chance hasn't got a clue IMO. He's Roth's boy and why would Perth even consider having them back in their fold after he left to follow Roth. As for experience on the scale of being a head Coach he's probably a 3.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Chance would be great, worked under Gleeson and Roth. Roth didn't chase him for the JJs if he wasn’t any good.

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