Two years ago

Patty Mills channel 7 News

Patty mills was on channel 7 news tonight in Adelaide. He was asked a question about potential returning to play for the Adelaide 36ers after finishing in the NBA.

He responds was quite strange, he said "I (Patty) have more chance at playing for the Adelaide Crows, than ever playing for the Adelaide 36ers"

I found this strange as I never thought he had any bad blood with the club.

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Two years ago

I dare say it's probably over the GK and Mitch Creek thing, he broke a cardinal rule there and keep in mind Patty comes from the NBA a very empowered player-driven league too.

It's a bit of a shame hearing him say that publicly given he's half-South Aussie, spent some time growing up in Adelaide and is a diehard Crows fan but understandable and realistically he likely never would've played for the Sixers or probably will for any NBL team post-NBA career.

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Weedy Slug  
Two years ago

He has stated once before that if he did come back it would likely be Canberra or cairns.

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Two years ago

Why anyone would think his first choice would be Adelaide is just daft.

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ME (he/kangaroo)  
Two years ago

I was there in person when he said that, and it felt like a very loaded and frankly, odd answer to give, especially in Adelaide. I'd say there is bad blood for something. What's more, the guy who interviewed him works for the Adelaide 36ers.

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ME (he/kangaroo)  
Two years ago

As for whether he'd play NBL he has said before he'd end his career in the NBL. But clearly not with the Adelaide 36ers lol.

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Two years ago

Awesome response from Patty as GK deserves it for being a bum of an owner.

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Two years ago

Also thought that was sad, along with the whole Ingles stuff it sucks. I'm hoping it was more of a I will be retired from ball by then kinda answer, so both would be unlikely.

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Two years ago

Hopefully Patty can play for Melbourne again. Was so good watching Mills light up the scoreboard with the Melbourne Tigers. My Tigers would of made finals if Patty didn't get bought out by that CBA team midseason.

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Two years ago

We actually met ( just right place, right time) and spoke with Patty at the AIS back in 2009 / 2010 after he'd been working out with Marty Clarke. Marty had just been announced as 36ers coach.
We had a brief conversation with Patty, and asked him about playing in the NBL with 36ers one day, he very clearly said if he played NBL he'd love to play for Canberra. This is obviously well be Mitch Creek had even begun his NBL career ( started with 36ers mid of that season).

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