As for CJ, unless they go on a massive run and make the Grand Final, he should be done, unless he's kept as a puppet.
At this level there's more than x's and O's. He just seems too nice a guy and let the lunatics run the asylum. I used to be a Joey fan until the end, and one thing you could say he wasn't afraid to instill some fear into pro's, overstepping the mark a lot of times. But if he gave a spray in a timeout, halftime, after game, or even in practice, players would listen. CJ is like being told off by your Nanna, both have no real power and probably don't want to do it in first place, want to be the nice one.
It's not even really his fault. Obviously Brisbane weren't going to give him HC job. Can imagine when he went in to tell McKinnon he'd been given the Sixers job that his response would have been "Get the f@#k out of here, really?" Like most programs, assistant coaches tend to be ex franchise players, trying to keep a link to the past as a new coach comes in. Sydney's coaching staff could probably still beat Brisbane in a 3 on 3 comp. Adelaide had KB sitting there, presumably Joey's heir, but he had some mixed results in nbl1. Management probably wanted to clear away any links to the Wright era, but one thing KB has which Joey had, is a no bullshit attitude. Which this team needs, not a best mate "C'mon guys, I'm serious, please play defence!" approach that Bruton seems to display. The Randall behind the scenes footage was pretty bad in the fact that CJ played along with the knucklehead. If Joey allegedly assaulted Sobey at training imagine what he would have done to that prima Donna. But he would have gained the respect of the squad instead of looking like a substitute teacher. Even this whole 3rd import debacle was him just grinning and saying there were names on his desk. If only he'd been honest and said what was really going on.
And have to feel sorry for Sotto, he must be confused as hell. On face value he seems like a nice kid who genuinely tries on top of belonging to the worst nation of fan boys on the planet. He'd have such an improvement like Pinder if he went to somewhere like Cairns and given a set role instead of doing god knows what the coaching staff in Adelaide are trying to get him to do.
Sure, there's a lot of armchair coaches on this forum but it seems the general concensus is CJ is way out of his league. It's turning out worse than the Gobert trade. Management need to hit a home run in picking the next coach. Not just someone thats been in the g league. The Rillie experiment is questionable so far, so just picking an ex name from the college ranks isn't a sure thing. Goorjean is the coaching LeBron of the NBL, expect success but there's a price to be paid afterwards, if the team is still operating even. Only saviour I can see is good old Trev. Have to hope he is feeling a bit homesick, gotten his NBA oats sown, and give him a 5 year mega contract. Rather have a gamble with him than the past couple of years bullshit that we've had to put up with.