AngusH
Last year

Chase Buford departs Kings

Not entirely unexpected but still... oof. NBA gig lined up seems to be the guess.

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Sebastian  
Last year

Kings declined their team option (ESPN story).

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Luuuc  
Last year

Champagne corks being popped at NBL Reffing HQ

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AngusH  
Last year

Kings declined the team option, but based on what had been said previously my assumption is that he has some kind of agreement in place already re: the NBA, rather than just "exploring opportunities" as the Kings put in the members release.

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Basket 91  
Last year

Interesting on the outside looking would suggest Buford wanted to look at nba options and the Kings probably couldn't wait or hold off for too long.

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Sebastian  
Last year

I can't see any NBA team putting up with his sideline antics

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Rhino  
Last year

Suns head coach haha!

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Zodiac  
Last year

Assistant coaching job with the Atlanta Hawks was the talk late last season.

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Jonno  
Last year

I think given he is young and would have bigger aspirations its a smart decision by Buford to move on, he really cant achieve anything more in the NBL, his stock probably as high as it will get in the NBL, now is the time to try and get a gig back in the NBA system, possibly higher up the pecking order than his previous roles and go from there.

Kings will be fine and shouldnt have a problem finding another high level coach given their contacts and money.

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Drexler  
Last year

Trev to the Kings?

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Jimmyhooper15  
Last year

Gleeson?

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Dunkman  
Last year

Team hasn't been set up for Gleeson style coaching, I’d be chasing Lemanis , Henare or bevo if he still got the hunger.

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Aussie  
Last year

Would like to see Will Weaver return

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Rely  
Last year

Does someone have access to this article?

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=DTWEB_WRE170_a_TWT&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailytelegraph.com.au%2Fsport%2Fbasketball%2Fchase-buford-set-to-leave-sydney-kings-after-nba-coaching-offer%2Fnews-story%2Fff573079d88552b06c9864c847baee8b&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium&v21=dynamic-high-control-score&V21spcbehaviour=append


Per Matt Logue: "The Sydney Kings parted ways with back-to-back championship-winning coach Chase Buford because the club wanted to avoid being left high and dry should the American mentor secure an NBA contract. Buford isn't happy with the decision."

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Dunkman  
Last year

Rumour is that Weaver is leaving Paris, you could be on the money.

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AngusH  
Last year

This is the downside to bringing in guys like Weaver/Buford. It obviously has advantages as well and paid off the past few seasons, but as a fan every offseason you give it about a 60/40 chance at best that the guy is returning.

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WC95  
Last year

Angus I recall reading somewhere that that's how the Kings want to go about it these days. Bring in a guy on the cusp of coaching in the NBA and not getting in his way if he does.

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AngusH  
Last year

The thinking seemed to be that way initially after Weaver, and then the team had also said the idea behind the team option with no NBA for Chase was to basically prevent it from happening also, so *shrug*. I guess they had reason to believe he was as good as gone regardless.

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AlphabetA  
Last year

Angus - from what I hear, Chase wanted to wait till late July when all NBA teams have clearer vision to make a decision, which was probably too late for the Kings. They probably didn't want to find themselves in the same situation as it was with Weaver a couple years ago.

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Perthworld  
Last year

"Buford isn't happy with the decision."

Sucked in, Chase. Kindly f*ck off now.

I'm processing this news as Buford finally serving time for the misconduct sentence, which was never properly handed down by the league, in perpetuity.

I love how the Kings aren't willing to idly wait on a coach who may be departing. "We ain't no stepping stone." Smith and co. are privately through with his antics as well you would think.

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Zodiac  
Last year

It must mean the Kings have already got their next coach lined up and didn't want to miss out on him whilst Buford flaps around and probably ultimately leaves anyway.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Someone wrote that Billy Beaver is leaving Paris.

Why not I say to the Calm One being appointed purely for that meme.

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Dunkman  
Last year

Rumour is he is leaving Paris, their season is over now so it might not be long in coming out. I've said it before, for all Smiths idiosyncrasies he’s been great for kings and nbl.

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Anonymightymouse  
Last year

100%. Puts everything into his club and they have set the standard for the league on-court and now off-court too.

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AngusH  
Last year

Weaver would probably be the best case (outside of the uncertainty of him returning the following season), it was an interesting difference in styles between Weaver and Buford though, with Weaver having more of an NBA-like "Morey Ball" style of everything being threes or at the rim to the extreme, where as with Buford the overall reliance on the 3 ball really fell off with a focus on getting to the paint and pushing the ball in transition.

I think the role players the Kings have brought back would slot into either style, but it would impact what sort of imports the Kings look to bring in which is another reason they might have pulled the pin at this stage.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Will be a fifth Head Coach in six seasons for the Kings next season.

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hoopie  
Last year

Basically, Chase gambled - he had the safe low risk low reward option of committing to the kings, or the speculative high risk high reward option of treating the Kings like powerless amateurs while he chased his NBA dream.

At this stage, he has lost.


I'm glad to see him and his antics gone, and hope the NBL grows some cojones and starts acting on coach misbehaviour instead of pandering to them based on who they are or have as their connections.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Olgun says he thinks the Sydney coaching job is the most coveted coaching job in the world outside the NBA!

Settle down young fella lol

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hoopie  
Last year

And Olgun is heavily respected by ... who exactly?

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Dunkman  
Last year

Lmao, oh my.

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hoopie  
Last year

Okay, Olgun isn't Boti, but if that comment re Sydney is accurate, then he’s just lost all credibility.

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Zodiac  
Last year

"When this opening happened prior to Chase Buford, I called it the most coveted coaching job outside of the NBA. That's the reality of what it is.


https://nbl.com.au/news/the-urgent-race-to-replace-chase

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hoopie  
Last year

Yeah, nah (but thanks for sharing)

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Perthworld  
Last year

And Olgun is heavily respected by ... who exactly?

His mum?

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orbit  
Last year

Shane Heal back as head coach maybe??

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Dunkman  
Last year

@ orbit,
Maté you been skylarking to long, Heal left the flames, owned by the same owners in dispute, he's the last bloke that’s coaching there.

Bayern Munich salary already is known for 2027 over 50 million euros, around 75 million aud, smaller than some Spanish clubs and a few Greek and Turkish clubs but is the best coaching job outside the nba, lmao.

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Weedy Slug  
Last year

Nope
Nielsen, Wenbanyama incoming.
Cotter, already had a shot.
Henare, Not with those owners.
Gleeson, Not with those owners.
Brown, Wenbanyamai incoming.
Lemanis, Not with those owners.
Caporn, probably too early too come back.
NBL assistants, can't think of any that are ready

Maybe
Weaver, familiar but no WC assistant spot opening which he wanted.
Clarke, done very good things at nba academy.
Seebohm, recent wnbl title, highly rated, leap to men’s game?
NBA hc dropouts
NBA assistant
G League hc

For the Headlines
Goorjan, return to Sydney.
Hammon, prove she can head coach a men’s team.

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SixersFan  
Last year

Weedy Slug you can't be serious about Clarke?! Clarke should never get an NBL head coaching or assistant job again IMO

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Weedy Slug  
Last year

Why not?

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Dunkman  
Last year

Kings owners have proven best in league since taking over, GF first year, equal fourth second, fifth on percentage after head coach departed just before season started and back to back wins. I'd say most coaches would jump at the chance.

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Interpreter  
Last year

What good things has Clarke done at the Global Academy?

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Weedy Slug  
Last year

Helped players get better....

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Interpreter  
Last year

Weedy, it was a genuine question and helping players get better doesn't exactly differentiate him from other candidates. One would hope players improved in a resourced environment dedicated to that purpose.

Is there a particular success story from his tenure? How much in-game coaching does Clarke do in his role?

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Basket 91  
Last year

Clarke is a good development coach and teacher of the game which is different to being a good nba coach.

Just because he's doing good at the global academy doesn’t mean the nbl suits him.

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SixersFan  
Last year

If I remember correctly

3 Seasons as coach of the Sixers
2 times finished bottom of the ladder
1 time finished second to bottom of the ladder and the only reason he didn't finish bottom is because Sydney joined the league again
Must own the worst winning percentage of NBL coaches
I think in his last year he probably had the most talented NBL team to finish last
Set the club record twice with 8 losses in a row
I felt he struggled with having a feel for the game and making in game decisions
He was not engaging to fans
I don't think he ever took accountability for the teams poor performance

Not quite the person Sydney would be after.....

Apparently at NBA Global Academy he does well but that is a lot different from being a NBL head coach and as Interpreter said how do you even measure that.

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Weedy Slug  
Last year

The guy is a well respected coach, all round coach. The players under him local and foreign have all said that the time spent under him was beneficial and that they improved alot. They have proved this in the ncaa. He was the assistant under randy bennett at st marys and could have stayed.
I said he was a maybe option, maybe not suited to the bright lights of Sydney but a cairns or Adelaide or brisbane, I can see that as a higher probability.

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Weedy Slug  
Last year

Using his resume from 2010, ok. He hasn't improved as a coach in 10 years? We’ve seen many get a second shot.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Marty Clarke was an absolute disaster as an NBL coach and I highly doubt he will ever get another opportunity.

Of all the coaches out there why even bother mentioning this guy? The Kings wouldn't even consider a coach like him.

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Dunkman  
Last year

Weedy is his agent::::)))

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Weedy Slug  
Last year

Yep. I'm like the equivalent of Moldovan, but for coaches.
Joey Wright anyone?

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Sebastian  
Last year

He is a juniors coach. That is his niche.

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hoopie  
Last year

Or he's a great skills and attitude coach for individuals but not up to handling the team dynamics or in-game decisions

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Weedy Slug  
Last year

Ncaam = men.

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Sebastian  
Last year

Average age of the last title winning teams as of March 1 of title season. Hardly fully grown men. Thats why FIBA used to have U23 World Championships < Men

AAWM
2012 Kentucky 19.7
2013 Louisville 21.7
2014 UConn 21.7
2015 Duke 20.1
2016 Villanova 21.1
2017 North Carolina 21.6
2018 Villanova 21.2
2019 Virginia 21.4

2021 Baylor 22.3

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Perthworld  
Last year

Ncaam = men.

Boyz2Men*

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Has to be Marty Clarke as HC, with Shane Heal as Assistant and Joey Wright as List Manager and Player Relations Chief.

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Perthworld  
Last year

I like that combo but believe it would suit Adelaide more once CJ is sacked.

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