Thursday, April 10, 2008

Penney at the Masters, Former NBL player in WNBA

Penney can be found carrying the clubs this off season!

New Zealand Breaker Kirk Penney is going to caddie at the Master's golf tournament. He will carry the clubs for two time US Open winner, Andy North. North will participate in the Par 3 Contest before the real deal tees off on Friday where we will see 9 Aussies in the field.

Former Gold Coast Roller, Brisbane Bullet and North Melbourne Giant Mike Mitchell has joined the WNBA franchise, Chicago Sky, as an assistant coach.

Over the last few years Mitchell has been honing his coaching skills at the college and high school level. Mitchell has joined the coaching staff that is lead by another former NBL player, Steven Key.

In other news, it is good to see that Ian Stacker has found his way back into the NBL. Stacker who is a very innovative coach will add a different dimension to the champion Melbourne Tigers. He is a coach that is prepared to try the unthinkable in game situations, so I'm sure he will give coach Al Westover plenty of food for thought.

If my readers of this blog have their finger on the pulse, it is believed that Jason Smith has already put pen to paper with the South Dragons. One anonymous reader says that the deal was done last weekend! (Anonymous said... It's a done deal Jason Smith signed with the Dragons last weekend.
April 9, 2008 11:36 AM)

It seems that Sam MacKinnon is heading to the Melbourne Tigers if the Brisbane Bullets cannot find a new owner in the very near future.

It must be hard to find an owner over night, but the longer it takes the Bullets to find some, I would hate to see what their roster will eventually look like. Players will only ponder for so long then they have to make a business decision that is best for themselves.

Brisbane people only need to look at the Singapore Slingers last off season dilemma and see what becomes of your roster if you have to wait until the death to recruit players.

It would be a shame to see an original team left chasing their tail when the season begins.

Brad Hill has jumped the border with fellow ex-Dragon Jacob Holmes and rejoined the Adelaide 36ers. Hill will be returning home and to the club where he started his career. Hill has not seen significant court time since a devastating arm injury against the Townsville Crocs in season 2006/07.

Although the college basketball season is done on the court, the focus now turns to who will declare for the draft. I will keep you posted as this happens, but here is an article that gives a good review of the college season.

Kobe or Shaq?


Anonymous said...

Hey mate, just got back from Beijing hanging with Keys. Also caught up with Matty Weston. That boy has certainly done well for himself...Wogg

John Rillie said...

Which one, Keys or Weston? Neither could hoop so I hope they have found their "thing" in life!