Tuesday, April 1, 2008

There Is Movement At The Station

One of "Boo" Bailey's best....Daily Telegraph

Today is April Fool's day, but it could also be known for the day that the NBL off season trading began. It might just be appropriate that this is the day it all started.

First of all Brian Goorjian finally made it official. He is going to be the third coach of the two year old franchise that we know as the South Dragons. The five time championship winning coach will finally bring some respect to a club that has promised so much during its brief existence but delivered so little.

The next question to come out of this move will be, which Kings players will follow him down the Hume Highway? I will say Jason Smith will explore his options as Melbourne is his home town and Mark Worthington would love to move closer to Chris Anstey so those accidental elbows will connect a little more regularly.

We will have to wait and see how Goorj moulds this rough diamond into something that resembles a consistent playoff performer.

Jacob Holmes has headed back home. Two years ago Holmes moved east thinking the grass was greener on the other side of the state boarder. Time has come and gone and he has decided that Scott Ninnis is the man he wants keep improving his game under, back home.

Holmes' new three year deal will get him through to the age of 27. A pivotal point in anyone's career. He has floated around the fringes of the national team but has not been able to take that next step. It will be interesting to see how and where Holmes improves his game with Ninnis at the helm.

Probably not getting too much publicity this side of the Tasman is Kiwi Mika Vukona. He has decided to cut ties with the team that gave him his first crack in the NBL, the New Zealand Breakers. Only one of three players to play 100 games for the club, Vikona wants to move to a program where he feels he can develop his game a little more.

Whoever picks him up will be hoping he brings his energy and rebounding with him, and if any development comes with his high octane play it will be considered a bonus.

Maybe the best article of the day I have come across. A great piece of writing talking about all angles of current sports stars antics. A must read for a laugh and another slam on the NBL.

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