LOOKING TO FUTURE
QIs coaching in the NBL, WNBL or at a higher level an aspiration of yours?
AI think so, I am not sure. It is something that I will have to look at after this season is done. The focus right now is try and get a championship out of this NBL season. Hopefully coaching is in my future. I am not sure what level I will get to but I have a passion for it. I feel like basketball has given me so much so I would love to give some knowledge back.
QYou were around the Sydney Kings at the time of their issues with Firepower and when the South Dragons and the Gold Coast Blaze went down, how did you deal with those adversities as an athlete?
AAdd to that the transformation of the Melbourne Tigers to Melbourne United so you can say I have had my fair share of adversity with basketball clubs. With Firepower it was pretty well documented that we got done by a conman, essentially, which is harsh but it is the reality of it. I was fortunate that I got out and went to the South Dragons before they went down. The South Dragons was an unfortunate situation with where the NBL was at that stage. I wish that Dragons team stuck around. We won a championship that year then folded. As a team captain, it sucked making those phone calls to bring people into the office. Gold Coast once again the environment of the NBL probably did not help, it sucked, it was hard. You try and put roots down in a place and it gets ripped up from under you. Part of me wondered why I did not go to an established club with lots of history but part of me is happy with the journey I have taken.