The Weekend Post - - Sport -

QIf you were on the club’s board, would you be ex­tend­ing the con­tract of Aaron Fearne fol­low­ing the sea­son?

AI’ve known Aaron for 20 years, from when we first played to­gether for the Cairns Marlins and won a CBA Na­tional Cham­pi­onship in 1998. There’s ab­so­lutely no deny­ing that he’s a com­mit­ted, de­voted and metic­u­lous coach. The NBL is a pro­fes­sional sport­ing busi­ness though and tak­ing the emo­tion out of the ques­tion, it would be ex­tremely dif­fi­cult for the Taipans board to jus­tify another con­tract ex­ten­sion for a coach who in nine years has de­liv­ered zero ti­tles, had only three play­off ap­pear­ances and owns a los­ing over­all record. Per­son­ally, I’d give him one more sea­son at the helm to de­liver the city a cham­pi­onship. If the board does de­cide to give him another op­por­tu­nity, it needs to be un­der the pro­viso that he shows an abil­ity to adapt and change. The def­i­ni­tion of in­san­ity is do­ing the same thing over and over again and ex­pect­ing a dif­fer­ent re­sult.

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