12/8/12

CJ speaks out in today's "Advertiser: with Boti Nagy

In todays' "Advertiser" , CJ spoke to Boti Nagy and gave his side of the story. Here's what stood out to me.


``I was told to run to the corner, spread the offence for the big guys, then catch-and-shoot when I was open."
Can't deny that. Kind of like Nathan Herbert's role last year, except hopefully he'd hit the 3 at a better clip than 29%. Talk about not best utilising your talent.


``A lot of the plays Marty ran were complex and other players caught on quicker than I did.I had some mental lapses with the load.''
Takes some of the blame here.  Seems to contradict a point earlier in the article though about how we had three point guards who could create off the dribble, so basically just space the floor and be ready.


``I had to pay for my insurance and the club didn't help me find a place to live.''
Appalling. Not only did they pay him the royal sum of $37k a season, they got him to cover his insurance and didn't help him settle or arrange a car. A shame they couldn't have asked for some help, say perhaps from any major sponsors who are perhaps in the car sales industry????

``I butted heads a few times with Radford,'' he said.``I knew I wasn't one of his guys and he always had something negative to say.''
This name is popping up more and more......

``I think if you look at that team, one-through-eight, it should be top-two in the league,'' he said. ``There's a lot of politics involved and a lot of bad assessment of the talent.
Read "the players aren't the problem, it's the situation and how they're being used".

And most telling...........

``The opinion or assessment of my ability that got me released came from a coach who has been just as successful as I was in the NBL,'' he said.
Ouch. Harsh....but fair.

Hard to see this ending any other way than but a coaching change next year. I think the team should act sooner rather than later considering everything that's on the table.




2 comments:

  1. Those last two comments of CJ's....I think he would be the first ex-36ers player from Clarke's reign of mediocrity to actually come out and say that his coaching (and that of Radford) is a BIG part of the problem here in Adelaide. I know Brad Hill tweeted that it was nice to win in Adelaide but he, like a lot of others, have not come out and made public comments about Clarke, his coaching style or how he uses his players.

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  2. I'd be interested to hear from Diamon Simpson especially.......

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