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As Gaze fights for his clipboard destiny in a entrance weeks, The Daily Telegraph can exhibit where he ranks compared to a franchise’s 11 other coaches.

In his dual seasons during a Kings, Australia’s biggest domestic actor has available usually 18 wins in 47 games. This gives Gaze a squalid winning commission of 38.3 per cent, fixation him eighth out of a franchise’s 12 coaches given 1988.



Three of a bottom 4 coaches, though, tranquil fewer games than Gaze.

For example, Damian Cotter available 28 waste in his 40 games in assign of Sydney in 2014-15.

In comparison, Gaze has mislaid 29 of his 47 games to date with 9 matches remaining this season.

Sydney Kings manager Andrew Gaze.Source:Getty Images

Despite this unsatisfactory record, Gaze is refusing to give in and he has a full subsidy of Sydney’s owners AEG Ogden.

He is engaged during a Kings until a finish of subsequent deteriorate and skeleton to honour a deal.

“Absolutely,” Gaze said. “Clearly people make judgments and judgments we have to accept right now since it’s a outcome driven business.

“It is partial of a routine we go by in perplexing to build a module and do your best to find a winning formula. Sometimes that routine can be severe an there are a series of hurdles you’ve got in your way.

“We’ve had some complexities and hapless situations like injuries (Kevin Lisch) we’ve had to understanding with over a final deteriorate and 3 quarters, though there is no doubt we should be doing better.”

Regardless, Gaze’s coaching statistics don’t lie.

This deteriorate he has a winning commission of usually 26.3 per cent (5-14), that has his group on lane to turn a misfortune behaving Sydney side in authorization history.

The 2015-16 Kings claimed usually 6 wins and a stream side has five.

Gaze also has an altogether winning commission of 47.6 per cent during home (10-12) and 32.0 per cent divided (8-17) in his dual seasons in charge.

This season, he has available no victories opposite teams with a winning record.

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The Sixers were second-best all game, eventually descending 102-86 in Toronto.

Simmons had a unsatisfactory outing, putting adult only 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in his 32 minutes.

Turnovers (22) and bad three-point sharpened (7-27) continue to infer a Sixers downfall, with their immature stars incompetent to take control of a game.

Philly tumble to 14-18 on a season, while a Raptors continue to impress; relocating to 23-9.


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Toronto are on a roll, carrying won their final 6 games. While a conflicting can be pronounced for Brett Brown’s side, who have now mislaid 5 on a trot.

Despite gripping gait for many of a initial 3 quarters, a 20-2 Raptors run to finish a third entertain radically finished a Sixers’ hopes, and killed a game.

A Dario Saric three-pointer done things engaging mid by a fourth quarter; slicing a lead to 12.

But Toronto were simply too good and fast put an finish to a Sixers run.

DeMar DeRozan starred again for a Raptors, subsidy adult his 45 points in Philadelphia a integrate days ago with 29 points, including 4-7 from deep.

Ben and a Sixers have a New York Knicks subsequent in a blockbuster Boxing Day (4 A.M. AEST) clash.

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Cairns City Lions win again

After a catastrophic deteriorate 2017, we wish a Lions get an early win subsequent year.

All things are looking adult over a final few months for a Holloways Beach-based bar as they landed former AFL actor Aaron Davey as their playing-coach and have a few recruits in a works.

The Lions have already sealed New Norfolk premiership brazen Tyron Rainbird, from Tasmania’s Southern Football League to element what Davey expects will be one of a youngest team’s in a foe subsequent year.

The numbers on a training lane sound certain during Lions so hopefully they can get dual teams on a park and get an early victory.

An NBL championship

This is an annual wish for everybody in a Far North though a lass NBL pretension would be outrageous for a Snakes in 2018.

At a time of writing, they are in a hunt for a finals berth for a second true deteriorate with large male Nate Jawai not distant divided from a lapse from injury.

The Taipans initial entered a foe in 1999 and Cairns basketball fans would adore their initial NBL championship in 2018.

Cairns trainers have a win

When a large income races hurl around in 2018, a Far North trainers merit to collect adult a large cheques.

Rockhampton tutor Jamie McConachy claimed a Cairns Cup in 2017 while Townsville and Mackay trainers dominated during Cannon Park over a underline races during a 2016 Cairns Amateurs Cup carnival.

Leave it to a locals subsequent time and they can collect adult a increasing esteem income over a underline races in a Far North.

Cairns tutor Scott Cooper with Ahern. PICTURE: JUSTIN BRIERTY.Source:News Corp Australia

NEAFL berth for North Queensland

AFL Cairns resolutely planting a NEAFL bar being formed in Cairns behind on a bulletin progressing this year.

The devise is for a bar to be North Queensland focused, not usually Cairns, being means to pull in players and play games in Mackay as good as Townsville, if a curtsy comes.

Far North footy officials trust we need to start formulation now for a 2020 bid to enter a NEAFL.

The 10-team NEAFL competition, comprising of 4 AFL clubs (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and GWS Giants) and Aspley, Redland, Southport, Sydney Uni, Canberra Demons and NT Thunder,

Lets wish there is swell in 2018 and we can all demeanour brazen to carrying a NEAFL bar shortly enough.

Cairns Dolphins make a dash

The Cairns Dolphins have not done a post-season given 2008 and looked like 2017 was going to be their year to mangle that drought.

While a Marlins have been regulars low into a playoffs recently, a Dolphins have not had as many luck.

Hopefully 2018 can be their year.

Jerry Evans Jnr of a Taipans with a spin during a Round 10 NBL diversion between a Cairns Taipans and a Brisbane Bullets during a Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns, Thursday, Dec 14, 2017. (AAP Image/Brian Cassey)Source:AAP

Todd Carney sticks around

NRL clubs are encircling a star half though we unequivocally need him to hang around.

The Northern Pride have taken a outrageous risk to pointer Carney and if he leaves, they will be in many a same position as a lifeless 2017.

There is no doubt he will get a Pride winning some-more games and they need to so they can rivet a village like they once did.

Rugby joining is during a genuine tipping indicate in a Far North and needs a winning Intrust Super Cup group to enthuse immature players to keep during it. Carney could be a outrageous partial of that.

A long-term NRL deal

The understanding with a South Sydney Rabbitohs to move NRL games to Barlow Park expires in 2018.

Much in a same capillary as a significance of a successful Northern Pride, saying a best of a best go produce and tong is essential for a region.

Not usually do a kids get inspired, a eventuality attracts new people to a foe and visitors to a region. Everybody wins.

Having a Rabbitohs extend their understanding to play opposite a Cowboys would be a best we could wish for, nonetheless a ‘away’ side’s success competence lean that decision.

Johnathan Thurston of a Cowboys celebrates feat after kicking a margin idea to waylay feat in additional time during a spin dual NRL compare between a Brisbane Broncos and a North Queensland Cowboys during Suncorp Stadium on Mar 10, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

JT to go out a leader (and play twice during Barlow)

The destiny imperishable is circuitous it adult in 2018 and hopefully we get to see a good male twice more.

The Cowboys have a hearing diversion in Feb and play a Rabbitohs in July, both during Barlow Park, and we adore all a boys, though we don’t see champions like JT often.

Fingers crossed for him and a whole Cowboys team. Surely premiership No. 2 is not too distant divided after a inspirational bid to get to a NRL grand final in 2017.

The fact a Cowboys got there during all contingency have opposition clubs satirical their fingernails about what a fully-fit patrol could do to a competition.

But many importantly, we’d adore to see JT go out on a high. No one deserves it more.

How a Cowboys are not favourites to start subsequent deteriorate is over belief.

Test cricket to lapse to Cairns (and people to spin up)

OK, we’ve left by a integrate of hoops with Cricket Australia, now it’s time for a reward.

Once again Cazalys ticked all a boxes with a successful Sheffield Shield compare on a behind of a debate compare featuring Pakistan final year.

The Future Tours Program has been updated to embody dual Tests and 3 ODIs between Australia and Bangladesh in August.

Seems apparent right?

Well, as prolonged as everybody is relocating in a right direction.

AFL Cairns owns a venue and there’s some reservations it competence usually be a first-day consternation in terms of crowds.

AFL Cairns boss Gary Young even pronounced a BBL diversion would substantially be elite with that in mind. But legislature could demeanour to equivalent that to move cricket’s apex to town.

The off-field to-and-fro is singular to Cairns and CA could take a easier choice if we don’t make it an easy preference for them.

Johnathan Thurston of a Cowboys takes on a counterclaim during a spin 4 NRL compare between a Gold Coast Titans and a North Queensland Cowboys during Cbus Super Stadium on Mar 25, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

Movement on a new rectilinear stadium

Yep, we usually brought adult that aged reddish-brown again.

Barlow Park isn’t going to be redeveloped in a approach that’s going to make anyone happy.

The using lane football and joining fans whinge about is in a routine of a $600,000 upgrade. It’s not changing.

It was hoped a showground could have been an option, though that was knocked on a head.

But a wish is still there among a sports-loving open and a guarantee of something boutique and complicated competence assistance say that aforementioned NRL understanding and maybe some other cold things too.

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Cambage sat out Melbourne’s better in Perth on Saturday with a groin censure and while a damage is deliberate minor, an extended deficiency for a joining personality in points and rebounds would severely mistreat a Boomers’ championship hopes.

The high-flying Perth Lynx will finish a unchanging deteriorate on tip of a ladder after overcoming a delayed start to better a undermanned Boomers 84-66 on Saturday for their 14th uninterrupted win.

Liz Cambage in movement opposite Canberra. Pic: Stuart MilliganSource:News Corp Australia

Courtney Williams blitzed a Boomers with 14 points in a second entertain on her approach to a game-high 19 while Sami Whitcomb nailed 3 triples in a third tenure to finish with 17 points.

Melbourne’s better in Perth meant Adelaide would sojourn in a competition for fourth mark with a win over a Sydney Uni Flames on Saturday.

But notwithstanding large games from Aimie Clydesdale (28 points) and Abby Bishop (24 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists), a Lightning’s finals chances were dashed as Asia Taylor (35 points) led a Flames to a 104-97 overtime win.

After subordinate for their initial playoff coming in 4 seasons, a Boomers are carefree Cambage and Rebecca Cole (knee) will be accessible for a opening diversion of a Perth playoff series.

Cambage didn’t play in a Boomers’ final adult loss. Pic: Michelle CoulingSource:Supplied

Townsville Fire and a fortifying champion Sydney Uni Flames will face off in a second verses third playoff with home justice advantage to be motionless in a final round.

The Flames horde a Fire on Friday night with a deteriorate array on a line though Townsville would secure second place with a win on a highway while Sydney Uni need to hit off Townsville and better Bendigo in a final unchanging deteriorate diversion in sequence to acquire home justice advantage.

The Fire warmed adult for a post-season with a record-breaking 58-point win over a Bendigo Spirit in Townsville on Saturday night.

Courtney Williams scores opposite Adelaide Lightning. Pic: AAPSource:News Corp Australia

The 120-52 feat saw Townsville pound their record for top points sum in a diversion with brazen Darcee Garbin environment a new career high of 30 points while Suzy Batkovic gathered 17 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

Backing adult from a 23-point night opposite Canberra on Thursday night, Garbin was on glow for a turn by nailing 18-of-21 shots over dual games.

In Saturday’s early match, a University of Canberra Capitals trafficked to Dandenong and degraded a Rangers 63-59 with Kate Gaze (14 points) and rookie indicate ensure Maddison Rocci (10 points and 5 assists) heading a way.

After a formidable season, a Caps have shown signs of alleviation by winning 4 of their past 5 games.

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The impassioned Bullets blew a Kings off a Brisbane Convention Centre justice early to lead a visitors 25-7 mid by a initial quarter.

Brisbane’s corruption was sharp and their counterclaim was suffocating as they scored a initial 14 points of a compare while a Kings looked each bit a last-placed side in a NBL with a 4-13 record.

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It seemed a box of Brisbane by how many with a in-form Bullets gunning for their fourth-straight win.

But Sydney refused to quit while Brisbane took a feet off a pedal during a defensive finish to set-up a stirring finish where Randle took control and directed his side to an doubtful victory.

The Kings outscored a Bullets 29-16 in a moving final entertain with Randle finishing with 27 points and 7 assists.

Todd Blanchfield (20 points) and Jason Cadee (18 points) were instrumental for a Kings down a widen with three-point bombs pleasantness of Randle assists.

Travis Trice had 19 points for a Bullets while associate import Perrin Buford total 18 points and 10 rebounds for Brisbane who fell to a 7-9 win-loss record.

“Defensive vigilant was a thing for us tonight. We gave adult 101 points, 98 of them in a final 35 minutes,’’ Lemanis said.

“The back-end of buliding is an issue…being means to close in over a march of a full quarter, it’s unsatisfactory since we suspicion that’s where we done poignant progress.

Brisbane raced out to an early lead.Source:Getty Images

“That (defence) slipped for us.

“As unsatisfactory as this is, it’s one diversion and we get to play on Boxing Day (against Melbourne United) and we need to come out with a right mindset defensively.

“Defence is positively a mental approach. Maybe with a large margin, do we select to follow as tough when we don’t have a large margin? Who knows.

“We can control how tough we are going to go during a defensive end.’’

Kings manager Andrew Gaze was a unapproachable male post-match.

“That’s a high-quality win for us. Given a circumstances, it’s unequivocally rewarding…these guys have been operative their tails off,’’ he said.

“It’s good to have a win, suffer Christmas and afterwards behind to a existence of being 5-13.

“Certainly there was some concerns (at 25-7 down).

“(But) we saw a approach guys still had a small bit of belief. we felt like there was still a game, a contest. Our guys were still really most engaged.’’

He paid reverence to Randle’s opening that total torpedo instinct, unselfishness and strident diversion recognition to harmonise a comeback.

“That’s one of a best games I’ve seen him play,’’ Gaze said.

“I’m blissful he’s on a side…he’s a genuine superstar.’’

The Kings were but import Jeremy Tyler who was behind in Sydney removing scans on a distended knee he harm opposite New Zealand on Thursday.


THE Brisbane Bullets will be glowing in a blast from a club’s stately past for a NBL’s Heritage Month in January.

To symbol a competition’s 40th season, teams will wear retro uniforms and greats of a NBL will be feted as partial of a operation of celebrations opposite a country.

Brisbane will be embellished out in a same singlet a bar wore in a 1985 deteriorate when a Bullets prisoner their initial NBL title.

Bullets star Travis Trice rocking a retro jersey. Picture: Mark Cranitch.Source:News Corp Australia

Coached by Brian Kerle and featuring a likes of “Leapin’’ Leroy Loggins, Larry Sengstock, Ron “The Rat’’ Radliff, Cal “The Black Pearl’’ Bruton, John “Chicken Farmer’’ Dorge and Robert “The Baseline Bandit’’ Sibley, Brisbane kick a Adelaide 36ers in a deteriorate showpiece during a packaged Chandler Arena.

The feat done a Bullets a hottest sheet in city and done a players – and their nicknames – domicile names.

The bar had to pierce home games to a 12,000-capacity Brisbane Entertainment Centre where they saluted again in 1987 with a grand final feat over a Perth Wildcats, with Loggins winning a MVP of a best-of-three decider.

It was a furious and duration float given a Bullets had been personification home games out of a large tin strew during Auchenflower only 3 years earlier.

Bullets players from both a 1985 and 1987 championship sides will accumulate for a reunion when Brisbane hosts Melbourne United during Boondall on Jan 20.

They will be presented to a throng and attend a VIP function.

Brisbane’s home diversion opposite Adelaide during a Brisbane Convention Centre on Jan 27 will also be a birthright celebration.

The birthright singlet ragged by a Bullets final deteriorate was so renouned with a players and a fans that a bar motionless to return behind to Brisbane’s normal colours of blue and gold.

Brisbane re-entered a NBL in 2016-17 after 8 years in a forest with maroon total to a colour scheme.

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United indispensable a hint after scans during a week suggested Casey Prather (dislocated elbow) could be out for a deteriorate and it came in bucket loads of threes in front of a throng of 8089.

Chris Goulding (22 points) set a tinge with a initial of 9 first-half United three-point splashes.

United done it rain, removal 15 from a low for a diversion compared to a 36ers’ four.


Chris Goulding had a large night for Melbourne United. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

United survived a late shock when 36er Nathan Sobey slashed a domain to 4 points with a adventurous three-point explosve with underneath a notation to go.

Tempers flared on a Adelaide bench, dirty during being misinformed on a series of time-outs left, and again after Shannon Shorter was given a technical foul.

United manager Dean Vickerman was gratified his players kept their heads in a shutting stages.

“There was some calls that we questioned, both teams tonight, about what was going on, apparently they only mislaid their conduct a small bit and got harm for that,” Vickerman said.

“There’s ones that we only aren’t certain about, if we wish good contact, if a man winded and sat down (and) that’s not a assign though some teenager hit and you’re removing some crazy things called.”

Former Fremantle Docker Craig Moller stepped adult in a deficiency of Casey Prather. Picture: Michael Klein

Former Fremantle Docker Craig Moller stepped adult in a deficiency of Casey Prather. Picture: Michael KleinSource:News Corp Australia

After a tough eight-point win, a plea for shorthanded United — until former Cleveland Cavalier Carrick Felix joins a patrol — will be to contend a fury opposite Brisbane on Boxing Day.

Felix played 7 games for a Cavs in 2013 though has given bounced around a second-tier G-League, averaging 9 points and 4 rebounds this season.

He will make his entrance opposite Sydney Kings on Dec 30.

Until then, event calls for United’s dais brigade with Craig Moller (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Pete Hooley (11) saying a spike in mins with Prather sidelined.

They cashed in final night, Moller and Hooley sharpened and hustling with intent.

Ex-AFL rookie Moller shirtfronted a fan in court-side seats while attempting to collect a lax ball.

The jaunty 203cm brazen finished with 8 points including dual from outward a arc, while Hooley forsaken dual threes and iced a diversion with 3 purchase free-throws.

Casey Prather held glow after halftime, winning Sixer Shannon Shorter. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

“I suspicion Pete only looked unequivocally composed, shot a round confidently,” Vickerman said.

There was no adore mislaid between a long-time rivals, with large hits and bruising blocks in transition.

Firebrand Sobey (19 points) kept Adelaide in distinguished widen for many of a diversion while in an fascinating head-to-head conflict with Goulding, while Shorter tussled with Casper Ware, who starred down a widen with a game-high 24 points.

Prather told Fox Sports he hoped to be behind in 6 weeks.

“They contend 8-10 weeks, though we wish we can come behind a bit earlier if we do all they’re seeking me to do,” Prather said.

“It’s going to turn a prolonged routine though … got to kind of stay clever and keep perplexing to get it better.”

36ers manager Joey Wright stopped brief of blustering a referees after a game.

“I’ve never been concerned in anything like that before,” Wright said.

Josh Boone owned a potion for United. Picture: AAP

Josh Boone owned a potion for United. Picture: AAPSource:AAP

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Ellis has been a standout performer for a Kings this deteriorate notwithstanding a group struggling for form.

The former Kansas University star has averaged 16.5 points per game, while he was a NBL’s heading scorer progressing this season.

Ellis has enjoyed his time in a NBL with Sydney, though during 24, he hasn’t given adult on personification during a top turn in America.

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Kings import Perry Ellis hasn’t ruled out American lapse to follow his NBA dreamSource:AAP

The versatile brazen has already had a brief ambience of a NBA. After going undrafted in 2016, he assimilated a Dallas Mavericks for a Summer League.

Later that year, he sealed with a Charlotte Hornets before being waived after personification usually one pre-season game.

In May, he assimilated Minnesota’s Summer League register though unsuccessful to make a final cut.

Despite a knock-backs, Ellis stays dynamic as ever to play in a NBA.

“I’ve sealed for one deteriorate in Sydney, so I’m not certain what is going to happen,” Ellis said.

“I unequivocally like it here and we would unequivocally be open to staying, though we don’t know what is going to occur this summer.

“I’m still immature and we still feel like we wish to give a NBA a go and from there whatever happens, happens.”

Ellis has defied damage to assistance propel a Kings’ seasonSource:AAP

Ellis has bravely defied a shoulder damage in new weeks in a bid to assistance a Kings stand adult a ladder.

He says a damage is gradually improving with rest and recovery.

“I’m removing there slowly, though surely,” he said.

“It gets sore, so we try and ice it as most as possible. we consider it will get improved flattering soon.”

After Thursday’s tough detriment to New Zealand, Sydney’s deteriorate is effectively over.

The Kings contingency win their remaining 11 games to make a playoffs, though they face tough highway trips opposite a likes of Brisbane and Perth.

Ellis knows it won’t be easy to overcome a odds, though he says his side will quarrel to a end.

He has lustful memories of personification with a Greensboro Swarm in a D-League final year when his side overcame a delayed start to make a playoffs.

Ellis believes a Kings can take impulse from a Swarm’s doubtful swell home.

“We had a tough start, though after in a deteriorate we finally got it going,” he said.

“It’s mostly only a mental thing. You’ve got to trust and we can’t wish to win, we have to unequivocally believe.”

The Kings take on a in-form Bullets in Brisbane on Saturday night.

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