Shawn Dennis (Townsville Crocodiles Coach) Podcast #51

Shawn Dennis (Townsville Crocodiles Coach) Podcast #51

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Episode #51 we sit down with Townsville Crocodiles mentor Shawn Dennis to discuss the Croc’s 2015/16 season, recruitment plans for the NBL off-season and congratulate him on being recognized at the NBL Coach of the Year despite failing to make the NBL playoffs or finish with a winning record (first player ever to do so).


It was great to sit down with SD as he is known to his players and chat about the challenges he faced in his initial introducing to coaching at a national level with the Newcastle Falcons.


We chat about the people who have helped shape his coaching philosophies, people who include Anthony Robbins and Rob Beveridge Podcast.


Having just signed a new two-year contract to coach the Crocodiles we thought it was the time to ask SD what the current weaknesses of the Townsville Crocodiles and the plan for improving the team so that they reach the NBL playoffs in 2017.


With it only being a matter of time before the NBL announces it new salary rules for 2016/17 which will potentially include;

  • 3 NBL imports per team
  • 1 Asian born player eligible to play as an Australian
  • Up to 4 marquee player spots for Australian Players.


How will this effect how coaches recruit…. we ask Shawn Dennis that too.


With Shawn having a very extensive career coaching in New Zealand and having won an NBL title as an assistant with the Perth Wildcats we also get his point of view on who will win the NBL Grand Final, the Wildcats or the Breakers?


Shawn offers his coaching opinion on what each team need to do to stop the other.





All this and a whole lot more, download on iTunes, TuneIn or Sticher today.

Townsville Crocodiles 2016/17 season highlights


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