The Brisbane Bullets have appointed Australian under-17 mentor Justin Schueller because the membership’s new coach following a horror NBL season.
Schueller joins the Bullets, who’ve misplaced 20 of their 28 matches in a disastrous 2022-23 NBL marketing campaign, from Melbourne United, the place he had been an assistant coach for the previous six seasons.
He turns into the fourth Bullets coach in three months, following within the footsteps of the sacked James Duncan, and Sam Mackinnon and Greg Vanderjagt, who each held the position in an interim capability.
Vanderjagt was in cost from December 13 till the completion of Brisbane’s season final weekend and was in rivalry to maintain the job earlier than the Bullets opted for Schueller.
“I’m excited and honoured to be becoming a member of the Bullets and sit up for main the membership ahead as we chase our subsequent championship for this proud membership,” Schueller stated.
“This has been one thing I’ve been wanting for a very long time and I couldn’t consider a greater membership to be becoming a member of.”
“It’s an thrilling time for the membership. We’ve got two Olympians (Aron Baynes and Nathan Sobey) on our roster to construct round, a fan base that’s at all times there behind the group and alternative to show our on-court output round shortly.
“I can’t wait to get began constructing this roster and get to work with the group.”
Bullets senior basketball adviser Stu Lash stated: “We as an organisation are extraordinarily completely satisfied to welcome Justin to the membership.
“Justin’s championship expertise and confirmed recruiting strategies within the NBL will play an enormous half within the Bullets’ future.”
Bullets chief govt officer Peter McLennan stated Schueller had “all the mandatory traits to guide our group transferring ahead”.
“Justin’s imaginative and prescient, objectives and values align effectively with what the organisation need to obtain and he’ll play a pivotal position each on and off the court docket,” McLennan stated.
“The extent of candidates was extraordinarily excessive and we’d wish to sincerely thank everybody who participated all through our course of and for permitting us the mandatory time to finish our search.”