The South East Melbourne Phoenix went through an up and down season in 2021-22 where after sitting among the top team teams in the league for the first half of the season saw a late-season slump cause them to miss the playoffs.
Head coach Simon Mitchell joins Dan Boyce on the podcast the discuss where the team fell short, what needs to change and plans for the roster for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
- Missing the playoffs last season and Simon's views on where the team fell down (2:00)
- Finishing the season with a win against the Wildcats (6:00)
- What is the process the Phoenix follow to recruit talent in the off-season (12:00)
- Plans for the Phoenix backcourt and what they need in point guard (17:00)
- Waiting on Zhou Qi and his decision on where he plays this season (18:00)
- Simon and his relationship with Mitch Creek and how it's developed over his three seasons with South East Melbourne (20:00)
- Ryan Broekhoff and his health (22:00)
- Signing a one year deal and whether it makes puts more pressure on him as a coach to win (24:00)
- Key learnings from the past season (26:00)
- What does he feel was the team's highlight of the season (32:00)
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