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Carrie Graf gets the Opals coaching job

By johnboy - 11 December 2008 41

Basketball Australia informs us that the Canberra Capitals’ coach Carrie Graff has, fourth time lucky, been given the nod to coach the national women’s basketball side through to the 2010 world cup.

    ‘“It’s no secret that Carrie has wanted the Opals head coaching job for some time and it gives us great pleasure to announce that her time has come,” said Basketball Australia Chief Executive Scott Derwin.

    “The Opals have achieved great success over the past decade and we expect that tradition to continue under Carrie’s leadership.”’

It’s great for Carrie, but is there an upside for the Caps in this?

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Carrie Graf gets the Opals coaching job
H1NG0 3:08 pm 11 Dec 08

We also are no longer allowed to refer to Queanbo folk, Southside folk or Summernats attendees as bogans. Its all part of the new push to make riotact an environment accessible to everyone. Saying though, this chick doesn’t look too impressed to have her photo taken. Did I say chick? I meant female equal.

tylersmayhem 3:02 pm 11 Dec 08

Now can we have comments that aren’t offensively appearance based?

I agree JB, but I also have to agree that I did a double take and wondered why Steve Tyler looked so cranky to be taking up basketball. My mistake!

H1NG0 2:54 pm 11 Dec 08

Keep it on topic thanks caf

Spam Box 2:46 pm 11 Dec 08

Ok then JB, just for you

Good luck to you Carrie in your new and I’m sure well deserved role as Coach. I here that you command great respect from many in the community and you’re to be applauded for your efforts behind the scenes.

There, all better now JB

caf 2:42 pm 11 Dec 08

“We were just having a laugh” – excuse of meatheads since time immemorial.

DJ 1:40 pm 11 Dec 08

Good for her. I understand that she does a hell of a lot behind the scenes and is very well respected.

johnboy 1:26 pm 11 Dec 08

It’s not about being PC, it’s about creating an environment accessible to everyone.

H1NG0 1:13 pm 11 Dec 08

Settle mate, we are just having a laugh. When did this place turn so P.C?

johnboy 1:08 pm 11 Dec 08

How about you all consider whether you’d make similar statements about a man?

It wouldn’t hurt to engage your tiny brains once in a while.

Now can we have comments that aren’t offensively appearance based?

H1NG0 1:04 pm 11 Dec 08

This picture needs a caption. Here is a suggestion:

“Who’s the man!?”

realityskin 12:58 pm 11 Dec 08

she’s the ‘butch’ one…

PreciousLilywhite 12:56 pm 11 Dec 08

Too right. She looks like she might (bay city) roll you !!

Spam Box 12:44 pm 11 Dec 08

Scary – wouldn’t want to bump into her in a dark alley

BerraBoy68 12:29 pm 11 Dec 08

About time too! She’d done well with the Caps.

Cameron 12:25 pm 11 Dec 08

That’s great 🙂 Had the pleasure of meeting her at a pre-game function once. Passionate about women’s basketball and women’s sport in particular, and very good at what she does.

Deserves the gig.

I suppose the upside is that Graf would get access and exposure to national resources that domestic clubs don’t (especially Canberra!).

Don’t really see a downside.

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