Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

{TWEEDY SET TO PILOT ROCKETS} {Tweedy Ready to Guide His Rockets Again}

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

{TWEEDY SET TO PILOT ROCKETS} {Tweedy Ready to Guide His Rockets Again}

Article excerpt

Byline: aaron kelly

BASKETBALL: A burning desire to lead the Rockhampton Stadium Nightclub Rockets back onto the national stage will fuel Neal Tweedy for another season at the helm.

Tweedy is expected to announce in coming weeks that he will gear up for his 12th season in charge of the Rockets program.

After piloting the Rockets to state and national championship glory in 2008, Tweedy guided a new-look team to this year's QBL grand final weekend in Cairns.

The Rockets enjoyed a home quarter-final win over Mackay before disposing of the Brisbane Capitals in the semi-finals in Cairns.

But the team's mission for back-to-back state titles was extinguished against a red-hot Cairns Marlins outfit in the decider.

Rockhampton Basketball operations manager Jamie Boon said yesterday a review of the Rockets' and Hog's Breath Cafe Cyclones' 2009 campaigns would be discussed at today's QBL sub-committee meeting.

With 11 seasons under his belt, numerous finals appearance and some welcome additions to the club's trophy cabinet, Boon said Tweedy remained the right man to lead the Rockets.

"He's a stalwart of the program and a national championship-winning coach," Boon said.

"He knows the league, he knows the players and everything points to him being coach. He's obviously got a young family and business that requires attention so the ball's in his court."

Tweedy said yesterday he was yet to make a final decision on his coaching future.

"I've just been sitting back and still assessing," he said.

Tweedy admitted there was a "hollow feeling" at the end of the season following a decision by Basketball Australia earlier in the year to scrap the Australian Club Championship finals.

The decision meant the Rockets could not defend their national title in Melbourne, where the team would have qualified through a wildcard entry, despite their QBL state grand final loss to Cairns. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.