Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

New Coach Confident Clippers Can Reach Finals

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

New Coach Confident Clippers Can Reach Finals

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BASKETBALL: The Maroochydore Clippers are aiming to play semi-final basketball.

That is the view of player-coach Gianni Costantiello despite being handed the club's reins just a month ago.

While in years gone past the side has relied on its local junior stocks it will be aided this year by the inclusion of a number of experienced campaigners and imports.

Costantiello and guard Matt McGlynn came to the club following the collapse of their former team the Caboolture Suns.

Sean Paterson and Sean Murphy also boast state league experience, while Daniel McGlynn returns to the Clippers after a stint playing rugby league.

C[pounds sterling]This year we're going to have an older side rather than a younger team,C[yen] Costantiello said.

C[pounds sterling]I know the last few years have been a bit of a rebuilding phase but we've got a few veteran players this season, along with myself.

C[pounds sterling]Most of the guys just happened to be in the area this season and had basketball experience. …

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