Welllington Saints still looking for a new coach

SAM WORTHINGTON
Last updated 05:00 28/12/2013

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Wellington Saints concede they are getting anxious as they struggle to find a high calibre coaching replacement for Pero Cameron.

Kiwi basketball icon Cameron ended his four-year tenure at the Saints last month when he signed on with the Waikato Pistons.

The Saints have advertised for a new coach but there have been no standout applicants so far.

The 2014 NBL season tips off in April and the Saints have just two players (Lindsay Tait and Dion Prewster) on the books.

Saints administrator Nick Mills Jr conceded he was worried about the club's prospects of landing a quality coach.

"Yes definitely but you can't always have a perfect coach," he said.

"I'm looking through all the CVs and just trying to figure out what will be the best fit for the style of play. We don't want a coach who's too 'x's and o's with the roster we assemble. We're a little bit more open with our game, so you don't want someone restricting the players' talents."

Mills Jr said another player should be signed within the next week while he also hoped to confirm a new general manager in the next three weeks.

The Saints are in talks with Corey Webster and Casey Frank and Mills Jr said both Tall Blacks were "very keen" to return.

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