I think Bassett could be very valuable to an AFL side under two conditions:In his time as defensive coach, Bassett always had an oversupply of defenders available (thanks Ken), robbing us of forward structure. While we seem to have trimmed back the number of defenders, forward structure we seem to have less of this year (under Bassett) than ever?
Regardless of potential AFL success he might have (ala Ross Lyon), he's certainly not the guy who's going to build us a more balanced system and team.
I think Bassett could be very valuable to an AFL side under two conditions:
1) His role is backline coach
2) He's working in conjunction with a hardass senior coach who's going to keep him in line and not let him overstep his boundaries.
Unfortunately neither of those conditions exist at Port Adelaide.
Clears the decks (and assistant budget) for the new coach.Whats the point of losing assistants when the real person who needs to go stays put.....
Schofield and Monty have come in and we've gone even further backwards so I don't really understand why they're so highly rated on here.Yep they can have bassett they can have Voss. They can have Ken.
Schofield and Monty stay here...
I wouldn't say we've gone backwards at all. We are playing a very young team. I think it's fair to say they've done well, but would do even better with a senior coach who had the balls to make hard calls on his unoerforming senior players
Can we do a package deal on Voss, Bassett and Ken?PORT Adelaide expects North Melbourne's coaching search to extend to a couple of Ken Hinkley's assistants, but doesn't have a problem with Michael Voss and Nathan Bassett being pursued by the Roos mid-season.
The Roos recently parted ways with Brad Scott and, while Rhyce Shaw has taken the reins in the interim, they will eventually make a permanent appointment.
There are two standouts at the Power. Michael Voss was in charge at Brisbane in 2009-13 and recently told AFL.com.au's In the Game podcast that he wanted another chance to show his wares.
Bassett has been in the AFL coaching ranks since 2014, joining Port a couple of years later, and led Norwood to successive SANFL flags in 2012-13.
Port chief executive Keith Thomas wasn't concerned about North coming after either assistant during the Power's 2019 campaign.
Nah given the injuries we have racked up we are doing OK, maybe relatively better than last year when we were 5-3 before China game and 6-3 after that game. We were 5-4 after 9 games this year. Ryder was the big out last year and then Hartlett after 5 games. Where as this year most weeks we have 4-8 of our best 18 out.