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<  Yi Jianlian and other Asian NBA players  ~  Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers Sacked Bob Donewald Jr.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:21 am
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Just read this from Patrick Mills Twitter.

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It seemed the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers management finally lost their patience and decided to take action after a lousy 7W 4L start of the season.

After losing 2 away games to Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks and Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, and despite a narrow home win over a lowly Jilin Longrun Tea Northeastern Tigers, under tremandous pressure from fans and sponsors, the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers management had decided to take action to salvage their championship aspirations; they had submitted papers to CBA today to replace its head coach Bob Donewald Jr., the current head coach of the national team and former head coach of Yao Ming's Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks.


It is not yet known what will be the fate of Bob Donewald Jr. other than stepping down from being the head coach of this Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.

It was reported in order to save his face as the national head coach of the national team, Bob Donewald Jr. could be relegated to become the assistant coach to work under the newly appointed head coach, which probably will be Xinjiang's former head coach, the 71-year-old Jiang Qingquan, the very straight militant old-style coach that had acted as Senior Consultant to the Xinjiang team after the appointment of Bob Donewald Jr.

Pretty dramatic twist to the fortune of Bob Donewald Jr., an unheralded American coach that got picked and hired by Yao Ming 2 seasons ago, guided Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks to rise from a bottom team to 4th in the CBA league in his first season; then appointed the national head coach for the China national team to obtain good results in winning the 2010 Asia Games, and the 2011 Asian Championship, jumped ship to join Xinjiang because of much higher pay (US$ 700K salary + US$ 300K championship bonus if he can lead Xinjiang to become CBA Champion), which is 5 times of his former salary with Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks.

Nothing is reported yet of the fate of Kenyon Martin, one of the highest paid NBA players in the league at US$ 2.65M, who is also rumored to be waived due to a lower-than-expectation performance, despite Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers is the #2 CBA team (92.5 points scored against) in terms of its defense.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:10 am
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:lol: that sucks for bob. martin prolly plays crap on purpose so he can return to the nba :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:48 am
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Karma is a 6!cth. Too bad for Bob, Yao is probaly smiling right now.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:58 pm
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shokenchi wrote:
:lol: that sucks for bob. martin prolly plays crap on purpose so he can return to the nba :lol:



To be fair with Kenyon Martin, he was just playing his own defensive-minded basketball, focused on defense and rebounding. He averaged 14 ppg/9.7 rpg/1.9 assist, which is NOT EXACTLY TOO BAD.

But the REALITY with CBA teams, both expat players ae expected to shoulder most of the offensive and scoring responsibility.
If an expat could not average 20+ points per game, he is considered NO GOOD for the team.

So for Kenyon Martin's case, the fans and team management are just instowing
UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS over Kenyon Martin, or they thought he purposedly tanked and not giving his all and his performance does not commensurate with his high pay of US$ 2.65M.

But personally think, considering his age and his style of game, you can't expect Kenyon Martin to be scoring over 25+ points like Wilson Chandler or JR Smith day-in day-out.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:01 pm
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I would prefer the expats to not dominate and score so many points. it makes the domestic players (chinese) look like 2nd-rated players. It looks as though again this year, there won't be a chinese top10 scorer in the Chinese league.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:15 am
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The problem with Kenyon Martin is that he is not rebounding very well either. If he were rebounding as he should be based on how much he's paid, he would be much more valuable and Xinjiang might be winning.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:29 pm
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"(US$ 70M salary + US$ 30M championship bonus if he can lead Xinjiang to become CBA Champion), which is 5 times of his former salary with Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks."

He was getting paid $70 Mill? This seems way off. Even if its HKD->US, that's still a lot.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:44 pm
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YaoMingFan11 wrote:
"(US$ 70M salary + US$ 30M championship bonus if he can lead Xinjiang to become CBA Champion), which is 5 times of his former salary with Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks."

He was getting paid $70 Mill? This seems way off. Even if its HKD->US, that's still a lot.


OOPPSS !!!! It's a BIG MISTAKE. :oops: :oops: :oops:

It should be US$ 700K salary + 300K bonus.
:oops: :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:00 pm
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pryuen wrote:
YaoMingFan11 wrote:
"(US$ 70M salary + US$ 30M championship bonus if he can lead Xinjiang to become CBA Champion), which is 5 times of his former salary with Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks."

He was getting paid $70 Mill? This seems way off. Even if its HKD->US, that's still a lot.


OOPPSS !!!! It's a BIG MISTAKE. :oops: :oops: :oops:

It should be US$ 700K salary + 300K bonus.
:oops: :oops: :oops:

thats a lot of money cuz they wont get that amount back home :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:21 am
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shokenchi wrote:

thats a lot of money cuz they wont get that amount back home :lol:


DEFINTIELY NOT for Bob Donewald Jr. who was an unheralded basketball coach before Yao Ming hand picked him as Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks head coach 2 seasons ago.

Even though sacked, the guy might still get his US$ 700K pay from Xinjiang, cos it's guaranteed. He originally signed for 3 years, I believed.

Also he still keeps his job as the national head coach for the China national team for the 2012 London Olympics. It was rumored that he earned more than Jonas Kazluaskas did for the post as China's national head coach,
well over US$ 1M.


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