Dickel surprised by dumping
Brendon Egan, Southland Times
Axed Southland Sharks coach Richard Dickel feels let down by the board and is now looking at opportunities overseas.
Dickel was the foundation coach of the Sharks during their first three years in the National Basketball League but has been replaced by former Tall Black and New Zealand Breakers point guard Paul Henare for the next two seasons.
After a miserable 2012 campaign, and with Dickel off contract, the Sharks board called for expressions of interest in the top job.
The Sharks performed admirably in their first year in the NBL in 2010, qualifying for the top-six playoffs but took backward steps during the past two seasons – winning just 11 of 33 games.