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Beveridge to coach Boomers

Southland Sharks Head Coach Rob Beveridge is set to be announced as a caretaker coach of Australia's Boomers for two World Cup qualifiers in February according to Matt Logue of Sydney's Daily Telegraph.

WIth the Australian NBL schedule thrown into disarray due to COVID-related postponements, the NBL season will no longer pause for the FIBA qualifying window next month as planned. This means current Boomers coach Brian Goorjian has made himself unavailable to stay with the Illawarra Hawks.

Beveridge, who debuted as Sharks coach last season, after signing-on for the 2020 NZ NBL which was ultimately cancelled, is a former Boomers assistant and junior head coach and coached at the 2004 Olympics as an assistant, the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and 2018 and the World Championships in 2003 (gold medal), 2006, 2019 (bronze medal).

Logue said it remains to be seen which players join Beveridge for the two World Cup qualifiers against Chinese Taipei (February 25) and Japan (February 27), due to the overlap with the NBL season.

Beveridge will join the Sharks for the 2022 Sal's NBL campaign in March.

Read the full Daily Telegraph story here (subscription required)

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