Perth Wildcats coach Scott Morrison resigns after just one season at work

Perth Wildcats coach Scott Morrison has resigned.

In another huge blow to the club, Morrison’s tenure, which lasted just one season, ended for family reasons.

“For 35+ years, basketball has guided every aspect of my life, but as a new parent of two wonderful children I must now put their well-being at the forefront of all decisions,” Morrison said.

“While I enjoyed coaching this team, recent developments as a family have led us to feel that it is in our children’s best interest to be closer to home where there is a broader and more intimate support system.

“My family and team have taken great strides to exhaust all options to allow us to return comfortably to Perth, but my wife Susanne and I have made the difficult decision that we believe will benefit our children the most.

“I would like to thank Craig Hutchison, Richard Simkiss and the entire SEN team for their excellent support, understanding and efforts on our part.

“I would also like to thank Troy Georgiou and Danny Mills for giving me the opportunity to lead this incredible club and also thank the Red Army for your passion and support of the team.

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“Most importantly, we thank the players and the basketball staff for their effort, acceptance and friendship during our time in Australia.”

Morrison’s resignation comes after days of turmoil for the Wildcats, with financial controller Sanjer Chowdhury and commercial GM Anthony Radich resigning and CEO Troy Georgiu fired.

As reported by The West Australian earlier this week, the departures continue the massive change that took place at the club in just 12 months and has led former players to express private concerns about the erosion of Wildcats culture and management under new Sports Entertainment owners Club.

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