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WILL Weaver is on the threshold of becoming the third man to go from coaching in the NBL to a coveted gig as an NBA head coach, the Sydney Kings' mentor currently in quarantine in Oklahoma City.

Reliable sources in Oklahoma confirm the NBA outfit is expected to trade away Chris Paul and hire an inexperienced and young coach to start a rebuild.

"OKC is 100 per cent looking at him for the head coaching gig," my source said today.

"OKC is the only NBA team left with a head coach opening. I don't think Weaver would travel and quarantine unless it was pretty serious."

Weaver coached a star-studded Sydney Kings team to second place in 2019-20, his only NBL season at the helm.

Sydney yesterday released a statement expressing its support for Weaver pursuing the NBA opportunity while essentially it was business as usual at the Kings.

Lead assistant coach Adam Forde is being touted in some circles as the likely Kings coach in the forthcoming hub-restricted NBL season.

If Weaver is successful in securing the coaching role with the Thunder, he will follow Mike Dunlap (Adelaide 36ers-NBL, Charlotte Bobcats-NBA) and Brett Brown (North Melbourne Giants/Sydney Kings-NBL, Philadelphia 76ers-NBA) from Australia's premier league into The Show.

He has had just two seasons as a head coach, in the 2018-19 NBA G-League with Long Island Nets and 2019-20 at Sydney Kings.

That minimal head coaching resume was no impediment to Basketball Australia which preferred him over a battallion of highly-qualifed and well-credentialled Aussie coaches for an interim stint as Boomers coach and clearly also is not deterring OKC from having him high on its wish list. 

Sydney went 23-11 during Weaver's season at the helm, with a lineup which boasted NBA championship winner Andrew Bogut, dual-league MVP Kevin Lisch, NBL championship-winning import Casper Ware, all-NBL First Team import Jae'Sean Tate and past or present national reps such as Brad Newley, Daniel Kickert, Craig Moller, Lucas Walker, well-travelled Shaun Bruce, 2018 Big South Conference Player of the Year Xavier Cooks, young Brazilian star Didi Louzada, plus temporary import Deshon Taylor.

Nov 7

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