Crow to go as Comets upheaval continues

By AARON KELLY

AN UNPRECEDENTED week of upheaval at the Central Comets is set to continue after coach Neale Crow was yesterday told his sevices were unwanted by the struggling Queensland Cup club next season.

Comets chief executive Jamie Boon said the review of its current position had seen a change in direction that included recruiting a new head coach for 2006 and beyond.

"With the final year of a threeyear plan culminating in September, the board believed it was imperative to investigate all avenues for the acquisition of a head coach for the future immediately,'' Boon said.

More heads are set to roll when the club convenes a special code of conduct tribunal tomorrow night to reprimand the behaviour of players at last Friday night's QABL Sunstate Division basketball match between the Rockhampton Rockets and Gold Coast.

Boon confirmed the club had received an official complaint from Rockhampton Basketball regarding the alcohol-related incident.

Boon said Crow, in his third year at the helm, had worked extremely hard on ensuring the long-term future of the Comets.

"It is important to note that under Neale's guidance, the side of 2004 won more games than any other Comets team, other than Rod Reddy's in 2000,'' Boon said.

"While we need to move now to secure a head coach for 2006 and beyond, it is simplistic to suggest a new coach is the only ingredient needed to take the club forward.''

Boon admitted the players had also been put on notice as the club attempts to turn around a disastrous start to the season.

The Comets take on the equallydesperate Ipswich on Saturday ? a team Central beat twice last season and sit just one point ahead of the Comets at the bottom of the table.



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