NBL: Perth Wildcats look for winning formula

Perth Wildcats and coach Trevor Gleeson hope to return to the winning list against the Adelaide 36ers tonight and Melbourne United at home on Sunday. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Perth Wildcats and coach Trevor Gleeson hope to return to the winning list against the Adelaide 36ers tonight and Melbourne United at home on Sunday. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

IT’S common knowledge that recent results haven’t been in our favour.

I can be honest that we’ve been left disappointed, angered and confused by our performances.

For one, we haven’t been able to play 40 minutes of consistent basketball; we’ve shown in patches that we can be fantastic and it stems from being selfless, aggressive and playing at an incredibly high work rate.

What’s been disappointing is that we have held double digit leads in many of those encounters and have given teams hope, especially on their home courts.

You simply cannot give a team hope; confidence is an incredible thing and can impact individual players in a huge way.

The last emotion felt, confusion; in the last few weeks the environment has been challenging, but I cannot fault the guys’ effort in turning up each day and getting to business.

It’s been faultless, the effort levels have been high, there is positivity and hunger among the group, and the mood around the group definitely gives me plenty of confidence.

For us, we need to replicate those training standards and elevate them heading into games. It does not matter how hard you go during the week, we are judged on the results in front of the bright lights.

It’s a huge weekend, we need to rectify some of our faults and build momentum, and I’ve got belief it starts against Adelaide 36ers.