Even when the Wolves were at their most shaky, having dropped out of the top eight midway through the season, Friday remained confident.
His belief was justified over the weekend, when the Wolves, playing away from home, upset the Geraldton Buccaneers 93-81 in game two of the quarter-finals, earning them a spot in the semi-finals series against the Perry Lakes Hawks starting this Saturday.
Friday said it was matter of getting the players all on the same page.
Once they clicked, he knew they would be contenders.
‘We knew we could compete with the best teams in the league, it was just a matter of when that was going to turn for us,’ he said.
‘Consistency at training has really helped, we had some tough games and we started winning those ones so that gave us some confidence.’
Friday was particularly pleased with the momentum former Perth Wildcats captain Brad Robbins had gained in recent weeks.
The aggressive guard is in season-best form.
He also praised the performance of the underrated Reece Maxwell whom he described as ‘Mr Fix-It’.
‘He can play any of the spots ‘