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New North Melbourne high performance manager Alex Moore has outlined what lessons and frameworks he wants to implement at the Kangaroos.
Moore joins the Roos after spending six years with NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers, working closely with superstars Kevin Love and LeBron James.
He says he plans to transfer the lessons he learnt in the high profile world of the NBA back to Arden Street, to help the Kangaroos reach their optimal level.
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“Looking at different set-ups, so working in different sports and seeing how they function,” Moore told SEN Mornings.
“I think there are some things I can take out from what I learnt at the ski team (US Ski and Snowboarding team) and also what I learnt at the Cavs in terms of how their staff are placed, how they function, how they operate on a daily basis and how they communicate.
“I think particularly working with the Cavs, such a high profile team, just drawing on some of those experiences with athletes at that level and how they prepare themselves and how they get themselves in that mindset and physical state to be the best is a big piece I’ll take out of that and I can impart on the players and coaches at North Melbourne.”
Moore previously worked with North coach Brad Scott at the Brisbane Lions in the mid-2000s, and says he can’t wait to reunite with one of the AFL’s most seasoned coaches.
“Brad is a very intelligent coach and he has a good background in sports science too,” Moore said.
“For me, it’s coming in with a group that’s really young and developing and making sure that we put the right processes in place so that the guys have the best chance to succeed.
“Obviously anything can happen in sport but as a high performance manager, that’s what you’re trying to do, is put the right people in place and give the players the best chance they can to be the best they can and hope it works out for the best.
“I was really happy with the staff they have in place and the processes they have in place.
“I think they’re moving in a great direction and hopefully I can just add a little piece to that, that helps contribute to make the team even better and move forward for the next couple of years.”
Listen to Alex Moore's chat with Brett Phillips on SEN Mornings in the player below