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The coaching spray that sent scissors flying


Adelaide 36ers star Brendan Teys was on the end of a Joey Wright spray on Saturday but the 29-year-old said it didn’t compare with Wright’s best ever.

Speaking with Kane Cornes and Andrew Hayes on SEN SA Breakfast, Teys said the NBL Championship coach previously unloaded in unusual fashion when he played for the Gold Coast Blaze.

“One time I was at the Gold Coast as a young fella and Joey was our coach and it was half time, we were playing at the Brisbane Convention Centre,” he said.

“Joey gave one of his sprays and right in front of him was a little coffee table with a medical kit in front of it.

“He up-ended the table with the medical kit and continued his spray. Little did he know a pair of scissors had actually flung out of the medical kit and inserted themselves in Stephen Hoare’s leg.

“Stephen Hoare’s one of the toughest guys I’ve ever played with. He’s got a pair of scissors in his leg and he just had to sit there for a couple of minutes and take it.”

Teys said Saturday’s baking was warranted and the 36ers are looking to bounce back this week against the South East Melbourne Phoenix.

“It was definitely justified, he was disappointed we came over to Melbourne and we weren’t staying true to ourselves,” he said.

“We just have to make sure we treat every game like it’s the last one and come out and be somebody who he recognises.”

SEN SA will be broadcasting the 36ers clash with the Phoenix on Friday from 6:30 ACDST.

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