No preparation, no worries: Paul Goriss on the Opals' incredible Asia Cup run

Goriss took an inexperienced Australian Opals team - with just 100 minutes of practice together - to an Asia Cup bronze medal. He did it by focusing on defence and unleashing Sami Whitcomb.

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There’s no doubt that the odds were stacked against the Australian Opals, at the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in Jordan.

Nine Opal debutants and no Tokyo Olympians on the roster made for a team that had never played together. In actual fact, they had never even practiced together.

With such little preparation due to travel restrictions, the Gor…

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