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Breakers body count climbs, as Boucher walks

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10.09.2019

Dillon Boucher presides over a Breakers season launch. Credits: Image - Photosport, video - Sky Sport

OPINION: When Dillon Boucher retired as a Tall Blacks player in 2008, then-coach Nenad Vucinic was desperate to make him his assistant.

It was an Olympic year and Boucher had never coached a game in his life, so Basketball NZ wasn't ready to promote him without spending time on the pathway.

But Vucinic knew what Boucher was capable of - he knew that if basketball didn't grab him immediately, someone else would and he might be lost forever.

So Boucher was eased through the side door as 'video analyst' - which was how he broke onto the Tall Blacks playing roster in the first place - and his offcourt potential was recognised by the NZ Breakers, who eventually made him their general manager.

This week, Boucher walked away from that role with nothing else lined up.

If you have four kids, you don't quit your job without knowing what your next move will be, unless your position has become absolutely untenable.

But that seems to be how the Breakers roll these........

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