As Canada’s basketball profile has risen significantly in this millennium, so has the women’s national team.
And since 2001, Lisa Tomatoes has been a full-time, nine-year-old head coach and 12-year assistant.
Tomidis and Canada announced an eye on basketball last week after a disappointing Olympic debut.
I remember when we went to the London Olympics in 2012, when our team realized that this was the first time on national television. Now to where we were on national television every year, ”Domidis said. Interview with CBC Game on Monday.
“I think playing tournaments in Canada and playing in front of a local audience was incomprehensible 10 years ago.”
Under Domidis’ leadership, the team reached its best ranking, fourth before the 2021 Olympics.
After two consecutive quarterfinals in 2012 and 2016, the team finally hoped to play for a stage spot in Tokyo. Instead, they scored 1-2 and failed to cross the group stage, with Serbia (now in ninth place) and third-placed Spain losing.
Despite the pain, Canada retained its fourth spot.
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The 49-year-old Tomits said the “next logical step” for Canadian women’s basketball is a national professional league, which claims the top three ranked nations (USA, Australia and Spain).
“They can spend time together, they can build their own athletes, we really put the development of our athletes in the hands of other shows,” he said.
The Canadian Basketball Elite League, the first and only Canadian professional league to join Basketball Canada, recently completed its third season, with champion Edmonton Stingers now set to play internationally in the NBA Championship.
The success of the Men’s League may be to the advantage of a woman’s partner, although its long-term financial credibility has not yet been proven.
As basketball Canada reloads to another Olympic career in three years, Tomate said he “does not know what will happen next.”
“It will be interesting to see which direction they go, because I’m sure we were able to achieve a lot with some of the limitations we have.”
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In the short term, the project’s priority is to find an alternative to Tomidis ahead of the World Cup playoffs in late November.
There is another international window in February, with the World Cup approaching in September 2022.
Tomidis said he had not made any recommendations as to who could be on the bench and did not know where Canadian basketball was heading.
Internal candidates include Domidis assistants Carly Clark, Ryerson’s women’s coach and Steve Burr, a former Acadia men’s coach.
Tamara Datum, who competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, is the head coach of the University of Toronto women’s team and serves as an assistant on the U19 national team. It can also be a filter.
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Basketball Canada employs three coaches individually for each age group, which means it has the highest number of domestic candidates and is probably eager to accept the leadership of a fourth-ranked team outside the company.
Combining with Canadian basketball, even if a candidate like men’s coach Nick Norse is not a Canadian, it would be absolutely unnecessary.
Domidis said he would like to see a woman in his place.
“Canadian basketball has been at the forefront in recent years, and many of the coaches on our national teams are women. And I think the message it sends internationally is enormous,” he said.
Focus on basketball in Saskatchewan
Meanwhile, Tomatis is moving towards a fan base as he focuses on his duties as head coach of the Saskatchewan Huskies women’s team. The main reason the Dantas family split with the Ontario, Canadian Basketball Association was the difficulty they had in cheating on both jobs at the same time.
He said the move could be even more successful in Tokyo.
“If you keep going, it’s a smoky journey for all we have achieved. But at the same time, it can be a natural springboard.
Domidis said he plans to become more involved in the Saskatoon basketball community with his new leisure time.
Husky’s season begins with two games against Brandon in Manitoba at the end of October. Saskatchewan, who won the national title in 2020, remains champion even after the 2021 qualifying exams were canceled due to an epidemic.
“It was great to be there,” Tomats said. “Students-athletes are very keen to be together and work hard.”
For the WNBA playoffs, Domits said he was the last Canadian: Kia Nurse and Phoenix to compete with Mercury, who took a 2-1 lead 5-1 against second-seeded Las Vegas Aces.
“I want to be a fan of Canadians, of course.”
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