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Georgiu parts ways with Wildcats



The Perth Wildcats have sacked Chief Executive Officer Troy Georgiu, two months after the club missed finals for the first time in 35 years.


The Wildcats confirmed on Tuesday the club had started an "extensive search" to find a new chief executive after parting ways with Georgiu.


Georgiu held the chief executive position since 2017 and had spent the past 20 years at the club working in various roles.


He played a vital part in ensuring the Wildcats were awarded the 2020 Championship after the Sydney Kings refused to play out the grand final series due to COVID-19 concerns.


Georgiu's exit means the Wildcats have changed ownership, coach and chief executive over the past year, with the club now owned my media magnate Craig Hutchison's Sports Entertainment Network.


"I would like to thank Troy for his 20 years of service, we wish him well in his future endeavours," Hutchison said.


"We will now look to appoint the best possible candidate to ensure we remain the envy of not only the NBL, but all sporting organisations across the country.


"I am extremely confident this role will be a highly sought-after position given our standing as an iconic and highly regarded organisation."


The Wildcats missed playoffs for the first time since 1986 in NBL22, fading under first year coach Scott Morrison despite finishing with nine straight home matches after an extended road trip due to covid-19 and WA's border closures.