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Morrison signs as Wildcats coach



The Perth Wildcats have appointed a successor to championship Trevor Gleeson, appointing Canadian Scott Morrison for the next three seasons.


Morrison served as an assistant under Brad Stevens at the Boston Celtics for the past four NBA campaigns.


Prior to that he was the head coach of the NBA G-League's Maine Red Claws where he was named coach of the year in 2015.


Morrison replaces five-time Championship-winning coach Trevor Gleeson, who quit the Wildcats last month to take up an assistant's role at the Toronto Raptors.


Morrison becomes the 14th head coach of the Wildcats in their 40-year history.


Perth have qualified for a world record 35 consecutive finals series and the pressure will be on Morrison to continue that trend.


"Outside of the NBA, the Perth Wildcats head coach position was one of the best available in the world," Morrison said.


"There's an expectation for this organisation to do well and to live up to the past, but that's not something I'm afraid of.


"I've always been the kind of person and competitor that embraces the pressure. It just makes achieving your goals that much sweeter.


"I know that the Wildcats 10 championships is a record for the league which makes it easy for us to determine what the next goal is, and that's number 11."


The NBL22 season commences on November 18th, announced by the league last week.


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