Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze not happy with a call.
Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze not happy with a call.

Gaze reaches historic Kings low

ANDREW Gaze is one of the NBL's highest paid coaches, but he possesses the fourth-worst winning percentage in Sydney Kings' history.

As Gaze fights for his clipboard future in the coming weeks, The Daily Telegraph can reveal where he ranks compared to the franchise's 11 other coaches.

In his two seasons at the Kings, Australia's greatest domestic player has recorded only 18 wins in 47 games. This gives Gaze a lowly winning percentage of 38.3 per cent, placing him eighth out of the franchise's 12 coaches since 1988.

Three of the bottom four coaches, though, controlled fewer games than Gaze.

For example, Damian Cotter recorded 28 losses in his 40 games in charge of Sydney in 2014-15.

In comparison, Gaze has lost 29 of his 47 games to date with nine matches remaining this season.

Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze.
Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze.

Despite this disappointing record, Gaze is refusing to give in and he has the full backing of Sydney's owners AEG Ogden.

He is contracted at the Kings until the end of next season and plans to honour the deal.

"Absolutely," Gaze said. "Clearly people make judgments and judgments we have to accept right now because it's a result driven business.

"It is part of the process you go through in trying to build a program and do your best to find a winning formula. Sometimes that process can be challenging an there are a number of hurdles you've got in your way.

"We've had some complexities and unfortunate situations like injuries (Kevin Lisch) we've had to deal with over the last season and three quarters, but there is no doubt we should be doing better."

Regardless, Gaze's coaching statistics don't lie.

This season he has a winning percentage of just 26.3 per cent (5-14), which has his team on track to become the worst performing Sydney side in franchise history.

The 2015-16 Kings claimed only six wins and the current side has five.

Gaze also has an overall winning percentage of 47.6 per cent at home (10-12) and 32.0 per cent away (8-17) in his two seasons in charge.

This season, he has recorded no victories against teams with a winning record.



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