Henry named as Adelaide 36ers coach

Conner Henry will coach the Adelaide 36ers for the next three NBL seasons.

The former Perth Wildcats coach will replace Joey Wright, who departed after seven seasons with Adelaide.

"There is a talented group of core players to build on and I am looking forward to creating a positive work environment," Henry said in a statement on Wednesday.

"My philosophy is around positivity and I am excited to come to Adelaide and get started."

Henry, an American-born former NBA guard, takes over a club which fractured last season with rifts between Wright and key players, including captain Kevin White.

Post-season, White made a series of allegations against Wright on social media and he has since been released from the 36ers.

Henry, who in Australia coached the Wildcats and was an assistant at Sydney Kings, was also an assistant coach at NBA outfit Orlando Magic.

As head coach of the NBA D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants , he won a championship and was named coach of the year.

Adelaide 36ers chairman and owner Grant Kelley hailed the appointment of Henry.

"Conner's passion, dedication, positivity and drive to succeed has made him the perfect fit for where we are wanting to drive the club," Kelley said in a statement.