PERTH Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleeson is looking to control what he can as the club enters its fifth straight playoffs under the Warrnambool export.
The 49-year-old is out of contract with the Wildcats, which he has led to three NBL championships in his five-year stint as coach, at season's end.
But Gleeson said the club's board was eager to focus on the task at hand - winning a ninth title.
"The board have pretty clearly said they will talk after the season so I have taken their word for it," he said.
"We will cross that bridge when it comes to it and we just control what we can control.
"That's playing unselfish Wildcats basketball and have each other's backs and that's all we can control. Everything else will take care of itself."
The Wildcats are in a perfect position to drive for the club's ninth title after finishing the regular season on top of the ladder.
Gleeson said the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers break gave his side time to freshen up before the first game in the best-of-three semi-final series against the Brisbane Bullets on Thursday.
"We got a little bit banged up (against Melbourne United in the final round)," the experienced coach said.
"Obviously Terrico White didn't play and Greg Hire hurt his shoulder and we have Mitch Norton out.
"So this week really gave us time to get back healthy instead of playing with band-aids this week we will come back fresh. It's been perfect timing for us."
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