Australian netball got the shake up it needed earlier this week but Lisa Alexander didn't have to be the sacrificial lamb.
Two goals ultimately led to Netball Australia ending the tenure of the highly respected Diamonds coach, but the reality is much tougher.
Think about this. More than 500,000 adult females play netball in Australia, but only 60 will participate in Super Netball this year.
That's less than two AFLW squads combined.
Super Netball needs to expand and give more Australian players opportunities if the Diamonds want to continue their dominance on the international stage.
And just imagine Canberra, the self-proclaimed "capital of women's sport", playing a part in that.
The city shares a history with the development of the modern game. Remember when you could watch the likes of Liz Ellis, Catherine Cox and Sharelle McMahon playing against the Canberra Darters at the AIS Arena? Or when Bec Bulley wore the pink and black dress?
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The Giants drew a sell-out crowd when they beat the Queensland Firebirds at AIS Arena last year and remain undefeated at the venue. They'll return again in May.
And if the support of the Canberra Capitals is anything to go by, a Super Netball franchise could consistently draw big crowds. It's a city ready to go.
So if Netball Australia is serious about reaching new audiences and developing the league on a national and global scale, Super Netball should expand to accommodate the influx of international players while providing opportunities to local talent.
Eight teams is not enough to strengthen the Diamonds without an international cap. Netball Australia can't have its cake and eat it too.
A new era of netball has emerged, one where Australia risks losing their long-standing number one rank.
But it's not as if Australia has fallen since the golden days of Ellis and Cox. Everyone else is simply just catching up.
Falling short of the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal was a hard pill to swallow. But the real heartbreak was losing the World Cup title for the first time since 2003.
It led to the end of Alexander's almost decade-long reign as the Diamonds coach, with Netball Australia deciding it's time for a change.
But Australia's worries should extend past its top-tier program. While losing gold medal matches in two major tournaments in two years are recent blemishes to Alexander's record, Super Netball could be to blame.
The competition has helped produce some of the best netball squads England, South Africa and Jamaica have taken to court.
Twenty-one international players made up 26 per cent of the league's signings last year, including eight from England, five from Jamaica and three from South Africa.
Since Super Netball's inauguration in 2017, the Roses won their maiden Commonwealth Games crown and beat Australia for the first time at the Netball Quad Series.
South Africa reached the semi-finals of the Netball World Cup for the first time since 1995 last year. New Zealand reinstated their dominance and beat Australia for the prestigious title, but only after they allowed Laura Langman and Maria Folau to play Super Netball.
So Alexander, among others, has been right to question whether allowing unlimited international imports into the Australian domestic league is ultimately a good thing for our national team.
There was no question of Australia's dominance during the Commonwealth Bank Trophy era.
The Silver Ferns and Diamonds ruled the netball world under the ANZ Championship banner.
Super Netball has unprecedentedly benefited the sport beyond our shores which is a massive positive for the growth and stature of the game.
The global standard of netball has lifted and to maintain its spot on top of the INF rankings, Australia must stay ahead of the game.