Rattlers head coach Demopoulos returns for its second season Pipa News

Rattlers head coach Demopoulos returns for its second season

Saskatchewan Rattlers head coach Dean Demopoulos returns to the bridge city this spring.

Canada’s Elite Basketball League team has announced that the veteran NBA coach will return as coach for a second season.

“Dean made an instant impact with the Rattlers last season – he took us from last place in 2020 and 2021 to a playoff contender in 2022 with the best home record in the league,” Rattlers vice president Brad Kraft said in a press release from the United States. team.

“His track record of coaching high-level players and teams around the world gives him a unique style that brings out the best in our players. We are very excited to have Dean back and pushing for our second championship in five seasons.

Led by Demopoulos, Saskatchewan qualified for a play-in game in the 2022 CEBL postseason after finishing with a regular season record of 11–9.

“I’m excited to return to Saskatchewan,” said Dean Demopoulos. “Great opportunity to turn it back and compete at a higher level. Everyone is looking forward to the new season and the challenge.”

The Rattler lost 108-96 to the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the quarterfinals after beating two-time CEBL champion Edmonton Stingers 94-91 at the SaskTel Center in the play-in-game.

The Rattlers also finished with a league-best home record of 8–2 in 2022 under Demopoulos.


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