Hemel Storm are hoping their old dogs have learnt new tricks as they’ve welcomed back two club legends to help them progress.
The basketball club announced the signing of Dru Spinks as head coach of Storm at the end of last month, just a few weeks after they appointed Rikki Broadmore in the same role.
Broadmore, a young managerial talent in the sport, took the job in July but quickly decided to take a full-time job elsewhere.
Spinks was one of Storm’s finest ever players and his appointment has been well received by fans at a time where the club perhaps needed some stability.
Spinks commented: “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to return to the Storm family who I have remained close to since I retired from playing. I will immediately get to work with Michael and the new roster to build a programme that will further develop our culture and underpin our philosophy for the coming season and the longer term. I can’t wait to get started and be back at the StormDome with the best fans in the league.”
Jon Burnell, director of basketball at Storm, said: “We are delighted that Dru has agreed to become our head coach. Dru has a great reputation within the basketball community, his leadership skills will be vital for the personal development of the players and the team. Our coaching appointments this summer point to the future with a young, hungry and exciting combination of coaching capability that will be supported by experienced coaching mentors at all levels”.
Storm, who finished 10th in Division 1 last season, also brought former club captain Walid Mumuni back for this year.
Mumuni has developed a great reputation within the basketball community, his experience will be vital for the personal development of the players but also the performances of the team.
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