Rocks secure Lavandier Long Term

The Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks have secured the services of current Interim Head Coach Vincent Lavandier on a permanent basis with an agreement that will run until the end of the 2020/21 BBL Season.

The reigning Molten BBL Coach of the Month has had an incredibly successful run since arriving in Glasgow from the France, guiding the team to seven victories in his first nine games at the helm and pushed the Rocks firmly back into the playoff picture.

When asked about the appointment, Owner Duncan Smillie said:

“We are thrilled to be announcing Vincent as our Head Coach. For the Rocks and the BBL to be able to attract someone of Vincent’s quality demonstrates the progress we are making as a sport in the UK.

Vincent’s basketball IQ is off the charts and when you combine that with his ability to teach, coach and develop players then you really have a first-class coach on board, we’ve seen evidence of this on the court since his arrival and that’s been reflected in our results.

I hope that Vincent is our head coach for many years to come, for now this is a 2-year contract until the end of the 2020/21 season, and I can’t put into words how pleased I am to have secured his services. He’s a top-level coach and this is a game changer for Glasgow Rocks.”

Taking a short break from preparing for the upcoming fixtures, Coach Lavandier said:

“I thank the Rocks Organization and especially Duncan Smillie for their confidence in me.

When I came, I discovered a structured club, a championship and fans who welcomed me very well. It seemed natural to continue the adventure here in Glasgow. So, I thank my players who, thanks to their listening, their daily investment has allowed me to get good results lately.

My desire is to continue the development of Rocks by bringing my experience, My French Touch!”

This weekend the Rocks face a challenging away trip to Leicester Riders, before returning home to face Cheshire Phoenix – tickets can be purchased here.

Season tickets for the 2019/20 season are also now on sale. Get yours now here.