Rob Paternostro: Coach says city should be proud of Leicester Riders

Rob Paternostro
Rob Paternostro has been named BBL coach of the year on four occasions
Leicester Riders v Newcastle Eagles
Date: Sun 14 May Venue: The O2 Arena
Coverage: Live from 16:00 BST on the BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website and mobile app.

Coach Rob Paternostro says everyone in the city should be proud of Leicester as they remain on course for a treble.

The Riders, who have already won the BBL league title and BBL Trophy reached the play-off final with a 162-126 aggregate semi-final win over London.

Paternostro told BBC Radio Leicester: "You don't win 35 games if you don't know how to win important games.

"It is an incredible team. I think Riders fans and Leicester fans should be really proud of this team."

Leicester will now face Newcastle in Sunday's BBL play-off final in the O2 Arena in London, having beaten Plymouth in the Trophy final back in March..

Paternostro, who was named as BBL coach of the year for the fourth time earlier this month, continued: "Not only is this side successful, but they play the game the right way and play for their team-mates.

"The BBL hasn't seen too many teams like this who are so unselfish. I am proud of these guys."

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