Rob Paternostro: Leicester Riders coach extends contract

Leicester Riders head coach Rob Paternostro
Paternostro is the most successful coach in Leicester Riders history

Leicester Riders head coach Rob Paternostro has signed a four-year contract extension, which will keep him at the club until 2018.

The 41-year-old is the most successful coach in the club's history having won the BBL Cup last term, and the treble the previous season.

Paternostro, who joined Riders in 2008, said: "It wasn't a difficult decision.

"These past six seasons have been exciting times for the Riders and it's been wonderful to be a part of."

Riders have also announced they will be moving from the John Sandford Centre and playing home games at Loughborough University for the 2014-15 season.

Paternostro, who only signed a new deal last year, is excited about the beginning of a seventh campaign in charge.

"It's always been about the long-term for us, everything we do is for the long-term gain of the club and we are very optimistic about the future," he added.

Riders have also have signed American guard Derrick Roland after three seasons playing professionally in Cyprus, Argentina and Chile, where he averaged 21.4 points per game.

"I'm excited. When my agent mentioned the possibility of returning to Europe, competing in the BBL for a top club I was intrigued immediately," 26-year-old Roland said.

Riders had already re-signed forward Harrison Gamble and Connor Washington, Barry Lamble and Rashad Hassan.

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