Lightning Serve Notice on Raptors 905
How do you follow up a dominant regular season? A season that composed of your Canadian Head Coach winning Coach of the Year, and oh yes, your squad winning the 2016 NBL Canada Championship? Well, for the 2017 edition of the London Lightning, they replaced their Head Coach with Keith Vassell (the fourth head coach of the club). Vassell has a long standing history in Canada basketball, he played five years at Brandon University in Winnipeg, Manitoba where he was named Player of the Year after his Bobcats won the CIS Championship. He would be named to the CIS all-star team each year he participated in and would go on to be a member of Canada's Men's National team for 11 years, while also playing overseas for 11 years in places such as; Iceland, Portugal and Switzerland. Coach Vassell has NBL Canada coaching experience, and OCAA coaching experience as well. His most recent coaching jobs saw him at Niagara College of the Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) and as the interim head coach for the Niagara River Lions (NBL) in the second half of the 2016-17 season.