creon heat 568jpgCreon Raftopoulos has been axed as Surrey Heat’s coach with just four weeks to go until the new season.

MVP can reveal that the club’s current owner Alison Reeve has agreed to sell the team with the buyer reported to be Jack Majewski, the one-time owner and coach of London United.

Reeve, who helped save the Heat from financial collapse in 2011, informed the BBL of the decision on Monday, confirmed league COO Andy Webb.

But he said: “Any change of ownership has to go through a process involving the franchise committee.” Until then, the deal remains provisional.

However the surprise is that the much-respected Raftopoulos has been informed his services are no longer required, despite remaining under contract for this coming campaign.

The Zimbabwean-born playcaller has been at the helm for three years, taking Surrey to a top four finish last term, having reached the BBL Trophy final in his first season.

Although informal agreements had been agreed with a number of potential signings this summer, it is understood that Reeve had failed to offer formal contracts while negotiating the sale.

Raftopoulos, when reached by telephone, confirmed he has been told his services are no longer required by the incoming owners.

He said: “I won’t be coaching the Heat.”

Reeve did not return a request for comment.

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