Glasgow Rocks have sacked head coach Darryl Wood.

It is understood the Scot, in his first year in the role, was called on Tuesday morning and let go based on ‘performances and results’.

The surprise move, which caught Wood unawares and which one Rocks player described as “crazy”, came two days after the side exited the BBL Trophy in the semi-finals at the hands of London City Royals.

Wood was handed the job on a permanent basis last summer after taking interim charge when Tony Garbelotto abruptly parted company with the side almost exactly 12 months ago.

He had guided his team to last month’s BBL Cup final, where they lost to London Lions, but they currently sit ninth in the league.

Until losses in both legs to the Royals and an overtime reverse at Newcastle last Friday, Glasgow had won 13 out of their previous 15 games.

Rocks owner Duncan Smillie, who confirmed no successor has yet been lined up, said: “We part company on the best of terms, the commitment and professionalism demonstrated by Darryl in his time here as head coach and previously as assistant coach has been first class.

“We would like to thank him sincerely, at all times he has been a credit to himself and our organisation. On behalf of everyone at Glasgow Rocks we wish Darryl all the very best of luck in his future.

“We now enter the business end of the BBL season with 15 crucial games in March and April, we will announce our go forward strategy soon as we make our push for the play-offs.”

Former Rocks number two Erik Olsen and ex-Cheshire coach Robbie Peers lead the list of possible replacements at the Emirates Arena.

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