Gareth Murray is the perfect fit to be Glasgow Rocks new head coach, long-time team-mate Jonny Bunyan claims.

The Great Britain forward is believed to be on a shortlist of two for the vacancy, with American former assistant boss Erik Olson also thought to be in the frame.

But although the 35-year-old Scot has previously confessed his reluctance to become a rookie player-coach, Bunyan reckons Murray’s club stints on both sides of the Atlantic – and for GB at big-time tournaments – has him as prepared as can be for the role.

“Gareth has experience of different leagues, Commonwealth Games, GB teams,” he told the latest edition of the MVP Cast.

“He’s almost seen almost every type of play you can have in the world. He’s seen Europe and the NBA. He’s been coaching in different leagues for the past four years. Not in the BBL but below that. But he’s learnt his trade.

“And he has all that experience of the BBL. Of what players will be successful, of what works. He’s about as qualified a person as we have in Scotland to be a coach. I know he wants to do it. It’s just about whether he wants to do it while also remaining a player. But hopefully he will take the reins one day soon.”

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, Jonny Bunyan reveals how he is delivering parcels while awaiting talks over a new contract and the unique role of local rotation players in the BBL in maintaining the culture of each club. The Scot gives us an insight in how Falkirk Fury, founded by his father John, has been one of the most prolific producers of Great Britain internationals in recent times, and why the development pathway needs a rebuild.

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