Leicester Riders have signed head coach Rob Paternostro to a new multi-year contract.

It comes three weeks after he lead the club to its fifth league title since he took the helm in 2008.

The 48-year-old native of Connecticut, who has rebuffed overturns in his homeland in the past, oversaw as the BBL’s meanest defence, for the fifth completed season in a row, conceding just 76.8 points per game.

“I’m thrilled to extend my deal with the Riders. I have enjoyed everything about being the Head Coach here and am looking forward to the future,” he said.

“It’s home for my family and I. I love it here and we are all excited about the future.

“Leicester is a great city for sport, I love that about being here, the fans are knowledgeable and passionate which makes it an incredible place to work.”

The league was Paternostro’s 14th trophy overall for the club. He also picked up the Coach of the Year award, his fourth in the last five years.

“Rob has been a fantastic Head Coach for this club for many years,” added Riders managing director Russell Levenston.

“He is our most successful Head Coach and understands where we want to take this club.

“It’s a big statement for the club to be able to secure his services for the next five years. We are extremely excited about working together and happy to offer him the security at our club that his record truly deserves.”


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