Leicester Riders have introduced they’ve granted Head Coach Rob Paternostro an All-star Testimonial Game in celebration of his achievements while on the helm.
The sport will happen on Saturday, June 11, 6pm tip, and can observe a children teaching session led by Coach Rob at 3pm.
The sport is ready to be very aggressive, with squads made up of present BBL gamers, Great Britain Internationals and Riders legends.
To spherical off the day’s festivities, an after-party will probably be hosted within the Kevin Routledge suite, with stay music till 12pm.
Ticket costs are set at £20 for adults, £17.50 for concessions, £7.50 for kids and £17.50 for the coaching camp. Tickets can be found at: https://riders.basketball/rob
“We are all thrilled to be able to grant Rob a testimonial event. He has had unrivalled success as our head coach and we are sure he will achieve even more in the years to come,” commented Managing Director Russell Levenston.
“He’s a hall of fame level coach and we’re excited to put on this event as a celebration of his achievements so far. He’s a passionate and competitive coach and we expect the game to be similar!”
“Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for players being announced… there’s a few surprises in there that not just the Riders fans, but the whole BBL will be excited about seeing.”
Rob has loved a affluent basketball profession, relationship again to his high-school profession in his house metropolis of Waterbury, Connecticut.
He attended Holy Cross High School, and was named into the All-State second group in his senior yr after amassing over 1000 factors in two seasons.
Rob then spent a profitable 4 years at New Hampshire school, changing into their all-time help chief to earn a spot of their Hall of Fame.
He turned the primary participant in his school’s historical past to obtain the NEBCA Bob Cousy Award, and gained a complete of seven particular person awards for his performances in his senior yr.
After turning professional, Rob joined the BBL in 2000, the place he began a multi-year stint with the Birmingham Bullets. In 2006, Paternostro was first welcomed into the Riders’ franchise, spending the season operating the purpose for Leicester.
After an extra enjoying season in Birmingham, Paternostro hung up his jersey and was appointed head coach of the Riders.
In his first yr, he recorded Leicester’s best-ever top-flight league end, and the next season he turned the primary coach in franchise historical past to file again to again 20 win seasons.
His performances in his first teaching yr made him the primary Riders coach to win the BBL Coach of the Year. Five years later, Paternostro turned his membership’s good performances into silverware.
The Riders secured their first treble-winning yr in 2013, successful the BBL Championship, BBL Cup and BBL Playoffs. Since then, Rob has led Leicester to probably the most profitable interval in franchise historical past.
Paternostro has gained 16 trophies in his 14-year teaching stint on the membership, and has two Coach of the Year awards to his identify, making him the Riders’ most embellished coach. The Riders have gained 5 of the final six league titles, probably the most profitable stint for any membership in BBL historical past.
Rob brings ardour, depth and character to the Leicester sideline, and can hope so as to add but extra silverware to the Riders’ trophy cupboard in years to come back.
Tickets can be found at: https://riders.basketball/rob