This year’s Great Britain Under-20s will definitely be under the direction of a new head coach after Tim Lewis has said he will not be re-applying for the role.
Talking to Sheffield paper The Star, Lewis revealed he will be a part of Chris Finch’s Senior side coaching staff at the London Olympics, meaning he will have to step down from his position with the U20s due to a conflicting schedule:
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that I was delighted to accept.
“It came tinged with a bit of sadness that I had to give up my GB under 20 commitments, but the Olympic Games in this country won’t come around again in my lifetime, so I couldn’t say no.”
Lewis left his relatively new position with BBL side Sheffield Sharks last week after they couldn’t find a way to fund his job, which saw him responsible for the development of the Sharks youth and Academy structure and also coach Sheffield Hallam University’s men’s basketball team.
And it seems as though his preparation for the Olympics has started already as he tweeted yesterday:
“London 2012 preparation starts now!! Off to spend time with the NBA Houston Rockets, NBDL Rio Grande Vipers and Maybe the Reno Bighorns!”
British Basketball are taking applications for the both men and women’s Head Coach roles for the under-20 sides.
Who would you like to see take the helm of the GB Under-20 teams?
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