Tony Garbelotto Announced as New Head Coach of Glasgow Rocks

Tony Garbelotto is making a return to the BBL after being announced as the new Head Coach of Glasgow Rocks this morning.

The former GB Senior assistant has penned an initial two-year deal with the Rocks, taking the reigns from long-serving play-caller Sterling Davis – who parted with the club in May.

Garbelotto has coached all over the world including in Germany and Vietnam since his last spell in the BBL and is looking forward to the new challenge.

“I am very pleased to be named the new Glasgow Rocks Head Coach,” he said.

“This franchise and club has long been considered one of the top clubs in the UK and I am excited about the possibility of bringing success to the club, Glasgow and Scotland.

“I hope that I can not only make an impact on the court by ultimately winning silverware but also make an impact in the community and leave an ongoing legacy for basketball in Scotland.”

Garbelotto was in charge at Newcastle Eagles and Birmingham Bullets over a decade ago before joining Everton Tigers in 2008 (later Mersey Tigers) and led the franchise to five pieces of silverware including a 2010-11 treble.

The Rocks already have GB Senior captain Kieron Achara on their roster for next season alongside fellow Scots Gareth Murray and Jonny Bunyan.

Last season, they reached the BBL Cup final and finished third in the league and will hope Garbelotto can inspire a first trophy in what will be 15 years.

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