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Plymouth Raiders have announced that Daryl Corletto is the new player-coach, having parted company with Head Coach Jay Marriott, as first reported by local paper, Plymouth Herald.
The Raiders are the only team yet to win a game in any BBL competition this season, and have failed to reach the post-season for the past two seasons – coinciding with the start of Marriott’s reign.
Australian Corletto has been placed in charge as player-coach having joined the club in the summer before helping to recruit the rest of the roster including a number of compatriots and former team-mates.
“I’m really excited to get going,” said Corletto in an official statement on the club’s website. “The players and I have had a good talk ahead of the game this weekend – we’ve scouted Surrey really well and we’ll hopefully get this team our first win of the year.
“I want to instil a whole new culture that the guys on the team will really buy into. I can’t tell you how excited I am to get started.”
However, there was no mention of Marriott, who is believed to have ‘jumped before he was pushed’ in resigning from the club although the phrase ‘restructuring’ was used on more than one occasion to describe the coaching change.
Marriott was a fan favourite during his playing career and was a long-time servant of the Raiders. He was appointed as Head Coach following the unpopular dismissal of Gavin Love – last coaching in Denmark – at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Plymouth look to claim their first win of the season in a road trip to Surrey Scorchers in Corletto’s first game in charge.