|NBLC COACH OF THE MONTH
February 2017 - Kyle Julius of the London Lightning
The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Kyle Julius of the London Lightning has been named Coach of the Month for February 2017. This is the second time Julius has earned this honour, he was previously named coach of the Month in January 2016.
Under Julius' tutelage, the London Lightning completed an undefeated February, going 8-0. They are also possessors of a 14-game undefeated streak, the longest in NBL Canada history, and their current 18-3 record sets them atop the NBL Canada's Central Division by a wide margin.
Julius currently has 51 regular season career victories in the NBL-C, the most by any Canadian-born NBL Canada head coach, and good for fifth place overall among all coaches in NBL Canada history.
January 2017 - Mike Leslie of the Halifax Hurricanes
The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Mike Leslie of the Halifax Hurricanes has been named Coach of the Month for January 2017. Under Leslie, the Hurricanes finished with a 9-1 record and a .900 winning percentage, both tops in NBL Canada. This is the third consecutive month dating back to last season that a Hurricanes coach has received the honour.
Leslie becomes the third NBL Canada coach to win Coach of the Month honours in his first month of coaching, joining Micheal Ray Richardson of the London Lightning (November 2011) and David Magley of the Brampton A's (November 2013). Leslie also becomes the third Canadian-born coach to win NBL Canada Coach of the Month honours, joining Kyle Julius of the London Lightning (January 2016) and Serge Langis (December 2014).