The Moncon Miracles held a press conference today at St. Louis Bar & Grill to announce the hiring of their new Head Coach. "Coach "Mo" (Paul Mokeski) has experience, both as a player and coach at
literallly the highest levels of professional basketball". Coach Paul Mokeski, comes to the Miracles after playing for twelve years in the NBA for five different teams. He has also coached in the "big leagues"as an assistant with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2007-2008. "We believe Coach Mo brings with him the tools and experience to take our team to the playoffs, and hopefully well into the playoffs", said Trueman
Once introduced, Coach Mo, who was dressed in Miracle garb, expressed his gratitude for the warm reception he has already received in Moncton, "especially after having come from Reno, where the temps were a little higher than when I got off the plane last night".
With respect to the future of the Team, Coach Mo said "we're going to get to work right away. After this press conference, I'll be meeting with the players and staff to discuss our current situation and plans for improvement. Following the meeting we'll take to the court to practice".
Mokeski added that he was pleased to announce that assistant coach Pat Harvard had agreed to stay with the team. Harvard is currently coaching the successful Crandall University varsity team. As well, Matt Robertson will join the team to assist for the rest of the season. "Other additions to the coaching staff may be made down the road, but it is too early to make any announcements",
Familiarity with the current roster is obviously important to early improvement on the court, to which Coach Mo indicates that he has "already been watching video of Miracles games in an effort to get to know the skills, talents and abilities of each player". "Key to improvement for the team", he says, "will be understanding the best way that each individual can contribute to the team as a whole".