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Miracles Introduce New Head Coach

Released: February 12, 2016
By: Moncton Miracles Media


 

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". 
 

Paul Keen Mokeski (born January 3, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player and the former head coach of the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. At 7-foot, his position was center. He was acollege basketball player out of Crespi Carmelite High School and the University of Kansas, most noted for his tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Mokeski was an assistant coach with the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA D-League.[1] In June 2007, he was hired by the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats as an assistant coach under Sam Vincent.[1] He was let go at the end of the 2007-08 season, when Vincent was fired.

He was later an assistant coach with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.[2] In September 2011, he became the head coach of the Reno Bighorns.[3] In March 2013, he was relieved of his head coaching duties.[4]

He was also an assistant coach to the Great Britain team in 2011 and 2012.

Mokeski is often referenced by popular sportswriter Bill Simmons, as he as often wrote about "the power of Mokeski."

 



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