Photo Credit: Jacinthe LeBlanc
The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Joe Salerno of the Moncton Magic has been named Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season.
Coach Joe Salerno led the Moncton Magic to their best regular season to date. The Magic were difficult to beat at the Avenir Centre. They completed the 2018-19 campaign setting a new franchise home record of 17-3. Salerno earned Coach of the Month honours twice (November 2018, March 2019).
Also, the Salerno-led squad mounted an historic 4th quarter comeback scoring 49 points in the period on the road defeating their provincial rival Saint John Riptide on March 6th.
During the 2018-19 season, he enjoyed successes from Corey Allmond (18.1 ppg, 116 3-pointers, 117 assists), Billy White (17.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg) and Nick Evans (51 blocks, new Magic team record).