Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
British Virgin Islands Internationally
Authors:


 
David Edole

Facebook
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover British V.Islands basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
D1 Standings
 1. Legs 4-0 
 2. Mystics 3-0 
 3. Mega Guns 3-1 
 4. Go Hard 3-2 
 5. East Rockers 2-3 
 6. Latinos 1-4 
 7. Starz 0-6 


Articles

Coach of Splash Brothers Kareem L. Thomas aka Sally Black fired! - Oct 2, 2016


POSTED BY:
DAVID EDOLE
E-mail David:
David's Articles 
| Follow David on  Facebook

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The most popular, highly anticipated and competitive Basketball League in the Virgin Islands (VI), the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League where players, managers, owners and coaches are born, is making waves again.
Since the League started in 2013 each year a coach has made headlines by being fired because of the intense competition and how seriously teams take winning as they play for both Rings and Trophies.

In 2015, for example, we all remembered the Team that made Championship- Knights- fired their Head Coach Verne W. Turnbull.

Splash Brothers' Sally Black Out!

Well word just reaching our sports desk is that Splash Brothers, the 2015 Eastern Division Champions in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League, reportedly fired their Head Coach Kareem L. Thomas aka Sally Black a few days ago.

This was confirmed by Team founder Shamoii A. Dagou. Speaking exclusively to our newsroom today, October 1, 2016 Mr Dagou claimed that Mr Thomas was fired because 'he can't coach and he was holding back the players.'

The team, which is from Belle Vue on the main Island of Tortola, struggled this year to win and have lost 4 games with 3 wins. They have one more game to play to possibly secure a spot in the top four to make the playoffs.

Coach Thomas fires back!


However, former Head Coach Mr Thomas has fired back. He said the team 'lacks discipline' and denied that he was fired but said he 'stepped down'. Meanwhile, Team Founder Mr Dagou has confirmed that because of all the conflicts and low morale of the team under Mr Thomas, the Head Coach did advise the team that he was willing to step down and that is when he was told 'not to come back...so he was fired.'

This season, at one of the Splash Brothers' games, an internal physical fight almost broke out between two members of the team but the situation was quickly brought under control by other team Members.

No New Coach selected!

When asked by our newsroom if they had hired a new Head Coach, Mr Dagou said 'not as yet'.

At the game last night September 30, 2016 in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League against We Dem Boyz, it appeared that the Splash Brothers Draft Pick, Basketball veteran Steve E. Parillon, was coaching.

Chairwoman of the League Mrs Kharid T. Fraser or Commissioner Derrick R. Varlack could not be reached for comments before publication time.

The Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League was founded in 2013 by Bishop John I Cline of the New Life Baptist Church and founder of the Save the Seed Energy Centre, along with Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Third District Representative and Leader of the Opposition.

This has been the only Basketball League in the VI that has introduced a Draft System that continues to bring competiveness and excitement to the sport.

Meanwhile, games continue this evening in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed League:

Saturday, October 1, 2016


6:00 PM Pure Playaz vs Community One

7:30 PM Red Zone vs Warrias

9:00 PM Winning Mentality vs West Gunners

10:30 PM Next vs Starz

Sunday, October 2, 2016- NO GAMES, New Life Baptist Church Power Plus begins!

Friday, October 7, 2016- NO GAMES, New Life Baptist Church Power Plus ends!

Saturday, October 8, 2016- NO GAMES, Digicel Jump Start activities with the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports.   



Hurricanes secure spot in Basketball League's semi-finals - 2 days ago
BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI- The 'Hurricanes' continue with their unbeaten streak in the 2018 Elite Summer Basketball League-organised by Steve E. Parillon-booking a place against 'Right Mix' in the semi-finals, set for Friday, June 22, 2018. 'Hurricanes' on Friday, June 15, 2018, blew out 'Jam Session, 56-48. Hurricanes' Tavon J. Phillips, led the way with 15 points, while Phillip E. Glasgow also ended the game with double digit scores-11 points. Meanwhile, 'Right Mix' defeated 'Guns' at...   [read more]

Dione Blyden
‘Hurricanes' storm through Elite Summer Basketball League action in unbeaten run - 10 days ago
BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI- The 'Hurricanes' remain unbeaten, defeating 'Rebels,' 57-52, to storm through the Elite Summer Basketball League's games-played during June 6, 8 & 9, 2018. Hurricanes' Douran Phillips, netted 16 points securing the victory, while Tavon J. Phillips and Diorys Joseph, scored 14 points each. Rebels' Dione Blyden (185-G-92, college: Clinton CC, IA)'s 12 points, along with a noble effort from Deondre Sampson aka 'DK'-who scored eight-proved inadequate against the d...   [read more]
Basketball Elite Summer League action sizzles over the weekend - 16 days ago
BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI- Basketball action continued over the weekend at the Elite Summer League, with 'Disciples' losing to 'Jam Session' 59-46, while 'Hurricanes' trounced 'Right Mix.' Coming up against the 'Disciples' on Saturday night, June 2, 2018, 'Jam Session' was lead by Dwayne M. Stout, who scored 17 points while Devante A. Brewley netted 11 points for the team. The 'Disciples' scorecard was led by Ashield Frett who chalked up 19 points with teammate Mari Benjamin also chipp...   [read more]


1 | 2 | 3
1 | 2 | 3

Site Map:
Latinbasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Sports I.T. Solutions Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.