TORONTO – Joe Salerno of the Summerside Storm has been named the National Basketball League of Canada coach of the month for January.
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Summerside Storm head coach Joe Salerno has been named the coach of the month in the National Basketball League of Canada.
The league made the announcement in a media release early Friday afternoon.
Salerno, in his second season as head coach of the Storm, guided Summerside to a 6-2 (won-lost) record in January, positioning the team with a three-game lead in the Atlantic Division.
The Storm, who took a 17-11 record into Friday night’s game in Montreal, has already surpassed the number of wins from last season (12-24), with two months left to play in the 2012-13 campaign.
The Storm’s next home game is against the Moncton Miracles on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. This will be “Cure on the Court” night, with funds being raised for breast cancer research, an NBL of Canada initiative.
The Storm has also announced that playoff ticket packages will be released soon, and more details will be made available within the next week.