Schmidt Provides Third Month-to-month Award to Cup Last Success


Schmidt of the London Lions has been awarded Kevin Cadle Molten BBL Coach of
the Month for January, after he led his crew to BBL Cup Last glory on the finish
of the month and maintained their place atop the BBL Championship desk.

is the second month in a row that he has scooped the award, and third time
total this season, as he gained a primary piece of silverware on these shores with
a 79-71 defeat of Leicester Riders in entrance of a sold-out crowd at Utilita
Area, Birmingham, stay on Sky Sports activities.

by their two former NBA stars Sam Dekker and Kosta Koufos, Lions by no means trailed
within the Cup Last, however they needed to stand up to a late fightback from the defending
champions with Schmidt’s calling of a timeout early within the fourth quarter and
re-inserting Dekker into the fray proving well timed.

continues a run of success for Schmidt, who additionally gained the Canadian Elite
Basketball League (CEBL) with the Hamilton Honeybadgers in 2022, alongside
present participant Aaron Greatest.

to the Cup Last, London navigated a busy schedule of BBL Championship and
EuroCup video games, going an ideal 6-0 in home competitions in January with all
of these victories being by double-figures.

specific excessive level was the 75-63 defeat of B. Braun Sheffield Sharks in
entrance of a near-capacity crowd approaching 5,000 on the Copper Field Area,
avenging one in all their two defeats earlier within the marketing campaign, having misplaced their
final assembly with Sheffield in October.

was adopted by one other residence win over Cheshire Phoenix, and Lions have been even
extra spectacular on the highway, beating each Surrey Scorchers and Caledonia
Gladiators by greater than twenty factors in latest weeks.

within the month, in addition they progressed to the BBL Trophy quarter-finals with a win
over Worthing Thunder – coached by former participant Zaire Taylor – as they search
redemption in that competitors following final season’s Trophy Last defeat to
Cheshire Phoenix.

Lions keep by far one of the best defence within the BBL, holding groups to simply 71
factors per sport as the one crew to power opponents below 40% taking pictures from the
discipline – notably they held Leicester, the league’s greatest offence, to that 71
factors mark within the Cup Last. On the offensive finish, they boast probably the most
environment friendly inside scoring at 58% with environment friendly seven-footers resembling Koufos,
Josh Sharma and Tomislav Zubcic; and likewise exhibit their model of crew
basketball with probably the most assists within the BBL.

consideration now turns to a busy February which begins on the highway in all corners
of the UK with away journeys to Plymouth Metropolis Patriots, Caledonia within the BBL
Trophy quarter-final, and Cheshire all to return within the subsequent week.



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