New Montreal Team Gets Name, Home, and Coach
(TORONTO, ON) Basketball fans in Montreal can now put a name to their brand new NBL team. The National Basketball League of Canada today proudly announced the official launch of the Montreal Jazz
CEO and President of the League, Andre Levingston, says the Jazz will make their home in the Centre Pierre Charbonneau and will operate under the experienced management of Pascal Jobin, a current executive of Quebec Basketball.
Levingston also announced that the Jazz will be coached by Alejandro Hasbani. Originally from Argentina, and the current Coordinator of Youth Basketball Development for Quebec Basketball, Hasbani has held a number of previous coaching positions including the Head coach of the Montreal Sasquatch (PBL) and assistant coach of the Montreal Matrix (ABA).
"With the Jazz led by Jobin, and coached by Hasbani, fans can expect a really exciting style of play” said Levingston.
He says the team has already signed some well-known local players, such as Manix Auriantal and Ricky Volcy.
The Jazz has also added Xavier Delarue to the roster. Delarue has been playing in France and was on the championship team Besancon Basket Comte Doubs in 2008.
The Jazz will play their first game in Saint John on November 3. Tip-off will be at 7pm and fans unable to attend in person will be able to catch the game live via webcast links at nblcanada.ca. The Montreal Jazz will play their first home game on November 18th against the defending champions, the London Lightning.
“The NBL continues to be affordable and thrilling family entertainment choice, giving fans high calibre basketball and the Jazz is no exception.”
The full 2012/2013 schedule for the Jazz can be viewed on nblcanada.ca and season and individual game tickets are now on sale Pierre Charbonneau Centre Ovation box office.