Rob Paternostro pens a new long-term deal with Leicester

Rob Paternostro

Leicester Riders head coach Rob Paternostro has signed a new long-term contract with the British Basketball League treble-winning club.

Centre Barry Lamble, the club's longest-serving player, has has also signed a new one-year deal and returns for an eighth successive campaign.

Paternostro was named BBL coach of the year, leading Leicester to the league championship, cup and play-off titles.

"I'm very excited by the new contract," Paternostro told BBC Radio Leicester.

"This is a place I enjoy working, I feel secure here and feel there is still a lot of work to be done."

The 40-year-old joined the club in 2008 and led the Riders to third in his first campaign - Leicester's best finish at the time.

Last term the East Midlands outfit clinched the first championship title in their history.

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