Joe Salerno Earns Consecutive Coach of the Year Honours
The National Basketball League of Canada has announced for the second consecutive season that Joseph Salerno of the Moncton Magic has been named Coach of the Year for the 2019-20 season.
For back-to-back seasons, Coach Salerno led the Moncton Magic to the best record in the regular season. The Magic continued their home court dominance established last year and finished with an impressive 14-1 inside the friendly confines of the Avenir Centre. Salerno earned Coach of the Month honours twice (January 2020, February 2020).
Prior to the cancellation of the regular season, the Magic were riding an eight win streak that saw them defeat opponents by an average margin of victory of 27 points per game.
“What we witnessed from the Magic organization under Coach Salerno’s leadership coming off a championship season was truly remarkable”, said Deputy Commissioner Audley Stephenson. “The task of defending a championship title on a nightly basis is a difficult challenge that involves a deep level of preparation and dedication. Coach Salerno along with his coaching staff did a phenomenal job of ensuring that the Magic were prepared every single night. Congratulations Joe on another outstanding season.”
Salerno becomes the first coach in league history to be named Coach of the Year for two consecutive seasons.