OCT 00] COVENTRY CRUSADERS NEWS
Rocked By Shifting Sands
Crusaders have been shocked by the sudden departure this morning
of their 6í7 American star centre Todd Sands.
TODD SANDS READY TO LEAVE AFTER THE CRUSADERS' VICTORY
OVER MANCHESTER MAGIC
[30 September 2000 - Chris Studman]
only joined the Crusaders a few weeks ago when he came to link
up with former Mount Vernon Nazarene College team-mate Adam
homesick American is now returning to Ohio saying that he could
not settle here in England.
just couldnít settle. I felt the training sessions with our
team would help to improve my game, and so far it has not.
I feel I am needed more back home; in a way I feel I could be
more use there in Ohio. It is 100% my decision," said
worked as an assistant coach with the local high school team
last year and he plans to return to work with them again.
know that I will be asked why I couldnít stick it out in
Coventry, but I will deal with that face to face," Sands
shock exit bought the Crusaders down to earth after their
victory over Manchester the previous night in which Sands had
played a key role.
Dip Donaldson was naturally saddened by the loss of one of his
am disappointed with Sands departure. I felt he didnít keep
to his contract agreement and now we have a hole to fill. But
I do understand if a young man is homesick and letís face
it, things in this country, basketball-wise are totally
different from the USA.
will miss him. I would have liked to have kept him longer, but
I understand his point, and I hope he will grow from this
experience; I know I will."
Crusaders meanwhile have a busy weekend ahead of them as they
face back to back National Trophy games against Westminster
Saturday the Crusaders will play at Westminster, and then they
return home on Sunday to play the London team again at the
Coventry Sports Centre - tip off 1pm.