Glasgow Rocks part ways with Scottish Coach Darryl Wood

Darryl Wood has been one of Scotland’s top coaches for the past few years. A constant face around the National Squads, Wood has played his part in developing some of the best talent in the country.

A move up to the Pro Ranks for the former Dunfermline Reign coach seemed the obvious route. Starting as an assistant last season to Tony Garbelotto, he was quickly fired into the limelight a month or so into the season.

This season has not been what Rocks fans have been expecting, sitting 10th in the BBL league standings, a big push is needed if they are to make it to the Playoffs. However, there was some success. A BBL Cup Final against powerhouses, London Lions, as well reaching the Trophy semi-finals, not something many other teams have achieved this year. Credit to Wood for leading the team to these great achievements by himself, with no official assistant coach, he has relied on some of his veterans for help.

For Glasgow however, there are only a few crucial games left. With no coach right now, the appointment process will have to be quick. But that is something we saw with Team Scotland this Summer when Rob Beveridge was given 10 days with the team before GC18. That quick appointment proved to be one of the greatest moves in Scottish Basketball history as we claimed 4th place, can the Rocks follow suit?

Owner Duncan Smillie said: “This is a joint decision and we part company on the best of terms, the commitment and professionalism demonstrated by Darryl in his time here as head coach and previously as assistant coach has been first class, we would like to thank him sincerely, at all times he has been a credit to himself and our organisation. On behalf of everyone at Glasgow Rocks we wish Darryl all the very best of luck in his future.

“We now enter the business end of the BBL season with 15 crucial games in March and April, we will announce our go forward strategy soon as we make our push for the play offs”