The British Basketball League is honouring the late Kevin Cadle by adding his name to their monthly coaching award in respect of the immense contribution he made to the sport and to the BBL.
A legendary figure and revered by his peers, players and fans, the American play-caller passed away unexpectedly last year, having posted a spectacular career.
To continue his legacy and prominent place in the history of the game in the UK, the Molten Kevin Cadle BBL Coach of the Month award will be handed to a recipient from the beginning of November – and throughout the 2018-19 season and beyond.
Coaching almost 500 BBL games during his glittering career and finishing with an eye-popping overall record of 397 wins and 97 losses (2 ties). His 80% win record remains the best in British Basketball League history.
Cadle won each trophy five times in the BBL (plus a Cup title in the season before the inaugural BBL campaign) – also masterminding a period of complete dominance at the helm of Glasgow and Kingston between 1988 and 1992, when he collected a staggering 14 out of the 15 pieces of silverware on offer.
He entered the Guinness Book of Records for overseeing the ‘Most Successful Team Ever in British Sport’ during 1989/1990 and then repeated for the 1991/1992 season.
During the same period, he took Kingston to the Quarter-Finals of the European Champions Cup – aka Euroleague, managing monumental wins against Euro heavyweights such as Maccabi, Aris, Scavolini, CSKA and Limoges.
As well as being in the coaching hot-seat at Falkirk, Manchester and London Towers during his illustrious club career, Cadle also coached the England, Scotland and Great Britain teams – as well as a number of BBL All-Star Games.
No stranger to personal accolades, he scooped the BBL Coach of the Year an amazing six times to confirm his status as one of the most respected and successful figures in British Basketball history.