Paternostro signs new 4-year deal with Riders

Leicester Riders are delighted to announce that head coach Rob Paternostro has signed a new four-year deal that will keep him at the club until 2021.

Paternostro has brought unrivalled success to the Riders since he took the helm in 2008, bringing home the BBL Championship title on three occasions.

“It is great for us to secure Rob’s services for the next four years,” reflected Managing Director Russell Levenston.

“We’ve enjoyed some fantastic times together over the last nine years, he has been an integral part of the clubs’ success both on and off court.”

“Rob has an exciting vision of the future for this club and shares our ambitions to push the club forwards in all aspects.

“Plans are in place and we are aiming to compete in Europe when the time is right for us to do so.”

“We are building something special here and are delighted Coach Rob has committed his future to us.”

Coach Paternostro has won the Molten BBL Coach of the Year title four times, including during the last two seasons.

“I am very pleased to make this long-term commitment to the club, and the confidence they have shown in me,” said the play-caller.

“I am excited by the challenges ahead.

“Over the last nine seasons, I have been made to feel very welcome by the club and all the staff and volunteers – and of course, our tremendous fans.

“Everyone has been extremely welcoming to me and my family, and we are well-settled in the city.

“I have also come to find what a great sporting city Leicester is, and recognise the appreciation of the people locally to all their sporting teams,”added Paternostro.