Titmuss leaves Thunder

Dave TitmussVeteran coach, David Titmuss has decided that he will not be renewing his contract with British Basketball League side, Worthing Thunder – ending a one year spell on the south-coast.

Titmuss had steered Worthing Thunder to their first playoff appearance in the BBL, in only their second season in Britain’s top-flight. They were eliminated by the Newcastle Eagles in the first round.

In his time at Worthing, Titmuss masterminded victories over the Playoff finalists, the Glasgow Rocks, League runners-up, Sheffield Sharks and a regular season series win over the Eagles.

The ex-Great Britain Wheelchair play-caller commented: “ I am grateful to, especially, Frank Gainsbury and also everyone else involved with the Thunder for the support and encouragement that I received as Head Coach, and I’m very pleased to have had an opportunity to play a part in key developments at the Club, and with what we were able to accomplish as a second-year BBL franchise.

“I have made many friends in my short time on the south-coast and although I am unable to continue I do wish everyone there the good luck for the future that they so richly deserve.”

Worthing Thunder’s Director, Frank Gainsbury was disappointed to see Titmuss depart. Saying: “ We are immensely disappointed that we will not be able to continue with David Titmuss to make the progress and development that we saw last season. The commitment and effort devoted to the Club by David was exactly what we needed to help to move the club on to the next level”

John Hobbs for talkbasket.net