Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders coach Rob Paternostro has resigned 6’9” centre Frank Holmes, as his team building continues for the new season.
Rider’s originally signed 27 years old Holmes at the end of March, after a season ending injury to LaTaryl Williams, and the big man did a solid job for the Riders averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds a game. He was the leading scorer in the quarter final second leg playoff game at the Champions Mersey Tigers, with 25 points, a game Riders lost in the final minute 92 to 90.
Prior to that last season, Holmes was at Inter Brataslavia in the Slovakian League, averaging 13 points and 6 rebounds a game. He joined Milton Keynes Lions in the 2009/10 season, after graduating from the University of Alabama, and averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds a game with the Lions.
Paternostro was happy to get Holmes back, “Frank joined us late last season, but we were all impressed, not just by his talent, but also the way he fit in with the team. He was very effective in many ways, but it is his energy I particularly like, and it proved contagious at times.”
“Frank is only a relatively young player and so I think he can develop his game, but he also has good BBL experience now, and that, with the continuity aspect, was important. Frank also made it clear right from the time he arrived he was keen to stay with our programme, and that was also important to me. I believe he will do very good things for us next season.”