PLYMOUTH Raiders’ Paul James has been named the Molten Kevin Cadle BBL Coach of the Month after guiding his team through a flawless December.
The play-caller made the most of home comforts during the period as Raiders racked up four wins at the Pavilions, tipping off their impressive unbeaten spell with a 94-79 success against Cheshire Phoenix.
They were they put to the test in a historic fixture which witnessed the first ever visit from the London City Royals and Raiders were up to the task as they claimed a hard-fought 84-77 triumph.
A hat-trick of wins in the BBL Championship was then notched up in style as the Devon franchise racked up their highest score of the campaign with a massive 115-100 victory against Surrey Scorchers.
Raiders then celebrated a fruitful finish to the calendar year with an 86-74 derby win against Bristol Flyers, which catapulted them into the BBL Trophy Quarter-Finals.
James had to fight off a strong claim from London Lions’ head coach, Vince Macaulay to land the accolade.
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