The prestigious accolade will now become the ‘Ed Percival’ Molten BBL Coach of the Year award.
A popular figure in the sport for many years and known throughout the entire British basketball community, Ed passed away in June 2015.
The deluge of tributes which poured in after his passing underlined the high regard in which he was held by so many people.
Most notably Ed served as BBL Chairman for two years and also as WBBL Chairman from its inception in 2014. He was also a valued trustee of the Basketball Foundation.
Earlier in his involvement in the sport he formed an integral part of the team responsible for organising and staging of the Annual WICB (World Invitation Club Tournament) which ran between Christmas and the New Year for approximately 18 years until the late 90’s.
“For everyone who knew and worked alongside Ed, his memory will always live on regardless and that is the most important thing to emphasise,” stated BBL Chief Operating Officer, Andy Webb.
“However, for those who didn’t know him and for future fans coming along to watch BBL games for the first time, having this award in Ed’s honour will ensure people continue to ask about him.
“And, there will be no shortage of people in the queue waiting to explain how he gave a lifetime of valued service to supporting the game at various levels.
“His passion, dedication and support is missed by us all and we feel this is a fitting way to thank and honour him for what he gave to the BBL, WBBL and basketball in general.”
The ‘Ed Percival’ Molten BBL Coach of the Year award will be presented by Ed’s family at the 2016 Play-off Final which will be staged at The O2, London on Sunday 8th May 2016.
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