Tsutomu Isa, the head coach of Sunrockers Shibuya who won the Emperor’s Cup in the 2019-20 season, suddenly left the team account-Basket | Basket Account

He also announced the departure of assistant coach James Andrisevich, who joined this season

Sunrockers Shibuya announced today that head coach Tsutomu Isa will be leaving the team.

Head coach Isa, who hails from Okinawa Prefecture, was an assistant coach for the local Ryukyu Golden Kings from the 2007-08 season, when the team was founded, and was promoted to head coach from the 2013-14 season, winning the bj league that year. After that, he led the team as Ryukyu’s manager for four seasons, and became an assistant coach for SR Shibuya in the 2017–18 season, and was promoted to head coach in the middle of the following season.

In the 2019-20 season, seven new players were welcomed, and by sharing time, fresh players created a team that could defend thoroughly for 40 minutes, winning the Emperor’s Cup that year. In the 2020-21 season, he continued to perform well, such as participating in the championship for the first time since the first year of League B, but in the following season, Ryan Kelly, the main pillar who has been fighting with his head . Coach Isa left since the 2018-19 season for a long time. It was a difficult season, and he was unable to take part in the championship for the second consecutive season. A win was just ahead this season, but the sudden exit was announced at this time, who are second in the central region with 10 wins and 9 losses.

The departure of assistant coach James Andrisevich was also announced. Assistant coach Andrisevich was appointed assistant coach of the Kyoto Hannallies in the 2016-17 season, and was in charge of the Hiroshima Dragonflies as head coach the following season. After that, he worked as an assistant coach for the Santa Cruz Warriors under the NBA Warriors for three seasons, and since this season he has been fighting with the head coach Isa.

Assistant coach Hamanaka will lead the team as interim head coach for the match against Sendai 89ERS on the 24th and 25th of this week.

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