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KW Titans Release Head Coach Serge Langis

February 25, 2018 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - KW Titans News Release

The KW Titans Basketball Club announce that Serge Langis will not be retained as the team's head coach. As the Titans face a 5-22 record in the National Basketball League of Canada's regular season, Cavell Johnson is appointed as the Titans new head coach.

"To ensure that the Titans can continue to grow and succeed, we have decided that a change in the head coaching position is required," says owner Leon Martin. "Days like today are difficult but necessary for us to achieve our goals and fulfill our commitments to our fans. When Serge was hired, he was right for our team and system at that time, but as we look ahead to grow and improve, we need a fresh approach. We truly appreciate the contributions that Serge has made to the organization - we've always respected his love of the game and wish him well in the future."

Coach Langis led the Titans to a playoff appearance in the team's inaugural season, and was focused on growing the program in year two by bringing back some familiar faces and adding talent to bring the franchise to the next level.

Cavell Johnson played for KW Titans last season and resigned as a player with the Titans last week. Named an NBL Canada All-Star in 2014, Johnson was often considered one of the top defenders in the league, having been named to two All-Defence Teams, and winning the NBL Canada Defensive Player of the Year Award. Johnson played college basketball at James Madison University, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

"Cavell has incredible experience from his years playing at a professional level and is a proven leader," says Martin. "We've brought him on for specific characteristics and qualities to motivate our players and assistant coaches. He'll lead by example, with the communication skills to match individual personalities on the team. We're honoured and excited to have him back with us."

Cavell quotes, "I would like to thank the Titan's organization for their faith in me and this opportunity to continue to contribute to our culture in KW. I hope to translate my leadership as a teammate and make an impact as a coach."

Johnson's first game at the helm will be this Tuesday against the Halifax Hurricanes. The Titans head out on a four-game east coast road trip, playing their next home game on March 13 at 7pm against the Island Storm.

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