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Terry Sare and Rod Baker Named PBL Co-Coaches of the Year

April 24, 2009 - Premier Basketball League (PBL) News Release

Chicago, IL...The Premier Basketball League today announced the naming of Battle Creek Knights head coach Terry Sare and Rochester RazorSharks Rod Baker as PBL Co-Coaches of the Year for their outstanding efforts on the bench this season.

Sare joined the Knights staff in 2007 and has been a fixture on the sidelines for Battle Creek ever since. He is responsible for bringing in PBL First Team member Rashi Johnson and leading scorer Kenny Langhorne. The Knights finished the regular season with a record of 18-2, best in the PBL, and won the Central Division crown for the Knights. Sare was then able to command his team to victory over the Wilmington Sea Dawgs to advance to the PBL Championship before losing to Rochester.

Baker led the RazorSharks to a 17-3 regular season record and an Eastern Division title. Always on the lookout for talent, Baker was able to blend his squad into a true team concept as only one player averaged more than 30 minutes a game, showing that each player on his roster was valuable and had a distinct role in the success of the RazorSharks. Baker was able to use this roster depth to get by a determined Manchester Millrats franchise in the PBL Semi-Finals before knocking off Battle Creek to capture his second PBL Championship in as many years.

"Both Terry and Rod are well deserving recipients of the PBL Coach of the Year," said PBL President Tom Doyle. "Terry and the Knights had the best regular season record and Rod and the RazorSharks won the Championship. Both coaches are worthy of the success they had this season and this award is a testament to that."

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