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Burke back to coach Bajan women

EZRA STUART, ezrastuart@nationnews.com

Added 13 March 2020

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Sonia Burke is the new Barbados senior women’s basketball coach. (FILE)

Barbados is set to benefit from National Basketball Association (NBA) coaching expertise, while former captain Sonia Burke has been appointed as the new women’s senior team coach.

President of the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA), Francis Williams, revealed yesterday that Devan Blair, assistant coach of the NBA G League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley Vipers will take over the reins of the senior men’s team.

Williams said the women’s team will benefit from the expertise of Burke, current coaching assistant at Fordham University, who returns after successful coaching stints at St Francis University and Manhattan College.

Burke, a flamboyant guard, led Barbados to their lone regional title in the 2000 edition of the Caricom Basketball Championship. (EZS)

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