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Liburd excited to put his stamp on Wildcats

Nottingham Wildcats have shaken up the structure of the club this offseason, appointing a new Director of Basketball Operations – Great Britain and England player Siobhan Prior – and naming Kenrick Liburd as Lead Coach of the Perform Basketball Programme.

“Firstly, [Nottingham] is one of the top women’s basketball programmes in the country,” began Liburd.

“The outgoing coach has done a lot of good work over the past few years and the Wildcats Trust has been committed to bringing in quality that adds value – moving forward, this will be no different.

“The club is committed to using basketball as a tool to impact the community and I am very excited to continue to work within the academy system, developing British basketball players.”

Liburd, fresh from Great Britain play-calling duties at the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship, will take over the head coaching reigns of the WBBL franchise.

“Coming off the experience in Montenegro this summer, with the Great Britain U16’s team, there are a number of lessons that I learnt – as there always should be – and I can’t wait to be back on court on a daily basis to put them into practice.

“I will definitely be looking to incorporate young players in the future and play a brand of basketball that is exciting to watch, passionate and committed.

“It is an exciting time, we feel like we are putting together a very competitive squad and with some hard work and focus this should be a positive year.”

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