Well, that was fast.
On Monday, RidiculousUpside.com reported that Joel Abelson was leaving his post as head coach of the Reno Bighorns to take an elevated position with the Westchester Knicks.
Normally, his departure would subsequently create a coaching vacancy to be filled in Reno. Having said that, time is now of the essence. The leaves are already beginning to fall off the trees. The chill of autumn is in the air. D-League training camp starts in mere weeks, and as such, open tryouts are currently underway.
Having a head coach who can lead, and/or at the very least, take part in this process is imperative to a respective team's progress entering the new season.
Perhaps with that in mind, the Bighorns have already come to a decision on their next head coach, a source tells RidiculousUpside.com. No word on who that person is/will be.
As Abelson moves on to the Big Apple, one person his successor will not be is former Bighorns' assistant coach Ty Ellis. The former player has already accepted a lead assistant coach position with the Detroit Pistons' affiliated Grand Rapids Drive.
EDITOR'S NOTE: While RU has been informed the Bighorns "have a new head coach," (as opposed to are still looking for one), a second source suggests Reno is still holding interviews this week.