Vince Macaulay

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Vince Macaulay
London Lions
PositionOwner / Head coach
LeagueBritish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1961-03-23) 23 March 1961 (age 57)
Liverpool, Merseyside
NationalityBritish
Coaching career2014–present
Career history
As coach:
2014–2015London Lions
2017–presentLondon Lions

Vince Tunde Macaulay-Razaq (born 23 March 1961) is the current owner and head coach of British Basketball League franchise London Lions.

A former player for Brixton TopCats, Tower Hamlets/London Towers and Hemel Royals, Macaulay acquired the Royals franchise (by then located in Watford) in 1998 for an upfront fee of £1,500 and relocated it to Milton Keynes.

Under his reign as owner, Macaulay has seen his team progress from whipping-boys to Play-off contenders. On 17 May 2007 he returned to coaching the franchise for a third spell,[1] after the dismissal of Tom Hancock.[2] Macaulay last coached the club when they were based in Hemel Hempstead and also stepped in as caretaker coach the last time Hancock was at the club in 1999. Following this period he was the Chairman of the BBL, guiding the league through its darkest era.[citation needed] However, he passed on the duty to Paul Blake, Managing Director of the Newcastle Eagles, in 2005. Macaulay also acts as a pundit for Sky Sports on NBA Sundays.

In 2011, Macaulay relocated the Lions franchise to London. In 2014, he became head coach of the club.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ MK Lions (2007-05-17). "Macaulay in charge - All back". Milton Keynes Lions. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
  2. ^ MK Lions (2007-05-08). "Lions end Hancock hour". Milton Keynes Lions. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
  3. ^ [1]