Les Berry isn’t ruling out returning as head coach of the Halifax Rainmen next season, but says he hasn’t put “any thought into” the decision one way or the other.
Berry, who was hired on Feb. 5 after Rick Lewis was fired, posted a 6-3 record but was unable to get the Rainmen into the Premier Basketball League playoffs. He first wants to sit down with his players and owner Andre Levingston to hear what they have to say before moving forward with his decision.
“I want to go over my two months with the organization,” he said.
The Halifax native said he would “like to have a couple of games back” — losses to the Vermont Frost Heaves and Quebec Kebs that cost the Rainmen a playoff spot — but said “everything in general has worked extremely well.”
Levingston said Berry did a “fantastic job” and said he wants to have a coach in place “sooner than later.”
The Rainmen can submit a five-man PBL protected list in the off-season, and Levingston said the front-runners for spots are Tony Bennett, A.J. Millien, Eric Crookshank, Michael Anderson and Jimmy Twyman. He also said he is interested in bringing back Reggie George and Tyronne McNeal.