It wasn’t the outcome the St. John’s Edge were looking for, but the Head Coach says they can look back in a couple of weeks and be proud of what they accomplished.
The Edge were swept by the Moncton Magic in the NBL Canada Finals while the team was riddled with injuries to a number of top players like Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, Olu Ashalou, Junior Cadougan and Carl English to name a few.
But, Head Coach Steve Marcus says they’re not making any excuses.
Marcus says no one is 100 per cent healthy in the finals, so they’re not using that as en excuse as to why they lost. He says it’s unfortunate and felt at times that the roster of guys sitting out could’ve won a championship as well.
Marcus, who only took over as Head Coach right before the playoffs says he is proud of the team and once it’s a little less sour, they can be proud of reaching the finals in just the team’s second season, and look to build even further next year.
Future Uncertain for Carl English
Meanwhile, as for what the future holds for hometown hero Carl English, at this point he hasn’t given it much thought.
He says he is taking some time to recover from injuries, but as of right now he’s not sure what will happen.
English, who is 38 years old, dealt with numerous injuries to his ankle, thumb and quadricep this season. He felt it was important to him to get back and battle through the injuries for the fans and the province as a whole.
It’s important to put your body first, but English says he wanted to put the team and province first because he takes a lot of pride being from here and was tired of people in the game not knowing where Newfoundland was.