The news is not without shocking the world of basketball in Quebec: Charles Dubé-Brais was relieved of his duties as head coach on Friday by the Ottawa BlackJacks.
The Quebecer is fired when the Montreal Alliance precisely defeated the BlackJacks by the score of 86 to 80, Tuesday, at the Verdun Auditorium in a game of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (LECB). Since then, the Ottawa club also lost to the Scarborough Shooting Stars on Thursday to bring their record to 0-3 since the start of the season.
Following this decision, James Derouin becomes interim head coach of the Ottawa team, he who until then was director of basketball strategy and analytics for the BlackJacks.
The BlackJacks organization has certainly felt an urgency to act as the current LECB campaign is to end with a big weekend of festivities in Ottawa from August 12 to 14. During this long weekend, the semi-finals will take place on Friday, followed by the final on Sunday.
Former assistant at the Raptors 905, in the NBA G League, Dubé-Brais was named head coach of the BlackJacks at the dawn of the 2021 campaign, on January 26, and signed a new contract with the club on November 22. .