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Gravelines-Dunkirk: JD Jackson new coach

Two days after relieving Serge Crevecoeur from his coaching duties, BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque announced the appointment of JD Jackson, who passed through Le Mans and ASVEL, until the end of the season.

BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque, current 14th Jeep Elite, has found the coach who will try to maintain the northern club by the end of the season. This is JD Jackson! The 52-year-old Franco-Canadian coach has indeed signed up for the last eleven games of the 2020-21 fiscal year, replacing Serge Crevecoeur, relieved of his duties last Monday. “Meeting this evening, the BCM Board of Directors has chosen to entrust the management of the Professional team to JD Jackson. The Franco-Canadian technician (52 years old), recognized for his remarkable visits to Le Mans and ASVEL, will be responsible for leading the commando mission to maintain the Jeep Elite. The entire BCM family is joining forces with the new maritime coach to carry out this mission with confidence and determination. JD Jackson has signed up to the end of the season with BCM », Writes the northern club in its press release.

One victory ahead of the red zone

Gravelines-Dunkerque will be the third club trained by the former winger (or rear). JD Jackson went to Le Mans between 2008 and 2014 (after starting as an assistant in 2006 after his retirement from a player), where he won the Coupe de France and the Semaine des As in 2009 and the Leaders Cup in 2014, then by ASVEL between 2014 and 2018. Sacred champion of France with the Villeurbanne in 2016, he was replaced in January 2018 by a certain TJ Parker, who had acted as interim. JD Jackson’s mission will not be easy at the head of BCM. The northern club have won eight of their 23 first games of the season, and therefore still have eleven to play, including the next, Sunday, on the floor of Eurocup winner and championship leader, Monaco. But with players like Gavin Ware (13.3pts and 6.2rbds on average) or Briante Weber (16.6pts and 5.2pds), the BCM has the means not to finish in the last two places. Even if following Tuesday’s defeat at Cholet (105-90, with Sebastien Devos, assistant to Crevecoeur, on the bench to ensure the interim), Gravelines-Dunkerque has only one victory ahead of the first relegation Chalons-Reims.

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