BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque announced on Thursday the dismissal of its coach JD Jackson. According to La Voix du Nord, Laurent Legname could replace him.
It’s over for JD Jackson at Gravelines-Dunkirk! In a statement that could not be shorter, the BCM announced this Thursday the dismissal of its coach: “The BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque informs you that it has decided to withdraw the management of the first team from JD Jackson. The 53-year-old Franco-Canadian coach could not resist the bad series of his team, which lost its last three Betclic Elite matches (in Nanterre after extra time, against Blois and in Pau) and which was eliminate Wednesday in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France by Roanne at home (76-86). JD Jackson had signed up with the BCM in May 2021, with the aim of obtaining maintenance over the last eleven days. A goal he had fulfilled (15th in the standings), before finishing twelfth last season. But this season, the northern club only occupies fourteenth place after nine days, with three victories (including one against the current leader, Boulogne-Levallois, at the start, despite 23 points and 10 rebounds from Victor Wembanyama) for six defeats. The leaders of Gravelines-Dunkerque preferred to separate from their coach now before sinking a little further in the standings. Passed by Le Mans, ASVEL and therefore Gravelines, JD Jackson finds himself on the market.
Legname to replace it?
According The voice of the North, he should be replaced by Laurent Legname (45), without a club since his dismissal from Bourg-en-Bresse last April. He is close to the current sports director of the BCM, Olivier Bourgain, whom he knew when he was still a player, in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Gravelines-Dunkerque could be Legname’s fourth club, after Hyères-Toulon, Dijon and therefore Bourg. In the northhe will try to get the best out of a team that has disappointed since the start of the season, like his trio of Americans JaJuan Johnson (14.1pts average) – DJ Seeley (12.8pts) – Justin Robinson (12.6pts). Next meeting: in Cholet, co-leader of the championship, Saturday. Not easy…