Singleton leaves VBA’s Catfish for Heat

VBA season two will begin in August.

By Harry Hodge
The times they are a-changin’ in Vietnamese basketball.
Weeks after the bombshell announcement of Vietnam Basketball Assocation (VBA) and national team head coach Tony Garbelotto leaving SE Asia to coach the Glasgow Rocks franchise, his successor was announced Monday as Can Tho Catfish skipper Dave Singleton.
“It all happened so quick, but I’m happy about it,” Singleton told Sport In Saigon. “I want to thank all the fans for the unwavering support in Can Tho.
“That was my first head coaching job and I truly appreciate all the relationships I made down there.”
Garbelotto also ran the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) Heat franchise, but Singleton said there’s been no decision about that side of the team so far, and that he’s focused on the VBA season. This is understandable, with the domestic league kicking off in roughly a month after August’s SEA Games in Malaysia, while the ABL season is set for its opener toward the end of the year.
Later in the day, the Catfish announced Kevin Yurkus would be taking over the head coaching position vacated by Singleton.

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About hodgedude

I'm a Canadian journalist and teacher, most recently living in Edmonton and Toronto, now located in Ho Chi Minh City. Graduate of Concordia University in Montreal. I've taught English in S. Korea, pulled rickshaws in Canada, taught at a Taiwanese language boot camp, edited newspapers in China and played a French-speaking Spanish colonel on Vietnamese TV. I also play Australian football. Pick up a copy of issue one of my independent comic, "Getting Lucky," at Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton, the Comic Hunter in Moncton, New Brunswick, and the Spotted Cow Pub, 111 Bui Vien, District 1, Saigon.
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