Former Storm guard joins Moncton team
Al Stewart to play for former coach
The Moncton Magic signed former Island Storm point guard Al Stewart to a deal for the 2017-18 National Basketball League of Canada season.
Stewart, a former NBL all-star and two-time defensive player of the year, joins his ex-Storm head coach, Joe Salerno, whose contract wasn’t renewed by the Storm and he moved on to the Magic.
The Chicago, Ill., native has also played for the London Lightning and is second all-time in games played in the NBL with 187.
In other news, the Storm placed centre Mike Allison, guards Jahii Carson and Terry Thomas and forwards Akeem Ellis, Alex Richter and Brad States on its protected list.
The six can’t be approached by other teams for contract negotiations until the start of training camps. However, the Storm has the right to match the offer.
Meanwhile, the Orangeville A’s won’t be part of the league for the upcoming season, citing difficulties of reaching its goals in a small market on its website.
That drops the NBL down to nine teams for 2017-18.