By Peter Atencio
Brian Goorjian, considered as the most successful coach in Australian basketball, said he is glad to accept his new job as coach the Bay Area Dragons in the East Asia Super League and as guest team in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The 68-year-old Goorjian said the offer to handle the squad was too exciting to pass up.
“I think of this as a vision of the future. The game is becoming popular in the region,” said Goorjian on Zoom.
Goorjian said the prospect of having the Dragons in the EASL and in the PBA will contribute to the advancement of the game of basketball in the Asia Pacific region.
He is known for leading the Australian national team to its first-ever Olympic medal and by winning the bronze in the Tokyo Games last year.
EASL co-founder and CEO Matt Beyer feels that the Dragons will be in good hands with Goorjian around.
“I am super happy. We have the best captain of the ship,” said Beyer.
The Dragons will play and live in Metro Manila in one of the highest-end hotels the city has to offer, equipped with the best features and services.
He is also currently the head coach of the Australia men’s national basketball team.
While with the Australian Boomers in the Tokyo Games, the team managed to claim their first ever international medal, after defeating the Luka Doncic-led Slovenia, 107 -93.