Coach of the Year

Updated Friday July 31, 2015 by American Basketball League.

The ABL League office today announced that Orlando Lightning coach Barry Mestel, has been named  2015 ABL Coach Of The Year.

Coach Mestel and his Orlando Lightning completed an undefeated season along with capturing the 2015 ABL Championship.  The Lightning under the direction of Coach Barry Mestel, achieved the first ever undefeated season in the ABL and Coach Mestel and his Orlando Lightning have have raised the bar to incredible high levels for future ABL teams to achieve in the future.

Coach Mestel has also been instrumental in brokering overseas contracts for his teams players to sign and fulfill their dreams of continuing their careers professionally.

Coach Mestel in conjunction with the ABL will Be hosting a Pro Combine for ABL and Non ABL players with the purpose of obtaining film to distribute to over 40 countries in Europe and South America August 9th in Boca Raton Florida.

Please go to for more information regarding this important event for players looking for a chance to get an overseas contract.

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