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Kevin Cadle: Basketball coach dies at 62

Kevin Cadle – man who raised the profile of NBA and NFL in Britain dies at 62

Sky Sports presenter and British basketball coach Kevin Cadle has died at the age of 62.

The coach, who was born in the US, coached the Scotland and England basketball teams. He also led Britain’s team at the qualification tournament for the 1992 Olympics.

Alongside his coaching career, Cadle was a popular figure on Sky Sports. He was the face of the NFL and NBA for many in the UK.

Cadle is regarded as one of the few, who managed to raise the profile of the NFL in Britain.

British Basketball tweeted: ‘We are shocked and saddened to hear that #BritishBasketball has lost a true legend in Kevin Cadle. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.’

NFL UK tweeted: ‘We are shocked & saddened to hear of the death of Kevin Cadle, a great friend of #NFLUK for so long. Our thoughts are with his loved ones.’

Cadle was the most successful basketball coach in British history. He won 30 titles with the likes of Glasgow, Kingston, Guildford and London Towers teams.

He was a supporter of the Buffalo Bills.

Cadle’s 13-year career spanned from 1984 to 1997. He won eight Coach of the Year awards.

He finished his career with an overall record of 397 wins, 97 losses and two ties. His 80 per cent win record is still the best in British Basketball League history.

Before moving around the country to coach a variety of teams, Cadle began coaching with Falkirk.

Cadle’s former colleague Neil Reynolds, who continues to present NFL coverage on Sky Sports, said: ‘Shocked and beyond devastated that my long-time colleague, mentor and friend is gone too soon. Will miss the great Kevin Cadle. RIP ‘ma man.’

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Photo Credit: Kevin Cadle Twitter

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