Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) side Brose Baskets Bamberg "has decided to part ways" with Managing Dir MARKO BEENS. The club's board of directors and Beens "reached a mutual agreement to end the work relationship in mid-July." Assistant Exec Chair ROFL BEYER "will replace Beens and together with Sports Dir WOLFGANG HEYDER lead the club until a new managing director has been found" (SID, 6/19). ... German Hockey League (DEL) club Mannheim Eagles has appointed GEOFF WARD as its new head coach. The 52-year-old Canadian "replaces former German national team coach" HANS ZACH behind the bench. Ward, who most recently worked as an assistant coach for the NHL Boston Bruins, "signed a three-year deal until April 30, 2017 with the club" (SID, 6/19). ... League Championship side Leeds United "have appointed" former Forest Green coach DAVE HOCKADAY head coach. The 56-year-old replaces BRIAN MCDERMOTT, who left at the end of May, to become new Owner MASSIMO CELLINO's first managerial appointment. He "has signed a two-year contract" assisted by former Leicester City midfielder JUNIOR LEWIS (BBC, 6/19). ... GUY GOODES has signed a two-year contract as head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv (JERUSALEM POST, 6/19).
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