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Kevin Cadle: Basketball coach and NFL TV presenter dies at 62

Former basketball coach and long-time Sky Sports NFL presenter Kevin Cadle has died at the age of 62.

New York-born Cadle won 27 major titles and eight Coach of the Year awards from 1984-97 with teams including Glasgow, Kingston, Guildford and London Towers.

He also had stints as coach of Scotland, England and Great Britain during the 1992 Olympic qualifiers.

“British Basketball has lost a true legend in Kevin Cadle,” the British Basketball League said on Twitter.

In a 14-year career as a head basketball coach, Cadle recorded a British record 397 victories and his 80% win record remains the best in BBL history.

He took Kingston into the final eight of the European Champions Cup in 1991 in a campaign that featured wins over continental giants CSKA Moscow, Limoges, Aris Thessaloniki and Scavolini Pesaro.

His highlight as an international coach came in November 1992, when he took the England team to a shock win over Russia in a European qualifying game in Manchester.

A statement from NFL UK said that the organisation were planning to remember Cadle during the match between Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams in London this weekend.

“We can confirm there will be a tribute to Kevin Cadle at Twickenham this Sunday,” NFL UK said. “It will be an opportunity for us all to show our love for the big man.”

Cadle joined the Sky Sports team as an NBA and NFL Europe presenter, before moving onto the NFL in 1998.

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