The Formosa Dreamers have announced a coaching change heading into the upcoming ABL 2018-2019 season from Coach Hsu Hao Cheng to Coach Dean Murray.
Coach Hsu led the Dreamers throughout their entire debut season where they finished in last place with a 1-19 record. The team fought through growing pains and endured the league’s longest ever losing streak, but flashed hopeful potential along the way.
The Dreamers announced that Hsu is unable to continue his duties as Head Coach of the team due to other plans and family matters.
Shortly afterwards, the Dreamers announced the hiring of Coach Dean Murray as Hsu’s replacement.
Hi, everyone! My name is Dean Murray and I’m the new Head Coach of the Formosa Dreamers. I’m really excited about moving to Taiwan, meeting the team, and all [of] our great fans. Hope to see you soon, Go Dreamers!” – Coach Dean Murray
The 54-year-old American Head Coach has had a long coaching career in various countries. Along with assistant coaching stints in the NBA D-League, Coach Murray has had experience coaching in Asia over the past decade whether it is in Korea, Japan, and China. Some notable stints were as Head Coach of the BJ Leauge’s Saitama Broncos in 2011, CBA’s Foshan Long Lions in 2015-2016, and NBL Canada’s Cape Breton Highlanders in 2016-2017.
The Dreamers have also recently announced the signing of Import Erron Maxey as well as other new local player signings in this offseason.
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