Former NBA coach joins European rugby club

Connacht have signed up former Oklahoma City Thunder Athletic Performance Coordinator David Howarth as part of their new backroom team.

Howarth has worked with the NBA side for the past three seasons and will join Kieran Keane’s Connacht as Head of Athletic Performance.

“We are delighted to welcome David to Connacht Rugby.” said Willie Ruane, Connacht Rugby CEO.


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“He has a proven track record in strength and conditioning and a great deal of experience when it comes to getting the best out of professional sportsmen at the very highest level,”

“David will be in place at the Sportsground for the beginning of the pre-season period and we look forward to working with him.”

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