Basketball: Tigers CEO sacks Ubaka without telling coach

Ayinde Ubaka. Photo / Getty Images
Ayinde Ubaka. Photo / Getty Images

American import Ayinde Ubaka has been sacked by the Melbourne Tigers following the NBL club's disappointing 60-73 loss to the Gold Coast Blaze.

Tigers CEO Seamus McPeake reportedly made a post game address to the playing group and then sacked Ubaka on the spot, without the knowledge of coach Trevor Gleeson and captain Tommy Greer who were facing a post game press conference.

Ubaka signed with the Tigers from the Cairns Taipans in the off season and had averaged 12 points a game for the fifth placed Tigers this season.

The New Zealand Breakers host the Tigers this Thursday.

- AAP/HERALD ONLINE

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