Osvaldo Jeanty, former Carleton Ravens star, joins Ottawa BlackJacks as head coach

Osvaldo Jeanty is returning to Ottawa basketball.

The expansion Ottawa BlackJacks hired Jeanty as the team’s head coach on Friday, reuniting the former Carleton Ravens point guard with his mentor and former coach Dave Smart.

“I am happy to have Osvaldo here with us, as our first head coach,” said Smart, the team’s general manager.

“He understands what needs to be done in order to win. I have full faith that Osvaldo will work as hard as he can to bring the team where it’s supposed to be.”

Ottawa was the seventh franchise to join the Canadian Elite Basketball League, which had its inaugural season last summer.

“I am committed to putting in all the work necessary to make 2020 an historical inaugural season,” Jeanty said in a release.

“What the CEBL has accomplished so far is impressive, and I can’t wait to put together a roster who will compete in the league and inspire future generations of basketball stars.”

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