The Pirates of Quebradillas reported the leader’s departure on Wednesday Eddie Cassiano Raymond after a 96-95 loss to the Ponce Lions at the Dalmau Coliseum on Tuesday.
“The Pirates team informs that by agreement between the parties, Eddie Cassiano will be relinquishing management of the franchise, effective immediately. Our franchise appreciates Eddie’s professionalism, dedication and dedication while he was in charge of the pirate ship”, said lawyer Roberto Roca in a brief statement on the quintet’s Twitter account.
The group did not immediately inform who would replace Cassiano. Casiano’s assistant Manolo Cintron also left the coaching staff.
Cassiano is the sixth manager to leave the team in this tournament. Flor Melendez (Mayagüez), Iván Ríos (Carolina Giants), Christoper Thomas (Guenabo), Ernie Cambo (Humacao) and Nestor “Che” García (Santuras) no longer occupy technical chairs with the respective teams that started the season .
The Pirates are going through a four-game losing streak, the longest since Cassian took command of the pirate ship in 2019. They had conceded only three runs twice last year (April and May), until the ongoing losing streak. With the setbacks, they fell to third place in Division A with an 11–9 record.
Cassiano is also the head of the senior national team, which last year led the Pirates to the final at a hotel “Bubble” in the Rio Grande. However, they lost in three games against Vaqueros de Baymón. In 2019, Piratas lost seven games to Santeros de Aguada in the semi-finals.
The Quebradillas returned to court on Thursday against Humacao Grey.