Jones Honoured As Express Host Parade

By Matt Dumouchelle

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express will be honouring their team and their fans this Saturday, April 26, with a championship parade in downtown Windsor. The parade will begin at 2:00 pm at the corner of Erie Street and Ouellette Avenue and run north to the riverfront.

The parade will conclude in front of the Spirit of Windsor in Dieppe Park.

The site of Engine 5588 is where ownership made the official unveiling of the team on August 1, 2012.

Fans are encouraged to line Ouellette Avenue during the parade and to join in the festivities in front of the Spirit afterwards. Players, coaches, and staff will be available for interviews, autographs and photos at that time.

Included in those attending will be Express Head Coach Bill Jones who was just named Coach of the Year by the National Basketball League of Canada.

Jones led the Express to a 29-11 record, the best mark in the NBL during the regular season. In the playoffs, Windsor swept Mississauga, eliminated the two-time champs from London, and clinched their first NBL Championship in franchise history, beating the Island Storm in seven games.

Jones has compiled a 51-29 record in his two seasons at the helm of the Express.


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