Thursday, 23 December 2010

Tragic News out of the Niagara Region

The entire basketball community is in mourning after the sudden and tragic loss of Bill Rootes, father of Brock Head Coach Brad Rootes

Bill passed away of an apparent heart attack in his sleep at home in Niagara Falls on Wednesday.  Our deepest sympathies and prayers to the Rootes family during this difficult time.


Basketball community mourns loss of Bill Rootes

The Niagara basketball community is mourning the loss of Bill Rootes, founder of the Red Raider league in Niagara Falls, and general manager of the Brock University men's team.

Rootes passed away at his home in Niagara Falls Wednesday morning.

"It's such a huge loss," said Brian Mulligan, a longtime basketball organizer and coach in Niagara Falls. "I've known Bill and his family for 20 years. Everyone is in shock."

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