Former Raider Marks is the new Jets boss
CHESHIRE Jets have appointed former Marjon Plymouth Raiders guard Chez Marks as their caretaker player-coach.
Jets and Marks visit the Pavilions in the BBL Championship tomorrow night (7.30pm).
Marks (left), 32, has been without a club since Raiders boss Gavin Love effectively released him last summer.
Marks fills the vacancy created by Jets player-coach James Hamilton's resignation this week.
Hamilton had been suspended last Saturday by new Jets owner Haydn Cook, who saved the club from feared extinction this summer, following an incident at a youth team game.
Marks, now 32, said: "It is strange my first game in charge is at Plymouth. We just have to go there and play as hard as we can."
American shooting-guard Marks starred for Raiders in 2010/11 averaging 17.5 points per game.
He is leading Jets in scoring this season, averaging 20.7 points.
Marks, after what must have been quite a few days for 1-2 Jets, said: "I've spoken with the players and we agreed we wanted to continue what James was doing with the team.
"We felt the personnel was good and we were going in the right direction.
"We have still only been together a few weeks and there is work to do.
"We've just got to keep our chins up, chests out and keep on pushing. We have the tools; we just need time."
Raiders forward Colin O'Reilly played for Jets from 2009-12 and said: "Cheshire are basically a completely new club this year.
"Once I finished my contract with them last season, my contact with them has been cut off.
"I knew changes were coming and I knew I wasn't going back there."