I AM only just coming back to earth after one of the most incredible weeks of my life.
Our victory in the final of the BBL Trophy was the realisation of a dream and did so much for my confidence in my first season as head coach of TCS Chester Jets.
I couldn't believe how stressed I was leading up to the game against Brighton Bears in Sheffield. I could hardly sleep what with the importance of the occasion and knowing we were going into the game against the form team of the league with three injured players.
When I took the job last year following the departure of Robbie Peers to London Towers, I made it my ambition to win some silverware in my first season. It was a tall order but it was typical of our season that even when the final buzzer went on Saturday night, I still didn't know if it was time to celebrate.
But when the officials ruled that the Bears' basket which would have levelled the scores came after the buzzer had sounded, I'm afraid I made a complete fool of myself, jumping up and down with the players!
Still, you have to make the most of these occasions and my only regret is that I didn't take up the BBL's offer to postpone the game at Milton Keynes on Sunday, given the result there.
We didn't have time to celebrate properly, but from now on we will be putting all our concentration into the BBL Championship Playoffs and, who knows, maybe we can collect another trophy and then we will really let our hair down!
Victory in the Trophy was a real boost for me. I didn't want my rookie status being made an excuse for not winning anything this season, and to be successful following Robbie Peers makes the experience all the sweeter.
Robbie was a tough act to follow and I have to admit I am really chuffed with myself that I managed to out-hustle him when he was trying to sign our players last summer and still won a trophy. Having said that, Robbie won several trophies for the club and that grand-slam achievement may never be repeated. He has literally done it all in the BBL.
It was also important to me that I didn't have assistant coach Mike Burton beside me on Saturday. Don't get me wrong, Mike has been invaluable to me this season, but at least on this occasion no-one could say we only won because he was holding my hand!
Actually, it was a great week for Mike, even though he missed our triumph. He was away with his school teams in national competitions after becoming a grandad for the first time.
I make no excuses for admitting I feel very pleased with myself, but it is the players who deserve much of the credit. With half of them injured, they were very much the underdogs but proved again they are big-game players.
I am very proud of them, so proud that I am doing all I can to keep them next season, although with James Hamilton and John McCord having their British passports now, it will be difficult to prevent them chasing the big bucks in Europe.
Finally, a big thank-you to our supporters in Sheffield. As usual, they were magnificent and I am so pleased we managed to deliver the goods for them.