Cheshire Phoenix have parted ways with head coach John Lavery.
The British Basketball League club are on the lookout for a new head coach after it was announced that Lavery would not be continuing in the role for next season and would also be leaving his post as community coach, which had been funded via a two-year sponsored deal.
Lavery took over as head coach last summer following the exit of John Coffino, to whom Lavery had served as assistant for much of the 2014/15 campaign. He led the Nix to the BBL Play-Off semi-final this season after the club had finished seventh in the league after an up and down campaign.
The Liverpudlian had previously served as head coach during the 2013/14 season where he guided Cheshire to the end-of-season play-offs.
A club statement read: "At a board meeting tonight it was confirmed that the club would not be appointing John Lavery as a paid head coach for next season.
"John's two-year fixed term sponsored contract as a community coach comes to end this summer and the club would like to thank him for all of his hard work both on and off the court."
The club will now begin its search for a new head coach as they begin preparations for the start of the BBL season in September.