Wednesday, April 2nd
S. BURLINGTON, VT -- To the victors go the spoils. The Vermont Frost Heaves won their second straight ABA title this past weekend, and on Wednesday Will Voigt was named the ABA coach of the year for the second time.
A native of Cabot, Voigt led the Heaves to a 37-4 mark, capping it with an 87-84 win over San Diego in the ABA championship game Sunday in Quebec City. In two seasons with the Frost Heaves, Voigt has complied a record of 71-10.
His initial two year contract is set to expire and Voigt has expressed a desire to coach in college. What does the future hold?
"Right now I'm just trying to enjoy what we've done." Voigt said during an interview at the WCAX studios. "Certainly college basketball has always been intriguing to me, but I've got a great situation here and as a Vermonter, to coach in Vermont is something really special. I'm sure we'll sit down in the next couple of weeks and see what the options are."
Three Vermont players have also earned top honors. Guard Terrance Green was named to the All-ABA first team. Green was averaging 15 points a game before going down with a knee injury in February. The 6'3" Green was named one of the Top 20 players in minor-league basketball by ProBasketballNews.com.
Forward Issa Konare made the All-ABA second team. The 6'8" Konare was both the leading scorer and rebounder for the Frost Heaves, averaging 16 points and eight boards a game.
Forward Antonio Burks was an All-ABA third team selection. This season Burks became the first Frost Heave to score 1,000 points.
--- Mike McCune