Riggers want wily vet to coach

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:46 AM ET

The Calgary Roughnecks added two transition players yesterday, and the newcomers will try to impress the new coaching staff in training camp.

Just who that will be behind the bench is getting closer to being finalized.

Riggers owner, president and GM Brad Banister has extended an offer to forward Curt Malawsky to take the reins after Troy Cordingley's departure.

"We need to do more talking," Banister said.

"The offer is out there. We will release that on a different day. We probably won't make an announcement until next week some time.

"Curt has enough lacrosse savvy and brains that he could be anything he wanted to be."

Malawsky hasn't officially retired and is still playing summer lacrosse with Coquitlam.

Banister said he has also offered an assistant position to Dave Pym, who was with last year's staff, but he is still doing interviews for a second spot on the staff.

As the remaining 11 NLL teams picked over the Portland LumberJax roster yesterday, the Riggers added Luke Forget and Dayne Michaud.

Forget is a righty, while Michaud is a lefty.

Both are 6-foot-1 and should add some size to the Riggers' back end.

"Every time we do well, a big part of it is the transition," Banister said.

"We would like to look at some bigger guys to see if they are athletic."

With the first-overall pick, the Edmonton Rush picked up transition player of the year of Brodie Merrill.


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