But there was no change of heart, or departure gate, for the dominant frontcourt powerhouse, who has identified a direct route to success this season.
"I was obviously shocked," recalled Schreiber, of that moment at the airport.
"I was sitting with my iPad in Amsterdam when I heard the news, on my way to Plymouth, and I was kind of confused as to what was going to happen next."
The 26-year-old's mind was soon put at ease, as on Monday it was announced that Raiders academy coach Jay Marriott was to take over with assistance from David Brock.
Despite his understandable disappointment at Love's departure, Schreiber is pleased with the appointments - not that they would have altered his mindset anyway.
Asked if the switch changed the way he felt about his decision to return to Plymouth, Schreiber responded: "No, not at all.
"I came to Plymouth because of the fan base, the organisation, and the opportunity to develop as a player and person.
"I just want to personally thank Coach Love for giving me a chance to return to Plymouth. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be here so I owe him a lot.
He added: "With that being said, I am absolutely positive that Coach Jay will do a great job in leading us to a successful season. He certainly has the potential and the drive to do it.
"I played with Jay last year, so I obviously feel really close to him. I think that it is a great opportunity for the Plymouth community to see what he has to offer.
"Doc (Brock) is a great guy with lots of great insight and will be tremendous help for Jay during this season."
Schreiber averaged 8.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks after joining in January and, as the only remaining Raider, will receive help from exciting reinforcements.
"I can't wait to get back to work," enthused Schreiber. "We had a great run in the play-offs last year, and I think we can push it even further.
"I have been told that we have recruited some great athletes, which will enable us to run a fast-paced offence on one end, while establishing a great defensive foundation on the other."
The addition of Shane Walker from Dutch side Matrixx Magixx provides Schreiber with a frontcourt foil and co-pilot in driving the Raiders to a successful season - following some key directions.
"I have a few concrete team goals that I think would put is in a good position to win lots of games," said Schreiber.
"Firstly, I want us to win the league in rebounding. Rebounding reflects a certain toughness and a will to win.
"Secondly, I want us to make more free throws than our opposition. Making more free-throws means that we are willing to establish a dominating position under the basket, rather than settle for easy jump shots.
"Lastly, I want us to keep a low number of turnovers. Keeping the turnover number low will also decrease the chances of harmful momentum-changers.
"My expectations are very high for this coming season. We have solid players at every position, unlike last year where we had several players floating into two or three different positions.
"We need to define ourselves as a team before we can set out to reach our goals. Only time will tell what personality our team will take on."
Plymouth start their season at home to London Lions on Sunday, September 29. For ticket information visit www.plymouthraiders.com.
Townsville Heat adds Anderson to their roster, ex Cheshire P. - 1 day ago
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Townsville Heat (QBL) added to their roster 27-year old British forward Jamell Anderson (200-90). He just played at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL league. In 33 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg this season. The last season Anderson played at Leicester Riders (also in BBL) where in 34 games he averaged 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career... [read more]
Townsville Heat (QBL) added to their roster 27-year old British forward Jamell Anderson (200-90). He just played at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL league. In 33 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg this season. The last season Anderson played at Leicester Riders (also in BBL) where in 34 games he averaged 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com British BBL All-Defensive Team. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Anderson's team won British BBL Cup for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He represented United Kingdom at the 3x3 World Championships in Greece five years ago. Anderson has played also professionally for other British teams like Nottingham Tribe and Essex Pirates.
It's our penultimate line-up of 2016-17 and while a trio took their last opportunity to shine as their respective seasons came to an end, two of our starters will be hoping to re-appear as they head into the Play-Offs! Mike DiNunno (Cheshire Phoenix) As the curtain fell on an eventful season at Phoenix, the playmaker signed off his participation in spectacular style with a typically influential contribution. Di Nunno lit it up at Cheshire Oaks Arena against Leeds Force by harvesting a ma... [read more]
It's our penultimate line-up of 2016-17 and while a trio took their last opportunity to shine as their respective seasons came to an end, two of our starters will be hoping to re-appear as they head into the Play-Offs!
Mike DiNunno (Cheshire Phoenix) As the curtain fell on an eventful season at Phoenix, the playmaker signed off his participation in spectacular style with a typically influential contribution. Di Nunno lit it up at Cheshire Oaks Arena against Leeds Force by harvesting a massive 36 points in just 22 minutes, after sinking a sizzling eight scores from beyond the three-point line. He also had three rebounds, three assists and not a single turnover during his time on court.
Callum Jones (193-G-85, college: Pace) (Manchester Giants) They may have finished propping up the table, but there was at least a smile of sorts heading into the summer for Giants as they ended their participation with an exciting home win against Plymouth Raiders. That was largely down to a magnificent effort from Jones, as he led his team to victory with a quite brilliant line. The guard finished with a majestic double-double of 26 points and 16 rebounds, while adding seven assists for good measure.
Earl Brown (Cheshire Phoenix) Finishing the season with a flourish and arguably the most consistent performer throughout a campaign of changes for Phoenix, Brown was in scintillating form against Leeds. While his team-mate DiNunno excelled in the backcourt, the forward scythed down Force by registering a huge double-double. He did the business in the paint with an astonishing 84% from the field for 28 points and also added 14 boards and five steals.
Leslee Smith (Bristol Flyers) Despite their worrying start to the season, Flyers find themselves in the Play-Offs after a weekend win double which catapulted them into seventh place. It was imperative Flyers got off to a positive start in their double-header and Smith brought the noise in a big way against Manchester. He was sensational and very much the difference-maker in a hard-fought victory against Giants with a monumental 19-point and 21-rebound double-double to delight the locals.
Tony Wroblicky (DBL Sharks Sheffield) The Sharks are now looking to defend the BBL Play-Off title they famously won at The 02 in London last May and if they manage to do it, you can expect Wroblicky to have a big hand in it. He was on fire for Sharks as they ended Worcester's record winning streak by beating them on the road and in front of the BBC Sport cameras. He weighed in with an outstanding double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds, also not spilling the ball once in 30 minutes on the hardwood.
Off the Bench - Rashad Hassan (London Lions), Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks), Jermaine Sanders (Leeds Force), Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Hameed Ali (Bristol Flyers), Chaz Rollins (Surrey Scorchers), Rob Marsden (Leeds Force).
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