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BBP: Glasgow Rocks: 'the aim is to win a trophy'

The Glasgow Rocks are currently the only Scottish team in the BBL; although the 2014/15 season will see a new local rival for the Rocks.

The Rocks finished a credible third place in the table, but crashed out in the quarter-finals of the play-offs to Plymouth Raiders.

Sterling Davis continues as head coach of the team - which can boast a GB international in Gareth Murray - he believes they must do better this season.

He said: "I wouldn't say last season was a success, as our aim was to win silverware, it was a decent season but not a successful season."

"Our aim next season is to get to the stage where we are competing for a trophy, every piece of silverware is as important as the other, they are big accolades."

"It's great for us as an organisation to be associated with GB international players such as Gareth Murray [and former Rock] Kieron Achara, Gareth deserves his shot."

Davis also spoke about the choosing to travel to Lithuania rather than a trip to the United States over the summer.

He continued: "It was beneficial both for me and the team, it isn't easy to fill every position, so it's good to see how they run their program.

"We have links with them now, they have a great basketball tradition in Lithuania and a structure that has been used for years."

"We didn't sign any players from the open trials this year and I am happy with the squad as it is at the moment."

Select Twitter Questions:

What is Sterling's opinions on what can be done to get more young people into the game in the UK? 

'"We need to get more qualified coaches involved in basketball in the UK, there is also a need for more media coverage and awareness."

Any plans to discuss a contract with ?

"No, we are not in talks and have no plans with Kieron right now."

Does Sterling feel that visiting Lithuania rather than the States this Summer was beneficial?

"It was beneficial for me and the team, it's good to see how they run their program, we have links with them now."

How excited are you to have a fellow scottish team in the BBL for the 2014/15 season?

"It's great and will help raise awareness of the sport in Scotland, there will be a great atmosphere [when they play each other] and hopefully it works out for them, so we have a good rivalry."

What areas of emphasis should youth coaches be working on to improve UK basketball?

"We need to focus on the bare basics of basketball, really break down the basics and get players thinking about the game."

*Tickets for the Glasgow Rocks can be purchased via their website.
*The Glasgow Rocks will host the first ever BBL TV fixture on 6th October and also feature away at Newcastle.


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