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THE BIG BBL PREVIEW!

From the 26th August 2013 The UK Basketball Hub brings you: 'THE BIG BBL PREVIEW!'

We will be speaking to someone from every team, trying to cover all angles as the new BBL season starts in a month or so!

The Birmingham Knights are new to the BBL, how are they shaping up?
The London Lions moved to the Copper Box, are they moving into the big leagues now?
The Durham Wildcats and Surrey Heat have changed coach, good or bad move?
The Newcastle Eagles want to be back on top, can they do it?
Will the Leicester Riders defend their crown?
Will Glasgow Rocks or Plymouth Raiders push for the play-off crown?
Can Cheshire or Manchester get a play-off spot this time around?
Will the Sharks win another BBL Trophy?

So many questions and we'll try to give you the answers!

Here are our confirmed interviewees:

26th August: Birmingham Knights player Martyn Gayle, coach Paul Douglas
27th August: Birmingham Knights owner Jo Aldridge and Durham Wildcats' Richard Warburton or new coach Lee Davie
28th August: Worcester Wolves Press Officer Colin Taylor
29th August: London Lions commentator Steven Edwards (who co-hosts First Take UK)
30th August: Glasgow Rocks coach Sterling Davis
*Date not confirmed: Plymouth Raiders new signing Garrius Holloman



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