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BBP: Leicester Riders: 'The BBL is difficult to predict'

The Leicester Riders were by far and away the best team and biggest success in the BBL during the 2012-13 season.

The Riders managed to finish top of the BBL ladder with three defeats in total, also winning the BBL Cup and Play-offs while losing in the BBL Trophy Final.

Rob Paternostro is the mastermind behind the triumph, and the Riders head coach isn't sure what next season will bring.

He said: "You go into every season with a little bit of unknown, you have to become familiar with new players and familiar with teams who have a lot of new players."

"The BBL is difficult to predict until your team has played and until you have seen other teams play as you don't know how the players will adapt."

"This season is wide open and that is a nice thing for the league and the good thing about the BBL, many teams will have a change of personality and high hopes."

Paternostro was tight-lipped when it came to his prediction for the new season but is aiming for player development above all else.

He continued: "The aim in the summer is to get talent in and then when the talent is in, to get them to improve."

"If we get the players to improve then good things will happen, the team have done well to be winners and that's what we need."

"We are striving for an unselfish team, we recently played a pre-season game with some of the players out and the nicest comment we received was that we seemed together."

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