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BBP: Manchester Giants: 'I wouldn't rule out signing for another team'

Former GB star Nick George is currently running his Pro Performance, but is also hoping to finish his career in England by joining a BBL team.

As a Manchester lad, George is keen to join up with the team he played with for part of last season and help them achieve the play-off spot they just missed out on.

But he also admits that if the situation suited he would be more than happy to join another BBL team or at least discuss it.

He said: "I would possibly [sign for a different club], Manchester is perfect for me, It's my hometown, my family is here but I wouldn't be opposed to signing for another team."

"I've said that I want to end my career playing in England,  I've played in Europe and I've done everything I wanted to do."

"I enjoyed last season, it was a good experience in a tough situation - the team had just joined the league, it was good for the team to be competitive."

He isn't convinced that the BBL is better than it was in the 1990's but believes it is of a good standard.

He continued: "I think when I first came through when the Giants were successful in the 90s, was probably the strongest point in the BBL, but more people are getting involved and they can attract good players now."

"[In terms of next season] I think Newcastle will be strong but hopefully Manchester can pull of something spectacular."

"Realistically I think the Giants are capable of getting a play-off position in mid-table, they've got some of the best facilities in the league so a lot is possible."

Nick George's Pro Performance is to help young people to get involved, he also explained why he created it.

"It is to encourage more people to get involved targeting everyone in the UK and the US, when I think back to when I was developing I think something like this would have been beneficial."

"We did test sessions in the summer and it was a large success, so expect big things to happen with it over the next few months."

*For more information on the Pro Performance, click HERE.
*For tickets to see the Manchester Giants, click HERE.

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