Glasgow Rocks have signalled their intent for next season by appointing Tony Garbelotto as the club's new head coach, on an initial two-year deal.


Drew Sullivan has announced his retirement following a remarkable professional career that included winning 20 pieces of silverware during his time in the BBL.


Leicester Riders completed a memorable treble in dominant fashion after beating Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 84-63 in the Play-Off Final in front of 14,500 at The O2.


The BBL Championship is the flagship competition of the British Basketball League and features all member teams playing a 33-game regular season, from September to April. Matches are played according to FIBA rules and games consist of four-quarters of 10 minutes each. Two points are awarded for a win, with overtime used if the score is tied at the final buzzer – unlimited numbers of 5-minute overtime periods are played until one team is ahead when a period ends.


On this page on mikeshaft.com we acknowledge the BBL Coach of the Year from 1988 through to the present day. In the early days this was dominated by legendary BBL Coach Kevin Cadle and in recent years if anyone has been dominant then it is Fab Flournoy of the Newcastle Eagles. However Rob Paternostro now joins that very select club of Head Coaches who have won the BBL Coach of the Year 3 or more times.


Glasgow Rocks and their head coach Sterling Davis have mutually agreed to go their separate ways.


Manchester has been chosen to host the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Trophy on May 12th at the National Basketball Performance Centre.


It is with great sadness that British Basketball shares the news that Bill McInnes, interim Chair of British Basketball, passed away on Saturday March 4th 2017 at the age of 71.


Going through my archive recently, I was struck by the huge number of different basketball publications I have in my collection. I thought I would feature some of them here on mikeshaft.com. I hope they bring back some glorious memories for you, as they do for me. We continue with the Basketball League Handbook 1995/96.


Three Directors appointed at the 75th Basketball England AGM held in Rugby on 16 October 2016 Steve Bucknall and John Wells were appointed and Nicky Shaw re-elected