As the domestic seasons around the world come to an end, the focus now turns to next season, in Sunday’s gossip.
BBL Playoff Final 2015 to sell out?
With Worcester Wolves’ win over the Newcastle Eagles in the British Basketball League Playoff Final at Wembley this year, the first questions have been asked about next year’s Final at the 02 Arena.
This year’s final at Wembley, which seats 12,500 has failed to sell out, but BBL officials are still confident that next year’s final, which will be played at the 20,000-seat 02 Arena will sell out.
The BBL confirmed that the layout of the 2015 game will resemble that of the NBA regular season games played at the same venue, and there will be no parts of the arena coned off like expected.
EA7 Milano sign Willie Deane
EA7 Milano have signed Willie Deane, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The American guard, who owns a Bulgarian passport comes from Krasny Oktyabr where he was averaging 18.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game.
Steve Kerr states his contract demands?
Current TNT colour commentator Steve Kerr has been contacted by the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks as they look for a new head coach.
The New York Post reports that Kerr remains favourable to to the Knicks with the Warriors being his fallback option, but the former Chicago Bulls guard wants a five-year contract, worth $30million.
Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker planning to skip NBA predraft combine
Yahoo Sports reports that top 2014 NBA Draft prospects Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid will skip the Draft combine.
This could further raise questions among front-office executives about the players’ health and conditioning.
Ultimately, this is a way for elite players to control how many teams have information on their medical history. While most top prospects don’t participate in the basketball elements of the combine, most make themselves available for physicals to be distributed to the 30 NBA teams.