BASKETBALL: DUNK TIME: HOW THE TEAMS LINE UP FOR THE NEW SEASON
Friday 17 September 1999
Out: Reggie Kirk. In: Yorick Williams (Derby), Lee Walker (TV Tigers), Americans Shawn Jamison and Corey Jackson (Newcastle). Coach, Mike Finger.
Uprooted from Worthing to the new Brighton Centre. In: Richard Scantlebury and Mike Brown (Milton Keynes) and seven feet tall former Boston Celtic Bill Claxton. Coach, Charles Luke-Bannerman.
Pre season injuries cost them John Leahy and Kenny Pratt. In: English veteran Steve Nelson, Americans Greg Francis, Correy Child and New Zealander Pero Cameron. Coach, Robbie Peers.
New arena, The Thunder Dome. Out: Everybody except Tim Lascelles. In: Americans Cyptheus Bunton, Darrian Evans and Frank Harris. New coach, Martin Ford.
In: John McCord (TV Tigers), Joel Burns (Derby). Coach, Jim Brandon.
LEICESTER CITY RIDERS
Out: All the non English. In: Canadians Robin Wilson and Kevin Gilroy, Americans John Potter, Tony Moore, Troy Coleman, all star Englishman Kevin St Kitts. New coach, Tim Darling.
Captain Robert Youngblood again leads a new bunch. In: Americans Kenny Capers, Brandon Brantley, Larry Johnson (Not the NY Knicks version) Coach, Billy Mims.
Play-off champions. In: Former LA laker Steve Bucknall, Neville Austin, American Donnie Johnson. New coach, Ron Abegglen.
League Trophy Holders. Out: John White, Makeeba Perry (to Japan). In: Travis Conlan (Sheffield), Ray Carter (Iceland), Americans Phil Handy and Roy Hairston. Coach, Nick Nurse.
MILTON KEYNES LIONS
In: Americans Eric Burks (Leopards), Tony Windless, Kelvin Robinson, Modie (Correct) Cox. New coach, Tom Hancock.
In: New owners and new Americans Shahid Perkins, Andrew Mavis (Chester), Charles Smith and Canadian Chris Webber. Coach, Craig Lynch.
Cup holders and the last League champions. Out: Travis Conlan. In: Nate Reinking (Derby) and American Andre McCloud. Coach, Chris Finch
THAMES VALLEY TIGERS
Out: John McCord, Lee Walker. In: Martin Gottfried (Towers), Stuart Robbins (Wales), Americans Greg Meldrum (Chester), Bill Singleton (Leicester) and Tony Christie. Coach, Paul James.
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