Basketball: Mims ready for change

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The Independent Online
JUST THREE games into the new Budweiser League season and the Greater London Leopards coach, Billy Mims, is threatening to make changes to his team even before tomorrow's meeting with last season's runners- up, Birmingham Bullets.

The champion's dismal start reached crisis level with the midweek 90- 84 home defeat against the unbeaten leaders, Derby Storm. "I can't get any new players in time for the game at Birmingham, but I may not have all of the old ones," Mims said. "Players are not performing up to expectation and changes are on the cards."

Leopards won their opening fixture at Newcastle Eagles, but last weekend's defeat at Sheffield Sharks was followed by the dismal showing against Derby. "I've got to find another 20 points from somewhere and we have to consider whether we have the right mix of players," Mims said. "Something has got to be fixed and, with a club like this, it has to be fixed quick."