Basketball: Storm blown off course
Monday 14 October 1996
"Good players have gone into their shells," Jones said. Derby capitalised fully on the league's new allowance of five Americans per team, but after ditching John James in the pre-season and last week sacking Rod Gregoire for disciplinary reasons, the Storm have blown seriously off course.
"Their confidence is shot to pieces," Jones said. "I'm used to dealing with this stuff with English kids, but these are experienced players and it's tough getting inside their heads to find out what's going on."
Steve McGlothin, the first replacement, and Mickey Frazier, who arrived last week, both fouled out against Giants. "That turned an eight-point game into a rout," Jones added. Although Giants were never threatened after opening a 31-19 lead.
Jones expected help from the England international Kurt Samuels, who returned from an abortive spell in Italy last week and signed a weekly contract. "On Wednesday he got an offer from a Portuguese club and he was gone," added Jones. Mark Robinson, with 23 points, led the scorers for Giants.
Latest in Sport
Paul Scholes: Manchester United vs Liverpool - I don't understand why Brendan Rodgers was not more attacking against Basel
Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea - that's what one in five children thinks
Transfer Talk: Nemanja Vidic to return to Manchester United; Hazard to leave Chelsea; Sunderland want Radamel Falcao
Frank Warren column: Don't bet on Amir Khan landing pay day against Floyd Mayweather
Manchester United transfer news: Kevin Strootman move edges closer
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
£28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is a major supplier of buil...
£28000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£28000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A highly reputable business is looking to rec...
£40k - 45k per year + Benefits: Opilio Recruitment: We are currently recruit...