Basketball: Jets coach ready to quit

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Scottish Rocks' unexpected sudden-death play-off quarter-final win by 89-84 at the title holders, Chester, on Saturday night, probably brought down the curtain on the Jets coaching career of Robbie Peers and signalled the break-up of the team.

Scottish Rocks' unexpected sudden-death play-off quarter-final win by 89-84 at the title holders, Chester, on Saturday night, probably brought down the curtain on the Jets coaching career of Robbie Peers and signalled the break-up of the team.

Peers, a 39-year-old Merseysider capped 13 times for England, is widely expected to join the perennial under-achievers London Towers during the summer, and Jets fans are resigned to their coach taking several key players with him. In addition, the "Tall Black" national team captain, Pero Cameron, is returning to New Zealand.

Sheffield Sharks needed overtime to see off eighth-placed Milton Keynes, 90-83. Thames Valley Tigers won 10 of their last 11 games in the regular season to clinch fourth place and home advantage over Newcastle, but the Eagles were just as inspired as the home team in a 101-85 win.

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