Basketball: Overdue first win for Derby

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The Derby Storm coach John Spezia finally smiled on Saturday when his players broke their duck with a 65-64 BBL Championship win over Edinburgh Rocks, and the American hopes to tempt back a former player, David Attewell.

The 27 year-old former England international was Derby's player of the year in 1998, but spent the next three season with London Leopards and is now building a career in teaching.

Spezia said: "I know Dave would be very popular if we could tempt him back up here and would fit in perfectly with what we are trying to do as a team. What we need now is to find him a job in Derby."

Derby's victory leaves Manchester Giants with the only winless record after they lost 93-72 at home to London Towers, recovering from their fourth straight defeat in the Euroleague after losing at home to Barcelona on Thursday.

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