Sporting Digest: Basketball

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The Independent Online
Michael Olowokandi, born in Nigeria but brought up in London, and Andrew Betts, the England international, have been selected in the National Basketball Association draft. Olowokandi was the first player taken in the draft by the Los Angeles Clippers following a successful career at Pacific University, while Betts, the former Leicester Riders player and capped four times by England, was selected by Charlotte Hornets.

Derby Storm, of the Budweiser League, have hired Bob Donewald as their new coach.