LAST YEAR'S WINNING COACH TALKS BBL CUP!
There is a buzz around British Basketball right now and one of its biggest events is returning back to Arena Birmingham for 2019 and last year's triumphant coach, Ben Thomas, who led Cheshire Phoenix to their first piece of silverware in a decade!
There is a buzz around British Basketball right now and one of its biggest events is returning back to Arena Birmingham for 2019.
Now the home of the British Basketball Cup Finals, the 2019 edition will see another spectacular event and fans are being urged to grab their tickets and be one of the first to guarantee they get closer to the action.
Here's what last year's winning coach had to say on the 2017 final...
The play-caller has fond memories looking back on the triumph as his side defeated Worcester Wolves in front of a large crowd at Arena Birmingham.
“It was such a great achievement and I was so happy for the fans,” he said.
“Everyone still talks about that Final and those are memories that will last a very long time.
“It was a fantastic day for the team, players and our supporters.”
Cheshire knocked out the three-time defending champions Newcastle Eagles en route to the Final and Thomas is hoping his side can make it back to Birmingham and retain their title.
“We would love to do it again,” he enthused.
“The BBL Cup is always a chance for teams to make a statement with the first piece of silverware up for grabs.
“The whole day was fantastic last year with all the build-up then the Women’s Final and the Dunk Contest adding to the great spectacle.
“It was great having so many of our fans there behind the benches and I wish I could have sit in the crowd with them.
em>“Even all the neutrals, it’s a great event and great advert for the league.”
The 2019 BBL Cup has reached the Quarter-Finals stage with eight teams battling it out to become the final two to compete for the title at Arena Birmingham, on Sunday 27 January 2019. For tickets visit www.theticketfactory.com before it’s too late!