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The BBL Week in Words

In the third addition of our new feature, we look back at the last week in the BBL and bring you the best and most memorable quotes. This could be from the club themselves, players, pundits or coaches.

All being well, this is going to be a regular feature on BBLFans, so let us know if you have heard some interesting thoughts from someone so they can feature here next time.

This week, Newcastle coach Fab Flournoy responds to reports of supporter unrest, Cheshire’s John Lavery looks ahead to his team’s play-off push and Mychal Green talks about a strange Glasgow Rocks campaign!

“It’s not just me and it’s not just the players, it’s the whole organisation that has worked really hard this year to give us a good basketball team.” – Plymouth coach Gavin Love is keen to deflect praise

“Considering the injuries and all the things we have had to deal with, it shows the depth of the team that we are able to be 5th. We have had a full team in about five games.” – Injured Glasgow Rocks star Mychal Green is pleased with his team’s efforts this year

“That’s what we’ve got to do – defend, defend, defend. That has to be the watchword for Friday because if you do not then the opposition can’t hurt you. I then have full confidence in our offensive abilities.” Newcastle Eagles coach Fab Flournoy talks ahead of tonight’s second-leg of the BBL Trophy Final

“It is hard to say how many wins we need to make a play off spot and so we’re just taking one game at a time. Hopefully pick up as many wins as possible and just see what happens around the league.” Cheshire Jets coach John Lavery is remaining calm ahead of the BBL run-in

“They have massive talent in their top four players and when they fire they can beat anyone. As an opposing team, you have to limit the offensive output of all four, if you can do that, you have a chance.” Mersey Tigers coach Tony Garbelotto is ready for the clash with Sheffield Sharks

“I don’t read the Press, I’m not on social networks and I don’t look at what they’re saying. If they think they can try and get an advantage by looking at off court things, I think that is pathetic. That’s why I said that.” Eagles coach Fab Flournoy is at it again, this time respond to rumours of supporter unrest between Newcastle and Plymouth fans

“Our games have gone down to the wire for the most part, every time that we have played. The only thing I would change about our last game is that we must come out on top of this one.” MK Lions coach Mike New only has eyes for a win against Leicester this weekend

We have also researched the best Tweets about the BBL this week, once again, let us know your suggestions to include next week by emailing

“9 hour road-trip to video @NewcastleEagle vs @officialraiders game today – good way to start a weekend #theBBL #workinghard” @BasketballViews

“Please RT and wish the @NewcastleEagle basketball lots of luck for tonights BBL Trophy Final against @officialraiders. #letsgoeagles#thebbl” @LYNNEDAVIESWEB

“Can feel a little bit of tension between the two sets of supporters at the mo!” @Connnie92 discusses the rivalry between Plymouth and Newcastle this week

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