Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Martin Makes Move for Europe Cup; BASKETBALL

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Martin Makes Move for Europe Cup; BASKETBALL

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SCOTT Martin will not be returning to play for Newcastle Eagles next season after the forward joined Czech Republic side BK JIP Pardubice.

The news comes as a blow to the Eagles, for whom 6ft 8in Martin, pictured below, has starred for the past four seasons.

However, head coach Fab Flournoy admitted he could not stand in the player's way, Martin now having the opportunity to play in the FIBA Europe Cup.

Flournoy said: "We would have preferred a player and person like Scott back at the club for a fifth season but there was no way we would stand in the way of the opportunity he had been offered.

"He leaves with our best wishes and appreciation for his dedication since he joined us."

The announcement gives the club a further import spot to fill and Flournoy says a fair amount of progress has already been made in this area so far this summer.

He added: "Right now we are working hard behind the scenes, I can assure everyone of that.

"As always we have a long list of potential options which are being evaluated and decisions will be made in the very near future. …

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