Glasgow Rocks

GlasgowRocks-transpWebsite: http://www.glasgowrocks.co.uk/

Twitter: @rocksglasgow

Contact: info@glasgowrocks.co.uk  Telephone: 0141 556 3231

Honours:

BBL Play-Off Winners 2003

BBL Cup Runners-up 2004, 2005, 2007

BBL Championship Runners-up 2006

BBL Play-Off Runners-up 2006, 2007, 2010

Head-Coach: Sterling Davis

Roster: Sterling Davis #4; Daniel Northern; EJ Harrison #31; Gareth Murray #33; Chez Marks; Fran Urli; Marin Zelalija; Patrick Manifold (@Super_PM23)

History: It’s been 10 years since the Rocks last won a trophy when they defeated the Brighton Bears in the final of the Play-Offs back in 2003. Playing for their opponents that day was Sterling Davis, a man who has gone on to be a key part of Glasgow in recent years having signed in 2006 and taking over as player-coach in his second season. Under the guidance of the American, the Rocks had their best season in the 2009-10 campaign where they finished third before going on to lose in the final of the play-offs against the Everton Tigers. It was their third final defeat in the Play-Offs since victory in 2003 having lost in the 2006 and 2007 finals whilst also losing in three BBL Cup Finals since the inaugural year in 2004. The club joined the BBL in 1998 under the name Edinburgh Rocks before changing their name to the Scottish Rocks in 2002 after moving to Glasgow and opening the new Braehead Arena. More change was to follow as the Rocks changed their home venue to Kelvin Hall before changing their name to Glasgow Rocks a few seasons later after linking up with Glasgow council. Last season, the club moved into the Emirates Arena which played host to the 2013 BBL Trophy Final and will do so again in 2014. GB’s Kieron Achara had a brief spell with the Rocks early in the season and helped revitalise the team and Davis’ side were resurgent with a seven game unbeaten streak. BBL rookie Donald Robinson impressed for Glasgow and helped them to a third place finish before suffering a first round loss in the play-offs.

Summer Transactions: Glasgow’s star player Donald Robinson was snapped up by BBL rivals Plymouth but Sterling Davis added a more than capable replacement in Chez Marks from Cheshire before later re-signing the experienced EJ Harrison. Marks was the top scorer in terms of points per game averages last season and will play for his third different BBL side. Harrison joins Gareth Murray as a returning player with the Scottish international already committing to a two-year deal last summer while Harrison stays on for a fourth consecutive season with the Rocks.

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