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Guard Jamie Kohn is Giants’ fifth summer signing

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THE Giants have signed 6ft 5ins Austrian-born guard Jamie Kohn for the 2014-15 BBL season.

The arrival of the 24-year-old takes coach Jeff Jones’ roster to five following the return of Stefan Gill, David Watts and Callum Jones and the arrival of Darren Best.

Darren Best is Giants’ latest signing for 2014-15

THE Giants are delighted to announce Darren Best as the club’s fourth signing for the 2014-15 BBL season.

The Australian-born forward played for Killamarsh Arrows in the EBL last season and follows Stefan Gill, David Watts and Callum Jones in joining coach Jeff Jones’ squad.

“We are really pleased that Darren is joining us,” said Jones.

“He is a talented player who will fit right into our style of play.”

Best said: “I am excited. I was able to come to a few games last year and that is what made me really want to play for the Giants.”

Read more from Jeff Jones on new Giant Darren Best in the Manchester Evening News HERE

Giants’ new Soccerdome home talking shape

Lucozade Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome manager Guy Atkinson, CEO Sean Tracey, Giants player Stefan Gill and Giants director Steve McArdle

Trafford Soccerdome manager Guy Atkinson, CEO Sean Tracey, Giants’ Stefan Gill and Giants director Steve McArdle

BASKETBALL might be a whole new ball game at the Lucozade Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome – but venue manager Guy Atkinson can’t wait to get started after teaming up with Manchester Giants.

It’s back! Giants Summer Camp at the Soccerdome

Giants Camp

THE Giants will host another of our successful kids camps at the Powerleague Soccerdome in August.

Lauren Thomas-Johnson leads Giants summer camp for elite girls


GREAT Britain star Lauren Thomas-Johnson will lead a Giants summer camp for aspiring female players in August.

Giants re-sign Callum Jones for 2014-15

Callum Jones

CALLUM Jones is Manchester Giants’ third signing ahead of the 2014-15 British Basketball League season.

The Manchester-born guard returns for a third season with the club.

Great Britain gear up for summer action


THE Great Britain squad is gearing up for the EuroBasket preparation and qualification games.

The squad includes Giants’ James Jones and fellow BBL players Drew Sullivan and Gareth Murray as well as NBA stars Luol Deng, Joel Freeland, and Byron Mullens.

Giants appoint new Community Basketball Development Officers

Community Giants press release

New Community Giants Basketball Development Officers Donald Johnson (left), Richard Hill (fourth left) and Ambokile Bell (right) with Manchester Giants coach Jeff Jones (second left) and Giants star Stefan Gill (centre). Picture: JACK HINDS

MANCHESTER Giants have recruited a trio of new staff to boost the club’s community activities.

Manchester Community Giants, the club’s not-for-profit arm, has taken on three Community Basketball Development Officers.

Stefan Gill and David Watts sign new Giants deals


Stefan Gill (left) and David Watts will rejoin the Giants for 2014-15. Pics JACK HINDS

THE Giants have agreed new contracts with sharp-shooters Stefan Gill and David ‘Tintin’ Watts.

The experienced duo both return for a third season with the Giants, who move to a new home at the Lucozade Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome for 2014-15 BBL campaign.

Giants form new partnership with Oldham College

oc_logo_blueMANCHESTER Giants have formed a new partnership with Oldham College.

The agreement will see the Giants run a basketball academy at the College, ensuring students benefit from top-level coaching while getting an insight into the club and professional progression routes.

The exciting collaboration cements the College’s high standing in sports and the sports offer for the Oldham community.