jefftalkJeff Jones has stepped aside from the role of head coach of the Manchester Giants.

The move will allow Jones to focus on overseeing the new National Basketball Centre, which will open later this year in Manchester, as well as his directorships of Basketball England and the British Basketball Federation.

Jones, who led the Giants for the past three seasons in his second period as head coach, said: “It was my desire to insure that Manchester talent could compete at the top level in the UK and build a platform for that to continue.