Glasgow Rocks has been sold and new owner Caledonia Basketball Holdings promises “a purpose-built, industry-leading arena”. Steve and Alison Timoney’s company has bought 100% of the shares in Rocks Basketball Ltd. Steve Timoney said he is taking over a club “in very good shape” after five years under Duncan Smillie’s ownership. He said a new arena was needed for Scotland’s only British Basketball League franchise to be more successful. Rocks has reached one final and six semi-finals in the national trophies and playoffs during Smillie’s stewardship.
They currently play at the Emirates Arena, but Timoney said the new owners are ‘clear in our commitment’ to creating a new facility which ‘will provide a platform for this club and our WBBL club Caledonia Gladiators to compete. at the highest level and for basketball in Scotland to build on an already very strong and loyal fan base.” Smillie, who has been in charge for five years, supports the change of ownership to change the club’s game. “They have phenomenal energy and passion for the game,” he said. “The past five years have been a lot of fun on a personal level, aside from Covid and while no silverware has been delivered, I’m still very proud of where the franchise is today. “We are a stable and financially secure club in a very difficult sport, ready to take it to the next level.”
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