GB men back on home soil

PUBLISHED: 16:12 08 August 2013

GB international Dan Clark

GB international Dan Clark


Basketball squad return to Olympic Park

For the first time since their participation at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Standard Life Great Britain Men’s basketball team will be stepping out on home soil this weekend.

They face an exciting match-up against Puerto Rico at the Copper Box on Sunday (August 11) ahead of EuroBasket 2013.

And the special event sees the GB men return to the Olympic Park and play in the Copper Box following the re-opening of The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Sinead Gordon, Head of Basketball Operations at British Basketball, has underlined the importance of the game and urged fans to come and get behind the players ahead of the crucial EuroBasket 2013.

“With new head coach Joe Prunty at the helm and also featuring some of the players who pulled on a Great Britain basketball vest in the capital last year, our fans can come and see many of their favourites back in action at the Olympic Park once again,” said Gordon.

“We are particularly thrilled to be welcoming a team with the prestige of Puerto Rico who are ranked 19th in the FIBA World Rankings. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to welcome the new coach and lend their support to the players.”

The game forms part of GB’s preparation for EuroBasket 2013 where they will face some strong competition against Belgium, Germany, France, Israel and Ukraine in Slovenia.

It is an important match up for the visitors too with Carlos Beltrán, the President of the Puerto Rico Basketball Federation, delighted to come to London and take on GB.

He said: “We are very honoured by this invitation from British Basketball. The quality of the basketball in Europe is very high so to come and play in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park against GB is almost a dream come true.”

British Basketball are offering five pairs of tickets as a competition prize (travel not included).

To enter, answer to the following question:

Who is the Standard Life GB men’s new head coach?

Send your answers via email to with your full name and a contact telephone number.

Tickets to be collected from the box office on the day.

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