Tweedy back as Rockets coach

By RACHAEL BORICH

THE Rockhampton Rockets men's basketball camp has confirmed one familiar face for next season ? Neal Tweedy will return for his eighth season as coach.

Tweedy is back with ongoing goals which include taking that next step in the QABL (Queensland Australian Basketball League) play-offs and continuing to develop Rockhampton basketball.

"I'm not sick of it yet,'' Tweedy said.

However next season will have a new twist for Tweedy, who is also a former Rockets player.

His wife Angela is expecting their first child this weekend.

"In my pre-baby days I'm definitely coaching the Rockets, my wife might have something different to say about that once the baby arrives,'' Tweedy said.

"She might be happy to get me out of the house.''

The QABL season is still another six months away so the groundwork to form the 2006 playing roster remains quiet.

Tweedy did confirm a top priority would be trying to get back US import Michael Hart, who is currently playing in Europe for a Luxembourg team.

Hart averaged 30.1 points per game last season.

He also expects another Rockets veteran, Darren Richardson, to go around for another season, especially with the 34-year-old in the midst of a good fitness run after battling a string of injuries.

Meanwhile, Rockhampton Basketball has appointed Ross Borg as the Jets under-23 men's coach, but have still to confirm a coach for the Cyclones women's team.



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