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Ian MacLeod

BBL
October 25, 2019
Preview: Eagles at Sheffield Sharks

Ian MacLeod has revealed his players are relishing an early opportunity to exact revenge on fierce rivals Sheffield Sharks. And Newcastle Eagles’ interim head coach has praised the attitude of a roster determined to avenge last week’s painful overtime defeat. Sheffield sneaked an unlikely win in the closing stages of a sell-out clash at the…

BBL
October 12, 2019
Preview: 2019 British Basketball All-Star Championship

Rodney Glasgow is relishing this weekend’s trip into the unknown as the BBL breaks for its annual All Stars jamboree in London. The American guard replaced the injured Mike Morsell in Newcastle Eagles’ fluid line-up last weekend. And Glasgow celebrated his long-awaited full debut with a brace of wins in the BBL Cup. Tomorrow he…

BBL
September 27, 2019
Preview: Eagles vs Glasgow Rocks

Ian MacLeod will not allow complacency to creep into a roster riding high, following a lightning start to the post-Fabulous Flournoy era. On the day he departed Tyneside, Newcastle’s former coach insisted the new-look Eagles had the potential to make a powerful impact this season. And that bold prediction rang true following blistering back-to-back BBL…

BBL
September 22, 2019
Preview: Eagles at Glasgow Rocks

The Newcastle Eagles head north this afternoon to take on Glasgow Rocks in their second BBL Cup Group North game. They do so in good heart and full of confidence after Friday night’s stunning home win over Cheshire Phoenix by 97-68. Interim Head Coach Ian MacLeod was delighted with the win especially given the unusual circumstances…

BBL
September 19, 2019
Academy Star Sauveur Has Shown He’s Got What It Takes

Newcastle Eagles have made an eve of the season signing to complete their 2019-20 roster. They are delighted to give a place on the senior roster to 17-year-old Academy graduate Sauveur Kande who has really impressed in the Eagles preseason games and in training with the squad. A 6’4″ small forward, Kande only turned 17…

BBL
September 15, 2019
Defoe Ready To Do Battle

Darius Defoe embarks on his 16th successive season in the BBL with Newcastle Eagles next Friday. But it will be the veteran forward’s first without player-coach and father figure Fabulous Flournoy at the helm. And Defoe admitted he’s still coming to terms with a period of significant transition on Tyneside. “I’m really looking forward to…

BBL
September 13, 2019
The Big Interview: Ian MacLeod

At 08:00am on Friday 6th September a new chapter in the story of Newcastle Eagles unfolded as Ian MacLeod was announced as Interim Head Coach in place of the departed Fab Flournoy. Just over 12 hours later he’d presided over his first game in that role against BBL opposition. It may have only been a pre-season…

BBL
September 13, 2019
Schlitzer Sets Sights on Sharks

Newcastle Eagles’ guard Nick Schlitzer is banking on his BBL experience as he seeks to make an instant impact on Tyneside. The shooting guard dipped his toes into British hoops four seasons ago during an encouraging campaign with Surrey Scorchers. And Schlitzer takes on Sheffield Sharks tonight, in the first of two friendlies against the…

BBL
September 12, 2019
Mac Cultivating Eagles Culture

Newcastle Eagles are approaching the post-Fabulous Flournoy era with confidence and optimism according to the coach charged with building on the New Yorker’s firm foundations. It is almost a week since Ian MacLeod was offered the chance to succeed British basketball’s most decorated playcaller. And Newcastle’s interim head coach revealed he is committed to cultivating…