Newcastle Eagles player-coach Fabulous Flournoy has praised the decision to change the club's name to Esh Group Eagles Newcastle.
The club announced the move at a press conference this afternoon ahead the start of the new British Basketball League (BBL) campaign.
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Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast
Cold with wintry showers overnight and on Monday.
Cold air from Canada will turn showers wintry overnight into Monday morning. Snow could settle over higher routes. Icy patches possible