REACTION: Adrian Fulton on Belfast Star winning the MSL
March 14, 2020
Belfast Star were declared Men’s Super League champions 2019/20 earlier today, and speaking to Basketball Ireland, Star head coach, Adrian Fulton stated: “It's definitely not how we wanted to win it, but the situation is outside our control. In the bigger picture, with all that is going on right now, it is insignificant, but we had a great year regardless. I think the team entertained fans which is important. There were lots of very good games in a really competitive league. We have a terrific group of dedicated players, great assistant coaches, club committee and unbelievable supporters who all played a huge role.
"The commitment involved is significant given the amount of miles we have to cover, but I think it's important to have a club from the north competing in the Super League. It's very unfortunate for Tralee who had yet another terrific season and continue to set the bar for other clubs in terms of performance and support. We have a great relationship with the players and their coaching staff. I wish everyone in the basketball community well - and stay safe in these unprecedented and challenging times."
You can read the full announcement from the MNCC here.
Please note that the presentation of trophies and medals to Belfast Star, including full interviews with players and management, has been deferred due to the measures in place as a result of the Coronavirus. You can read more about that here.