Local lad to take over Bulls' reins

Basketball: Former Bundaberg junior Adam Curran has been named as the man to take over Bundaberg Radiology Bulls next season.

The club's Queensland Australia Basketball League (QABL) committee announced the move yesterday, officially ending Brisbane coach Mick Van Dongen's two-year tenure in at the Bundaberg club.

Committee chairman Andrew Bainbridge said he was excited about handing the reins over to a former Bundaberg player.

“We are really excited to have a Bundaberg product coaching the team,” he said.

Curran, a 24-year-old business banker with ANZ, has been playing basketball in Bundaberg since he was a child.

A Bulls representative since 2004, Curran has coached local juniors and representative juniors for the past five years.

“I've never coached at this level before so it's going to be a challenge,” Curran said yesterday.

“But I'm looking forward in taking this team in a new direction.”

In the past two years under Van Dongen, the Bulls failed to reach the playoffs.



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