Bulls coach Adam Curran.
Bulls coach Adam Curran. Mike Knott

Positives ahead of finale

BASKETBALL: The disappointment of missing the business end of the QBL has been softened by the promise of Bundaberg Bears imports Steph Jones and Vonnie Turner for 2011.

The Nebraskan duo led the charge on the court, but were perhaps more valuable off the court in their attempts to transform Century 21 Stadium into a Queensland basketball hotspot.

“We're committed to coming back and adding to what we have. The QBL is becoming more and more professional and I think we can match it and be part of something great,” Jones said.

Bulls' coach Adam Curran confirmed yesterday he would stay on as coach next season, adding that stars Will Shackleford, Nello Giordano and Matt Hanson had indicated interest in returning.

Their starting five on paper was among the best in the league, but they failed to gel and crucial losses meant they were edged out of the finals.

“As a team it is very disappointing to be out of the competition at this stage but I think, as an association, we've sought to change the attitude and I think we've achieved it,” he said.

Both sides have one, last chance to please fans with games tomorrow at 5pm and 7pm against finals-bound Northside Wizards.

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