NEWCASTLE, LONDON 02 BOUND

Newcastle Eagles will get a shot at completing the domestic clean sweep after reaching next Sunday’s BBL Playoff Final in London.

The league champions thrashed Sheffield Sharks 118-78 to complete a 209-168 aggregate victory.

They will take on London Lions at The 02 with the capital outfit edging out Cheshire Phoenix 158-153 over two legs despite losing 85-77 in the last-ever game at the Northgate Arena.

Meanwhile, Sterling Davis has agreed a new one-year deal to remain as Glasgow Rocks coach but has revealed his decision to call time on his playing career at the age of 37.

And with another re-building job lined up for this summer, Davis believes throwing all his energies into coaching can help end that trophy drought.

“I am definitely looking forward to just coaching and focusing solely on the tactical side of things as opposed to both the tactical and physical side,” he said. “It’s a weight off my shoulders and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead. I want to put a team together that will fight for silverware. The city of Glasgow deserves it.”

The Texan-born forward retires after playing over 400 games in the BBL since arriving at Brighton Bears in 2001, where he won the National Cup, the only major prize of his career.

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