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Basketball: Abercrombie prepares for NBA Summer League

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Latest Basketball News | Thursday May 30 2013 7:14

Basketball: Abercrombie prepares for NBA Summer League

The Breakers are doing all they can to set up a move which may eventually see them lose one of their stars.

Coach Dean Vickerman says they've had Tom Abercrombie working hard over the last month for a shot at the NBA.

"He's preparing that he's going. We've put an NBA line down on the floor. We've got NBA balls and he's training as if he's going over to play in their Summer League but it may happen this year it may not happen this year."

Abercrombie, like others, has a clause in his contract allowing him to explore options in the NBA.

Vickerman is disappointed he won't get a chance to spar with Rob Beveridge.

Beveridge has officially stepped down as Perth Wildcats coach, after signalling his desire to look at other options last month.

He missed out on the Australian Boomers job to former Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis.

Vickerman says it's the end of an era for the competition.

"The rivalry will still be there it'll just be with a couple of different coaches and a little bit of a different team but they'll still be great rivals. He's been a great coach in this league for a couple of different clubs now."

Beveridge's departure has been compounded with 2011/12 competition MVP Kevin Lisch also deciding to leave.

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