Saints' Hendrix off to Dragons

Last updated 00:00 26/10/2007

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Australia's South Dragons have swapped one Wellington Saints import for another.

Bakari Hendrix is set to replace Nick Horvath as the Dragons' second import and could make his Australian National Basketball League debut against the New Zealand Breakers.

Hendrix was called into the Saints midway into last season's New Zealand National Basketball League, while Horvath has been a mainstay in Wellington for the past two years.

The Saints filled out a player clearance for Hendrix this week and he is likely to be eligible for the Dragonson Sunday.

The Dragons have started the Australian season with six straight losses and head coach Shane Heal believes Hendrix could provide more of an "inside presence" than Horvath.

Meanwhile the Saints are close to announcing their coaching structure for next season with American Doug Marty firming as a more viable option than former coach Gordy MacLeod.

MacLeod, who coached the Saints in 2003, is the club's preferred coach, but is tied up with the Singapore Slingers and would not be available in the build up to the New Zealand season.

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- The Dominion Post

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