The British Basketball League released a statement today announcing the withdrawal of PAWS London Capital franchise from the BBL. The statement read as follows
The BBL has today announced the withdrawal of the PAWS London Capital Franchise. The decision follows a season-long review process which evaluated the performance of the franchise both on and off the playing court.
In a related move, following their relegation from BBL, Capital have taken a position in EBL Division One.
The BBL remains committed to the development of a successful franchise in London and is continuing to progress the establishment of a BBL Franchise connected to the Olympic Boroughs Basketball Legacy plan.
Though in my opinion it is a huge shame to see the BBL not fielding a London team next year, Capital didn’t give the board much of a choice with a setup that drew much criticism (check out their website lol) and very small crowds this season, not to mention the worst record in the league. It will be interesting to see how they perform next year in EBL Division 1.