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Former Great Britain player Nick George has said he is looking to make a return to the court with a BBL team before the end of the season and “would love” the opportunity to represent GB at this summer’s Olympics.
In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, the 6’8″ forward revealed the rumours of him retiring due to health problems were inaccurate and in fact he took time out to look after his seriously ill father.
“My father was very ill and it was a very difficult situation. It was a shame because everything happened after my best season in Italy – probably my best season in my professional career.
“But I had a situation that I needed to take care of. It hurt so much to walk away from the Great Britain team and Casale. I’m sure it disrupted things for them but it was a situation beyond my control that I had to take care of.”
The Manchester Magic product continued that it’s likely he will join a BBL team to finish up the season, with the hope he can get back on GB’s radar. He admitted it was difficult to have not been a part of the programme for the past two years and is dreaming of wearing the GB jersey again this summer:
It was difficult. I was on the pace with the Great Britain team and I had been involved in the programme for a long time. It was hard turning them down and walking away. I’ve been in touch with a few people and talked and, as far as playing in the Olympics is concerned, it would obviously be a dream for anyone. If the opportunity comes along I’d love to be there.”