- National Teams
In Episode 63 of the Hoopsfix podcast we sit down with former England Senior international and 13-year pro, Mike Bernard.
Hailing from Manchester, Bernard hooked on to the Giants BBL team at just 16 years old, before going to the US for college and then having a pro career that saw him play in Greece, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Cyprus, Slovakia – where he had his most productive years and won a championship – and the UK.
Having been involved with the Giants during their peak years in the mid-90s, and then joining them for their second incarnation in 2012 through to his retirement as a player, along with seeing both the England Senior National Team programme during what many consider a trying time, through to being called up to the re-birth of the Great Britain Senior Men’s programme in 2006-7, Bernard has seen a lot of key stages of British basketball first-hand.
The 6’9″ big man now coaches the next generation coming through at Myerscough College, heading up their girl’s programme, whist assisting on the boy’s side.
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