Luol Deng: British Basketball boss hopeful of NBA star's return

The British Basketball Federation's new independent chair Nick Humby says he hopes to persuade NBA star Luol Deng to play for Great Britain this year.

Deng told BBC Sport in December that he was not sure if he would represent his country again, having become frustrated following UK Sport's decision to cut basketball funding in 2014.

The Miami Heat small forward was unable to play for his country in the EuroBasket 2015 qualifiers because there was no money to insure him. Humby, though, hopes Deng will feature in the EuroBasket 2017 qualifiers later this year.