3 Apr 2014

Breakers release Johnson

3:13 pm on 3 April 2014

The New Zealand Breakers have confirmed their import point guard Kerron Johnson will not be back at the club for the next National Basketball League season.

The American rookie came to the club as a replacement for the 2013 MVP, Cedric Jackson, and averaged 14 points, four assists and three rebounds per game as the Breakers missed the playoffs for the first time in four years.

They were the three-time defending champions.

The club had the option to extend Johnson's contract, but the Breakers general manager, Richard Clarke, says they've told him they won't be taking it up.

Clarke says the coach Dean Vickerman wants a point guard with more size for next season.

He says their preference is for former star guard Cedric Jackson to return, but if that's not possible they'll be looking to recruit someone during the new NBL summer league in Las Vegas.