Captain Conklin sacked by Townsville Crocodiles

The Townsville Crocodiles have terminated 2014/15 NBL most valuable player, American import and club captain Brian Conklin's contract in a bid to rejuvenate the second to last franchise in the league.

In what is the first time the league's reigning MVP has been sacked from his club the following year, Conklin had nothing but praise for his home over the last three seasons over social media.

https://twitter.com/BrianConklin14/status/671202935859249152

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In what was first reported by Townsville Bulletin's Rohan O'Neil, the Crocs will now face both Cairns and New Zealand this week at home without their captain.

The club was well and truly in the media over the off-season after going into voluntary administration, and it was only as recent as last week that NBL Executive Director Larry Kestelman urged Townsville fans to come out and support their local team - hinting once again at financial troubles.

Townsville sit 4-10 and in seventh position on the NBL ladder, just one game clear of Sydney in last, yet on the same number of wins as their Queensland counterpart Cairns.