Illawarra Hawks: Conklin not a done deal

Brian Conklin has been linked to the Hawks but no deal has yet been done.

Brian Conklin has been linked to the Hawks but no deal has yet been done.

HAWKS general manager Mat Campbell makes no secret of the club's interest in signing 2015 MVP Brian Conklin for next season but denies a deal with the former Townsville Croc has been struck.

Conklin has played in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and France since leaving the NBL as it's reigning best player in 2015 and has been strongly linked to a shift to Wollongong.

The 28-year-old would bring a hard edge inside that the club has sorely lacked in recent seasons but Campbell said no deal has been done.

“We have spoken to a number of agents trying to find the right players for our club both on and off the court,” Campbell said.

“We feel that a player like Brian Conklin could be a great fit, however rumours that he is signed with the Hawks are not true. The club is currently looking at a number of options of which Brian is definitely a part of.

“We will continue to look outside the box to find the right fit for our club.”