The three professional basketball teams closest to me all disappeared from the sporting landscape during the NBA/NBL offseason. Two of them - the Brisbane Bullets and Seattle Sonics - were closest to me in terms of I’ve always supported them, and the Sydney Kings were literally closest to me, as in their home stadium is (well was) right around the corner from my apartment and you could find me at most of their home games.
So now I’m a hoops orphan in need of a loving foster home, NBL and NBA. There are a few teams I’ve already ruled out, a few teams I’ve always had a soft spot for, and my reasons are explained below. Help me choose a team! Let’s start with the NBL, and the
Now if you’re reading this and you’re connected to a NBL team, I’m looking for the following players/coaches/management to give me their sales pitch as to why I should jump on their team’s bandwagon. Conversely, if you’d like to pitch why I shouldn’t support your team due to the fact that teams I follow end up vanishing into thin air (or Oklahoma), that’s OK too. I’m expecting a representative of the Townsville Crocodiles to be the first to reply! I’ll update whenever I get a response.
Cairns: Ian Crosswhite, Darnell Mee
Gold Coast: Brendan Joyce, James Harvey
Melbourne Tigers: Darryl McDonald
New Zealand Breakers: CJ Bruton
Perth Wildcats: Andrew Vlahov
South Dragons: Brian Goorjian
Sydney Spirit: Liam Rush, Graeme Dann
Townsville Crocodiles: John Rillie
Wollongong Hawks: Kavossy Franklin