I know a girl in Brisbane who is very well connected in business, has been a supporter for decades, is good friends with some players (very professional in that sense) and advised Basketball Queensland several times that she knows of interested businesses in getting involved as she is so enthusiastic and knowledgable about the game.
Do you think Basketball Queensland has shown the slightest amount of interest in following up on any of these offers she has provided to them on a silver platter that they claim they would look to follow up?
To say that she and her business contacts feel a bit slighted and offended would be an understatement.
I have kept in contact with her- she was present at their Bullets relaunch I flew up for in September and she is not impressed, almost to the point where she wonders whether to even bother with supporting the team next season if they were to get their licence and team back- she feels a bit used and quite frankly, I don't blame her!
From what I have heard around the traps, Basketball Queensland are still clutching at straws with the same old people in a tight-fisted fashion, and just waiting around to see what the criteria will involve.
They may yet cause the second death of basketball in Brisbane in less than 12 months and have every right to not be happy about it.