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Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Hobart Chargers eyeing to get an nbl back in for Tasmania.
$5mill. Budget. Pay wall article below.


HOBART Chargers president David Bartlett believes a Tasmanian NBL side could be competitive with a yearly budget of $5 million as the push to join the national league continues.

Bartlett has been in Cairns with his family and attended the Taipans' opening match of the 2017-18 season last Friday night, before visiting the club’s headquarters earlier this week.

With a population of around 180,000 Cairns has a model Bartlett would loosely base a Tasmanian bid for a licence on — aside from the ownership component.

The Taipans are the only not-for-profit club left in the league, and Bartlett has revealed his vision of a completely privatised business model is the only way the NBL will entertain expansion.

"There is some work to do around the ownership model. I have some thoughts about how that can happen, and government has a role to play in the start-up phase of any proprietary limited company that might end up owning a Tas­manian NBL franchise," Bartlett said. “In terms of budget, the Cairns Taipans’ budget is about $3 million, the Melbourne United budget is something like $10.5 million.

“Tasmania shouldn’t want to go into the NBL and be an also-ran, we have to go into the NBL with a view of being competitive and eventually winning the national championship.

“I think a budget of $5 million should be what we are aiming for, and when you think about what we pour as a state into sport, bringing sport to play here, there is a role for government to play.


“But ultimately it is going to come down to corporate sponsorship and ownership to make this an attractive offer for the NBL.

“The real clarity that came out of this is the ownership model is the thing we have to get right, and the level of professionalism we put into a bid, we can’t go half-baked.”

From his game night experience Bartlett believes the Chargers are not far away from an NBL product, and is confident the club can go another level with fan engagement in 2018 as it strives to enhance a reputation as providing the best SEABL content in the country.

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Anonymous
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15:00 12 Oct 17

Reply #650030

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Hope they get a team


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Anonymous
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16:32 12 Oct 17

Reply #650045

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Would be great, government money should be allocated as both Hawks and Roos afl sides seem to have no problem getting it.


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Anonymous
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18:43 12 Oct 17

Reply #650061

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Certainly the closest they have ever been to returning to the NBL. Here's hoping.


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Anonymous
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13:07 13 Oct 17

Reply #650140

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They have to change their name back to Tassie Devils!


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Anonymous
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13:21 13 Oct 17

Reply #650147

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If they do get an NBL team I assume Chargers in SEABL remain. So no change, just a retention of the old name :)


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Anonymous
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13:44 13 Oct 17

Reply #650153

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Tasmania are attempting to get an A-League side:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-13/a-league-bid-for-tasmania-alive-and-well/9045834

NBL better hurry up!


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Bear
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14:24 13 Oct 17

Reply #650157

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Anon^, other than maybe spreading the corporate sponsorship dollar a bit thin, I don't necessarily see the A-League as a direct competitor or a hold up to an NBL team.

Different crowd
Different venue
Different ownership
Different pretty much everything

If anything, if I lived there I would be absolutely wrapped to have an NBL team and an A-League Team to support in summer and the SEABL, plus an AFL team in the winter!


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Curtley
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17:40 13 Oct 17

Reply #650195

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Does anyone know if the Silverdome in Launceston can host basketball games?


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Anonymous
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18:23 13 Oct 17

Reply #650216

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Yes, United were planning on playing a game there. Has hosted netball.


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Anonymous
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19:07 13 Oct 17

Reply #650227

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Calling them the Devils would be obviously ideal or Tasmania United if they also play in Launceston. I'm guessing that is definately what the A-League team would be called if it was created.


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Anonymous
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20:23 13 Oct 17

Reply #650245

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Silverdome I believe is about to undergo massive upgrading.
Intentions are games across the state. Not sure about the N/W as they don't have a huge capacity there for crowds.


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Anonymous
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19:02 14 Oct 17

Reply #650639

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Good interview by the Chargers President on ABC radio this morning. Their aim is to be in the NBL in 2 seasons time. Budget of $5mill with a player budget up near $2mill.


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Anonymous
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19:17 14 Oct 17

Reply #650646

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Interesting that Melbourne's spend is $10M per year. I wonder how much of that is player salaries?


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Anonymous
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19:40 14 Oct 17

Reply #650659

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Has to be Devils.


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Anonymous
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09:46 2 Dec 17

Reply #660009

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President David Bartlett has very good discussions with Larry Kestleman.

"He said directly to me, 'you get the commercial model right and there is no reason Tasmania can't have an NBL side’.


http://www.themercury.com.au/sport/basketball/commercial-model-is-crucial-to-tasmanian-nbl-bid-success/news-story/70b0e774c5cbea4ddbb6cd38ed933ab7


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Anonymous
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12:31 2 Dec 17

Reply #660028

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Let's hope so, can't understand how tasie government gives money to Hawks and Roos afl, start giving it to tasie basketball and get there own team, not blow inns.


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Anonymous
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12:36 2 Dec 17

Reply #660029

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Yes now the soccer and cricket want a slice of that Government pie. Soccer want $6mill for ground improvements!


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D2
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15:29 3 Dec 17

Reply #660182

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Pfft.
It's one thing to say we'd aim for a budget of $5M, its an entirely different matter to actually raise $5M in sponsorship.
And whats more to have it locked in for a minimum of say 5 years.

I also don't like the way people immediately start claiming that the government needs to chip in. Tassie is the poorest state in the country, and the government has better things to spend its money on.
People cite the AFL, but thats slightly misleading. The deal with the AFL is basically that the AFL pours money into Tassie, and in return the government provides sponsorship. In reality it is just another way for the AFL to subsidise Melbourne clubs.


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Anonymous
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17:40 3 Dec 17

Reply #660197

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Afl pours money in to tassie, you've never had to deal much with the afl, there are very good at making it look like it pours in money. Norths don't get that many supporters in either. The Tasmanian government would be better putting money into their own basketball team not ring inns.


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Anonymous
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19:07 3 Dec 17

Reply #660202

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Unlikely the current government will be in next season ;)


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D2
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23:24 3 Dec 17

Reply #660208

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Point is that the supposed sponsorship of Hawthorn and Norths is a sham. Its all part of an agreement, where the AFL agrees to pay for some stuff, and in return the government agrees to "sponsor" those teams. Just a backdoor method of diverting funds.

So sure, if LK is willing to pay for a bunch of stuff in Taswegia, I'm sure tje government could find some "sponsorship" for an NBL team.


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Paul
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11:35 4 Dec 17

Reply #660232

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Tassie might need to move to China if they want to get in.


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Anonymous
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11:48 4 Dec 17

Reply #660233

re: Tassie eyes Nbl return.

Why's that Paul? Last I heard China wasn't an option.


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