Luuuc
Last year

NZ Breakers announce new ownership

@lukesicari

The @NZBreakers have announced a press conference tomorrow, for a "significant announcement on the future of the club in the Australian National Basketball League." #NBL18



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Ingles13  
Last year

Interesting

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Anonymous  
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https://twitter.com/NZBreakers/status/967603649965772800?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E2

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Watto  
Last year

Name change to Auckland Breakers?

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Anonymous  
Last year

I hope its a name change it would mean another nz team is coming to the league

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Anonymous  
Last year

Announcing new owners! You heard it here first

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Anonymous  
Last year

Actually I heard it on twitter first.

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Curtley  
Last year

'Their future in the NBL' used to mean the club no longer had one.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I've also go the names of the new owners, you got that on Twitter too?

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Udog  
Last year

I hear they bought the whole team for sux fufty and 2 sheep.

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Dave Marshall  
Last year

It is indeed new owners.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/basketball/101768150/nba-stars-move-in-to-take-control-of-breakers

A consortium headed up by Matt Walsh, an NZ player who played two games for Miami. There are some other members with ownership interests in Swansea City FC, and also Shawn Marion.

The Blackwells will stay on as minority shareholders.

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AngusH  
Last year

Sounds like a pretty big deal for the Breakers going forward. I think an overhaul of their core is probably (over)due, so great timing too.

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Isaac  
Last year

A consortium including two former NBA players and a co-owner of English Premier League club Swansea City will become the new majority shareholders in the Breakers, New Zealand's successful basketball franchise.

Long time club owners and directors Paul and Liz Blackwell announced on Monday that a newly formed company, Breakers Basketball Ltd, will take control of the club from March 1, on the eve of the club's eight appearance in 11 years in the NBL semifinals.

The consortium is headed by former NBA player Matt Walsh, along with business partners Adam Goodman, Romie Chaudhari, Dan Katz and Shawn Marion.
Had never heard of Matt Walsh. Wonder what brought Shawn Marion's interest to NZ?

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cavolo  
Last year

Isaac, I wonder if Shawn Marion has a relationship/links to Sean Marks? This is a thought that comes to mind, that maybe Shawn has a relationship with a NZ basketballer and it has led to this?

No idea, just guessing. A great thing having business and basketball people with significant wealth behind them invested in the team.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Will they be called the New Zealand T-Rex's now then?

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Proud  
Last year

For those wanting a second NZ team, does this help that at all ?

It certainly sounds like this club will remain prosperous

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Benno  
Last year

Im sure these guys would of have some good contacts that would help bring quality players into the NBL. Which is super exciting!

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Anonymous  
Last year

I cant see Paul Henare staying?

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Mystro  
Last year

Boucher will still be running the show but Walsh will be working closely with him.
Henare will still remain Coach.

great news for the club. a stable ownership group with experience and plenty of $

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm not sure it is great news

Paul and Liz Blackwell are the best owners anyone could hope for

Matt Walsh retired from professional basketball 2 years ago. Now he runs the show. Atleast dillion Boucher spent many years learning the ropes before he was gm. This guys has the keys and he is on his learners licence from driving on the wrong side of the road.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Paul and Liz are still in the ownership group. Boucher is still in the management team. Walsh has stated no big changes from a basketball perspective, but plenty new from commercial aspect.

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Anonymous  
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Does this mean no more NSEC? Pleasssssse

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Anonymous  
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How can a 10 year journeyman with 2 years commercial experience add anything. Where I come from we call them graduates.

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SteveK2  
Last year

If there's no friction with Walsh coming into the administration, it will most likely be a very good outcome for the organisation.

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