Nuffsaid
Two months ago

Are the Hobart Devils a chance in the NBL?

Ok, I'm new but I have a thought bubble, or more of a question bubble? What chances they will be back in 19/20. They have a strong business case and are strongly being considered. Can it happen?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What happens if you combine a clownfish with a human....
You're a long way from Wallaby Way..
And think Fish are our friends not food?
A Nimo !

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LC  
Two months ago

Think you will find the name is now taken by a 3X3 team...

https://twitter.com/hobartdevils

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

the best chance for Tassie is the Hobart Chargers, but that's a long shot

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

LC it was the Tassie (Hobart) Devils. Do some research if you think you are a journo.
Watch this space in regards to a Tassie team in 19/20.
The clownfishes are ummmmm clownfishes.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

lel the Chargers would have to win a SEABL title first

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Can we give up on Tasmania? Nothing good will come from it.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Has to be Devils.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The numbers playing basketball in Tasmania are huge. They get over thousand spectators to each seabl game, they got the finances let them in.

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koberulz  
Two months ago

LC it was the Tassie (Hobart) Devils. Do some research if you think you are a journo.
The NBL team started out as the Hobart Devils, became the Hobart Tassie Devils, and then returned to being the Hobart Devils.

The 3x3 team appears to be the Hobart Devils.

Neither team name seems to contain a parenthetical.

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Shayno  
Two months ago

I do believe launceston and devonport were also in the nbl in the late 80s?

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proud  
Two months ago

Definitely in th boat of calling NBL team Tassie Devils and having them trying to appease all their fans state wide and hopefully get some Tasmanians back like Bubbles, Waxy and Gibbo as faces the of the team

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koberulz  
Two months ago

I do believe launceston and devonport were also in the nbl in the late 80s?
Early 80s. Launceston withdrew shortly before the 1983 season and were quickly replaced by Devonport, who only lasted a couple of seasons.

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proud  
Two months ago

Thank you Koberulz, I knew that both team existed and that Launceston City Casino won the NBL title and sucked the next season but didn't know how Devonport attained a license to field a team... they will never get another team again unless they can be part of a statewide club that allows them to play games there probably through preseason.

It would be awesome if during heritage round that Launceston and Devonport can have their strips immortalised (maybe they can have those clubs push their ideas for a playing strip and they can be alternative strips and sold at games too!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

If the NBL team doesn't get up this time then there will be outrage ,
BTas is behind the push and the current Government have promised a $10mill spend for new facilities.
A consortium is preparing a bid already and the criteria that the NBL require has already been met.

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SCOUT  
Two months ago

Lock in team from Tas 19/20, $'s there / structures in place -good to go; its happening . It has been prepared methodically and professionally

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Nuffsaid  
Two months ago

The Chargers have won several titles under their current format so you can tick that box. The DEC is modified for them to play in and they are averaging well over 1250 per game. As a Hobartian the reason they had to fold in 1996 was because the NBL said they were not viable, and they were right. The club was run by idiots who ran it into the ground. And it coincided with the state government changing the structure of basketball in the state through the Department of Sport and Recretion to a ridiculous format that nobody liked. The main problem in Hobart now is the old Moonah stadium is run down and needs a new roof. If it rains the games are called off. Warrane and Clarence Stadiums are way too small. The state government need to come through on their promise of a new facility, but until then need to ensure that repairs to Moonah stadium are done

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Reality  
Two months ago

Hobart really are in a holding pattern until a facility and the right infrastructure can be put in place.

Otherwise you'll end up with a poor mans Hawks (if thats possible)



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Curtley  
Two months ago

They should get in there before an A-League team does which is a real possibility.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nothing wrong with the Derwent entertainment centre, in full basketball mode should hold 5000 which is a good starting point. Get them in.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Soccer is about $50mill entry point fwih.

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Nuffsaid  
Two months ago

I'd like Cal back to coach the team. I spat it when he was sacked

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Reality  
Two months ago

Why worry about an A-League team? Both and NBL and A-League team would wilt and die in Tassie within a few years.

Its a tiny place with a split population base who don't engage with each other on pretty much anything.

Also lets be frank Hobart is smaller than the City of Casey (SE Melb) and about to be outgrown by the City of Whittlesea (Nth Melb) so why invest in a low growth area

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SCOUT  
Two months ago

Reality - what happened to Se melbourne magic and the North Melbourne Giants?

Your cheap shots re Tassie are based on ignorance, growth in economy has been substantial. ...

..secrets out , part of me as a local wants that not to be the case. But quietly happy

There is now investment and growth is substantial if you give it the crane test there is a lot happening

It will be a Tasmanian team not a Hobart team

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The only place in Australia now with house prices going up is Hobart, Tasmania is getting very popular, some people should do a little bit off research before talking shit.

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Shayno  
Two months ago

Early 80s thanks koberulz.

Would love tas to be back in. Have produced nbl talent but as in footy would need state to unite for nbl to be sustainable but after living there i know it will never happen.

Too much divide between 3 parts of the state.

I guess national only means mainland aus

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Rest assured the state is united. The mainlanders will never understand how hard it has been to get the state behind a Tassie united. It's about to happen and watch this space.
Casey and Whittlesea need to put in the own bids it seems based on population. The Whittlesea Wankers and the Casey.....

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

New team is all but confirmed. They are targetting a statewide supporter base, and will split their games between Hobart and Launceston.
Team will be called the Tasmanian Twins, as in Twin Cities.

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proud  
Two months ago

I think Tasmania United has a good ring to it

oh wait Melbourne got that name for some reason, better stick with the Devils

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Has to be Devils. Twins lol, that's MLB. At least be original.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

New identity. New thinking, young ideas. Nothing from the past. Including the old failed concepts from previous years.
21st century thinking with new money.

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woody  
Two months ago

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AD  
Two months ago

"Twins lol, that's MLB. At least be original."

Original, oh you mean like ...
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Well there's Cairns

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Reality  
Two months ago

Lols the crane test....Hobart and Tassie as a state are coming off an extremely low base with a long history of poor economic trends...12 months of growth doesn't mean anything.

History shows Tassie will soon vote in another Labor government and they'll be back to the gold ole days of no growth and poor economic outlook.

We want teams in the NBL for the long term and tassie doesn't tick any of the boxes and the outer Melb/Sydney growth suburbs don't either but for different reasons.



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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yes AD NBL are hardly original but let's start now.

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SCOUT  
Two months ago

Reality - you mean long term like SE Melbourne Magic or North Melbourne Giants?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Reality. Tassie has literally had another election recently.libs got in.
equally the labor party are 100% behind this bid as are Btas. $10mill promised and hopefully another $10mill federal money too.
so much mis information here. The NFL are going to get a real shock soon.
lots to look forward to assuming Kestleman keeps his word. All of his criteria has already been met.

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Reality  
Two months ago

@scout didn't say putting a team in those outter burbs like was done many moons ago was right or sustainable. Just making the point about growth and population/econmic business base in each area.

Just becuase Hobart is the capital of a state doesn't mean anything compared with the population, growth or economic output of a region which are more important and hence why Tassie just doesn;t stack up its exactly why the AFL haven't moved a team there and never will, they wouldn;t even play games if it was for the large goverment incentives to do so.

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SCOUT  
Two months ago

Time will tell 'reality', no need for cheap shots.

Re the Afl as a Tasmanian im embarassed and damn frustrated with the money we as a state to the propping up their teams

The question is are Hobart NBL ready the answer is Tasmania is. I live in Hobart literally about to drive to Launceston for a basketball tournament (Launceston classic). Basketball has always been stronger in north an north west at a participation level, that is changing and it is becoming stronger across the whoole state.


Have very strong info that it is happening, there is structure behind it (led by ex premier Bartlett and a dollars it man) along with a real strength they are working with the community both bball and others as it develops.

The $s are there, people and structures in place. Economic sustainability is part of it and is real not sure the structures are in place for se magic and north melb to return?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

structures if not already in placnot now.will be soonerrather than later.

the community are keen and in excess or 10000+ kids have been put through clinics and calms and more.
I doubt any NBL club are doing that wellany where in the country.
Bring it on.

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