Anonymous
Last month

Potential Names for Tasmanian NBL team

Please keep this discussion related only to the name.

Huskies have the early lead, that will depend on whether LK and Hickey can do business.

Location wise, the obvious choices are either "Tasmanian" or "Hobart."

As for the name, well unless you have something iconic like the Devils or maybe even Tigers, I personally don't think it matters, provided its something that's easy to market.

It won't be the "Tasmanian Devils". That was the state's former VFL team name, is used for all junior representative teams, and would undoubtedly feature in the proposed 2nd tier national comp by the AFL.
Trademarks are held by both AFL, and AFL Tasmania.

Interestingly, the CLB tried to register the old "Hobart Devils" trademark, along with "Melbourne Magic" and "Sydney Supersonics", and the NBL opposed the Devils and Magic applications.
(But that could simply be related to the potential sales of "retro" apparel, as the NBL has registered apparel trademarks for a bunch of old teams.)

Similarly, it won't be the "Tasmanian Tigers" as that is the Cricket team

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Inbreds???

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hobart Devils or Hobart Tigers or Hobart Timbers

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PeterJohn  
Last month

'Hobart Devils' and 'Tasmanian Devils' are both registered to CLB, since February 2018 (http://www.abr.business.gov.au/ABN/View?abn=17623542718).

So it won't be 'Devils'.

'Tasmanian Tigers' is registered to a cricket team.

The other unique Tassie animals don't really resonate for a sporting team's name - Bettongs, Quolls and Pademelons??


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Perthworld  
Last month

Has to be Devils (Hobart). CLB are scumbags.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Southern huskies

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Tassie Quolls sounds good to me. Top Quollity name.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mercury reporting Huskies are rebranding themselves to Tasmanian Huskies from next year.

Theyre going for it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

When will they change nz breakers to Auckland?

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Perthworld  
Last month

When another NZ teams comes in.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wellington should be in with Canberra next. 11 and 12.

Newcastle with its new stadium and an upgrade will be 13.

Maybe Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast as 14.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Geelong is Victorian team 3 no doubt.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Cannons, Falcons, Rollers and Supercats.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cannons is cool. Always liked the name.
Newcastle could be hunters
Gold Coast waves maybe
Geelong supercats, potentially too similar to wildcats. Not sure.

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Perthworld  
Last month

I've always thought Rollers was the slickest NBL team name.

They see me rollin'
They hatin'
Patrolling and tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty
Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tasmania ManBearPigs

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Anonymous  
Last month

Aren't the rollers the wheelchair team?

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UseTaHoop  
Last month

"The Tassie Quolls sounds good to me. Top Quollity name.“

ROFL.

Serious note: quolls are very much endangered.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maybe Cairns should be called the Quolls then

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Anonymous  
Last month

Quolls are a beautiful animal by the way. Tasmanian Huskies, we the south.

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George  
Last month

I hope Hickey & Kestelman are on the same page. Hickey has made the running to get the SEABL Chargers into the Southern Huskies in the NZNBL. All that as a stepping stone to the NBL.
People have gotten on board with all the changes & the new direction. The change probably did put a few noses out of joint.
Making another major change & dumping the Huskies will really confuse things.
That said, getting the NBL license is really all that matters.
It would be good to keep as many of the staff & volunteers as possible. You need the heart & soul they represent.
Tassie Huskies would suit me fine. With the huge facility investment on offer I'd think they'll play all games in Hobart.
Calling it Tassie at least appeals to the whole state.

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D2.0  
Last month

I guess the advantage, if they go for something "non traditional" is that it keeps the options open to go with either Tasmanian or Hobart (or even Southern if they prefer.)

Tasmanian Thunder

Tasmanian Timberwolves (Not Australian and could run afoul of NBA IP)

I reckon "Brewers" would be a great name, but too many IP issues.

Huskies is fine (if Hickey stays involved) as its original and clean IP wise.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Hobart Hornets

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Tassie Devil  
Last month

No one knows that Kestleman has stated he wants a Tassie team to have the word Tasmania in the title?
Dazz there is a team in Devonport called the Thunder but you clearly don't know that.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Dazz doesn't think before he posts

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Maps of Tassie has a certain ring to it.

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Anon  
Last month

TASSY APPLES.get ya teeth into that.

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Anon  
Last month

Tas Mania. The maniacs.

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D2.0  
Last month

"No one knows that Kestleman has stated he wants a Tassie team to have the word Tasmania in the title?"

Does nobody not know what not you is not talking not about??

Are you trying to make a statement, or just intent on contradicting yourself?
If you want to say "Kestleman has stated he wants a Tassie team to have the word Tasmania in the title", just say it.
That would certainly be interesting to know.

"Dazz there is a team in Devonport called the Thunder"

There are teams called Thunder all over the world, what's your point?
In case it wasn't obvious, I was just mentioning a couple of alliterative examples. I have no idea what LK may want to call the teams, nor (apart from the obvious) do I know what names might especially resonate with Tasmanians.
(My inlaws were from a place called Snug, and later lived near Launceston (Beauty Point?) but they have since passed, so I can't ask them.)

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Jason Cadee  
Last month

Tasmania Vacuums

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Andrew  
Last month

The Tassie Toe Rags

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Tassie Devil  
Last month

"Dazz doesn't think before he posts"
Spot on.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agree with Perthworld Dazz doesn't think.

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Palestine Folau  
Last month

Tassie Islanders, potential for Izzy Folau to be a spokesperson.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There's not a host of names that would fit with the Tasmanian identify.

For animales, it's almost limited to Devils, Tigers, Huskies (or maybe Tiger Snakers, or Copperheads)

Could do something weather related like Thunder, Storm, Cyclones, or Hurricanes.

Or, if they wanted to pay homage to the timber industry they could, but it would be something classically American, like Loggers or Lumberjacks.

Not the most inspiring names.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie Massacre

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie or southern huskies we the south

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Ben  
Last month

I'm with anon, ManBearPigs, haha.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Smart move, getting in there before the AFL and A-League. Problem is they'll be competing directly with the only Tassie team that exists in a national league - the Hobart Hurricanes T20 team.

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Big Ads  
Last month

Tasmanian Mariners, Tasmanian Rapids, Tasmanian Mountaineers

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie Mappers

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anon  
Last month

Tasmanian Huskies if possible - unify north and south with the already popular Huskies name.

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Ballalld4y  
Last month

Tassie Cousins

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David  
Last month

Tasmanian Boatymcboatfaces

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Anonymous  
Last month


Ballalld4y I can see why you don't post a lot. School holidays?

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PeterJohn  
Last month

Anon - I like the weather theme. The Roaring Forties could work.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie has to be in the name. Compulsory.

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Anonymous  
Last month

In the coverage of last nights game in nznbl it was announced that next season there going to be called Tasmanian Huskies.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It would have to be the Tasmanian Tigers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

While it would be the best name, that's the cricket team already. Don’t think they use the same name.

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Anonymous  
Last month

In the coverage of last nights game in nznbl it was announced that next season there going to be called Tasmanian Huskies.

Yes the Southern Huskies will be renamed to the Tasmanian Huskies. Nothing to do with a potential NBL team name (yet).




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Leigh Murrell  
Last month

The Tasmanian Frost Giants

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thanks Leigh for your first meaningless post. Look forward to many more. Said no one ever.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thanks for your worthless post anonymous.
It's easier for us to post garbage isn't it.
Can't show our history cocksucker :)

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

What about Tasmanian Convicts showing their history - Mt Gambier are called the Pioneers

Or how about Tasmanian Demons being a play on what Tasmania was originally referred to - Can Diemans land

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proud  
Two weeks ago

@866, that's a very clever name. I like the Demons.

Props to you mate

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Tassy Bad Apples

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robt.  
Two weeks ago

...and a future WNBL team could be the Tassie Granny Smiths!

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

WNBL - has to be Islanders.

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Paul  
Two weeks ago

Larry back in town today - let's see what gets announced next

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Nebb  
Two weeks ago

"TASMANIA entering the National Basketball League could soon be a reality, says league owner Larry Kestelman.
Mr Kestelman hit Hobart to start formal negotiations with the Glenorchy City Council over the sale of the Derwent Entertainment Centre and Wilkinsons Point before heading to the Executive Building to update Premier Will Hodgman, Treasurer Peter Gutwein and new Sport and Recreation Minister Jeremy Rockliff about his plans for the DEC, a Tasmanian NBL team and to seek Government support.
The council and Mr Kestelman have entered a 120-day agreement to negotiate the sale of Tasmania's biggest indoor venue.
Mr Kestelman, who made his millions in property development and the creation and sale of internet company Dodo, was full of praise after his day of meetings.
"We’ll get through the 120 days and work with the Government but I couldn’t be more pleased with the process and the goodwill and the support from both the Tasmanian Government, the council and everyone seems to be onboard with what we are trying to achieve," Mr Kestelman said.

“I think we can make it a reality, there is a lot of work to go under the bridge.”
NBL owner Larry Kestelman in Salamanca Square before having a meeting at the Executive Building. Picture: ZAK SIMMONDS
The Government and Mr Kestelman have agreed to enter into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to advance discussions, including what role the State Government may play.

Mr Hodgman described the meeting as productive."

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Where are you live now Paul?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The rumoured amount of government funding required was 25 million + 1.5 million ongoing.

Remember that 10 million has already been promised by this government for a multi purpose indoor sport facility in hobarts norther suburbs.

So essentially LK is asking for 15 million and then 1.5 million year on year.

Seems a good deal to me given it would unlock 200 million of private investment and get the state its own nbl franchise.

This is assuming those numbers are true which is still unclear

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I would make sure there is an iron clad contract that he spends the $200mill on the infrastructure. Other wise it's pointless.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I would make sure there is an iron clad contract that he spends the $200mill on the infrastructure. Other wise it's pointless.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's a great deal when you see how much money they chuck at Hawthorne and North Melbourne who fly in fly out imposters .

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