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Remnants of former NBL teams

Random question incoming but in my defence it is the off-season.

I noticed there's a junior club in the Joondalup/Wanneroo basketball association (ahh-woo!) here on Perthworld that use the old North Melbourne Giants logo.

Has anyone else here come across other remnants of former NBL teams?

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Pinch  
Two weeks ago

Coburg Giants still use the NM Giants colours and logo.

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Kev  
Two weeks ago

Nothing beats Darwin's league side Ansett basketball club. Still flying the Ansett logo well after the creditors have been paid (partially) and the planes are all sold.

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OrangePillChaser  
Two weeks ago

Illawarra Hawks and Brisbane Bullets competed in the first NBL season in 1979, alongside the St Kilda Saints, Nunawading Spectres, West Adelaide Bearcats, City of Sydney Astronauts, Newcastle Falcons, Canberra Cannons, Bankstown Bruins, and Glenelg Tigers.

Quick online search shows the following.

Illawarra Hawks and Brisbane Bullets still play in NBL.

In Adelaide, West Adelaide Bearcats still exist, Glenelg Tigers are now Noarlunga City Tigers and both exist in NBL1 Central.

Nunawading Spectres still exist, St Kilda Saints is now Southern Melbourne Saints, both play in NBL1 south.

Newcastle Falcons and Bankstown Bruins still exists and plays in NBL1 East?

City of Sydney Astronauts, Canberra Cannons are both defunct.

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Sebastian  
Two weeks ago

Incorrect

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Dave Marshall  
Two weeks ago

The Falcons in NBL1 East are actually the re-badged Newcastle Hunters, who were in SEABL in the '80s and the Waratah League from 2001 onwards.

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LC  
Two weeks ago

Southern Melbourne Saints? Huh? No such Association playing in NBL1 South.

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SonicBoomer  
Two weeks ago

The Gold Coast Rollers are still an NBL1 side ... and even still have a Le Gassick playing for them

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Nothing beats Darwin's league side Ansett basketball club. Still flying the Ansett logo well after the creditors have been paid (partially) and the planes are all sold.

This is a good one despite not being NBL related.

The other suggestions are associations with historical links to defunct NBL teams or rebranding to a region's former pro team's nickname. I was after more obscure examples but do appreciate they would be hard to come across.

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