NBL owner Larry Kestelman all but guarantees Tasmania to be basketball’s next franchise

“We are on that path and we hope by the end of this year we can announce the team,” NBL owner Larry Kestelman told The Examiner.

“There is a lot of work to do between now and then. There’s already a lot of work in the background, a lot of different pillars to making it happen, but we’re now very confident that it’ll happen.”

That could give Tasmanian side less than 12 months to prepare for a season tip-off.

“It will be probably tight – we will try. So it will be for the following season or the season after that,” he said.