Former NBL player Anthony Stewart says any potential Tasmanian team in that competition would represent the entire state, not just Hobart.
Stewart, the Hobart Chargers coach from the North-West Coast who spent 17 years in the NBL, has been part of the process of formulating the state’s bid with reports on Tuesday indicating any potential side would be known as the Southern Huskies. That name has some feeling it would be more of a Hobart side than anything else.
“We are talking about Tassie as a whole, and it was never meant to be just about the South of the state, and I’ve seen those comments on Facebook and Twitter,’’ Stewart said.
“That was leaked early, which was disappointing for us, but there is a lot more information to come out and work that has been done over the past six months that will give people the understanding that this is a Tasmanian team, not a Hobart team.
“I would like everyone across the state to support this opportunity, because if this doesn’t come about, you can probably forget about it, as there won’t be another opportunity.”
Stewart’s Chargers will play the North-West Thunder in Hobart on Friday at the Derwent Entertainment Centre.