When Derrick Washington landed in Launceston from Dallas – still fresh off the city’s WNBA season – the coach was talking up a big game.
After scouting the club roster, he quickly envisaged the Tornadoes winning the SEABL championship.
“I really feel like we can achieve big things,” he told The Examiner.
“Our whole goal is to win a championship this year. We’ve got the talent to do it.”
Washington’s side will look to add the last piece of a puzzle to a remarkable season on Saturday night against Bendigo.
Doubters have been proven wrong after a sluggish 1-4 start, turning around the year with 14 wins in the next 17 games.
Washington is hoping eight years since the Tornadoes last made a grand final and 23 years since first creating history, Launceston can claim its second national trophy.