The National Basketball League is set to return to Tasmania for the 2021-22 season following a landmark agreement with the Tasmanian government.
NBL owner and executive chairman Larry Kestelman and Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein announced on Friday that the 10th licence would return to Tasmania.
Under the agreement, the government will become the "sponsor" of the new team and undertake a significant redevelopment of the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart.
The new Tasmanian team will play the bulk of its home games in Hobart and also play an undisclosed number of games in Launceston each year.
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"Tasmania is a proud state with a rich sporting heritage and deserves teams in national sporting leagues, and we are delighted to be establishing our 10th team here," Kestelman said.
"This will be Tasmania's team and a team for all Tasmanians.
"We want basketball to be the No.1 sport in Tasmania and with an NBL team, we think we can achieve this."
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