Chris Goulding wasted no time turning his thoughts from a third NBL title to a possible second Olympic Games.
Melbourne United's Launceston-born captain lifted the trophy after the team clinched a 3-0 grand final series win with an 81-76 victory over Perth Wildcats on Friday night.
Conducting the post-match press conference with the net draped around his neck, the 32-year-old said his focus will immediately switch to joining the Boomers in the US before the final squad is named for Tokyo.
"I'm not going to drink any more and I'll be in the gym tomorrow morning because my attention turns to that," Goulding said.
"Championships are phenomenal, representing your country is amazing and I've been lucky enough to do it at an Olympics and couple of world championships. If I'm tapped on the shoulder and asked to do it ... of course.
"I've sacrificed a lot of time away from our family but for the Boomers I'm willing to do it again and my family understands that.
"It's a massive honour and I'd love to be a part of it."
With his team playing its first home game in six weeks, Goulding contributed 14 points as the Wildcats put up a huge fight, winning two of the quarters in front of 4507 fans at Melbourne's John Cain Arena.
It is Goulding's second NBL title with United, having been named grand final MVP in the 2018 success and also claiming victory with Brisbane Bullets way back in 2007.
Among a select few to have played 300-plus NBL games, which also includes fellow Tasmanians Adam Gibson and Anthony Stewart, Goulding shared his latest success with wife, Molly, and their daughter, Genevieve.
"I'm a little worried about my baby girl because she goes to bed at 6.30 normally and she was cracking it on court at 10.30 so my wife's in for a tough night I'm sure.
"I have to give a special mention to Molly, my wife. For a large part of this season she has been raising our daughter by herself. We've been caught in numerous lockdowns, her in Queensland with her family, me down here.
"The strength of that woman blows me away and motivates me to work hard every day and try and give them the life that they deserve. So to now have this as our final destination in a season that has been really tough on everyone is amazing and I hope they know it's for them. I love them."
The Commonwealth Games champion will hope to repeat his 2018 feat of adding international silverware to domestic with Boomers from all over the world convening in Los Angeles before heading for Toyko.
Ryan Broekhoff and Isaac Humphries both withdrew this week leaving just 17 players to be cut to 12 (plus three emergencies) at the Olympic team announcement in early July.
The son of Tasmanian Football Hall of Famer, North Launceston coach and North Melbourne VFL player Steve, Goulding spent the first seven years of his life in Tassie, attending West Launceston Primary School, before the family relocated to Brisbane.
The NBL website heaped praise on his contribution this season.
"Ultimately this Melbourne team was too good and too deep, and with Jock Landale and Chris Goulding leading the way, they were never going to be denied," it reported.
"After ending the 36-game regular season three wins clear on top, they have secured a second championship in four years under the coaching of Dean Vickerman and captaincy of Goulding."
Goulding finished the finals series as leading scorer.