It's truly an honour to be voted by your peers, especially being the first season and being the first captain of this teamClint Steindl
The Tasmania JackJumpers' North-West Coast debut on the weekend will also double as the first outing with official on-court leaders.
Two-time NBL champion Clint Steindl has been named the Tasmania JackJumpers inaugural club captain for the 2021/22 NBL season.
Steindl was unanimously voted into the role with veteran point guard Jarrad Weeks his deputy.
"I've known Clint for a long time and he has always been a natural leader,'' head coach Scott Roth said.
"To have the entire group vote him as captain says a lot about his credentials and the respect the group has for him.
"He sets the standards both on and off the court. He holds himself to high account and he holds others to the same.
"He knows what it takes to build a championship-winning culture and expect success."
Steindl on Friday said he was ready to embrace the role.
"It's truly an honour to be voted by your peers, especially being the first season and being the first captain of this team" Steindl said.
Steindl, who won two championships with Perth Wildcats, said he had evolved as a natural leader over his 10 years in professional basketball.
"It's about the way we hold ourselves on the court and particularly off the court,'' he said.
"Those are the things that lay strong foundations to build on. I've learnt from some of the best [at Perth], and I often reflect on what those guys would say. I know what it takes to get that ultimate success and I want to set those standards here and give Tasmania a team to be really proud of.
"There will be other guys who lead in different ways, Josh Magette, he runs the floor, same as Weeksy that'll be his role, but I'm more about work ethic, holding high standards in every part of the club."
The JackJumpers will be on the Coast on Sunday for the first of two matches at Ulverstone as part of the NBL Blitz.
They will play Adelaide 36ers on Sunday before returning on Wednesday to play the Perth Wildcats.
Sunday's clash will be at 3pm and Wednesday's will tip-off at 7.30pm.
There will also be matches between Perth and Cairns at 1pm on Sunday and Cairns and Brisbane at 5.30pm on Wednesday.
Entering Friday's match between Brisbane Bullets and Perth at Ulverstone, the JackJumpers were sitting third on the NBL Blitz ladder.
The JackJumpers Blitz' campaign will conclude at Launceston's Elphin Sports Centre against Cairns on November 26, a game which won't be for Blitz points.