March 7 2019
We’re only a couple of weeks away from the start of the NBL1 season which starts on March 31 against the Bendigo Braves.
Who would of thought five years ago that the Melbourne Tigers would be associated in any way with anything that Larry Kestelman’s NBL touches?
In 2014, the Tigers spin off club was renamed United, retired jerseys were no longer retired and history seemed to have disappeared.
But while Tigers fans were originally brokenhearted, the original club was starting to go places as they went within six months from Big V to SEABL and slowly but surely as the years gone things were getting better.
The Tigers seniors went from the Men going from 3 wins to just missing out on the Finals by their third year.
The Tigers 1993 look was a hit in 2018 as it stood out against the rest of the league jersey offerings.
The Tigers women got a club in 2017 and they went from 7 wins to making the finals in their second season (2018) and they scored a win against Nunawading which was the first against a former NBL club.
SEABL is now gone but the challenge remains with NBL1, the Men have finals to chase and the women have a chance to make finals twice in a row.
The Supercats and Spectres are still playing too and maybe one day the NBL1 will see the Coburg Giants come in and make things more interesting, forget about SE Melbourne Phoenix in the NBL.
The good news about this season is that all games are going to be streamed, no more watching a scoreboard online or waiting for an away game for a broadcast.
So fellow Tigers fans it doesn’t matter where you live in Australia or overseas because if you can’t get to MSAC then sit back, relax and cheer on your Tigers from home and don’t forget your membership.