The JackJumpers were the feel-good story of last season, but the NBL’s newest franchise isn’t content with just making the grand final, writes SHANNON GILL.
When you’re the feel good Australian sport story of the year, what do you do for an encore?
That’s the challenge ahead of the Tasmania JackJumpers.
The new NBL franchise that gathered momentum through an unlikely Cinderella run into the finals and rode the wave right through to the grand final.
For CEO Simon Brookhouse there’s some key values that the Jackies, as they’ve become colloquially known in Tasmania, are based on that gives him confidence the rage will be maintained in season two.
It starts with that club mascot that puzzled at first, but ended up enchanting.
“We wanted to start a new era, and stay away from the names that had been used before,” Brookhouse tells CODE Sports. “The Jackjumpers was something…