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Tasmania’s new NBL team can’t find spot for star local coach Anthony Stewart – ABC News

Tasmania’s best known basketball coach forged a career with no professional team. Now there’s the JackJumpers, but Anthony Stewart’s been left off the team.



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In Australian basketball circles, it’s generally accepted that Anthony Stewart was the first to seriously suggest “JackJumpers” as the name for Tasmania’s shiny new basketball franchise.
Stewart says it came to him on a rowing trip to Lake Barrington last year, after a campfire discussion about the new team with basketball-mad family and friends.
“I said I’m going to run with it in the media and see if we can get some momentum, never expecting that it was any chance at all,” Stewart remembers.

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