A new co-owner of the Brisbane Bullets says he can help turn the club into an NBL force.
A global sports investor who has ownerships of football clubs in the US and UK has bought a “significant stake” in the Brisbane Bullets.
Jake Silverstein, who is an owner of football clubs Swansea City and DC United, has vowed the make the NBL outfit a “dominant force” after making a big enough investment to be co-managing owner.
Silverstein and co-owner Jason Levien will be responsible for overseeing and operating the NBL club, who missed the playoffs this season, winning just 10 of 28 matches.
“I believe we can make the Brisbane Bullets the premier international destination for aspiring basketball talent and a dominant force in the NBL,” Silverstein said.
“I am incredibly excited to further integrate the club within the community and use the unique platform provided by professional sports to bring joy and pride to our fans.”
Bullets CEO Peter McLennan said Silverstein becoming a co-owner was a “major coup” for the club.
“His passion for basketball, his experience as a sports club owner in multiple leagues around the world, and his vision for the future of the Brisbane Bullets and the NBL is incredibly exciting,” McLennan said.
“Our ownership is totally aligned on what we want to build here in Brisbane, and they have already established a dynamic partnership in multiple ventures together.
“We couldn’t be more excited about where we are taking this club.”