Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



7 January 2021

Jane Howlett, Minister for Sport and Recreation

Tasmania’s NBL dream another step closer

I would like to extend my congratulations to inaugural Tasmania JackJumpers head coach Scott Roth following the club’s announcement this morning.

Mr Roth’s basketball resume is as impressive as it is extensive having held assistant coaching roles for several NBA teams, as well as playing 160 NBA games.

Hailing from the United States, Mr Roth is currently assistant coach with reigning NBL Champions the Perth Wildcats, and I am confident he will bring a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to the JackJumpers franchise.

Mr Roth will begin as JackJumpers head coach on March 1 ahead of the clubs entry into the 2021-22 NBL season.

Along with many keen basketball fans, I look forward to cheering on the Tasmanian JackJumpers and seeing more young Tasmanians taking up the sport as a result of having our very own team back in the National Basketball League.



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