The Brisbane Bullets have gone back to their roots, reverting to their traditional blue and gold colours for the NBL’s 40th anniversary season.
Just a year after they re-entered the NBL sporting new maroon jerseys, the Bullets will return to a more familiar colour scheme for the 2017-18 season.
“As one of the NBL’s foundation clubs, it’s fitting we should go back to wearing our traditional colours for the NBL’s 40th anniversary season,” Bullets general manager Richard Clarke said.
“We want to pay homage to the Bullets of old but still look to carve out our own unique identity. It’s important that we don’t forget our history and the connection this club has with Brisbane. After talking with our fans, players, coaches and the extended Bullets fraternity we felt that this was clearly the right direction for the club.”
The full range of Bulllets gear will consist of a blue home jersey, a white away jersey, and an alternate all-maroon strip, which will be worn for special ‘rivalry games’ throughout the season.
The club also announced a new catch-cry — ‘Forever Brisbane’.
“First and foremost, we’re a community club. We’re here for the benefit of the Brisbane community and we want them to feel part of the Bullets family,” Clarke said.
“‘Forever Brisbane’ is a proud affirmation of our loyalty to the city as we built a great club that the people of Brisbane can be proud of for generations to come.”
Along with new jerseys and a new slogan, the Bullets announced the signing of a new import, Stephen Holt, a 6’4″ guard from Portland, Oregon.
Holt recently played in Spain and the Czech Republic, and also has NBL experience. Holt averaged 15 points per game for Melbourne United in 2015, earning him All NBL Second Team honours.
“We’re thrilled to have Stephen commit to Brisbane,” said head coach Andrej Lemanis.
“His abilities on the court are proven, so he’s a player we really believe can come here and help us succeed. Even better, though, is that he already has a good history and bond with some of our guys. Immediately, he’s someone who can step into the team and we know he’s got the right character to fit with the culture we’ve created here.”
The Bullets also announced that they have signed two Queensland prospects, 18-year-old Tom Fullarton from the Sunshine Coast and Tyrell Harrison from Logan, as rostered development players for this season.