Established 1979 Final Season 1979 Home Venue Apollo Stadium, Adelaide
When the NBL was formed in 1979, the South Australian Basketball League entered their top two ranked clubs from the 1978 season as their representatives. This included the West Adelaide Bearcats and the Glenelg Tigers. The Tigers managed only 3 wins from 18 games during the inaugural NBL season and finished last on the ladder. As a result of the poor result and the financial strain of competing in a national league, the Tigers withdrew from the NBL prior to the start of the 1980 season. They were replaced by fellow South Australian representatives the West Torrens Eagles.