[phpwiki]Gold Coast Rollers

Team Info

 Established     1990
 Final Season    1996
 Home Venue      Carrara Indoor Stadium, Gold Coast
 Championships   None

Retired Jerseys

 None

Club History

Noteable Players

 Andre LaFleur
 Mike Mitchell
 Steve Woodberry
 Dwayne McClain

The Gold Coast Rollers played in Gold Coast, Queensland, in the National Basketball League. The team was originally named the Gold Coast Cougars before being renamed the Rollers in 1992. The team was one of only two teams from the state of Queensland when it first joined the NBL (the Brisbane Bullets being the other). The Rollers were one of three teams (the Geelong Supercats and the Hobart Devils being the other two) that had their NBL licenses revoked by the league directors in 1996 due to financial difficulties. While not the first time teams had folded in the league, the sudden departure of the Devils, Supercats and Rollers signified that the NBL's successful era (between late 1980s and early 1990s) was truly over.

In 2007/08, thanks to the work of former Rollers coach David Claxton, a new Gold Coast team, the Gold Coast Blaze, entered the NBL. Although the Blaze do not share the Rollers team history.

Also see 1996 NBL Season for more info on the Gold Coast Rollers leaving the NBL

Old Gold Coast Rollers Articles


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