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