Former APN journalist and editor Mitchell Murphy says he is humbled to be given the chance to revive the city's basketball team that he once cheered as a youngster.
As reported exclusively by APN earlier this week, Murphy will run the Brisbane Bullets' back office when they make their return to the National Basketball League next season under national Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis and former Bullet favourite CJ Bruton.
A former Brisbane journalist who helped launch the Brisbane Times, Murphy, who worked for APN for several years, starting off as the chief of staff at the Rockhampton paper and ending his time as the editor of the Toowoomba Chronicle, was positive the Bullets brand would again rise to great heights.
"As a Brisbane boy it's actually personal to do something for your town," said Murphy, close friends with Brisbane Broncos chairman Dennis Watt and chief executive Paul White, which could potentially open doors for the Bullets.
"I feel very humble to have the opportunity to bring back the Bullets."
The franchise already has its first signings lined up, hoping to bring sharp-shooting Melbourne United guard Chris Goulding and Adelaide point guard Adam Gibson back home to Brisbane.
Goulding, who has helped United to a blistering 9-1 start to the NBL season and only recently declared himself "on the market" next year, has purchased a house in Brisbane.
In the next 10 months Murphy will have oversee a new playing roster put together by Lemanis and Bruton, secure a permanent training centre, expected to be Chandler, find a home venue for games, tipped to be the 3,500-seat Brisbane Convention centre, and sell the Bullets to sponsors, corporates and the public.
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