Thursday, June 21, 2012

Blaze gets on with business

By Charmaine Kane

Updated June 15, 2012 14:11:00

The chief executive of the Gold Coast Blaze National Basketball League team says the club is moving forward with its plans for next season.

Most creditors have voted to accept a deed of company arrangement that will allow the financially troubled club to continue operating.

Blaze CEO Paul Pamenter says the club will now address issues including sponsorship, membership and the playing roster for next season.

"We've had a number of conversations with prospective players," Mr Pamenter said.

"They've got four guys that have really been the core of our playing group now for a couple of seasons that we still have on contract for next season.

"It's really finding the right role [for] players to fit in around them next year and then finding the right couple of imports to help what we are trying to achieve on court next year.

"From a timing point of view that hasn't impacted on our ability to attract players to the Gold Coast Blaze and nor do we expect it to."

Mr Pamenter says negotiations are continuing with a potential investor.

Administrators for the Blaze say it will be some weeks before employees and unsecured creditors are paid.

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First posted June 15, 2012 14:11:00

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