2014/15 NBL Season Preview: Melbourne United

The newly revamped Melbourne United have ditched the Tiger moniker and are steadfast in their pursuit of a championship. Last Season A relatively successful season for Melbourne in 2013/14, finishing third with a record of 15 wins and 13 losses, however, they were somewhat disappointing once the playoffs hit. Losing two of three semi final games to the Adelaide 36ers, United will be hoping to show further improvement this season. The complete overhaul of the franchise, including team name and jersey design, has raised eyebrows but the Melbourne brass will be embracing the fresh start. The team formerly known as the Tigers had several strong players contribute to their top four finish, namely Chris Goulding who led the league in scoring to the tune of 23ppg. They weren’t one-dimensional, though, as point guard Nate Tomlinson (NBL’s Most Improved Player) led the league in assists with 5.2 a game. This is to say nothing of the strong foundation that club legend Chris Anstey has built as head coach.

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