Mitchell Murphy takes Brisbane's top NBL gig
|Steve Chalmers||Nov 18, 2015|
Today, Mitchell Murphy is set to be announced the new Chief Executive Officer of the new Brisbane Bullets NBL franchise.
The fomer Newcastle Jets (A-League) CEO will take the reigns and join head coach Andrej Lemanis and Basketball Operations Manager CJ Bruton as the inaugeral staff of the newly revamped club.
Murphy has had a significant background in sports, working in the media for many years before entering sports administration. It is believed Murphy was selected for Brisbane's top gong over 52 other applicants.
While his last tenure was in Australian soccer, having been CEO of both the Jets and prior, Football Federation Victoria; however, in the turmoil of the A-League club's troubles, Murphy spent just six months in the role before being replaced by David Eland in August.
The Brisbane Bullets will rejoin the league in season 2016/17 after an eight year hiatus. Led by current Australian Boomer coach Lemanis, the Bullets are expected to act swiftly and be a threat in the league from day one.
With Murphy's announcement on its way, the Bullets now have the ability to lay the foundation of their club structures and vision as the league continues to progress throughout the current season.