Nick Kyrgios is set to join the ownership group of the National Basketball League's (NBL) South East Melbourne Phoenix.
The news was announced in a statement by the Phoenix, in which Kyrgios expressed his excitement about the opportunity and his desire to contribute to the growth of the franchise. Kyrgios is a well-known sports figure in Australia and a passionate supporter of the NBL.
He has been a vocal supporter of the league on social media and has attended many games over the years. In the statement, Kyrgios said that he is thrilled to be coming on board with the Phoenix and his friend, Romie, who is part of the ownership group. He said that he loves the vision that Romie shared with him and that his team is impressed with the organization's accomplishments in a short period of time.
Kyrgios also mentioned that he knows that there is plenty that he can contribute towards the growth of the franchise, and that he is looking forward to getting to South East Melbourne and meeting the team and fans, and working together with the youth in the city.
“I am thrilled to be coming on board with the Phoenix and my mate, Romie. I love the vision he shared with me, and my team and I are really impressed with the organization’s accomplishments in a short period of time. I know there is plenty that I can contribute towards the growth of the franchise and I’m especially looking forward to getting down to South East Melbourne and meeting the team and fans and working together with the youth in the city.”
This move is a significant one for the Phoenix, as it demonstrates the team's commitment to building a strong ownership group and a successful franchise. Kyrgios' involvement is also a big boost for the league and the sport of basketball in Australia. He has a large following of fans and is known for his outgoing personality and competitive spirit, which will help to attract more fans and corporate partners to the Phoenix.
Kyrgios is also known for his philanthropic works and community engagement, he has been using his platform and success to support various charities and causes, and this new role will give him another platform to give back and make a positive impact in his local community. This is a smart and exciting move for both Kyrgios and the Phoenix, and fans can expect to see even more success from the team in the future with Kyrgios on board.
“I’m really excited to welcome Nick and his team into our ownership group,” an ownership group manager Romie Chaudhari. “I consider him a good friend and I am proud of the wonderful year he has had despite all the criticism that has been thrown at him throughout his career. It has been a pleasure getting to know him off the court, he is a great person and has a great team around him too.”