Tennis star Nick Kyrgios grew to become part-owner of Australian basketball aspect South East Melbourne Phoenix on Thursday, saying he was trying ahead to rising the franchise.
The 27-year-old, who’s gearing up for the Australian Open subsequent week, has been a long-time fan of the game and joins an possession group that features Los Angeles Clippers participant John Wall.
The famously fiery Kyrgios is shut pals with the Nationwide Basketball League group’s proprietor Romie Chaudhari and mentioned he was thrilled to be concerned.
“I love the vision he shared with me, and my team and I are really impressed with the organisation’s accomplishments in a short period of time,” mentioned the Australian, a die-hard Boston Celtics fan.
“I know there is plenty that I can contribute towards the growth of the franchise.
“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.”
The ten-team NBL is broadly thought of the most effective basketball leagues on the earth outdoors the NBA.
Kyrgios’ funding within the Phoenix is his newest foray into sports activities group possession.
He just lately joined Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka in taking a stake in a Miami-based franchise within the new Main League Pickleball in america.