The Hungry Jack’s NBL has unveiled the league’s new perpetual championship trophy.
The Dr John Raschke trophy, struck in honour of the father of the NBL, is presented to the league champions each season.
The revamped trophy includes the names of all past 40 NBL champions and will replace the existing trophy which will be retired.
NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger said: “The new Dr John Raschke trophy celebrates the tremendous history of the NBL, while also embracing its future.
“As the founding father of the NBL, Dr John Raschke’s legacy deserves to be maintained, respected and held in high regard across the Australian basketball community.
“The new trophy recognises the immense contribution Dr John Raschke has made to the sport and ensures his name will be entrenched into the NBL’s future.”
Dr John Raschke operated as the NBL’s Chairman from 1979-1982, and as the Commissioner until 1984. He is a legend in the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame, and also received an Order of Australia Medal.
Game four of the Hungry Jack’s NBL Grand Final Series presented by MG between Perth Wildcats and Melbourne United will be played at Melbourne Arena tomorrow afternoon at 2:20pm AEDT, with the Wildcats leading 2-1.
Game five, if required, will be played in Perth Sunday week.