The DBL Sharks are excited to confirm the extension of contract for club favourite and team captain Mike Tuck back for the 2017/18 season with an extra twist.
The 6’7” power forward has held the role of captain for the last five years and has recently enjoyed broadening his experience via a marketing role with City Law Firm – Wosskow Brown Solicitors. Taking that valuable experience Tuck will transition back into the Sharks Basketball Ltd, assuming the new role of Marketing/Commercial Manager for the Sharks.
Watch highlights on Captain Tuck’s MVP performance at the 2016 BBL Playoff Final.
Sharks Director Karen Child created the role in line with the expansion of the club business activities which is presently working on the development of its own facility on the Olympic Legacy Park site.
“We wanted someone to take on the Marketing/PR/Commercial role because we have so much activity right now and little resource to make the most of it,” said Ms. Child. “Given Mike’s experience we decided he is probably the best candidate for the post, his knowledge of the game and the club is impossible to match and he has a particular focus on new media which is exactly what we are looking for.”
The return of Tuck is the one of many announcements of the new season but with an exciting year ahead his first task is to promote new signings and an exciting pre-season schedule.
“First of all I’m thrilled to be back playing for another season, I underwent much needed foot surgery at the beginning of the summer and I can’t wait to play without pain!” stated Tuck. “However, taking on the role of Marketing/Commercial Manager is even more exciting and there is so much going on with this club, these are exciting times. I look forward to tackling this new challenge and building new relationships with the business community in the local area.”
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