11 May 2012

NBL's Blaze up in smoke

6:55 am on 11 May 2012

The ailing Australian National Basketball League has suffered another major blow with the Gold Coast Blaze entering voluntary administration.

The shock move has the NBL in grave danger of dropping to an eight-team competition in the 2012-13 season and could leave it without a club across the east coast from Townsville to Sydney.

Founded in 2007, the Blaze made this season's play-offs but the club's owners, the Tomlinson family, appointed a voluntary administrator on Wednesday.

The NBL will be doing all it can to ensure the Blaze get back up and running next season.