Basketball: Tuck’s long-term vision for Sharks

Mike Tuck has signed a three-year deal with Sheffield Sharks. Pic: Dean Woolley.
Mike Tuck has signed a three-year deal with Sheffield Sharks. Pic: Dean Woolley.
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Sheffield Sharks have made their first signing of the summer by bringing agreeing a three-year deal with captain Mike Tuck.

Following the Sharks disappointment in not making the Play-off finals last year, the club has been taking its time to rethink their playing strategy but has made bold moves starting with a long term view of Tuck’s appointment.

Ian Brown, Managing Partner, Wosskow Brown with Sharks Captain, Mike Tuck.

Ian Brown, Managing Partner, Wosskow Brown with Sharks Captain, Mike Tuck.

The retention of Tuck has been helped by a partnership with regional law firm Wosskow Brown, where the Sharks captain will also work as a marketing executive.

Tuck’s long term approach also ties well into the development of the potential new home of the Sharks on the Olympic Legacy Park in Attercliffe.

The 32-year-old forward from Canada said: “There are many reasons for me to stay in Sheffield, I have been here a while and in that time have established a home.

“However, this opportunity doesn’t come around very often and with the new Arena on the horizon these are exciting times for everybody involved with the Sharks.”

Sharks chairman Yuri Matischen said: “We are very excited to conclude discussions with Mike and Wosskow Brown, which allows the opportunity for his professional development both on and off the court.”

“Certainly, a seasoned professional Mike also has one eye on his post playing career and with the guidance of WB will transition over the next few years seamlessly into a positive post athletic future.”