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Tasmania JackJumpers inaugural coach Scott Roth received a special mention during an NBA game between the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies on the weekend. Roth was an assistant coach for both teams, and reportedly sent a text to Raptors announcer Matt Devlin during the game letting him know he was cheering all the way from the Apple Isle. “It’s 10am in the morning there and he’s watching the Raptors and the Grizz,” Devlin said during the game. He and co-announcer Jack Armstrong had high praise for Roth, even complimenting his “good cigar collection”. They also acknowledged the rising profile of the NBL, and like many non-Tasmanians, showed great fascination with the JackJumpers moniker. This comes weeks after Toronto Raptors scouts were spotted at the Silverdome at an NBL game between the New Zealand Breakers and Adelaide 36ers in which NBA-bound Josh Giddey landed a triple-double. Do you know someone who is contributing to Northern Tasmanian sport, whether through participating or assisting? The Examiner’s Junior Sports Awards, sponsored by Woolworths, provide acknowledgement of accomplishments by players, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs across the region. Nominations are open from Wednesday, April 14, and will close at midnight on October 4. Entries must include a photograph of the entrant.