It's been a long and storied road for the Phuket Rippers to get here today. Six seasons, five playoff appearances, two second place finishes, and including one of those years starting off 1-6, the Rippers are one of the D League's more dominant playoff franchises in our short history. Only ranked 29th in the Manager Rankings coming into the year, this team comes alive come playoff time.
This history continued this year, as the Rippers locked in the #5 seed with a 7-6 record and immediately knocked off #4 Mirthmobile. Next up would be facing the #1 seed, a relatively scary Never Say Wombat, who had finished the season 10-3. Never Say Wombat completely collapsed in the second round, defeated by the Rippers 96.7 - 83.6. The Championship game would be decided between the #5 and #6 seeds, with an unlikely Tito Leewood's Killers standing in the way. Another complete collapse in the face of the Phuket Rippers would lead to our new Champion.
M. Sullivan will be receiving the Gavel, selecting our 2018 Draft Location, and be enshrined in the Hall of Victory.
2018 Assist Raffle Tracker
T. Shannon - 24
J. Edwards - 1