Donald Sampley, the architect of the Edinburgh-based franchise, flew in from America this week to begin the process of building a team from scratch over the next 12 months as well as cultivating an ecosystem that powers a conveyor belt of home-grown talent.
Sampley, a former player at collegiate level who played a handful of games in the Scottish League, has a grand vision in mind, one which will see Scotland's first basketball academy established in the coming months, offering skills development to young players.
In turn, he hopes, that will create a pool of indigenous performers for the Meadowbank-based club which can complement any imported recruits.
"It's the number one focus of the project," he declared. "Having hundreds of kids through the Warriors programme will hopefully then create that nucleus of a team in the BBL in four or five years time. It's a bottom-up philosophy. We'll teach kids work ethic, that whatever you do, whether you want to be a scientist, or a footballer, or a basketballer, you have to train hard and work at it."
As with so many ambitious plans to transform Scottish sport, there is a familiar stumbling block to overcome. Sampley must now find a base for his nursery, one which is both affordable and fit for purpose. Whether at Meadowbank or elsewhere, having accessible practice facilities will be critical if the Warriors are to leave a positive imprint.
"I think there are guys in the Scottish League who, given extra training time and some place to work on their game, get stronger and dedicate themselves to basketball, they can complete at the BBL level," he states.
"The four guys on the GB team, most of them have the opportunity to practice every day. You have Alex Marcotullio, who came from Northwestern University, a Big 10 programme, he's had a facility open to him seven days a week and that's a big factor. Same with Ali Fraser at the University of Maine. If I can provide something similar, I can have six or seven Scottish guys on this team who can make an impact."
Success on the court will remain paramount when the Warriors go into battle for the first time at the outset of the 2014-15 campaign. They will be competitive from day one, Sampley vows, with an initial budget secured from his American-based investors. Enough, he says, to give Glasgow Rocks a run for their money.
The established side will benefit from a competitor in close proximity. "You have two cities who enjoy a rivalry. It might be basketball. It might not be the most popular sport. But it will be Edinburgh versus Glasgow and that will spark interest."
n Joe Prunty, the Great Britain coach, will name his 12-man team for EuroBasket in the next 24 hours before travelling to Slovenia ahead of Wednesday's opener with Israel.
Ex-Falkirk Fury centre Ali Fraser could get the nod over fellow prospect Devon van Oostrum with Prunty understood to have held lengthy discussions yesterday with his staff before making a final call.
"We'll consider our options before deciding," the American admitted.