Despite the financial pressures facing their main sponsor, the Wollongong NRE Hawks say it's "business as usual" for the team just over a week from the start of the National Basketball League season.
According to the Hawks' general manager Stuart Wilkinson, Gujarat NRE Coking Coal has a current sponsorship agreement in place with the team as naming rights sponsor for 2013-14.
The troubled mining company, unable to pay its workforce since September 18, has supported the club since 2009.
"The Wollongong NRE Hawks understand the cash flow challenges Gujarat NRE are currently experiencing," Mr Wilkinson said on Tuesday.
"It is our hope, as a local business, they are able to successfully trade through this time, allowing them to continue to support our community and economy.
"We are currently focused on the season ahead, servicing all our partners and members who make the NRE Hawks possible."
A Gujarat NRE spokesperson told the Mercury "it is the company's desire to continue to support the team".
However, questions remain over whether the Indian steel producer Jindal Steel and Power - which could soon become the Illawarra miner's majority shareholder - would continue to support the team.
Shareholders will meet on October 16 to vote whether to allow Jindal to acquire up to 53.63 per cent of the company.