JETS stalwart Billy Singleton is delighted the club has been saved - and he hopes to play a part in their future.
Top-flight British basketball will continue to be played in Chester next season after the Jets found a saviour in city-based self-storage firm BiG Storage.
A one-year sponsorship deal with BiG Storage has been signed, bringing to an end months of uncertainty over whether they would be able to field a team in next season's British Basketball League.
Speaking after hearing the good news at a fans' meeting on Sunday, Singleton told The Chronicle he wanted to stay with the club, which will now be known as BiG Storage Cheshire Jets.
The 39-year-old New Yorker, a former Jets head coach, said: 'I think it is great for the community of Chester and now Cheshire that the Jets are going to survive.
'The people here love basketball and they are a very caring, welcoming group of fans who deserve this. It is their love that has kept me here and I would like to stay with the Jets.'
The Jets will continue to play home matches in Chester, despite dropping the city's name from their title in favour of 'Cheshire', which club officials hope will have wider appeal.
A 'Save the Jets' campaign has been running since the end of last season, when head coach and director Mike Burton's retirement left remaining club officials facing an almighty struggle to raise the estimated £75,000 required to run a team in the BBL next season.