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jye
Two years ago

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How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

i was just wondering how NBl is accually going now, i know NBL was bigger in the early 200'0s, but will it come back bigger again?, is it growing, or skrinking? are clubs becoming more popular or less popular? are clubs making money or losing money?
i love the NBL, and hope one day it will be as big as NRL/ AFL/ A-league

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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:40 12 Nov 12

Reply #387189

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

Most Clubs are still losing money, some heaps of money
We forget Gold Coast very quickly


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:43 12 Nov 12

Reply #387219

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

Shrinking, unfortunately. It's just not the same as it once was. It's barely a spectacle anymore. I personally think its gone downhill since the introduction of 40 minute games.


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Ballin Fan
Two years ago
23:40 12 Nov 12

Reply #387224

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

I reckon the NBL is just reflecting what is happening overall in the Australian economy i.e.

in Perth and North Queensland the NBL is booming,
Sydney just ok,
SA and Victoria slowly going backwards ..


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sitiveni
Two years ago
00:16 13 Nov 12

Reply #387233

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

Ballin fan. you are onto something there.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:20 13 Nov 12

Reply #387234

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

#189 even with massive TV funding most AFL clubs still lose money. AFL is losing money

No one dares mention that though.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
01:00 13 Nov 12

Reply #387236

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

you would think having only 8 teams the talent would be strong but it isnt most of our best players are overseas and our best juniors exum,simmons,maker wont ever play nbl. the 40minute games dont help. keep salary cap as is for now but change the stupid points cap.


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Spursfan
Two years ago
03:24 13 Nov 12

Reply #387238

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

Ballin fan, basketball is generally a pretty popular sport up here, but in the way of NBL, Townsville is doing badly - stadium, finance, fans. Cairns is going well. More and more NQ talent is coming through, but the 'capital of NQ‘ is struggling a bit. In Mackay and Rocky, they are crazy about basketball as well.

I agree with you in that the general state of the economy effects the NBL, of course it does. At the end of the day, watching basketball isn't a staple so it suffers. It'll be alright though I think.


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BJF
Two years ago
08:00 13 Nov 12

Reply #387248

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

All pro sports teams lose money.
Some are bailed out by their broadcast rights.
A League is estimated to have lost 30 mill last year
AFL teams largely struggle with the odd exception
NBA teams even lose money.

However, the participation of basketball in Australia has never been stronger, the audiences are increasing and the attendances are up too. In general the NBL is trending upward.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:28 13 Nov 12

Reply #387267

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

"However, the participation of basketball in Australia has never been stronger"

Really? Im pretty sure that is not correct.


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Mystro
Two years ago
12:08 13 Nov 12

Reply #387299

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

you sound convincing Anon with your "I'm pretty sure that's wrong"


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eli1
Two years ago
21:45 13 Nov 12

Reply #387417

re: How is NBL doing? growing or shrinking?

I gotta wonder what the league did with all the money from the Foxtel era? I know what happened in the Mitsubishi era!


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