Two years ago
Is it time for a new NBL?
Is it time to throw out the old nbl and for someone to step in and create a privately run asia/Oceania comp with a new name and new image. If done right I think it would be a lot better for basketball in this country and region.
My ideal comp:
2 conferences - 1 Asian and 1 oceanian
8 teams in each conference, capped at 8 teams to ensure no dissolving of talent.
Play conference teams 4 times 2 home 2 away and inter conference 1 home 1 away.
2, 4 game Inter conference trips to reduce travel
42 game season, separate competition from domestic comps.
2 million salary cap, 1.3 million for 8 players and 700 thousand marquee 1/2 player cap
Nbl ends forever, most of the nbl teams in major markets remain in new laague with perhaps another couple of Oceania teams.
Domestic competition run over 3 months with top teams to continue to the international comp.
4 divisions, 4 Australian, 4 oceanian, 4 Chinese, 4 Asian
Play division 4 times, 2 home and 2 away play inter division 2 times 1 home 1 away.
36 game season aswell as shortened domestic comp.
Play inter divisions in three separate 4 game super road trips so reduce travel.
Domestic comp runs from October to Christmas, two week break, Asia/Oceania Comp runs from jan to April with finals in may.
Salary cap would be 1 million for the domestic comp and a further 1.5 million for any team that continues to the new league, marquee player cap 300/700k
Nbl remains with a name change as a entry comp for the new league, current nbl would shorten to 14 games and domestic finals over 3 months. Before the top 4 go on to play in the new league