Anon, sorry mate but your wrong. yeh all sport investments arent really investments at all but with most other sports in australia, you receive $$$ from the governing body. the pie is shared, put it this way, i put my $3mill which is needed for the bullets and then i have to pay for the salaries of players and everyone. its up to me to make the business model work with venue, ticketing, merchandise, sponsorship etc. the reality is i will be bleeding money each and every year in the turn of $1m plus and i aint going to do this. The league doesnt put a cent into the nbl franchises.
I am in the process of buying some clubs which i would like to turn into a sport/community club and then i might be in a position to where that can fund an NBL team in brisbane or if the league want to share some funds from the TV rights then i will be interested.