Years ago

Bogut's Bucks To Tour Australia?

I just read an interview with Andrew Bogut in handle and he said that he was going to have talks with the NBA commissioner, David Stern, about sending the Bucks off on a tour of Australia. Imagine how awesome that would be, I really hope it happens. And if they do come here they bloody better well come to Adelaide. Do you think the tour is likely to happen?

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Years ago

Good idea to promote the sport in this country but Adelaide will be a NO.

Melbourne, Sydney and BrisVagas would be the ideal places the games would be played.

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ahh wildcats!  
Years ago

Doubt that kindof event would make it to Perth.. I'd fly/drive/crawl interstate to see that game if it were to happen, thatd be a once in a lifetime thing.

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Years ago

You're probably right about that Jimmy but Adelaide's done a better job supporting their team than anyone else so I reckon we deserve a game. Whether we get one or not is another matter.

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Years ago

NBA teams have nearly come to Australia before, with the focus being Sydney. There was a lot of pre-Olympic government cash around at the time as incentives to pull big events into the Olympic venues. Remember the NFL game (Broncos vs someone) at Telstra Stadium in Sydney? Leading into that time, talks as early as 97, organisation was underway to play a couple of NBA games here. One game in Sydney (SuperDome) one in Melbourne (Rod Laver). If it happened again, you would assume it would be those two cities, with Brisbane being a chance simply because Groves might see the value and stump up some cash support. Otherwise, venue size, time and travel up against revenue would simply rule out Perth/Adelaide and normally Brisbane. An NBA game in Sydney would sell out the 20,000 seat SuperDome in a heartbeat, then jet to Melbourne for a 2nd in the 15K Laver Arena. All over in a weekend.

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Years ago

Stern also talked about sending some of the D-league teams to australia to play against our nbl teams- would they come to the 'smaller' cities. (adelaide, perth)

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Years ago

i was listening to SEN 1116 from melb. they interviewed rick burton commissioner, about nba in aust. too far to travel but nbdl would come down under... nbdl would have no following over here..

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Years ago

I'd be interested to see D-League vs NBL teams, couldn't care less about D-League playing each other over here though.

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