NBL plans to announce four new teams by October
The National Basketball League wants a Canberra team back in the competition by 2015, officials visiting the city on Tuesday to outline expansion plans and to prompt a franchise bid from the nation's capital.
It has been 11 years since the death of foundation NBL club, the Canberra Cannons, but new NBL chief executive Fraser Neill said Canberra was now a primary target for the competition’s expansion for the 2015-16 summer season.
The NBL is meeting with stakeholders in five areas - Canberra, Tasmania, Brisbane, Melbourne and New Zealand - with plans to double the competition’s teams from eight to 16 in a two-step expansion process over the next five years.
The NBL is set to advertise for expressions of interest in the next three weeks and aims to announce four new expansion clubs by October, giving them a 12-month period to prepare for the 2015-16 season.Full article
We've heard the teams target before, but not the specific date?