Your NBL team: Melbourne United
How many home games do you attend per season: Most
How many people attend games with you: 1 or 2
Favourite past player: D-Mac
Favourite current player: Stephen Dennis
Do you visit NBL.com.au very often: Every day
Do you think ticket prices are well priced: Membership prices are probably a tad expensive in relativity to other sporting codes and what you get for it. Game day ticket prices are too expensive, hence all the weekly discounts you see.
Do you enjoy the off court entertainment at home games: Not really, the idea is there, the execution just hasn't hit the spot yet. Half time entertainment in Melbourne has been subpar due to a combination of sound issues (too loud, screechy) and talent level.
Favourite team to play against: N/A
Do you have NBL.tv: Yes
Are you happy with the quality of the product: Yes and No. Quality of NBL.TV when it's alive and running it's great. Freezes occur, yes we live with it, errors are bound to happen at some stage. The lack of communication plus timeliness to fix/alter what the issues are is what is annoying. Time delays of replays being made available. There is a 'featured' section on NBL.TV and nothing comes of it. This is the section to get player interviews, behind the scenes footage (bonus stuff for subscribers)- top 5 plays, a day in the life etc.
Do you watch NBL games on Television: Of course.
You're favourite past/current commentators: Don't like to live in the past, because the NBL only improves when you have your thoughts on the future. Something many seem to lack. Woods does the job to continue in the future, along with a few more. Some of the NBL.TV commentators need to have a general meeting on how to improve the coverage so they're all on the same page (i.e. Townsville's NBL.TV coverage compared to say Sydney's)
Do you own NBL merchandise: Yes.
What do you think the NBL as a whole, needs to do to improve and attract more fans: Employ, employ, employ. With more staff means more content, greater minds to market the product and more time for employees to do things. Having one person in each of the major areas to run a business is simply not enough.
I understand $$$ is tight, therefore sponsorship is then the next major step. With sponsorship means there has to be a great product. We have that.
With a great product means we have to be able to present it. There enters the TV deal. TV deal brings sponsors on board, which then allows the league to employ more staff which then allows more areas to market properly etc along with other key ingredients to a successful business.
It's the business cycle right there. We need to nail a couple of things and then more pieces will start to link up.
*Thanks to whoever created this survey. I say it'd be great if the public could influence things.....except we can, we just don't have enough passionate bball fans that want to see the local game succeed.