I have to echo what others have been saying regarding the Boti Nagi click-bait speculation sort of article, and would caution against taking anything he puts his name to as a true and accurate depiction of what's happening. Seems to be par for Boti recently..Lots of recycling going on, with very little substance.
I actually don't mind the idea of a rationalized NBL....for the following reasons.
* Removes the dilution of the talent pool which then,
* Creates a better sporting event for supporters and,
* Makes the league more viable as an aspirational pathway for younger athletes (Motum etc)
7 teams, Winter season, a State of Origin long weekend where Vic v SA v WA v NSW v Qld v NZ happens (Easter perfect for this), a uniform salary cap across the League (no points), 1 import but if you use the Import you must also have an U23 on the roster.
Maybe ABC iView would be a telecast option, Gaze and Tommy Greer would be ideal to commentate.
No more prop-ups for failing franchises. You go broke, your NBL License reverts to NBL ownership. Forfeited NBL licenses are put out to bid/tender, highest bid wins subject to approval by majority other NBL teams, money goes onto NBL pool. NBL specific board created from the ownership group, removed from BA control, each franchise has 1 seat, overseen by an appointed chairperson (I nominate Luc Longley as inaugural NBL Chairman).
What's astounding is not the fact that we've gotten to this point, I think everyone in Basketball saw it coming, but the lack of vision or a business plan to fix it.