Possible NBL expansion locations
Obviously the NBL is still battling to stay alive, but I do beleive they need to grow if they are to survive. The NBL needs to be relevant to more people in more cities. AS a minumum this would increase the potential TV audience.
Based on this I don't see that we need two teams in any city before we've got more cities with one team.
People talk about a second team out of Perth, ie Fremantle. I suspect if you know Fremantle you know basketball is not part of their culture, unlike footy.
The second team out of Melbourne might get more Melbourneouns to attend but probably wouldn't get a bigger TV audience around the country than a Melbourne team playing against another city.
A second team in Adelaide or Sydney is a long way off and yet we still manage 2 teams in Nth Qld ( how odd is that)
Obviously we need a Brisbane team although maybe its a Sth Qld team trying to draw in Brisbane and Gold Coast. The Tasi model as proposed last year was a good one and a team on the NZ Sth Island ( Wellington) should work.
PS I'd like to know why the NBL clubs didn't jump on the proposal from the Melbourne guy to take ownership of the league.