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hikikomori
Two years ago

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Defunct NBL Franchises

Theres 30... THIRTY! clubs that have gone under in the competition

The link->
http://www.news.com.au/sport/the-nbls-defunct-franchises-sydney-astronauts-launceston-casino-city-singapore-slingers-and-more/story-fnaqgujp-1227571964756

Gee, thats a lot!

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Matthew
Two years ago
17:45 16 Oct 15

Reply #555474

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Yeah, I was listening to ABC grandstand on Saturday and In between the mind numbing horseracing guff that passes for sport they were talking about how many defunct teams there have been in the past 30 years. The guy started to list them then ran out of breath.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:45 16 Oct 15

Reply #555475

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Many went back to playing in state league. Singapore play in Asia. A nothing story.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
17:49 16 Oct 15

Reply #555477

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Woohoo - NBL mainstream media coverage! :p


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
17:53 16 Oct 15

Reply #555478

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

We want defunct! Bring back defunct!!


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Matthew
Two years ago
17:54 16 Oct 15

Reply #555479

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

I didnt even realise that that Sydney Kings of all teams went bust in 2008 for the 2009 season. Wowsers. I know they are back now, but I cannot even remember it happening.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:55 16 Oct 15

Reply #555480

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

You either weren't following back then or have dementia.


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Matthew
Two years ago
18:01 16 Oct 15

Reply #555482

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

I sorta skipped the Noughties for Basketball to be honest. I really only got back into it in 2011.

and I probably have early onsent Dementia.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:03 16 Oct 15

Reply #555483

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Ok. How did you get back into it in 2011 when that was the time the league really sucked and was at an all time low with useless BA in charge.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:32 16 Oct 15

Reply #555492

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Yep the Kings folded in 2008 and were resurrected in 2010.

When they folded the West Sydney Razorbacks changed their name to the Sydney Spirit to try and corner the greater Sydney market but the Spirit's main owner pulled out halfway through that first season and the NBL took over the running of the team for the rest of the 2008/09 season with players given the option of seeking opportunities elsewhere or if they stayed to take drastic pay cuts to make it through the season.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:57 16 Oct 15

Reply #555558

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Hah I forgot the Kings were out too... hence the dismal lack of advertising during that era. I remember now, but surprised its not common knowledge for the amount of others pointless NBL stuff I remember.


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Mookie
Two years ago
00:16 17 Oct 15

Reply #555621

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Hunter Pirates had mad ass negros


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:22 17 Oct 15

Reply #555629

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Hunter Pirates are the only team to ever go broke due to a game night emcee annoying and offending spectators so much that they could no longer stand being at games. Very sad ending for them.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
06:42 17 Oct 15

Reply #555651

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

That try hard Newcastle rapper Clint Dogg?


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Dave Marshall
Two years ago
10:49 17 Oct 15

Reply #555674

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Ah, the stories I could tell about my adventures with the famed Mr. Dogg. Like the time Mal Cooper stopped a game for three minutes to argue with him. Or the time he went off at me on his website because I had the hide to suggest that it wasn't such a good idea to play certain pieces of music. And he got even worse after the team moved to Singapore!


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LV
Two years ago
00:33 18 Oct 15

Reply #555869

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Bring back the Tigers.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
01:20 19 Oct 15

Reply #556033

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Dave how did he get hired in the first place?


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Dave Marshall
Two years ago
16:38 19 Oct 15

Reply #556184

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

He was hired before I started working for them so I'm not sure on the details. I do know how he kept the job, though - he worked cheap.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:29 19 Oct 15

Reply #556204

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Clint didn't want his Centrelink payments affected.

Are you still involved with the Slingers and if so how is it all going?


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Jay B
Two years ago
17:49 19 Oct 15

Reply #556222

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Would love the Tigers to come back once there is another Melbourne team in the league.

Every time there was a merger or full rebrand/rename, fans were lost, pity.


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Dave Marshall
Two years ago
18:32 19 Oct 15

Reply #556252

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Well, we all know what happened with Clint and Centrelink...

Not really involved with the Slingers anymore, but Michael Johnson is still up there as GM. Sadly the ASEAN league has its own lengthy rollcall of departed franchises, but the Slingers have stuck around and have a new 3000 seat stadium.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:36 19 Oct 15

Reply #556257

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

LOL @ Supernintendo. Only just noticed that one.

Basketball seems very popular among the Asians in oz. Strange it doesn't seem to translate to a lot of Asia.


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Dazz
Two years ago
18:48 19 Oct 15

Reply #556259

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

I think initially the problem was far too many teams from Victoria. Then the rapid succession of "mergers" and rebrandings simply alienated fans.
It would be great to see another Melbourne team back in the league, but I don't know enough to really say which one.
The Magic were big in the 90's and there seemed to be a healthy "cross-town" rivalry with the Tigers. But even they were a merged team.

It will be good to see Brissy return, and I'd also love to see the Falcons make a come back.


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Paul
Two years ago
19:10 19 Oct 15

Reply #556264

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Need to know how the licenses work though, I hope United can somehow release the previous Tigers license or even just bloody "unbrand" back into the Tigers.

Brand history so important, if they can get another one of the old Melbourne team names back, would be good.

So much harder to align yourself with a new team, e.g. Sydney Spirit.

You'd get more buzz ala Bullets bringing back old team names.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:18 19 Oct 15

Reply #556268

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

United own Tigers trademark don't they. Dodo guys know what they are doing.


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Dazz
Two years ago
21:10 19 Oct 15

Reply #556302

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Need to know how the licenses work though, I hope United can somehow release the previous Tigers license or even just bloody "unbrand" back into the Tigers.

Brand history so important, if they can get another one of the old Melbourne team names back, would be good.


I can't see them releasing the Tigers Brand to compete with themselves, and gees it would take a pair of stones to admit they screwed up the rebranding and revert.
Never understood the move myself, did it actually work in Victoria? Was there ever actually any fans that said "I won't support the Tigers because they were our rivals, but hey I will now support them because they have a new name"???
Besides, I imagine if you go to a "United" game they still display the Tigers' 'ships and singlets?
And what do they wear in Heritage round?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:20 19 Oct 15

Reply #556307

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

Uptown Defunct


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Double Clutch
Two years ago
07:28 20 Oct 15

Reply #556343

re: Defunct NBL Franchises

#556257 Basketball is insanely popular in large parts of Asia. Hong Kong, mainland China, Philippines amongst others.

The problem was we put a team in Singapore, a country who's national sport is shopping and has never had a tradition of supporting a domestic club side.

Was definatley a expirement worth trying, and basketball is growing as a sport in Singapore so the Slingers, just by the very fact they still exist and are helping grow the sport are a success of some sort, but it was far from a basketball hot bed.


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