Timing of Finals Games
Such a shame the NBL haven't altered the dates for the GF. What they've come up with isn't well suited for TV times and isn't well suited for quality basketball.
Weird to have such a big gap between SF G2 and G3, then a moderate gap, then smash all the GF games together.
I imagine that NZ, would travel early to Perth, but still Auckland to Perth, back to Auckland, and them back to Perth in the space of a few days is a big ask. Jawai will be stuffed by G3.
If you consider that Vector isn't even available, the timing is very puzzling. Not sure what the rush is?
It's not as though people get bored if it goes to 3 games and switch off.
The close timing of G3 in particular is nonsense. Not only is it a big ask for players to back up so quickly, and at such a distance, but there is almost zero opportunity to market and sell tickets. Now I suppose that many people will assume that G3 in Perth will be a sell-out, but what if its not?
And we don't even know what the tip-off time is, so how are Fox (and Nine?) meant to program and advertise? You'd think the NBL would be trying to get the finals onto FTA to help rebuild their profile?