So what really happened to the Crocs?
Sorry to rehash an old topic, I couldn't find the old thread.
Does anyone have any further information on the specifics of what brought Townsville undone?
Was the new salary cap provisions simply too high? Could they have survived under the old system?
Or would they have been expecting a subsidy under the new system?
Was the NBL subsidising them, and if so was that withdrawn and why?
How much pressure to drop them came from Fox?
Telecasters have NEVER liked their venue,
the ratings for Crocs games must be the lowest in the league,
and this way there are no extra games to be televised as part of their agreement to show all.
How far back was this decided by the NBL?
I always found it curious that there was no announcement about games for a supposed 9 team season.
I'm a great believer than any new team must be able to demonstrate financial backing. But at the same time, losing a team that has been around for 20+ years is a big disappointment.
I also find it curious that the NBL seems happy to re-launch Brisbane on wing and a prayer, hoping that backers will materialise, whilst in the same breath pulling the plug on the Crocs.