Any NBL team current or future that puts its faith and financial security in the hands of a competitor code/club is ignorant of history and ignorant of 'due diligence'.
Ask a one-season NBL coach of close acquaintance; ask Denis Donaghy, prime driver of Taipans 101; ask individual members of the present Taipans Board.
They will all recall with varying degrees of distaste the screwing-over they were forced to put behind them.
And this happened in a small close-knit community. No one said "it's just business".
Simply, people were forced to adopt the far-away stare and pretend life was going on as normal.
When it really is "just business", as inevitably it must, the League can expect further reversals. If too many organisations follow the model the consequences for the code become more acute.
'Organic growth', fertilised by the likes of Anthony Stewart or whoever, attracting genuine community relevance or unambivalent philanthropy, is the only way forward IMHO.