Jack Toft
Last year

40 NBL Seasons - Defunct League

OK Punters, to celebrate 40 NBL Seasons, I challenge you all to pick an 8 team league of defunct NBL teams that would stand up as a competitive league. My only criteria would be that the team would have to have spent at least 2 seasons in the NBL to comply, and try not to have variations on a theme - eg Victorian Titans and Victorian Giants are the same team and you can't have Victorian Giants and Eastside Spectres, but Coburg Giants and Nunawading Spectres as two teams are OK.

My 8 (in no particular order)

1. Canberra Cannons
2. North Melbourne Giants
3. Geelong Supercats
4. Gold Coast Rollers
5. Hobart Devils
6. Newcastle Falcons
7. Townsville Crocodiles
8. West Sydney

Honourable Mentions:
Hunter Pirates (yes, they acquired the licence off Canberra)
West Torrens Eagles

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Hogwash  
Last year

South Dragons?

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Now just need to nominate another 7 Hogwash

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Anonymous  
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South East Melbourne Magic!!!

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Hogwash  
Last year

OK Jack.
Launceston
St Kilda
Singapore
Gold Coast Blaze ( separate era from Rollers/Cougars)
East side Specters
I'm stuck on those and not sure if Brisbane Bullets can be accepted or Sydney Kings in their previous forms before returning to the NBL.

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Udog  
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West Adelaide Bearcats who became the 36ers count? They won a championship before becoming the 6ers.

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Jack Toft  
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Udog, that's a hard one....I think you could almost include them as there were multiple Adelaide teams, and if you read the official log, they merged with West Torrens to form the Adelaide City Eagles, not the Adelaide City Bearcats.

I think they could almost stand on their own.

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koberulz  
Last year

The Adelaide City Eagles (formerly Forestville Eagles) and West Adelaide Bearcats were both in the league at the same time, and merged to form the 36ers.

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James Harvey fan  
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1. Canberra Cannons
2. Sydney Supersonics
3. Hobart Devils
4. West Adelaide Bearcats
5. South Dragons
6. Singapore Slingers
7. Townsville Crocs
8. Gold Coast Cougars

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Anonymous  
Last year

Surely the tigers get a run for the butchering they copped when Kestelman rebranded

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Anonymous  
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North Melbourne Giants
Gold Coast Rollers
Hobart Devils
West Sydney Razorbacks
Townsville Crocodiles
South East Melbourne Magic
Canberra Cannons
Geelong Supercats

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Nah, Tigers still going, just call something else.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jack if you think the Tigers are still going you really should retire.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

yeah, it's a long bow to draw, but that's the official version

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proud  
Last year

I don't quite understand what you mean by competitive, do you mean in terms of market and getting people supporting them or junior programs or just ones that will make us happy as a pig in shit to see return?

South East Melbourne Magic
North Melbourne Giants
Geelong Supercats
Newcastle Falcons
Canberra Cannons
Townsville Suns
Hobart Tassie Devils
West Sydney Razorbacks

I think they could all lay claim to wanting to return to the league but once (or more) bitten, twice shy.

Intrigued by Launceston Tigers as well (I think that is what they were called)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Launceston Casino City.
Razorbacks no. 900 people to an NBL game when they were terrible.
Simon Dwight Razorbacks possibly.

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Hogwash  
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Bankstown Bruins
City of Sydney Astronauts
Devonport Warriors

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SIXERS VOICE  
Last year

I seem to recall Forestville Eagles - not sure how many seasons.

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koberulz  
Last year

The West Torrens Eagles competed in 1980, the Forrestville Eagles in 1981, and the Adelaide City Eagles in 1982, and the Adelaide 36ers in 1983. The 36ers and Bearcats merged in 1985.

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Hogwash  
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Glenelg Eagles participated in the inaugural season. 1979.
I can't remember which year but think there were 17 teams during the 80s at some point

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UseTaHoop  
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1979. Glenelg Tigers (the club that became NCT, now Southern apparently). Included names such as Gerry Clarke, Steve Sparrow and Rick Hodges.

Forestville Eagles totally different club. eagles couldn't afford to go it alone either, so a consortium of clubs and BASA formed Adelaide 36ers. I think they were Adelaide Eagles before Adelaide 36ers though.

The West Adelaide Bearcats could no longer afford to go it alone, and merged with 36ers.

Surely someone else knows more details than me. I don’t even live in Adelaide anymore.

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Dane Suttle  
Last year

I don't think anybody one has mentioned St Kilda Saints?

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NannasAlwaysRight  
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Hunter Pirates were always competitive. Didn't always do well. Singapore Slingers were average also but they do trial themselves against NBL teams, I know that for sure.

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HoldenV8  
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Canberra Cannons
Gold Coast Blaze
Hobart Devils
Newcastle Falcons
South-East Melbourne Magic
Townsville Suns
West Adelaide Bearcats
West Sydney Razorbacks

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Bear  
Last year

Jack, it seems there are plenty of teams that would stand up as a competitive league, probably many more than the 8 we currently have at NBL level. If we are looking at a sub'NBL league, we could have 30 teams!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Rollers > Blaze

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