Anonymous
Two years ago

GOLD COAST chinese backed team

May 16 2016 nbl said they were drawing up plans that would start this year for a Gold coast chinese team

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

They are not going to improve the standard of the nbl, why do it?
Better to have another local team or two.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

wow... old news

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Melbourne Boy  
Two years ago

I think the op was implying what's happened to the plan which should have been ready to go now

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WookieE  
Two years ago

Perhaps they came to their senses and just want to pretend they didn't say anything in the first place? Wouldn't be the first time *cough*soft cap payments to teams*cough*

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Until Brisbane's ship is righted, a Gold Coast entry remains a pipe dream.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The bloody chinese are not going to help the nbl, in fact they would make the competition worse。

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If it's financially stable, why not. Heard there's a little bit of money in China.

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SteveK2  
Two years ago

It has more to do with new foreign investment policies imposed by the Chinese government recently on their citizens. Strict limits were imposed on the amount they can move out of China.

Amount significantly exceeding the limit will need approval and unfortunately for the NBL, investments into foreign sporting and entertainment entities fell into the "unlikely-to-get-approved" basket.

It may still be possible but significantly more difficult than in 2016 and global politic seems to have affected it even more. Not looking good.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The Chinese CBA told LK they weren't interested.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The Chinese CBA have said neither yes nor no. They won't say no because of trying to be polite to LK.
The NBL have even tried going to NBA Asia with a similar silence encountered.

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Reality  
Two years ago

nba & cba are doing there own thing.

The NBL is a bush league in a small market with no real commercial growth opportunities for the NBA or CBA so it makes no sense for them to do a deal with us when its clear the CBA in particular are very NBA focused with the NBA also certainly looking in their direction as well.

Theres a reason a large number of NBA players head to China in the offseason and it isn't because of the clean air and great beaches! Shoe companies and TV rights broadcasters want them to head to China as that the future of the sports growth not Australia.



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Baller#3  
Two years ago

Yeah there is no reason China really would want anything to do with the NBL. Why settle for a partnership with 6th best when they have opportunities with the best (nba).

If we want to partner up with asian leagues, we need a continental championship similar to the Euroleague. That is the only thing i believe would have mutual interest.

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Reality  
Two years ago

Even a continental league isn't appealing if we beat up on the CBA and ASEAN league teams.

It hurts the locals perception of the local product and again it only benefits us and our sponsors as nothing is gained from our market.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NBL champion team, if it were invited to the FIBA Asia Club Championship, would absolutely kill every opponent.

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Baller#3  
Two years ago

Real interesting dilemma when you have all the talent in the region but the least money and population.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It sure is.

The only advantage of not being fully integrated into Asia is that if we were the Asian clubs with more $$$$ to offer would be signing up our players diluting the NBL even further. You'd then have the Asia guys along with the already Europe & NBA players not playing in the NBL.

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