Benno
Last year

Should NBL go back to 48 mins?

WIth "Next Stars" coming into effect next season and rosters increasing to 12 contracted players, plus development players. Would it be a smart idea to increase from 40 minutes to 48?

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think so.

Barely enough minutes for a rotation of eight players he way the league is trending.

Are rosters really shifting to 12 + devs? Going to be plenty of players getting splinters.

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NBL Fan  
Last year

If NBL ever wants to be on FTA again permanently and long term, I think they need to stay to the 2 hour broadcast package they currently have.

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Proud  
Last year

I think they should if they are serious about looking more NBA and becoming more of a breeding ground for young up and coming talent.

This isn't about records actually being viable to be broken.

This should be about delivering more value for money for those that attend games and some games (wildcats) just seem to be so quick and with the price of games increasing and it likely that we won't get new teams, it seems fair that we get 48 minute games.

Also with the NBL.tv it makes sense that they do this also.

I understand that LKG wants to make his $ back and to do that he needs a FTA tv deal and this trumps all other things I've mentioned above

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Udog  
Last year

40 minutes has always been shit.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Even in state leagues when it went to 40 minute games and there were scores in the 50's that's terrible should never have changed. It was done for the lazy refs

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Kr  
Last year

I actually don't mind 40 minutes, I find the action is usually a bit more intense. I often find myself getting bored with blow out nba games that tend to drag on for longer.

If the nbl are introducing more teams and more games in a season, then maybe we will see more player rotation with the increased workload of games. That might even out the increase in roster numbers a bit

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Hogwash  
Last year

I prefer 48 min but doubt it will change

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes! Go to 48!!

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Camel 31  
Last year

I got the impression of 48 mins being a help to 36ers this season...

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Anonymous  
Last year

40mins is awful. What a shocking change.

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FM  
Last year

Keep it FIBA, where the medals are.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I've always been a purest and hated the change to 40, but taking into account the obvious advantages for TV coverage and that fact every other Sport is looking at shorter versions I now think the 40 minute game should stay.

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koberulz  
Last year

What's purist about 48-minute games?

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Anonymous  
Last year

purist = lets blindly copy the NBA

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Anonymous  
Last year

Because NBL was always 48 before.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The term purist is usually associated to the historic norm. That amongst other things includes 48 minutes.

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koberulz  
Last year

NBL games weren't always 48 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Last year

They were during the golden era. We were raised on it.

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koberulz  
Last year

But they weren't always, and haven't been ever in almost every other basketball league in the world.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So? 48mins is what we are used to.

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koberulz  
Last year

That has nothing to do with it being purist.

And really, everyone ought to be used to 40 minutes by now. There's a large number of NBL fans who have never known anything else.

I always found the 'but people won't have 40-50 point games as much anymore' argument pretty silly. There's nothing magic about 40 or 50, it's the rarity that makes it special.

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Anonymous  
Last year

You don't get it.

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Udog  
Last year

48 minutes was better.

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paul  
Last year

The big rise in crowds since the switch from 48 minutes proves that 40-minute games are far superior ;-).

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Udog  
Last year

The stadiums being smaller was probably a factor not to discount in comparing those figures.

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Udog  
Last year

The 90's saw a boom in popularity and stadiums started getting bigger. They were playing 48 minute games then.

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NannasAlwaysRight  
Last year

I preferred 12min quarters but the NBL wanted everything FIBA orientated if memory serves me correct.
So we got stuck with 10min quarters and alas, stay with what works. When things change, it screws everyone up somehow. Players play longer, memberships go higher. ticket prices reflect that

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Anonymous  
Last year

No, they changed because of TV broadcasters, I believe Ten/One at the time, complained that games weren't fitting into a two hour window.

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koberulz  
Last year

It was the year before the Ten deal.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ah yes it was to get Ten on board.

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Rabbit41  
Last year

40 minutes is much better than 48. NBA clearly has that wrong. The 40 minute game allows for much better TV broadcasts, much more watchable games, and is much friendlier for the sponsors and broadcasters also, as it nicely fits in that 2 hour broadcast window, and the ends of games are not constantly stopped for commercials.

NBA game can be really hard to watch at the 48 minutes, with all the stops for TV timeouts.

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koberulz  
Last year

The number of timeouts has nothing to do with 40 vs 48 minutes.

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Ricky  
Last year

Go 44

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