AshT
Earlier this year

2020 NBL season structure

Is there any word on plans for how a ninth team will affect the season structure? Will it be a 32-game season or perhaps 24-games?? Will the season length be extended or perhaps absorbed & condensed within a similar time-frame?

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TM  
Earlier this year

Perth to play on Sunday mornings

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Tyrell  
Earlier this year

Bring back a form of the "sunshine swing" (Cairns and Brisbane) and the “doomsday double” (perth and adelaide) and cut out this bull shit of playing friday at home travelling on saturday and playing sunday away. Also cut out the bs of playing against the same team twice in a row once at home and once away.

Sort it out NBL, be professional with schedule (to match the good things that have been put in place over th last few years!).

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Saturday night games please. Ridiculous there are barely any this season.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Definitely like to see more Saturday games

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Less midweek games and more Fri/Sat night games pls.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Like Monday nights

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clint  
Earlier this year

Need more Saturday night games. Piss the mid week games off also

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

They will keep it so that no 2 games overlap which is good.

It should be a shorter season with 24 games making it more appealing for quality imports, but I think they'll go to 32 games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why would you want a shorter season, longer for me, 32 ideal. :)

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

"Bring back a form of the "sunshine swing" (Cairns and Brisbane) and the “doomsday double" (perth and adelaide) and cut out this bull shit of playing friday at home travelling on saturday and playing sunday away.”

These 2 iconic road trips could be made over Thurs/Fri 1st match, followed by Sat/Sun 2nd match. Would this also cut travel costs overall, with fewer airfares?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

If the Doomsday Double was reintroduced does that mean we would have to give back the refs being in our pockets as a concession? :p

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It would end up being unfair to some teams but they could always keep it at 28 games and play 4 teams 4x and the remaining 4 teams 3x.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How much will salaries increase, or is it the same if the games are in the same amount of months? Ie,players are contracted for 5 months and have to play as many games in that span.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tassie in.

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proud  
Earlier this year

Whether you win or lose the first game of a round, you never hear any team complain about playing another game 3 days later.

It doesn't sound like company policy but they either want to make amends for the loss or keep that winning feeling going

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Mock  
Earlier this year

Saturday games are a must.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

More specifically Saturday night games.

32 over a similar time span makes sense.

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Tyrell  
Earlier this year

@UseTaHoop- exactly, it would cut costs for the airfares too!!

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

What will the finals format look like? Top 6 makes sense

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Saturday night games for sure.

I enjoy coming home from work and watching a mid week game, my wife does not appreciate it so much...

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

Not all wives are like that!

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

Mine is! Haha, and all of my mates the same.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

I think if you watched as much sport as I did you'd understand!

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GordonG  
Earlier this year

My wife usually has the basketball on TV before I remember to turn my TV on :)

Watches BBL, WBBL, Tennis, NRL, QRL, and even Bathurst (and F1 races that are on at an intelligent time). So I guess I'm lucky.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Yet I bet you can't say a word when these sports-loathing wives are watching utter slop such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

I'm pretty lucky though, my wife does like sport if the game matters to her so any Perth based teams on Australia playing she's keen for. Another plus is she hates shows like Kardashians etc, the one thing I do have to leave the room for is Bold and the Beautiful. :/

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Reality  
Earlier this year

It won;t include Tassie thats for sure

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

PW, Senator, MB etc

2 Words:

Man Cave

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

48min games

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AshT  
Earlier this year

Would 48-minute games tend to turn the league back towards bruise free basketball? Not a good thing if it went like that IMO.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Please bring back 48 min games and get rid of the possession arrow.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They won't be doing either of those, and nor should they.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tassie is already in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yet to see proof that Tassie is in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies will be in after they smash the nznbl, very formidable squad put together.

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Rabbit70  
Earlier this year

9 teams

32 games season (8 x 4 games)

Top 5 Finals

4 v 5 (2 game series home-away, team who wins 2-0 goes through). If 1-1 then who has the largest points margin over the two games. If that's equal then who scored the most points over the two games. If that's equal then over time for the 2nd game.

Then it's 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 best of 3

Grand Final best of 5

You heard it here first.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

"Huskies will be in after they smash the nznbl, very formidable squad put together."

I want to see a Tas team in NBL, but it won't be that soon.

The Huskies’ NZNBL lineup might be formidable in the context of the NZNBL, but:
1. Some of their NZNBL squad will be in other NBL teams
2. That squad aren’t all NBL caliber (but it will be a good opportunity for some to prove they’re worth an MBL shot).

Best wishes for Huskies and all developing programs in Australia.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies in 20/21.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Rabbit:

"n it's 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 best of 3"

So the “4” team is the winner of 4vs 5 in your proposal?

I like how you haven't tried to overdo the “elimination” final series with too many games (only 2 more if my Maths is up to it). Remember that ticket sales and crowds are often down for semis. Unless tv want more finals games, the NBL would be well advised to not expand finals too quickly. Each season’s finals should be reviewed in context of regular season crowds. When demand for tickets reaches a high enough level, then increase the number of finals games.

“32 games season (8 x 4 games)”.

So each team would, presumably, get 2 mor3 home games (and 2 away).

Will this scheduling fit in with Melbourne and Pert venue availability? Both Melbourne teams should, imho, be taking some games to regional cities in Victoria. Could Oerth do this on a 1 game per season basis?

Will the season need to be extended? Or could we just have more mid-week games, tighter turnarounds or something? If the season was extended, it might put pressure on salaries.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It will be 32 games, doesn't make sense to do anything else.

Finals I hope stay as they are, it will make it more competative.

I wonder if they will have "doubles" in Melbourne, where a team plays two away games across a round.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Yeah I can't see a top five or top six; it was still top four last time there were nine teams.

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