LC
Years ago

NZNBL focused on growth, targets additional team from Oz

Featuring a ground-breaking first ever Australian team with the entry of Tasmania's Southern Huskies this year, newly appointed General Manager Justin Nelson’s mandate is to expand the league even further. With a proposed competition model that includes expansion up to 12 teams, the former Melbourne Boomers General Manager was keen to explore the possibility of adding another team from across the Tasman.

NZNBL focused on growth, targets additional team from Australia

"For example, a basketball market like Melbourne could certainly support an off-season team from United or Phoenix, or perhaps a team they jointly work together on. With the Southern Huskies about to start life in the New Zealand league, the door is definitely ajar for further interest to come from Australian teams."

Would be interesting to see if an Aussie bid eventuates.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Certainly heard talk of 3 NBL teams interested in the NZBL.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Has anyone got a list of New Zealand players in US Seniors returning

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D2.0  
Years ago

It's an interesting idea.
I haven't really followed the news, but is the SEABL now defunct?
But I'm not sure of the reward.
There's the inevitable question of which Australians are allowed to play, the Australian club has to carry the cost of travel both ways, and is there really any advantage over playing in the new Elite league?

The NBL clubs would be best placed to carry the costs, but do they want to risk alienating Victorian clubs by poaching their players? Its the same argument that routinely surfaces about the Cats having a team in the SBL.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"I haven't really followed the news, but is the SEABL now defunct?"
Wow you REALLY haven't followed the news or even this forum have you. See here
https://www.hoops.com.au/forum/44180-victoria-senior-elite-league/

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Seabl called nbl 1 now, though other than two teams from Tasmania, both men and women it's all Victorian teams,

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anonymous said A few hours ago. "Seabl called nbl 1 now, though other than two teams from Tasmania, both men and women it's all Victorian teams,"

Someone else who thinks they have been following the Seabl/NBL1 topic who doesn't have a clue.Yet they think they are right.

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Reality  
Years ago

Justin Nelson running the show....can;t think many team would want to jump across the ditch

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nick Kay at Wellington. Craig Moller at huskies. Mitch McCarron,Pledger, Tod blanchfield at Southland.

Any more knowledge out there?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yep.

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Perthworld  
Years ago

Knowledge is here:

https://www.australiabasket.com/New-Zealand/basketball-Transfers.asp

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NZBL is looking at introducing 2 more teams in 2020.
3 in the mix from the North Island, 1 from the South Island and 2 from Australia.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's a good league, going to be interesting.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Six clubs have been narrowed down to go through a formal bid process, which is due to be completed by the end of next month.

Otago has already been confirmed as one of the six sides seeking to join the NZNBL, with three clubs from the North Island of New Zealand in the mix.
The other two are Australian applications, with the Mercury understanding one coming from Canberra while the other is believed to be from Western Sydney.

NZNBL general manager Justin Nelson remained tight lipped when contacted yesterday.
"All I can disclose at the moment is that we have six entities who have moved through to the formal bid stage of the process," he said.
“We have three from NZ North Island, one from NZ South Island and two from Australia.

“Otago has been very public in its position, hence why there is news around it, we hope to disclose more information shortly.”

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hopefully he doesn't decimate the league by diluting the standards of entry like his time at bigv

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. He never worked at BigV, only did media. Definitely didn't have anything to do with team entries or league composition. Do your homework before making stuff up.

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D2.0  
Years ago

So, they've gone from claiming that it would be a great fit for NBL off-season teams, to admitting no NBL teams are interested...

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LC  
Years ago

the latest official status of the NZNBL's growth plans - 6 teams have put in biods, two of those are from Australia.

NZNBL growth plan sees more Australian teams preparing formal bids

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes. See above.

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Steven  
Years ago

Basically becoming a second tier NBL comp.
I like the way the NZ league is going

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I would prefer to see a second nz nbl team.

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Steven  
Years ago

Would like a second NZ team in NBL. Wellington is ready.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How about read the topic in it's entirety.
"Otago has already been confirmed as one of the six sides seeking to join the NZNBL, with three clubs from the North Island of New Zealand in the mix."

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PyroCross  
Years ago

Pretty sure the NZ bids will be Otago, Tauranga, Waikato and possibly North Harbour (with the former Heat having ties with the Breakers).

Is the NZNBL a better run league than NBL1 though? I'm curious about this - the top end of NZNBL has plenty of NBL pedigree but the lower end pales in comparison (basically three paid players/imports for the season, one local paid player and a bunch of young guys).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The latest today "...submitted a formal bid, what I can disclose is that the quality of each bid and the professionalism displayed has been exceptionally high. They include one from the north, one from the south and one from Australia."

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Otago Nuggets in. Will there be another Aussie team allowed in? Watch this space.
























NO.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's now official. MtGambier blocked by BA and Kestleman from joining the Nzbl.

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