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NBL Expansion - Promotion via NBL 1???

Just for discussion sake,

How would this idea go?

- Teams/Franchises expressing interest to join the NBL (possibly including another New Zealand team), have to go through NBL 1 (playing a minimum 3 seasons) and depending on the success i.e Championships, are then allowed to enter the NBL.
- An NBL license will only be given to the team for the minimum amount of seasons they competed in the NBL1 (for example 3 years, as previously stated), and if the teams performance is unsatisfactory, their license will be revoked and won't be able to re-enter the NBL for 'x' amount of years.
- If by which the team promoted from NBL1 is unsuccessful and is removed from the NBL, the team that has won the most championships since the initial promoted team, will take their place.

Of course this will also help the league identify, or give enough information as to how the teams/franchises will be able to operate and sustain themselves financially.

Interested to read everyone else' thoughts on how they would view a promotion/relegation system in the NBL.

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Would need 18 teams minimum fore pro/rel
We are sort of looking at only 12 within 6 years. It could be 2-3 decades before that's possible.

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I doubt Nunawading or Kilsyth can afford to be in the NBL.

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Yinka Dare  
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No nbl1 team could afford to be in the nbl1 or have the stadium to host good crowds.

End of discussion.

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So Bendigo couldn't? Man keep up idiot. Hobart? Idiot. I am sure there are more...

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NBL promotion/relegation would be a total disaster and have no chance of working.

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Looking forward to Eltham High hosting Sydney Round 1........

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It's simple, the single ingredient you need for an NBL Franchise is MONEY, and lots of it.
Just look at SEM. Despite losing Wesley to injury, and being saddled with Benson, they have made a red-hot crack of it, in their first season, precisely because their owner is loaded.

Ergo, if you HAVE the money, no need to waste time piss-farting around in the Nunawading Bush League. And if you don't, then a cabinet full of NBL1 trophies won't help you.

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You're an idiot

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Yep, last time I checked that Dazz the SEM were 2nd last. Sorry man that ain't having a red hot go and the chumps that LK got involved as owners will be spewing. Great to see you thought they were having a red hot go.

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Jack Toft  
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NBL 1 is a pathway.

A new team could run in NBL1 for a few years, garnish support and sponsors, then move up when a licence is available.

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We only have vic and qld nbl1 atm. This idea would take over 10 years to implement.
The NBL needs new teams now not in ten years time.

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Could an under 23 development team work as an additional team in the NBL?

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No team as presently constructed (Association based) can afford to play in the NBL.

Perhaps as mentioned a team from a Bendigo etc could play in the NBL however thats still a number of years away and would require a very wealthy owner to bank roll it. (Even then its a pipe dream!)

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Yinka Dare  
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No Bendigo or Hobart nbl1 team could not afford to field an nbl team before calling me an idiot. NBL team has about $1 million at the lowest for player payments. Nbl1 imports probably get about 35-40k all up plus some incentives.

So no, those teams couldnt afford to be in the nbl based off a promotion system that you stupidly suggested.

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Lock it Eddie.

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Simon Cowell  
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That's a no from me.

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