Earlier this month
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.