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Basketball preparing for post-COVID-19 recovery

Good to see everyone on the same page with this and developing a united plan.

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Reading the article there are numerous things I get from it. Great that various people are coming together to try and resolve problems going into the future. But it highlights how much the sport relies upon crowds for revenue. Basic supply and demand, tv revenue props up the major sports namely the football codes and cricket. Is the time of year a factor, already competing with big bash, does going out and socialising in summer months a factor in tv viewing? Just putting it out there.
Would a shift to winter result in more people home and better tv ratings even against the behemoth of AFL?
Who cares if it's world's second best league if noone watches it. Pity NBL couldn't work with NBA and they have it as a farm system, increase imports to 4 or 5, stash a couple draft picks, add some "next stars". Instead of having Kevin White, Teys, Coenraad and other scrubbers on the floor, bring in the yanks! Of course there'll be an upcry about local talent, how many overseas players did the king's have, how many fans get excited when someone naturalises? Send the scrubbers to where they should be, NBL1.
If league wants to survive it can't rely on Larry pumping in money all the time or running to government. Every year Hawks or Cairns or someone has a financial collapse. NBA spends how much on g league? Running an NBL team is chump change.

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Would a shift to winter result in more people home and better tv ratings even against the behemoth of AFL?

Why do people still ask this question?

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They ask the question because they are ignorant.

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"Instead of having Kevin White, Teys, Coenraad and other scrubbers on the floor, bring in the yanks!"

Heck, bring the G-league over and then when we must qualify for a major FIBA tournament, let's send NBL1 and BigV players.

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The team we sent to play and lose to new Zealand. Would be a top 4 NBL1 team hey Alpha.

Australian Boomers

Guard: Kyle Adnam (South East Melbourne Phoenix), Jason Cadee (Brisbane Bullets), Cameron Gliddon (Brisbane Bullets), Sunday Dech (Illawarra Hawks), Josh Giddey (Centre of Excellence), Angus Glover (Illawarra Hawks), Daniel Grida (Illawarra Hawks) and Nathan Sobey (Brisbane Bullets).

Forward: Todd Blanchfield (Illawarra Hawks) and Dane Pineau (South East Melbourne Phoenix).

Centres: Sam Froling (Illawarra Hawks) and Matt Hodgson (Brisbane Bullets).

Head Coach: Will Weaver.

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Hey Anon, that team would probably top NBL1 but would it qualify us for WC, for example, that's one of the purposes of NBL and local players.

Personally I believe we have plenty of local talent to build a sustainable competition. Not every team pays top dollar in Europe either yet the fans still come and enjoy the competition. I really enjoyed going to Ballarat or Geelong to watch Miners or Cats in NBL1, some of their games were more entertaining than NBL. And yes we do need imports but as many as suggested above.

It does however take time, we need to build the culture and the following like Perth, which is rather an exception than the rule at the moment.

So can't say what will happen after restrictions are eased, luckily the season is several months away so many things may change in meantime.

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Many months away sadly.

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