Ah yeah, Fraser Neil, that sounds better.
Yeah, he had the idea for lots of "community based" teams, playing in smaller regional venues...
To be fair, After the fiascos with Dragons, Kings, and Bullets, (and a few smaller ones) I can understand why he would have liked to move away from the private ownership model. Problem is that nobody will put that kind of cash into a Community model. Its one thing to piss your own money away on, quite another to watch some boob do it for you.
As for LK onselling teams. The issue is not that one has to pay $xM for the franchise. It's that if you don't have those millions to play with, then owning an NBL team is probably not for you.
Yes LK took over Melbourne, but my understanding is that he has subsequently brought others in.
Similarly with Brisbane, at least a third is now owned by somebody else with plans (pre covid) for that to move up, eventually to 100%.
He obviously pushed for the Phoenix, but got another billionaire to invest, and if he can't get somebody upfront for Tasmania, I imagine that once it is operationally independent of his property deal, he'll follow similar steps there.
The only reason they are holding the Hawks license is to try and keep the "team" alive.
Whilst I have not agreed with some (or perhaps many) decisions, and feel that some of his actions have been "unfair" its clear he's acting to promote the league and what he sees as being in the league's best interests.
Clearly MU is well funded, but Perth and Sydney are equal to the challenge and there has been great competition these past seasons.