Anonymous
Earlier this year

COVID provisions in NBL contracts?

Does anyone know if the contracts players are signing for the upcoming season contain any COVID-19/pandemic specific provisions? Or has NBL introduced any pandemic-specific rules?

I'm just curious. It seemed to me that clubs or the NBL might be wanting to put in clauses to manage their risk of having to pay players even if the season is affected in a way that reduces clubs' and the NBL's revenue. As per the no crowds at finals last season. NBL and clubs may also want to have the power to direct a player to be tested before trainign or playing.

Then the players might want clauses that guarantee some income should a pandemic affect the season.

The events over the end of last season and during the off-season suggest there are currently no such clauses, such as for government actions or force majeure events, that applied.

Hence the question. Anyone know?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Covid problems for the NBL for sure. Season already delayed with another delay looming.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Unless whole country is open for business NBL cant and wont go ahead.

Hub wont be entertained as no tv deal.

Perth crowned 2020/21 Champs if so!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Surely those Victorian idiots will have virus under control by then.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All the teams in the NBL but Perth.
They'll show up to empty venues to claim the win and claim the 20/21 championship

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NSW is next I reckon. NBL in trouble.

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

I think there are some problems moving forward, especially for the Victorian teams.

We may have a Tassie team sooner than we expect. Perhaps South East Melbourne becomes, SSSE Melbourne.

At this stage the NBL is playing the season as per planned, but it may end up being a season best shelved with Cairns's venue renovations meaning a smaller stadium, then there's the Victorian question, the NSW potential second stage and those pesky sand gropers not letting anyone into the state.

Perhaps a round robin tournament in Wellington NZ could stir up interest in a second Kiwi team, or else the hub might work. I note the point re lack of a FTA deal, but a "travelling circus" is another option. Teams start off in Perf, play 4 games over a week or so, the off to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney Brisbane and finish the season off in NZ with Jacinta hosting a hug fest.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Well Mitch Creek is now posting his thoughts that covid19 is a hoax, so there isn't much hope for the league. Is there a dumber player in the league?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Season is done if they can't have crowds in Melbourne .

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nrl, afl, netball all moving to Queensland, it's funny how things turn out, Morrison was demanding they and WA open boarders and I believe there is still a high court case against both governments by Morrison government and Palmer only to be told to get f..led. Now those states are even letting small crowds in while vic and nsw are in struggle street.
Play it out of a hub if it’s still shit, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth.

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

tWell Mitch Creek is now posting his thoughts that covid19 is a hoax, so there isn't much hope for the league. Is there a dumber player in the league?

Will he pay someone to have it for him if he catches it?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jack Toft said "At this stage the NBL is playing the season as per planned..." Huh?

Who knows when the current season will start. With the Vics in covid shit and next NSW and no TV rights together with no crowds the NBL are in trouble. They can't afford hubs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No Hub in the NBl as they don't have a TV deal so it would be blowing money for no reason at all!

No Crowds in Melb/NSW simply means no NBL.

Vic/NSW make up half the league with the Kings/United being 2 of the top three for gate so the league isn't viable without them having crowds.



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Dicky Grace  
Earlier this year

not sure if serious or in jizz but the suggestion of Perth being awarded the trophy if the season doesn't go ahead is a valid one.

Most titles in the league, current champions, and biggest and best fan base in the league, essentially keeping it afloat.

Only sensible they get crowned NBL21 champs if COVID19 cancels the season.

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