Anonymous
Earlier this year

Why doesn't the NBL arrange a tournament with Japan league

With the Japan league acquiring a lot of our assets of late, it seems to be a league on the rise. With their season roughly aligned in timing with the NBL, why don't we have a mid-season tournament where our teams play against teams in a tournament for some large prizemoney. I would rather this than the NBL Cup.

They have a huge potential audience. You saw what happened with the social media clicks when Yudai Baba was involved. Now that they have quite a lot of NBL names, it would be interesting to both sets of audiences, presumably.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Because it would expose the guards in b league.
Imports are 4-5. Does 2 things, develops jap guards and long term deals open post players up to naturalisation.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The NBL was invited to EASL but turned it down due to timing

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

EASL?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You can pay the 1-2-3 position Japanese low ages unless you are a star and spend big on the post players, still overal less money than nbl club salary. Cap.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Because it would expose the guards in b league.
Imports are 4-5. Does 2 things, develops jap guards and long term deals open post players up to naturalisation."

That's fine, I'm sure it would be a decent enough competition. I'm talking about it as a commercial opportunity for the NBL. Our ability to compete with bigger countries like Japan and those in Europe will always be limited by our small population. We need ways to partner with them.

If our league is stronger, then they get a benefit from playing against a higher level of competition.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"You can pay the 1-2-3 position Japanese low ages unless you are a star and spend big on the post players, still overal less money than nbl club salary. Cap."

Oh right, someone else posted that the imports were getting around 1m, so I thought they had bigger salary caps than NBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If we beat them, what does that say

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

East Asia Super League.

NBL would have smashed it, these Asian sides can't compete with us.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

NBL clubs*

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"If we beat them, what does that say"

It says we are the better league. As at 2019, Japan had a population of 126.3 million. Australia was at 25.4 million. If we could get more eyeballs and clicks on our league (as already happened with Baba - just look at the views on any of his videos the NBL posted on Twitter relative to any others), then it helps our commerciality. Sponsors etc.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Japan are doing the same, they want No1 league in asia.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just look at the number of re-tweets and likes for the Mooney signing. NBL could only dream of those numbers.

https://twitter.com/CHIBAJETS/status/1415507211330088964

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Very smart people running the b league when you look at how they've done everything.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It was also reported that Togashi's Japanese club, the Chiba Jets, led the entire B.League1 in business revenue in the 2018 - 2019 season with $16.2 million USD.

So it makes sense the league’s top-earner would also play for the most profitable club.

Here’s the highest-earning pro teams in Japan:

2019
CHIBA JETS ($16.2 MILLION USD)

SEAHORSES MIKAWA ($14.9 MILLION USD)

ALVARK TOKYO ($12.7 MILLION USD)

UTSUNOMIYA BREX ($12.6 MILLION USD)

The influx of HUGE money to Japanese basketball isn’t just limited to these teams though.

The B.League as a whole has been on a tremendous upward swing since its 2016 merger took place.

Just consider:

IN THE 2018-2019 SEASON, THE BLEAGUE STATED IT HAD MADE $283 MILLION USD IN REVENUE - NEARLY 3X THE AMOUNT GENERATED IN THE YEAR PRIOR TO ITS 2-LEAGUE MERGER.


The revenue is now another 20% higher.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Even the second tier clubs earn 4+ mill.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

https://www.josecolorado.com/overseas-basketball-salaries

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proud  
Earlier this year

I'd definitely favour Japan than associating with China and having our NBL select teams playing Sino national teams that have atrocious refereeing and our ties with Japan are very strong right now so why not

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Sebastian  
Earlier this year

And there is a little thing called the pandemic

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Because we would kick their asses
And then they would poach all our players

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