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Old 03-08-2009, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by bectond View Post
Expansion levels are really going to increase now that the NBA has started the hybrid affilation program. Teams will pay a 400K fee each year to NBDL franchises to control the basketball operations (for Player, coaches and trainer salaries) The D-League should have 30 teams within the next three years. Expansion in Maine, NY, NJ, CT, VA, OH, CA,IL,FL,GA,TX, WY, Canada and the 2 inactive teams should bring the league up to a one for one relationship by the time the new CBA is in place.

Although Alabama lost both of their D-League teams, there may be some conversation started about establishing an All-Alabama basketball league or association, with one of the proposed focuses, to work very dilligently, to develop, the 4 major cities of Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville and Birmingham into attractive D-League/Minor League markets.

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