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Old 07-29-2009, 02:38 PM
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According to press release in OSC, Halifax Rainmen owner Andre Levingston has been promoted by the PBL to work on expansion for the league, in Canada, in addition to his duties with the Rainmen.
This is a good sign(imo).
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So does that mean we'll finally get that expansion team in Moncton? (it would be the PERFECT fit-that, Fredericton, Saint John, or Cape Breton)
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:27 PM
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It would be nice if someone would get promoted to work on Southeast expansion.
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didn't he rip the league in the paper???
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:37 PM
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didn't he rip the league in the paper???
Not that I know of.

The league did sort of negotiate a new cost-sharing situation for travel by talking directly to local media which was scummy and sort of embarrassing, but Andre has been pretty much a class act when talking about the league.

He is even diplomatic when talking publicly about the ABA.
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According to press release in OSC, Halifax Rainmen owner Andre Levingston has been promoted by the PBL to work on expansion for the league, in Canada, in addition to his duties with the Rainmen.
This is a good sign(imo).
I wouldn't call it a promotion at all. It's more like, find your own travel partners or you'll suffer the same fate as Wilmington. The Rainmen are on the bubble.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:28 PM
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Ken, I think most of us know that you don't like minor league Basketball and how well Halifax is doing on and off the court. I don't see them in a 'bubble'. The league chose Levingston to help with promoting in Canada, which I think is good(as I said). I think you are reading what you want into it. I'm happy for the guy. But I know that you don't think much of the league.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:54 AM
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Can't they get Wayne Gretzky to promote it? I thought this league had more clout then that, hey send their third rate race car driver to do it, they probably know who he is in Canada. Zeke they already know you want to promote the Southeast, didn't you say you were writing a book? Heres a catchy title Me...Me...Me.
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Ken, I think most of us know that you don't like minor league Basketball and how well Halifax is doing on and off the court. I don't see them in a 'bubble'. The league chose Levingston to help with promoting in Canada, which I think is good(as I said). I think you are reading what you want into it. I'm happy for the guy. But I know that you don't think much of the league.
I think Ken's at least partially right on this one. Even if the league didn't tell him this, he's smart enough to know that not getting a few more teams in driving distance means the Rainmen just aren't sustainable in the long run.

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Can't they get Wayne Gretzky to promote it? I thought this league had more clout then that, hey send their third rate race car driver to do it, they probably know who he is in Canada. Zeke they already know you want to promote the Southeast, didn't you say you were writing a book? Heres a catchy title Me...Me...Me.
Why do you even bother coming on here, anyway?
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Zeke they already know you want to promote the Southeast, didn't you say you were writing a book? Heres a catchy title Me...Me...Me.
Don't need a title Sonnie (unlike Battle Creek), but you can start reading the rough draft now -

www.thecrossoverbasketball.com/blog/14

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