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Welcome to OSC...Good luck getting the job!
So, anybody have any word on potential D-League expansion for 2009-10?
The lies they told these owners to sell these teams off are coming home to roost a bit.
I still can't get a straight answer about southwest basketball's disappearance, which leads me to believe that the high powered group of investors involved there lost interest in this money losing experiment. And they had huge money to burn.
More expenses, more losses. I'm not advocating the IBL's approach either, but alot of these games are a bit like visiting a morgue and would be much better served in smaller buildings.
Stabilize that nonsense and then we talk about expansion working. Add to that the CRUSHING, CRUSHING losses these franchises are taking. And, yes it is LEAGUE WIDE. And the losses are HUGE.
Time will tell this off-season.
Btw, how long until Albuquerque is gone?
On five different occassions this year, I've counted less than 300 actual people in the building.
And considering that I don't pay, and no one I know in there is paying...who is paying to see this?
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.
I have no idea what you're arguing. Is the D-League suddenly unstable?
Sioux Falls, Idaho, etc were in the CBA for a long time, it has yet to be seen if they will continue to thrive in the D-league for the long term.
I don't believe the D-league is unstable, I believe that they sold people a bill of goods that they aren't delivering. I've had this directly quoted to me by multiple owners. "These teams will be worth something when there is one to one affiliation, we're just holding on till then." Meanwhile, they are losing their shirts.
What I'm stating is that I believe that they should continue to slowly expand, when necessary, not plop teams in markets that don't support them. (cough..Albuquerque, Tulsa, Austin.., hell most of em, where cow tipping isn't a sport...cough)
Make the teams you have successful first, then expand.
Let's remember history. Where are the original D-league teams?
So, let's stop drinking the NBA Kool-Aid and SEE what happens, given that they haven't proven themselves to be infallible in this venture.
I have some photos of the empty arena, 15 minutes before game time in Albuquerque...
And btw, I don't dislike the D-league, it's the best there is, but let's stay in the realm of reality as to what it is. Will they show this to the Chamber of Commerce when they bring in the expansion presentation?