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Too late. The CBA has lost credibility already.
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The remaining CBA teams will join with the remaining PBL teams next season. The papers to be signed shortly after the playoffs.
Do you think the merger will be under the CBA label or the PBL? I believe this is in everyone's best interest. CBA's management has to go!
I assume the CBA name would be used. Despite the recent management problems, it's probably still the most recognizable minor league basketball name out there. Also, in a couple PBL cities (Rockford and Quad Cities come to mind), I think the CBA name would upgrade the local coverage and attention.
From the CBA, I assume Atlanta, Butte and Great Falls drop out, leaving seven teams from that league.
From the PBL, I assume Jacksonville and Dallas drop out. I don't know enough about the other teams in the league in order to know if any of the other teams would be folding.
That leaves 15 teams.
CBA: Albany, Pittsburgh, Minot (ND), Yakama, RGV (TX), Oklahoma, East Kentucky
PBL: Rochester, Reading (PA), Rockford, Arkansas, Wilmington (NC), Maryland, Chicago, Quad Cities (IL).
Assuming three divisions of five, here is what I get:
East: Albany, Pittsburgh, Reading, Maryland, Rochester
Midwest: East Kentucky, Chicago, Quad Cities, Rockford, Wilmington
West: Yakama, RGV, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Minot
Not bad. Minot, Wilmington, Yakama and RGV are a bit out there, but maybe there would be an expansion team to help in those areas.
The core East and Midwest divisions are low-travel leagues, which is a big help.