Key was that the ownership of all the teams will be in charge of the league. So instead of Newman and Dulio just making up there own rules this is setup like NBA with ownership running a minor league. Seams like this is a great idea. Will Elkhart and Gary both join on the East Coast?
The series of events that took play this week with regard to the playoffs have left Elkhart fans sore. They aren't mad at Elkhart, as there was nothing Elkhart could do about what happened....but you can be sure that Elkhart fans aren't putting a great deal of faith in ANYTHING that the IBL does, which in turn can only hurt Elkhart. In the end, Elkhart becomes a victem in all of this -- do look for them to make the switch, if for nothing else, to keep their fan base from being destroyed.
Well, I have only one problem with what you said, the team was great, they shouldn't be blaimed. The ownership completely left the team and the east hanging. They completely destroyed the credibility of basketball in Gary this season. The team was fantastic though.
As ken has pointed out in another thread. The city mayor has given his blessing for basketball in Gary next year and with how f'd up politics are in Gary that pretty much means the city will attempt to fund a team if it has to. It has funded the team for years under the table anyway.
It is really quite sad. The Genesis Center is a great place to watch basketball. The team even gets pretty incredible support when you take into account the complete ineptitude of the ownership. Zero promotion, and when you are competing with a well promoted baseball team you need to promote at least remotely. Basketball could actually do pretty well in Gary with better ownership. I mean as it is, this past season they averaged a better attendance then most minor league basketball teams.