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This league (NIFL) is like a frickin' cockroach. You could throw a nuclear bomb at it and it would still survive
So I'd rather spend a quarter of an ABA franchise to repair my car, as opposed to spending a franchise and a half to get a new car that might have some planned obsolescence that causes it to break down 5 days after the end of the warranty period.
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My guess is the NBA will try to save face for New Orleans by having a new team there when things are cleaned up. Oklahoma City will use the Hornets name until a new franchise is formed. It will be defacto expansion.HKF wrote:Well Oklahoma City will have an NBA team (because the Hornets are not returning to New Orleans). Book it.
As for the San Antonio Saints?????????
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NBA Development League has the sound that the local franchises are just in existence to benefit the big team, though. That may be true, but you don't have to emphasize it in the name. Given the move to local ownership
Look at baseball and hockey. Major League Baseball has the International League and the Pacific Coast League as its top minor leagues. Everybody knows they are "development" leagues directly affiliated with the big teams, but each league is an entity in its own right, with local sponsors, a championship trophy of its own, and independent management.
The National Hockey League has the American Hockey League. Same deal. Hockey owners generally have some flexibility to add veterans to make the teams more competitive, which is a reasonable model for the D-League.
Even in basketball, Rochester (ABA) and Yakama (CBA) celebrated their championships as significant achievements. The D-League?