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Why is the NBL played in Summer???? Why?

Posted by: nigel12 in MyBlog

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The reasons for moving the NBL season back to Winter has more merit than keeping it in Summer. Can anyone present a case for our showcase league remaining in Summer?

Reasons for going back to Winter include better imports playing in our league, our best players coming back to play here when they are not playing Europe or the USA and also a greater integration into the Asian basketball scene.

Additionally, the reasons for staying in Summer are irrelevant. The NBL is not getting great media by being played at this time of year and i would argue that the attendance levels at games would be equal and if not more in Winter. The sporting landscape in Summer is just as busy as it is in Winter and whilst we will never challenge the football codes with their popularity and revenue base, we should not run from them and run along side them at the time of year the sport was designed for.

Can anyone put a case forward for keeping the NBL in the Summer? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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