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NBA Development League

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SoSueMe, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    must be a canadian thing
  2. slowcenter

    slowcenter Member

    You have to be a serious pro basketball fan to watch the D League. It doesn't have the cache of a college, with a built-in group of rooters, and none of the teams have even been in their markets for very long, except for the former CBA teams that have been added.

    Minor league basketball has always been a tough sell. It has only worked in markets where there is no other sports competition (Sioux Falls, Rockford, Yakima, etc). Now that the D League has acquired the few solvent CBA markets, the CBA will probably go away in a year or two. But that doesn't mean the D League is financially healthy.

    In time, if the NBA leaves the D League teams in their markets and does some actual promotion in those communities, it can have a small following. But leo1 is right about it not being even close to minor league baseball in terms of history and marketing smarts.
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