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    Twenty20 Basketball!

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    Where is the money coming from again?

    Hope it doesn't turn into Slamball
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    Quote Originally Posted by gangsta boo View Post
    Hope it doesn't turn into Slamball
    I love Slamball. I wish we had something like that here is Oz.

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    Where is the money coming from again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeTaylor View Post
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    Cool. But why have they chosen Adelaide?
    Sam Tyler: I think we need to explore whether this attempted murder was a hate crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gangsta boo View Post
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    Indeed.
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    Wow - what an intriguing idea!

    Sounds very interesting and if done right could certainly garner a lot of interest and media support. Love the fact that a FTA station has picked up the rights (I'm assuming it is One HD) and that teams if they can, can sign up big international names should they be available.

    The fact the NBA and FIBA has had an involvement also signals to me they see this trial in Australia as being a test case for potential widespread launch should it prove successful.

    I would love to see and hear more about it...
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    I don't know exactly why everyone's trying to do what cricket did with T20, I just find it a hilarious comparison. Would like to see the effectiveness of this, especially if its only a one-week tournament, but I'm speculative to the talent they may be able to get given World Champs aren't that far away...

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    i thought we did this when we shortened our quarters, 20 minutes in the first half, twenty in the second half.
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    This is what I was alluding to in this thread last week:
    http://www.ozhoopsboards.com/showthread.php?t=4399

    I'll put up a press release in a few minutes as the official announcement/press conference is happening in 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeTaylor View Post
    This is what I was alluding to in this thread last week:
    http://www.ozhoopsboards.com/showthread.php?t=4399

    I'll put up a press release in a few minutes as the official announcement/press conference is happening in 15 minutes.

    that will be great. That article doesn't tell us anything and is nothing but pure speculation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeTaylor View Post
    This is what I was alluding to in this thread last week:
    http://www.ozhoopsboards.com/showthread.php?t=4399

    I'll put up a press release in a few minutes as the official announcement/press conference is happening in 15 minutes.

    As was I

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    Quote Originally Posted by haggard View Post
    i thought we did this when we shortened our quarters, 20 minutes in the first half, twenty in the second half.
    The "twenty20" in basketball refers to the old casino adage, as in "twenty on red, twenty on black, you can't lose". It means this new game will be a guaranteed winner.

    Something was lost in translation in last nights match, however, as the phrase "twenty on red and black, they can't lose" was thrown about prior to the jump ball.

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    At this early stage, 4 of the 8 teams apparently have ownership, no signings, but ownership.
    With a total minimum prize money being touted of AU$250k, I'm skeptical as to how many big name players would be willing to fly to Adelaide, to share the takings.
    The venue choice does seem dubious, especially when there are 2 of the biggest markets in Australia vying for inclusion into the newNBL next season.
    Mind you, I've got an unused 2 bedroom rental property close to the Dome. Lock it in at AU$20k/night & I'm all for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedbackVenom View Post
    Wow - what an intriguing idea!

    Sounds very interesting and if done right could certainly garner a lot of interest and media support. Love the fact that a FTA station has picked up the rights (I'm assuming it is One HD) and that teams if they can, can sign up big international names should they be available.

    The fact the NBA and FIBA has had an involvement also signals to me they see this trial in Australia as being a test case for potential widespread launch should it prove successful.

    I would love to see and hear more about it...
    I find it hard to believe that the NBA are involved or FIBA especially for that matter as BA and the NBL have not sanctioned the event

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca View Post
    I find it hard to believe that the NBA are involved or FIBA especially for that matter as BA and the NBL have not sanctioned the event
    Yes, not sure where Venom got the FIBA/NBA association from

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    Jeff Van Groningen is the main man behind this, and Cal Bruton is also involved!

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    Good ol' Jeff.
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    Somehow I don't think any "high profile AFL star" s will be able to play a tourny like this in April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal Vertical View Post
    Somehow I don't think any "high profile AFL star" s will be able to play a tourny like this in April.
    Surely you are joking ...

    The "high profile AFL star" mentioned is Lance Franklin ... and he's not playing, he's a team owner.

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    ECBHoops- CYCLONES SNAPPED UP BY SYDNEY-BASED GROUP: BRUCE BOLDEN TO COACH- check www.highstakeshoops.com for the press release on homepage!

    ECBHoops- A few announcements to be made early next week with a significant one on Tuesday...stay tuned..

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    Non sanctioned BA comp.
    Meaning no team in Oz has to release any players to allow them to compete in this competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious View Post
    Non sanctioned BA comp.
    Meaning no team in Oz has to release any players to allow them to compete in this competition.
    They don't but it's not going to make clubs or the NBL look very good if they don't.

    This comp has done something that the NBL can't. Get FTA and interest. People will watch it one One HD and if they don't have any NBL players and the commentators say why, I think it will make the NBL look bad.

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