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NBA Europe? No, Nein, Non, and N'et!

Mordecai BrownerAnalyst IAugust 12, 2016

Stern says that the Euro model is just a possibility, calling it "a dream of his."  He did note that the league's research found the idea unfeasible on all levels, but unfeasibility has never stopped Stern from dreaming.  (Don't forget, this is the guy who thought basketball would fly in Vancouver.)  Furthermore, noting that any move would be years away, the Commish says that the primary problem is the lack of quality facilities, not the scheduling or travel concerns.

Plane flights are another issue.  Since I don't see them shortening the schedule, how is the NBA going to account for the jetlag you get from bouncing back and forth across the Pond?  Will the European teams go on ridiculously extended tours of America?  Are the American teams going to tour Europe five cities at a time?  It's maddening to think that any league would add five new teams, several transatlantic flights, and ten more games to the current schedule.  Heck, the last twenty games are usually filler anyway, and they want to throw more on the pile?

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