In some great news for basketball it seems that Victoria is back on the map for the "new" league that will be kicking off in October.
It was hard for me to imagine the "home" of basketball not to have a presence at the highest level.
This article is courtesy of AAP.
BASKETBALL Australia says it will now attempt to have eight teams in the new men's National Basketball League, including a representative fromVictoria.
BA chief executive Larry Sengstock said a meeting of the seven clubs which have submitted expressions of interest for the new competition to replace the former NBL decided it would proceed with plans for a league starting later this year.
But despite the withdrawal of the Melbourne Tigers and the South Dragons from the planned league, BA and the other seven clubs have decided they will find a Victorian representative to add to their ranks.
Cairns, Townsville, Wollongong, Adelaide, Perth, New Zealand and Gold Coast have all agreed to be part of the new league.
Sengstock said discussions were under way with several interested parties to be Victoria's representative in the new competition.
Sengstock said BA would proceed with plans for a 28-match home-and-awayseason - each of the eight teams playing the other four times a year.