The Basketball League Eyes Expansion in Atlantic Canada and Ontario
The president of “The Basketball League” TBL David Magley says they’re placing growth groups in additional Canadian Cities.
Magley believes that Jap Canada is an efficient basketball market, they usually hope to fulfill with crew homeowners to carry Francises again to former NBL markets together with Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, RisePEI, Moncton, and Saint John. One other a part of the plan is to have groups in New England play groups primarily based within the Maritimes as soon as they’re established. Having groups on this area will assist to scale back journey prices and it’ll present a possibility for aspiring skilled basketball gamers to play the sport.
Magley will not be involved about competitors from different skilled basketball groups primarily based within the Maritimes or else ware in Canada declaring that international locations in Europe have a number of skilled basketball leagues and they don’t face points with competitors.
TBL has most of their groups in the US and they’ll quickly have two groups in Quebec and a crew in St John’s referred to as the Newfoundland Rogues. They’re additionally trying to develop to different Ontario Markets similar to Sault Ste Marie and North Bay. Magley additionally plans to have a look at Thunder Bay as a potential growth metropolis.
The long-term purpose is to have 64 groups in the US and 24 groups in Canada. Not all of the groups will play in main arenas, some might play at different venues similar to college courts as a inexpensive various
The league will proceed their partnership with NBL throughout the upcoming season and groups from each leagues will play each other throughout this time. They hope to have extra information on their growth subsequent month.