13 May 2009

Doubts over longevity of ANBL

10:13 am on 13 May 2009

The Townsville Crocodiles skipper John Rillie has voiced scepticism on the longevity of a revamped seven-team Australian national basketball competition to commence later this year.

Basketball Australia announced its plan to go ahead with the new league, despite no teams from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne being involved.

Rillie says he is concerned the competition will struggle without the backing of the major cities.....

The New Zealand Breakers CEO Richard Clarke says the standard of the competition could improve with less teams playing.