And Then There Were Five NBLC Expansion Possibilities

The NBL Canada's expansion deadline was set for May 31 and there were apparently five approved expansion bids for the 2012-13 season.

This is expected I would suppose with the success of the first season. The league by all accounts has been very successful and it looks pretty bright for the coming season. So really, this is the last thing that surprised me. What did surprise me is that the teams that are on the prospective list of possible locations for next year are all in Ontario.

If you check the link above, the five cities are Mississauga, St. Catherines, Ottawa, Windsor and Kitchener. Those would all be very good cities for new teams for sure. I really thought that there would be more interest from places in the provinces between Nova Scotia and Quebec but I suppose this is where the interest is right now.

I had mentioned in a previous post that I thought that any rapid expansion of the league was a little too ambitious and maybe too much for year two but then again these are just expansion possibilities at the moment. The five mentioned cities would be great locations no doubt and for three of them, Windsor, Ottawa and Kitchener, have basketball traditions through the CIS particularly Ottawa and the Carleton Ravens. The NBLC board will have the next few months to examine each bid city's proposal and we'll see which one will be victorious.

So until then, there are five in the running ...

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Raptors HQ

You must be a member of Raptors HQ to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Raptors HQ. You should read them.

Join Raptors HQ

You must be a member of Raptors HQ to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Raptors HQ. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker