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Old 05-01-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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Interesting article from USA Today:
http://usatoday.printthis.clickabili...partnerID=1662

Not that it would ever happen, but the article was a good read. Revenue loss would be too great for the teams. I wouldn't mind seeing a shorter preseason and less back-to-back games, though. Otherwise, I have no problem with the 82 game season.
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Players might want it, but I feel like why change what isn't broken? This will never happen since it would require teams lose money, many of which already do. But I do think the season suffers from the same thing MLB does ... kind of an apathy and lull that you get in a season with so many games.
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I'd like to see the first round go back to 5 games and that's it. They've been playing 82 games for nearly the entire history of the sport. Suck it up.
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Yeah, I also dislike the first round best-of-7. But, whatever brings in more $$$$...
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Yeah, I also dislike the first round best-of-7. But, whatever brings in more $$$$...
The problem with the regular season is that it gets extended due to scheduling conflicts with other events at arenas and the shear number of teams. That didn't happen in the old days...at least on this scale. Every year the Lakers have a road trip for the Pac Ten tournament, Cavs for the MAC tournament, Spurs for the circus/rodeo, Knicks for the NIT etc.

Again, the $. The NBA should tell its teams to limit the number of events at their arenas.
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The problem with the regular season is that it gets extended due to scheduling conflicts with other events at arenas and the shear number of teams. That didn't happen in the old days...at least on this scale. Every year the Lakers have a road trip for the Pac Ten tournament, Cavs for the MAC tournament, Spurs for the circus/rodeo, Knicks for the NIT etc.

Again, the $. The NBA should tell its teams to limit the number of events at their arenas.

Easier said than done ol buddy.....most of these teams make a vast portion of their revenue from these other events.

Here in Memphis is a prime example. The Grizz get such a large chunk of the revenue from the FedEx Fourm, but the Tigers are the bigger draw. Because of this the NBA team often defers to the college team on scheduling issues.
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Yeah, I understand that. And I said it's all about the money. I just wish the NBA/teams would insist on more scheduling say with the agreements they have.

The days off between games in the playoffs is outrageous...which also should be addressed.

In 1974, 8 teams made the playoffs and played 7-7-7. Now we have 7-7-7-7. Still, The Finals that year started in late April. Now The Finals conclude in sweltering heat somewhere around June 17th.
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