National Basketball League of Canada Looks Toward Expansion

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NBL Canada 2011-2012 Draft Night

TORONTO, ON–The National Basketball League of Canada Commissioner, John Kennedy, is pleased to announce the beginning of The League’s expansion initiative for the 2012-13 season.

“From the National Basketball League of Canada’s inaugural live-draft to the completion of the 2011-12 regular season and play-offs, NBL Canada has delivered a consistent, quality product to key Canadian markets, as well as an exciting and rewarding business opportunity for its team owners,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy went on to say, “Together, our teams have captured the attention of thousands of fans and media alike, while cultivating new and lasting relationships with the businesses and communities we serve.

Collectively, we look forward to building on this initial success through future expansion into additional markets across Canada during the 2012-13 season.”

Prospective ownership-groups interested in exploring expansion opportunities for the 2012-13 season may request a franchise information package by emailing info@nblcanada.ca or phoning 416.322.5188.

Letters of intent by interested parties are due to The League office by May 31, with final applications due within 14 days or by June 15. A refundable deposit of $25,000 must also be submitted with the application. Approval of new team expansion will be made by June 30th.

The 2012-13 NBL Canada season is set to commence November 1, 2012 and conclude by March 15, 2013.

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