Saturday, August 22, 2009

SBL teams mull setting up new league


Dissatisfied with the CTBA's preparation for the new season and lack of trust of the governing body, SBL teams are mulling over establishing a new league, Apple Daily reported Friday.

Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA) is the highest governing body of Taiwanese basketball. The SBL Committee, which is set up under the CTBA, oversees the administration of the Super Basketball League.

The association has been busy with the Jones Cup and the Asian Championship and hasn't done anything for the new season at all, the newspaper quoted a SBL coach as saying.

Representatives from seven SBL teams have been meeting regularly since late July for a wide range of discussions regarding the news season and the league's future, Apple Daily reported.

This is not the first time that SBL teams consider dumping the CTBA and setting up a true professional league of their own. However, they settled for staying with the SBL every time.