Vegas Summer League Adopting NCAA Tourney Format

Vegas Summer League Adopting NCAA Tourney Format

Postby JSM on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:05 pm

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Sources: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas is adopting an NCAA-tournament elimination style format that will crown a
definitive champion. Every team will be guaranteed a minimum of five games, per usual, but only three will have a scheduled opponent. The teams with the top three-game results will be then given a one-game bye and the remaining teams will square off, the winners advancing to play the top-seeded teams. After all that, the top eight teams will then pair off, the winners advancing to play in the semifinals; the semifinal winners will then play one game for the Summer League championship. Teams reaching the finals will play a total of eight games. If teams choose to use the summer strictly for player development, they'll certainly have that chance; but teams looking to test prospective future head coaches or see how players respond to the pressure of elimination running their system will get that. It also will provide some compelling basketball for broadcast at a time of the year when hoops TV is a little barren.
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Re: Vegas Summer League Adopting NCAA Tourney Format

Postby purp n gold on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:45 am

I love it. There is a lot of exhibition basketball that could be tweaked to be more entertaining (*cough* all-star Saturday *cough*) and this is a step in the right direction.
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Re: Vegas Summer League Adopting NCAA Tourney Format

Postby revgen on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:40 am

That's putting lipstick on a pig. It's still summer league.
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