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SBD Global/June 7, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Argentine Basketball League To Temporarily Eliminate Relegation, Expand To 20 Teams

After 12 teams voted, Argentine basketball league La Liga Nacional agreed on administrative changes: the league "will close competition for two seasons and over this period will increase its size to 20 teams," according to Julián Mozo of OLE. The teams "are looking to modify the leadership of the Clubs Association (ADC)." The news is that "beginning next season, there will be no relegations for two years, and for '15, there will be 20 instead of 16 teams." The "criticisms did not take long to arrive: that the league will lose competitiveness, that the level of play will drop, that it will lose excitement." The 12 clubs that voted in favor of this decision "made a political move that, in these two years, will make profound changes that the league needs, beginning with changing the Exec Table of the ADC and continuing with professionalizing the leadership structure" (OLE, 6/5).
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