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

'Stagnant' Spanish Basketball League (ACB) Players, Coaches, Execs Suggest Changes

The Spanish Basketball League (ACB) is "considering changing its format," according to AS. The proposals include "restructuring the postseason, among others." Several players, coaches and execs "provided their opinions."

Bilbao player Álex Mumbrú: "We have to look for a way to make all the games important. Change is not just important, it is fundamental. In La Liga, it seems that players' lives are at stake every game."

Baskonia player Andrés Nocioni: "The format changes have to be left to the directors. We will go play where they say. The changes concern other people. I am here to play."

Baskonia President Jose Querejeta: "We can choose to generate resources through TV rights or sponsorships when there is stability, which is good for everyone. The last two years teams have not risen because there are necessary precautions."

Valladolid coach Ricard Casas: "The model is stagnant. The ACB should stay at 18 teams, but it would not be bad to create other clubs from nearby countries like Portugal to add more competitive stimulation" (AS, 11/6).
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