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Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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Almost All D-League Clubs Will Have One-To-One Affiliation Deals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

The NBA D-League announced that 17 of its 18 clubs in the '14-15 season will have one-to-one partnerships with an NBA team. Last year, the league had 14 such partnerships. Seven clubs this season will be fully owned and operated by their NBA parent club: the Austin Toros (Spurs), Canton Charge (Cavs...

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