The Crazy John’s D League creates a clear and consistent pathway for the players, coaches, officials and spectators of the K&MDBA. The Association will now be represented in the SEABL by our Senior Men, Senior Women and two development teams. This will create a greater connection not only between our junior and senior programs but to grassroots basketball.
K&MDBA Association President Malcolm Allison praised the collective efforts of the Victorian Associations, SEABL and Basketball Victoria for making the Development League a reality. “The Crazy John’s D League is a positive initiative for the sport and demonstrates its ability to provide quality development opportunities and pathways within our Associations.”
“The Crazy John’s D League will provide marketing and fiscal benefits to the Association. These marketing benefits will create a clear picture of the structure of the sport for the community and assist the Association to promote the sport,” said Allison.
“We have both our coaches in place for the 2009 SEABL D League Season. Ed Dunstan and Rod Popp will return to the sidelines and we are expecting an exciting year from both teams. All players have been on court since November preparing for the season and will now kick into high gear to be ready for the March tip off,” said Allison.
The D League includes teams from Knox, Frankston, Nunawading, Ballarat, Bendigo, Dandenong and Sandringham. The season will begin for the men on March 7, 2009 with a neutral venue game at Frankston against Knox tipping off at 4.00pm while the women travel to Frankston to take on the Blues at March 28, 2009 at 6.00pm.
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