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D-League "Hybrid Affiliation" Plans

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Interesting update on the NBA's plans for the D-League (from Ridiculous Upside)

As we touched on the other day, the NBA seems to be ready to start using the D-League a little bit more, by going to a hybrid affiliation, where an NBA team will be able to buy the basketball operations side of a D-League team with incurring the business expenses of the off-court product. Marc Stein, in today's Weekend Dime, updates us a bit further on this development.

The NBA team must make a three year commitment when doing this, which equates to a potential investment of $1.2 million.  Another new aspect in Stein's article says that the NBA will also be in charge of absorbing all travel cost, which explains the $400,000 per year investment.