By Audley Stephenson
(TORONTO, ON) – The National Basketball League of Canada’s Board of Governors met today in Toronto and renewed their commitment to work together in harmony to grow and improve the league.
In addition, the league’s directors announce the following for the 2014-15 season:
- A 32-game regular season that is designed to put more focus on each home game as a special event.
- The season will start on November 1 and end on February 28th.
- The minimum Canadian player content has been increased from 3 players to now 4, demonstrating the league’s growing commitment to showcase Canadian talent.
- The protected player list has been increased to 6 players.
- NBL Canada teams may now sign players at any time in the offseason as opposed to just after the draft in previous years.
- NBL Canada team’s will retain the first right of refusal on their un-signed, protected players through the end of the season.
- The league’s annual combine has been scheduled for August 23-24 at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, ON.
- The draft is Monday night August 25th.
"We had a great meeting today, all the owners are unified and on the same page so together we can advance the objectives of the League in Canada," said NBL Canada Commissioner Paul Riley. "I couldn’t ask for a more passionate, dedicated group of owners to work with."