Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 12:21 pm  |  4 responses

Nets, Springfield Armor To Become Single Affiliates

The Nets and Armor will become single affiliation partners in ’11-12, meaning the Nets will control the Armor’s basketball operations while the Armor remain under local ownership. From the NBA: “The Springfield Armor, the New Jersey Nets, and the NBA Development League announced today that the Nets and Armor have entered into a single affiliation partnership beginning during the 2011-12 season, giving the Nets full control over the basketball operations of and making them the sole affiliate for the Armor. The Nets are the second NBA team to enter into a single affiliation with an NBA D-League team, joining the Houston Rockets and the 2009-10 NBA D-League Champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In a structure similar to other minor leagues, this partnership model, also referred to as the ‘hybrid affiliation,’ allows for NBA teams to secure control over and cover the expenses related to the basketball operations of an NBA D-League team, while partnering with existing local ownership, which maintains responsibility for the team’s off-the-court business operations.”

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  • slamfan4life

    NETS! wooo

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    I was gonna ask what would a russian billionaire want with a close affiliation with a major arms manufacturer, but I now see this is about the dleague, so, uh, nevermind

  • http://zapata10.wordpress.com Adrian Zapata

    Wait, didn’t the Spurs recently take on the same type of partnership with the Toros… and aren’t the LA Defenders the same? Or are the Toros & Defenders wholely owned by their teams?

  • Groves

    ^Tulsa, Rio Grande Valley and Utah have the same situation