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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