City of Windsor Awarded NBL Canada Expansion Franchise
It's official, the city of Windsor has been award an NBL Canada Franchise.
The National Basketball League of Canada will kick-off its second season with eight teams after its inaugural campaign was only made-up of only seven franchises.
The league had ambitions of adding several franchises after multiple ownership groups expressed interest in Ottawa, Kingston, Kitchener amongst others.
The official announcement should come next week at the annual owners meeting in Toronto.
Windsor, Ontario is considered a top 10 market for basketball in Canada and boosts a strong basketball community with several recognizable high schools, CCAA/OCAA teams and the Windsor Lancers and their growing CIS Basketball Programs.
Windsor is also very close to Detroit, the hometown of Andre Levingston, the current Halifax Rainmen owner, and one of the original founders of the Canada's newest latest semi-pro league.