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peeweehooman

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Also to break up monotony of pre-season


Others have stated the biggest reason (allows both teams to get used to travel) but there is something to be said to change things up in the pre season schedule.

The neutral court thing is really a creature of the last 7 years or so but actually does make setting up scrimmages a bit easier. In past, you would do home and homes which made scheduling hard when you only have 2 spots.

Also the cost of court rental is often minimal. With the NBA arenas, the pro teams are more than willing to get an early look at potential players and the coaching staff/front office often have a connection to the team playing. Working with other colleges, I have even seen it as part of guarantee contracts for a regular season game (Team A is playing and paying Team B but also makes Team B give court time so Team A and Team C can play). However it is often done out of professional courtesy (teams are bringing own trainers and managers so limited game ops needed at host site)
[Post edited by peeweehooman at 10/16/2021 7:55PM]

(In response to this post by 73CAV)

Posted: 10/16/2021 at 7:55PM



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  Also to break up monotony of pre-season -- peeweehooman 10/16/2021 7:55PM
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