Potential Finals Format Change
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  1. BDawg
    BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 10/02/2013 6:22 PM

    Which Finals format do you prefer?
    The existing 2-3-2 (0)
     0%
    A 2-2-1-1-1 (4)
     80%
    Indifferent (1)
     20%

    In his first full year as NBA Commissioner, David Stern made the decision to change the Finals format from a 2-2-1-1-1 to the current system, a 2-3-2.  The reason for his decision was simple.  Stern wanted to alleviate some of the strain and stress inherent with the then coast-to-coast travel (Boston/Los Angeles) both his players and staff were absorbing, feeling the change would improve the product on the floor.

     

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald (via AP) has written...

    The league's Competition Committee voted unanimously to recommend the change from the current 2-3-2 system and owners will vote on it next month (Oct) at their meetings.

    "The idea was raised at the Competition Committee and was well-received and the committee ultimately unanimously voted to recommend the change in format," NBA spokesman Tim Frank said Sunday.

    If approved, it hasn't been decided if the change would begin with the 2014 finals.

    With the preseason being a month long, the 82 game regular season being another 5, and the post season that follows being an additional 8+ weeks, an argument could be made either way.  There no longer exists what once was thought of as a dynasty, and coast-to-coast travel would now be more the exception, not the rule.  How do you, the fans feel?  Weigh in.

     

     

     

    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. stacksfan2005
    stacksfan2005
    Posts: 363

    Posted 10/06/2013 11:15 PM

    2-2-1-1-1 is probably the most fair as 2-3-2 assuming everyone wins home gives the worse team a 3-2 advantage and makes closing the last 2 games harder on the home team that earned an advantage.


    my question is why can't they give everyone a day or two extra between games for travel if it's such a big deal?

    they should do 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 i know they can afford the travel with $20 8oz beers and $40 nose bleeds

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