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Zone 6 games 2008: A trip to remember or regret?

By on January 7, 2009 in News

Like a true fanatic I went to see some of the games at the looking forward to enjoying watching the best young talent in Southern Africa, and because the Africa powerhouse Angola was there I would dare to say the best young talent in Africa. With my hopes very high I looked forward with unreserved hope to watch the SA team giving Angola at the very least a run for their money.

So I skipped work and headed to Potchefstroom just an hour and half away from Johannesburg, with my heart beating faster than you can say double-crossover. The drive to Potch was very enjoyable as it reminded me of my annual sojourn to Cape Town, only this year it was earlier and there was no traffic to contend with. With my stereo serenading me with Alicia Keys, Lira and Thandiswa Mazwai my mood became even more optimistic with the promise of Love and Peace these ladies preach.It was with high spirit that I entered the quiet Potch with its developing metropolis in the centre and the decay on the outskirts and main road. This spirit improved greatly when I expected huge traffic because of the magnitude of the event only to find that the only traffic was my in my Joburg mind.


At last I landed at the very Afrikaans North West University Potch campus and was reminded that I my optimism was misplaced as this campus screams ‘blackmen you are not welcomed.’ I continued to struggle to find the basketball venue which I was unexpected for such an event. However through the very evident yellow golf-shirted volunteers I managed to get to the Indoor Centre.

At the sight of the venue my pulse again raced faster than Lewis Hamilton last lap of 2008 grand prix season with the anticipation of a packed arena, exciting competition and the famous singing Africans. On entering the arena my pulse dipped lower than the Zimbabwe economy when I could not hear ululating girls or boys bassing their way to manhood. This disappointment was magnified by the realisation that me and my yellow guide had used the wrong entrance and that there were no signs to point us to the right entrance.

After consultation with another yellow volunteer we managed to find the right entrance to the basketball event. By this time my fanatical fan hat was beginning to decline and my annoying critical self was beginning to emerge, finally we found on the right entrance of the stands.


To say that the sight of the arena was heartbreak would be as understated as calling Neo a good player. Firstly the stands could hardly accommodate the total number of players participating in the event. Secondly this was a one court venue with stands only on the one side of the court and depressing dark green wall on the other three sides of the court. The few branding was clumsily hung on the on the opposite side wall in a straight line reminiscent of a basic geometry lesson. Nowhere was Fiba branded, let alone Fiba Africa or BSA, one could only tell by the poles that this was a basketball venue.


This WAS the premier junior games hosted in the SADC economically “premier” country and thus as a player one would have been forgiven to expect a playing venue of premier standard. Imagine finding yourself playing in a multipurpose venue with all kinds lines to accommodate as many sporting codes as possible. Imagine playing on a venue with no wooden floors and more slippery than that gravel you started your basketball career. Imagine a net fasten unto to the basketball with what looked like shoe laces and had to be continuously fasten throughout the tournament. BUT wait for the coup de grace, your coach calls you for a timeout and look hopefully at the scoreboard; Lo and Behold there is NO scoreboard.


As a spectator the ambience of going to watch sport is amplified by the existence of other spectators to share your excitement and disappointment with. After a promising year of the reawakening of basketball with the election of the ‘new’ BSA coupled with the excitement generated by LOP and GBL, I was looking forward to interacting with more basketball SUPPORTERS. With the outstanding job done by MyBasketball to publish information about the event I was very confident that a number of fans will crowd the arena. Also, with the fact that a number of teams in LOP and GBL boost players from North West and that tertiaries and schools were closed, I was expecting to see these players descending to the event.

True to form bballers proved my long held theory that most of them are not True supporters of the Basketball, but only love the hype associated with the sport. The venue was inhabited by participants and their entourage; I could not find a SINGLE fan that I could enjoy the game with.

What about the coaches, more especially junior basketball coaches? None of them bothered to grace this event with their esteemed presence, which to me was more disappointing as this was a perfect platform for them to see just how far coaching has gone, I mean this event was graced by Angola and Mozambique for Godsake. The same Angola who is used as a yardstick to judge African basketball, the same Mozambique who only this year one player from there brought the mighty DHS to its knees while playing for St Benedict Dragons, in Durban nogal.


The least said about the SA teams the better. I know the usual excuses about politicians this, politicians that. But ponder this; the players were selected the year before with some of them attending the BWB camp as preparation. The coach has been coaching some of the players for the past two years, while some of the players come from DHS and St Benedicts, private schools who can boast that their players play and live basketball the whole year through, some even participated in the GBL, one of the best senior leagues in the country, one player even plays for VUT. Thus I expected this team to at the very least compete with Angola let alone Mozabique.


I watched the first game of the boys’ team against Lesotho, I left on the first quarter, and this was not because the game was very one-sided as I expected, but because we were struggling against Lesotho. My anger was more so because I had watched the girls’ team earlier which also could boast players who went for training in the US and had attended the BWB, but I could not find a single competent post player. My anger was confirmed when I watched the last games of the teams and there was still no improvement from the first games.


As a basketball fan I have watched many close and exciting basketball games. This dates back from the peak of the PBL and CBL. Not to mention the numerous Metro league final games with Nyakallo performing miracles, or the LOP and GBL games. However, the game between Angola and Mozambique boys in now officially the BEST LIVE GAME I HAVE EVER WATCHED. This game was played at 200km/h yet one could see the structure behind the madness. This game was played with maddening hardness that would make John Cena cringe at the sight. This game was played with such intelligence I had to swallow a couple of Grandpas just to keep with the wonder and disbelief. This was indeed was a game played by men in boys skins. Forget the previous Under20 played at Wembley, never in my life have I seen boys play with such maturity that would make would make GBL and LOP seem like kindergarten school.


In the end the trip to Potch was worth my fanatical obsession with the game, I got to enjoy seeing young men and women practically kill each other in the name of basketball. I got to see just how far we have gone and yet so far still to go. Although both the boys and girls competed questions were asked of our approach to the game. I have argued somewhere that SA basketball relies too much on Zone play and ignores One-on-One bball. This assertion was confirmed with the level of 1-1 skills displayed by the both the girls and boys from Angola and Mozambique. To this end I can safely say only Phuti from the girls and Chief on the boys can hold their heads high and say WE CAN COMPETE!

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  1. Setlogelo says:

    In most cases people keep quite when asked what they would do for basketball. However I have realised that it takes a lot of time and effort. It is also very emotional and it has made me more determined. I have noted the things that I can be able to do. It is actually what I would love to do, full time. My eyes have some tears as I write this because I am writing part of what I used to aspire for. But it is not possible for me to do so, because that dream has been taken away. But I can see that dream from a distance, it will happen. What I want to experience in basketball will happen, no matter what. The tears I have now will not be those of despair, soon they will be tears of happiness.

    To see one thing only, that is what I aspire for, Basketball athletes being justly paid for what they do. At the moment their athletic intelligence is undervalued.

    I am a proponent of the pro league. I believe that every artist and athlete must be paid for what they do. Besides they spend a lot of time practicing to become the best they can be.

    My four year plan is this.


    All provinces are represented in the Professional league. The season of the pro league is longer and the organisation hosts a cup competion. One of the challenges is attendance at arenas. The league signs a good broadcast deal. Research plays an integral part of what the people do at the office. There can now be able to determine the trends of basketball stakeholders more than marketers can read their market intelligence reports.


    Two provinces are not ready to compete in the professional ranks. There are challenges with infrastructure since basketball does not have own arenas. More work needs to be done. The focus is on building relationships with government to help fund arenas which will cater for indoor sports. The best arenas should have a wooden floor which can be taken off for other purposes. In this way, the arena will be able to generate the income from other events. By this year, I would be versed with influential people and build relationships with them.


    Professional League make a comeback in mid 2010. Teams represented are in Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape. Venues are also booked in the rest of provinces whereby matches will also be played, to build the professional basketball brand.

    The following sponsorships are acquired:

    1. Payment of bookings for all the venues where teams will compete.

    2. R24 million to subsidise each team for the entire season, calculated at ten
    months. The sponsorship will be a contract of five years but reviewed on a
    yearly basis to guard the interests of the sponsor. I will spend R 5 million on

    3. Rental of office, telkom line, cellphones for the committee members, Salaries
    for General Manager, Office Administrator. Water and electricity are in the list.

    4. Suppliers of various necessities. Accommodation for league officials.
    Transport, etc.

    5. Payment for entertainment. Supplies for the models and dancers. ( What
    Cabby will do this year, is the foundation to the ultimate basketball experience.
    Hip Hop Dance is central to basketball entertainment)


    This is a year of study and relationship building.

    Key people to building relationships are:

    1. Economists, I would build a relationship with Mike Schussler and his network.

    2. Marketers, Thebe Ikalafeng, Sandra Botha, Happy Ntshingila, Simon Camerer
    and each one’s network.

    3. Business Gurus such as Brian Joffe, Robert Gumede, Alan-Knott Craig,
    Yolanda Cuba etc.

    Relationship Building

    The way I will go about it is, pay for consultation with these people. I am just going to listen and enjoy what they have to say about basketball.Let them tell me their feelings about the sport, for an hour.

    I will request thing from them, access to their travel schedules. Pay them an upfront that they get two seats booked when travelling, that I would like to speak to them further. I can even offer to buy their tickets, something they will refuse anyway.

    Attend events of stature. Attend key events relevant to what these people are doing. Marketing Excellence Awards and Economist of the year awards are perfect.

    After a number of contacts, I will ask them a list of three people who would love to sponsor basketball. I will ask them to write a recommendation letter.

    These people know about basketball. The tactic here is for them to give me a picture of basketball. They have immense knowledge about the sport. They know what is happening.

    Perhaps I should just do the relationship building stuff for basketball . And the PBL people pay the expenses. I do not want their salary, I just want to see my dream of a sustainable professional basketball league being accomplished. Just that one thing, that I want in my life. Others are just add-ons.

    When I plan, I always begin with the end in mind. One reason the flow of ideas may be queer. I have obviously skipped some things because they will be accomplished by members of the team.

  2. Joe says:

    Neo & Kim

    Is it possible to send me the BSA four-year plan. It seems I have been blacklisted as I am no longer in the BSA loop.

  3. Molupe says:


    Great question. The most important plan is to have a plan! Then communicate the plan widely and keep adjusting. Many will disagree with it, some will support it but you must have a plan. Here is a copy of something I sent to the Basketball SA Board and I have been told that they will respond. This is only a part of what I have in mind but you can see where I am headed:

    The challenge for Basketball South Africa is the challenge of our nation as a whole – delivery. For far too long we have been unable to harness and unleash the phenomenal basketball potential in this country. In a land of plenty (facilities and talent) we have remained paupers in various tournaments on the African continent and worldwide and yet we seem to be continuing as before. Having read the Basketball South Africa strategic plan, paying particular attention to the international competitiveness aspect, one expected to see significant changes in the Zone VI U20s teams. Of the games I saw I could not see the differences between the previous leadership’s and the new leadership’s efforts.

    South African able-bodied basketball is capable of being in the top 20 in the world by 2015 – i.e. in short “20 by 15”. Ambitious? Yes. Pie in the sky? If we continue on our current path, yes, but if we do the things we should do (and they are numerous, with some outlined in the strategic plan) then 20 by 15 is SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound). Broadly, the new kind of thinking I am expecting is along the lines such as our best coaches, administrators, tournaments (bring back the U18 tourney and create an U20 tourney) and largest funding would be apportioned to the U18/U19 and U20/U21 ranks . The coaches and administrators would then be charged with ensuring SA’s participation in the next U19 and U21 FIBA World Championships . 4 years from now these administrators and coaches (provided they have excelled) would be pushed up to the senior levels and using the players they have molded would be charged with getting SA into the next FIBA World Championships and Olympic Games .

    This is a sense of the types of things expected of the Board to fulfill a sound strategic plan. The decisions that the Board has allegedly made and/or endorsed are seemingly contrary to this view. As a keen supporter of and participant in South African basketball I am engaging the Board to better understand, participate, support and assist our delivery where possible. It is unacceptable that SA, males and females, at any age group can be 3rd or 4th best in Zone VI, nor be 56th and 64th respectively on the FIBA rankings.

    1. One could argue that our best coaches and administrators were assigned to the U20 teams we saw. If that is the case then one would expect that they were offered medium to long-term contracts that are reviewed periodically and that the Board will assist them in all ways to improve their skills.
    2. Anecdotally it is within the ages 18 to 22 that basketball in SA is “losing” its talent base – be it to other sports, overseas or disinterest in the sport. With the Board having identified the need to “make basketball a sport of choice”, one would take it that activities in this age group have been identified as priority.
    3. Events such as BWB would be used as part of evaluation and preparation of our national U19 team.
    4. I expect that the Board members are fully aware of how FIBA ranks nations and hence understand my logic. To calculate its rankings FIBA takes the last 2 Olympic Games (5), last 2 FIBA World Championships (5), last 2 FIBA U19 World Championships (1), last 2 FIBA U21 World Championships (1) and last 5 FIBA Africa Championships (0.2). (The numbers in brackets are weightings for each competition). This means that performance at the FIBA U19s is twice as important as performance in FIBA Africa Championships (2*1=2 versus 5*0.2=1) outside of the top two positions. Similarly performance at FIBA U21s is twice as important as performance in FIBA Africa. At each FIBA event points are awarded for all standings with the first 6 positions being awarded 50, 40, 30, 15, 14 and 13 points respectively. So coming consistently 4th at U19s or U21s is equal to being consistently 3rd at FIBA Africas (2*1*15=30 versus 5*0.2*30=30).

    Again – not a complete plan but part of it. I can add more to the plan as and when necessary.

  4. neo says:


    If you not happy at your current emplyment please gimme a call, I could use such insight,LOL.

    I dont know how we managed to get to where we are without a visible plan of action. We got thus far, just imagine if we had such knowledge and wisdom.

    Hope you didnt set the bar too high for other fellows to comment on. Each and everyone of us can contribute to this topic, whether it be playing, coaching, administration or marketing.

    Lets hear what the basketball GURUS have in mind…

  5. kim says:

    Bball GURU’s.(LOL)……I like that one Neo
    I think Molupe,you gonna get people not to comment on this wonderful topic with that breakdown that you just gave right there.Well I like the Vision given but would like to give my version.

    I think we should start at the under 14/15 level.I think this is where ALL prospective coaches should start.This would mean that kids would start playing at an age group of identification of 50 Coaches around the country should be down with an emphasis of certain targets.70% youth(Age 35 and under).50% women and 5% disabled.This age group should be looking at more on issues of coaching children,coaching the disabled as well as issues of child protection.By the time they get to 14/15then they go straight to the Under 18 Program.

    The introduction of Junior CLUB programs is thus very important for us to achieve some of the ideas that Molupe talks about.So we would have atleast 1 Wheelchair Junior Basketball programme with a disabilty coaching course.This will ensure that we ensure continous growth of coachs.This will also apply to junior able-bodied coaches.Lets create the establishment of junior club competitions to improve local coaching and competitive opportunities.I would do away with the current schools under 17 programme as it will be catered for under the under 18 competition that Molupe mentions.

    At this stage I think the importants is access to clubs.I believe we should look at having an I would also introduce a programme that ensures all these kids get a good education.We need to have ALL junior clubs being adopted by institutions.Various programmes need to be set to ensure basketball players continue with their studies at RECOGNISED institutions.This doesnt only ensure we have graduates who give back to the sport but we building on giving USSA the best products that SA has.Not all 20 year olds are in tertiary,this then disables our national teams.

    USSA will play a vital role in producing 90% of future national team players and as such these coaches need coaching courses to equip them to further improve players who have then come from an under 14,18,21 ranks.Some of these players might already still be in the under 21 age group but we need to ensure that they are moved up(when assesed that they ready).We thus need to review coaching education courses for all these levels that we agree on having.Coaches clinics thus become key to update us on info and knowledge.3 per year would be ideal.The identification of 18 coaches at the USSA level would be key with 50% women and 30% youth.You will see that this is different to that of the junior level.I think at this level,it would be nice to have a senior mentoring programme for coaches.

    A senior club programme would need be in place.A National Basketball league should be done with club and districts participating at this level.This will then create 2 things.The development of senior clubs and provincial teams.This teams will the feeder to the PBL teams of which all provinces will be represented in.At this level would be where our senior coachs would be selected.

    Thats my toughts for now!

  6. Joe says:

    My take on the way forward is very loose and argues that we are addressing the wrong problem. According to my argument, high perfomance does not occur in a vacuum, but is influenced by holistic structural considerations.


    Firstly, we need to note that there are two main ways to conduct planning: top-down and down-up. In the first approach, the management (BSA) develops a plan without much consultation, while in the second approach management consults extensively in the development process.

    The first approach is a quick fix solution as it is saves time and money. Also, this approach is based on the view that management knows best, therefore do not need to consult. The second approach is very costly both in terms of time and money, however it takes into account every possible input from your participants to experts. The fact that we are having this discussion demonstrates that BSA used to first approach either intentionally or because of ignorance of latest management theories. Personally, I am from the CONSULTATIVE school of management and therefore disagree with the BSA approach to planning. Although I do not agree with the approach, I would be happy to support any construtive plan that would take bball forward, problem is I am yet to get a copy for me to scrutinise.

    From the above discussion the question might be what do I mean by the consultative approach? Consultation can be achieved in two ways, firstly by conducting a survey either through questionnares or by focus group. Secondly, consultation can be achieved by forming consultative structures ie commissions or sub committes. The survey method is the most expensive and more difficult to conduct as it requires expert researchers and the process is very long. Also this method is unreliable as the people intended may not be reached.

    Generally, in sport, the consultative structures is the preferred way in which organisations conduct their consultation. This method is preferred because it supports the political nature of sport organisations. In this approach experts, eg coaches, belong to appropriate structures, eg COACHES COMMISSION. The management then consults with the coaches through the commission on matters relating to coaching, development and perfomance as they are experts in this field. Major sporting organisations internationally ie FIFA, FIBA, Basketball Australia, use this method very effectively. This method is advantageous as it utilises the people who would later assist to implement the plan and also shows a sign of appreciation, therefore canvassing thier support of the plan.

    The structured approach to planning is, in my opinion, what bball needs in order to move forward constructively and quickly. However, as I have pointed out, this approach requires a concerted effort initially as the structures need to be set up. Secondly, this approach is based on trust, transparency and shared spotlight mentality as all of us become heroes if the plan succeds. Unfortunately for me as a disciple of this school, SA basketball community has rejected this very effective consultative structural approach to management.


    After the recent Olympics disaster, SASCOC was forced to relook at their current high perfomance strategy. SASCOC were criticised for the previous strategy which was based on squad preparation rather than holistic development. This squad system is also used to equally poor effect by SAFA. In this system “good players” are chosen and prepared to participate in international competitions. What this system ignores is the question of what standard is used to decide on the “good” players. For instance, if two students fail an exam but the one gets more marks than the other, does this make this student a “good” student? Obviously the answer is NO, that student is just as “bad” as the other.

    Therefore for one to judge how good a player is, he/she needs to be judged by how he/she perfoms against other “good” players, thus the holistic approach to high perfomance. According to this system we need to first create a pool of good players to chose from as there is no use if a player is chosen into the squad and goes back to his team to play with and against “poor” players. To address this means that we need all players in all provinces, districts, schools, suburb and township to be at a minimum “good” standard. For this to work we need EVERY coach to understand what constitute a “good” player and how to produce such a player.


    Unfortunately for me the above system is dependent on the consultative structural approach discussed earlier. Therefore, what I espouse is a holistic intergrated approach to higher perfomance planning and implementation. Succesful SA sport like Rugby and Cricket use this approach and the result are evident for all us to envy.

  7. kim says:

    Something that I left out intentionally because of lack of knowledge in that sector is refering.I however feel that this coupled with table officiating is key.This adds up to a debate we had last year which also looked at the issue of stats gathering.I think this is one aspect we need to enhance.How?Unfortunately I havent done any research to findout how ccountries do it.You get to plan,coach more effectively when presented with that.Maybe someone technical person on officiating can assist.

    Thanks again Neo for the topic,it makes us review our deabtes on whether we criticize for the sake of it or do we ourselves have anything better that we would want to contribute.I remember at the meeting in Alice,ALL provinces were told about a suggestion box.I wonder if anyone did put suggestions?

  8. Theo says:


    With the issues of stats gathering,there is software for basketball stats,but it does not come cheap.Other thing we can use is basketball hosting websites.Where you can register your team and you can put the stats of each players and games which play.

    Free hosting can be better because it comes free.

  9. kim says:

    stats gathering is an art.You need to know everything that is considered a turnover.Most people forget that if you shoot the ball and its an airball then thats considered to be a turnover.If you have position and someone comes and holds the ball and its deemed a jump ball and position is for the other team,do you register it as a turnover?Those are the issues I am talking about.We need to be taught those issues.The software is just but the tool.

    How do we best utilise the tool to the best advantage of SA.Where do we get the people to do this stats?How do we educate coaches on use the stats wisely?If we losing games how can we increase our efficiency by looking at stats?What do we do after those stats?All that needs a bball plan and software can only take us so far.

    Gabbage in,Gabbage Out.

  10. Molupe says:


    Thanks for the job offer but I have too much on my plate at the moment. Haha. As you can see there are numerous gurus out there.

    On a more serious note, the question you asked is also a question to be asked of the senior national team. What is our plan? What are we hoping to achieve at the next African men’s and women’s championships?

    I am hoping that the current SA coaches have lots of ambition, work hard and can command the players attention. Then they can start to dream a little. Perhaps look to finish 4th in August. Difficult? Absolutely. But SA has many examples of dreamers doing the difficult – the kid who lives in a shack with little food, parents not working and yet gets 3 or 4 distinctions for matric. That is achieveing in difficult circumstances.

    Good luck with preparations for the Zim and Africa.

  11. Setlogelo says:

    Although I am a proponent of Professional Basketball, let me take this opportunity to relay that which I will do in the next four years regarding developmental basketball.

    Some decisions will be very hard to take, but it will be for the benefit of protecting athletic intellectuals in the sport. We need to have our basketball players paid justly for the entertainment they provide. After all, this is the business of entertainment, is it not?

    Again I will begin with the end in mind.


    Healthy relationships with all the key stakeholders of BSA. ( I did a study on basketball for the Corporate Communications Honours class). When the word basketball is mentioned, the listener gives attention because they know basketball can do wonders. The stakeholders participate in basketball programmes with love and hope for a better future. Basketball is played using a combined models of Rugby, Cricket and the NBA.


    The men and women Senior National teams are the two most important teams in the lives of a basketball spectator, supporter and player. When they play, all attention is given them. The same attention will be shifted to the junior teams which should build their own followership through parents, teachers and important people in the lives of the athletes.
    The first live broadcast for the senior National Team is on television. Many more will be built around this one.

    The Best of Best Cup will the the National League of basketball. It will start in January 2009. Each Province will be assigned at least four statuses. However the league will not have more than 18 teams. These will be differentiated by conferences although they will all play against each other. National players will be selected from this league. Every game will build a momentum to the announcement of the teams which will be announced after the league competition.


    Early in the year, Tshepo will give a special report to the media on how basketball has improved. This will receive a rave review when sent late December 2009. It will be published, there is really nothing going on, except the National Cricket Team’s tour.

    I will implement a strategy of the marketing commission whereby we get South Africa to become versed with basketball.

    The programmes of basketball are well integrated. Programmes are implemented according to the direction of the headquarters. The provincial leagues start on one weekend. They end on one weekend. The best in every province meet for the Best of the Best. These matches will be broadcast live.
    In this year excitement is building momentum around the senior National teams. This will be a good basis for the development of the National Basketball League.

    I will get Provinces to identify men and women interested in owning basketball teams. I will talk with them to invest in Provincial basketball teams.


    The building block of the prowess of basketball.

    I will get the strategic plans of each Provincial sports department. I will align what we want to achieve in basketball strategically with these provinces’ objectives. This will help us develop a niche of our brands. Each programme should be able to be bought by all the provinces.

    The reason for the personal visits are simple. It is to build the essential relationships with Provincial governments. It will also allay fears and bring in new perceptions to the sport.

    I will get the provincial structures to collect reports from all the districts regarding what they are doing. I will pick those features which fit in the four year plan and strive to implement them.

    I will establish a marketing commission which will sit quartely to integrate and implement strategic marketing programmes and marketing communications.

    On that note I will appoint Tshego Ditshego to a second career. All communication regarding the happenings of basketball should be directed to him. No basketball event whatsoever will be send to the media without him advising likewise. Thus he will be from the basketball news desk. I will assgn one person who will be responsible of talking to the media and act according to the media policy.

    I will visit with the sports editors of publications and ask them to give me their own version on the state of baksteball in South Africa. Just to hear what they are saying and request them to give ideas on how we can improve.

    I will build relationships with the commercial world and sell a dream of the Best of the Best Cup.

    I will reach a compromise with the PBL that they let go of their organisation.

    Those are my thoughts regarding development basketball. They all flow smoothly to the professional basketball.

  12. Setlogelo says:

    I did not went back to read a flow of my ideas. The league will start in January 2011 or a date agreed upon considering the national team duties.

  13. kim says:

    You will be doing a lot of work my brother(LOL)…..Me and PBL dont mix my brother and you know that.I can only wish it ALL the worst in its endevours until we get ALL the provinces involved.Its interesting about the live SA game,to tell you the truth,I have NEVER thought about it.Maybe because our sport is not paid that much attention.Thats a great idea!

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