National Basketball League of Canada plans November opening

The Canadian Press

8/11/2011 12:07:50 PM

TORONTO - The newly formed National Basketball League of Canada plans to open its inaugural season in early November with seven teams and a 36-game schedule.

League officials announced today that Moncton, N.B., will become the seventh franchise for the 2011-12 season.

The city joins teams in Halifax, Quebec City, Saint John, N.B., London, Ont., Oshawa, Ont., and an as yet unnamed city in P.E.I.

The league plans to hold a two-day draft Aug. 20-21 in Toronto.

The first day will involve players from outside the country while the second will be for Canadian players.