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9/22/2012 6:36 AM (edited)
We have 2 openings for a double season progressive that started with the 1967/68 & 1968/69 seasons, the first two years of the ABA. We will soon be starting season 7,1979/80 & 1980/81. We are currently posting keepers, season 6 ends on September 12 after which the playoffs take place. I anticipate the draft for season 7 starting on Monday September 24.

Each season you will be able to select which of 2 seasons you want to use for each of your players (assuming they are active both seasons). This season (7) you may use 1979/80 or 1980/81, the following season (8) you will be able to use 1981/82 or 1982/83 etc.

The double season format lends itself to dramatic turnarounds. The Seattle Supersonics went from 17-65 in season 1 (league worst) to 71-11 in season 2 and the league championship (aided by the draft of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). The Supersonics were 68-14 in season 3 and then declined to 28-54 in season 4. My Portland Trailblazers went from 66-16 in season 1 and the league title (led by Wilt Chamberlain) through a steady decline to 28-54 in season 4. The Toronto Huskies went from 19-63 in season 3 to 67-15 in season 4 (their #1 draft pick was Moses Malone).

Owners expressing interest will be given temporary access to our private forum, which contains full league rules, where a list of available players for the third season will be posted as soon as all keepers are posted, and which is where the draft will be held.

One concern expressed prior to the start of our first season was whether there would be sufficient minutes available. That proved to be a non-issue. A minimum of 19,680 minutes are required and teams averaged around 23,000 minutes. My 2 teams in season 1 had 29,000 + and 27,000 + minutes.

Rather than managing teams with recent players this is an opportunity to manage teams from an older era.

No rookies, no WW. Trades of players OK and draft picks current season only.

Drafts subsequent to the initial draft will be in inverse order of regular season record, with the tiebreaker being total point differential (points scored less points allowed) with the team with the worse point differential drafting earlier.
However, as an anti-tanking provision for the 1st round only there will be a weighted lottery among the 4 teams with the worst record for the first 4 draft positions. The same tiebreaker will be used for these positions.

Since this is a progressive league I do request that you not sign up unless you expect to be able to particpate for at least 3 seasons.

If interested please sign up below and you will be given temporary access to the private forum. You will need to post a keeper list for season 7 as soon as possible after you have reviewed the team's roster and decided which players to keep.

9/22/2012 7:39 AM (edited)
Bird and Magic lead the rookie class including also McHale, Laimbeer, Bill Cartwright, Sidney Moncrief and many more excellent players-a great rookie class !!
9/25/2012 1:17 PM (edited)
Mavericks were taken by johntom by site mail-only the Jazz are left
9/29/2012 10:06 PM
i'll take the jazz
9/29/2012 10:41 PM
Posted by drichar138 on 9/29/2012 10:06:00 PM (view original):
i'll take the jazz
OK they are yours-the 1st round draft pick was made by seapilots and was David Greenwood PF. I will give you immediate access to the private forum. The draft thread is there. The Jazz will have 8 draft picks. Round 2 is scheduled for Monday but will probably be moved back to Tuesday because Round 1 (which was off the clock) may not be finished until Monday.

The available player list is on the first page of the draft thread, as is the full draft schedule.
10/8/2012 12:54 PM
Is there still a team left?? - it shows the Jazz, but also shows someone claiming the Jazz.
10/8/2012 1:45 PM
Posted by grayfoxx on 10/8/2012 12:54:00 PM (view original):
Is there still a team left?? - it shows the Jazz, but also shows someone claiming the Jazz.
site mail sent
10/12/2012 12:20 PM (edited)
The Jazz and Mavericks were taken. Two owners failed to complete the draft and have not entered their teams, so those team are now available. Details are shown below.One team is a division winner, the other team was 2nd in their division.

Interested owners will be given access to the league's private forum, when contains the league rules, a keeper thread and a draft thread. The draft thread contains an available player list.
10/12/2012 12:19 PM
The 1st team available is the Houston Rockets. The Rockets were 60-22 in season 6, winning the Central Division title.

Keepers for the team were:
Keepers
79-80 Bill Walton
79-80 George Gervin
80-81 Kenny Higgs
79-80 James McElroy
79-80 Tree Rollins
79-80 Clifford Ray
79-80 John Lucas
79-80 Sonny Parker
79-80 Rick Robey
80-81 Harvey Catchings

Larry Steele was cut and Charles Johnson retired.

The Rockets had 2 draft picks. The owner selected Rick Mahorn PF for his first pick but never made his 2nd pick and has not entered his team. The replacement owner will need to make the last draft pick from the available player list in the draft thread in the private forum and then enter the team.
10/12/2012 12:30 PM
The 2nd team available is the Los Angeles Lakers. the Lakers were 58-24 in season 6, 2nd in the Pacific Division.

Keepers for the team were:
PG Foots Walker 
PF Bob McAdoo 
PF Bobby Jones 
C   Marvin Webster 
C   Dan Issel  
SF Glenn Gondrezick
PG Brad Davis 
SF Marty Byrnes 

RETIRED (4):
SG Rick Wilson
SG Gail Goodrich
SF Ira Terrell
PF Derrek Dickey

The owner selected Clint Richardson SG as his first pick but never made his remaining 3  picks and has not entered his team. The replacement owner will need to make the last 3 draft picks from the available player list in the draft thread in the private forum and then enter the team.
10/13/2012 8:43 AM
2 winning teams, including a division champ, available !!
10/17/2012 1:57 PM
Bump.
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