Chris Cochrane over at the Herald has written a column which tries to explain the ABA play offs (he concludes that he has no idea what’s going on). There is one interesting new piece of info in the story:
This playoff game between Halifax and the other division survivor was originally to be held in Halifax. But the Metro Centre wasn’t available for the necessary date, so the game will now be held in Quebec before the main tournament. That means the two Halifax home dates this week — Thursday and Friday against Bahama — will be the final Rainmen appearances at home this season.
So perhaps this isn’t the ABA’s fault? Or perhaps the ABA could have offered a slight scheduling change to accomodate the original plans… or perhaps they could have announced the play off format earlier so that teams with real venues could put holds on their courts for potential play off dates.
I am also sort of confused since the Rainmen press release states that the organization was informed by the league of the change in play off format. I am no more clear on how or why this happend than I was when I first heard about this.