SI.com's Ian Thomsen reports today that the NBA is considering new plans to create five full-fledged NBA franchises in Europe over the next decade. Thomsen, citing a league source, writes that the current idea would be to create five new teams in major markets to form a "European'' division within the NBA. The teams would play the full 82-game schedule and compete for the NBA championship. The proposal is new and many factors will influence the eventual outcome, including the continued development of NBA-styled arenas in Western Europe.
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