For the league to regain much-needed respectability, someone else should become the commissioner. Who? I don't know, but the man in charge, and those in key positions of power at the league office are not getting the job done.
And now, for 2012-13, a failed experiment before it even happens, they'll be forcing coaches to handle two separate game plans each game. How so? The first and third quarters next season will limit imports to two-on-the-court per team at once, and three are OK'd for the second and fourth quarters.
No coach in his right mind would ask for this option.
Furthermore, if the coaches in this league actual had a collective voice, they'd vote it down in a heartbeat.
If the league wants to develop Japanese who can become increasingly productive and competitive against imports and, possibly, in the future to play overseas, this is the wrong approach. Japanese basketball remains at a level much lower than most of the world's leagues, and so Japanese needed greater, consistent exposure to competition against as many imports as possible.
This creates an uneven, unnatural, illogical approach to the game.
It's a bad idea during any brainstorming session. It's a horrible idea in practice.
Games will be worse, not better. And that's the fault of those in charge.