Announces Rules Changes for 1999
Bill Krieger... Jan
There will be only very minor tweaks to the Bylaws for
1999. Let's go...
- Draft Order
- The Bylaws currently state that the draft order
will be determined randomly. This will be changed
to use the team's record in the previous season
to determine draft order.
- Roster Moves
- Each team will be allowed 2 roster
moves per season. This is new, and it's a
response to concerns that teams descimated by
injury or coach-biting.
- Sixth Man
- Each lineup will now specify a "sixth
man" to be used during the week in case of
injury in mid-week. If one of the players in your
starting lineup gets a zero score and plays zero
minutes during an NBA game, then you can use the
score of your sixth man as a substitute. We'll
have some stuff in the Bylaws prohibiting abuse
of this rule, so that you can't play a guy you
know is injured to sneak in a better,
out-of-position sixth man.
Details on each of these changes will be spelled out
to owners at the player draft. I will also be updating
the Bylaws to reflect these new rules.
PS - Ok, Ok, here my obligatory bow... Bow down to the
1998 NIBL Champs (God I can't wait for the 1999