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AFL clubs are con­sid­er­ing set­ting up teams to play in an Aus­tralian NBL com­pe­ti­tion slated for ‘‘im­mi­nent’’ ex­pan­sion. ANBL chief Jeremy Loeliger said some AFL clubs had es­ca­lated dis­cus­sions for new fran­chises as the like­li­hood of ex­pan­sion grows amid in­creased in­ter­est in Aus­tralian bas­ket­ball. ‘‘There’s a lot of AFL clubs out there and we’re cer­tainly not talk­ing to all of them, but there are a few that have re­ally put their hand up and seem quite keen,’’ Loeliger said. Cross­over be­tween AFL clubs and other sports al­ready ex­ists, with Greater West­ern Syd­ney and Colling­wood hav­ing teams in Su­per Net­ball.

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