The win for Taiwan Beer is somewhat bittersweet, as there is little chance they will retain the same team for next year. Both Yang and Wu have announced the strong likelihood that they will be playing in the CBA next season. While it is sad to see the continued exodus of top players from Taiwan, it is hard to blame the players as the money, exposure, and stability are all so much greater on the Mainland. Taiwan needs to do something drastic if they want to stop the exodus of their best players.
One last thing to note is that the post-season awards were announced this past week also. Rashard Jones-Jennings came away with the MVP, while his coach at Pure Youth Hsu Chin-tse was was named coach of the year. Shawn Hawkins led the league in scoring, Marcus Dove led the league in blocks and steals, Jennings led the league in rebounding with 21+ a game, and Chen Chih-Chung held on to his assists title. It will be interesting to see if any of the imports are brought back next year. If the SBL can't hold on to their best Taiwanese players, hopefully they are smart enough to bring back the most popular imports.