Permanent "Franchise scores"
I have a proposal: "Franchise scores"
This will be an official NBA stat that goes year in and year out. There will be different categories and it is the ultimate prize for owners. Owners will want to point at this and say proudly to their grandkids "I increased the score from this to this in my time there."
You get 10 points for championship, 5 for final 4 for conference final 3 for second round 2 for making the playoffs. This encourages team to make the playoffs not just tank and lottery.
You get -5 for being the worst record -2 for second worst, -1 for third worst.
Road attendance leader and home attendance leader gets 1 each, to make exciting and affordable-ticket teams incentives respectively.
-1 for most techs (sorry Clips fans)
All teams start at 0 in the 2012-2013 season and it never gets reset ever after that. GO!