I've just registered to Steam to save 10% on this game which had good reviews on French websites. I was a bit worried when I saw the first comments on Steam but as a management and basketball fan I had to try it. I used to play a lot to FM or even WBM in the past but i'm sick of football :)
In the end, Basketball Pro Management 2014 is really nice and has some interesting features (create your own systems for example). There are some loading times but if you don't select too much championships that's really ok, even in FM you can't select a lot. Plus I think if you choose the NCAA there are about 200 games simulated only for this championship (there are never 200 games simulated in FM + football games =/ basketball games so the comparison isn't really appropriate). I've played 5 months in 4,5 hours (20-25 minutes per game with 3 months of preseason) so that's really ok for loading times and my computer isn't the best you've ever seen (I can't even play NBA 2k11 with all 3D options)
The soundtrack is actually pleasant, we can find 2 artists and one of them is known to have worked with Flo Rida/Iglesias ... Some work can be done in games/arenas ambiences though.
The UI is nice and simple nothing to say, we'll can always find some new stats/Graphics to add but that's a good base.
The AI is the best I've seen in a basketball management game with 2D games and a good influence on the result.
I've seen on the official forum that the developers are really active to fix bugs and listen suggestions that's a good point and if they listen to people suggestions you have there a future hit.
The game could be improved if they create better tutorials to start (for instance we don't really know how many championships we can select with our configuration we have to test several games to see differences) but the UI is simple you'll quickly learn how to use the game yourself.
To conclude I'd say this is a good game for basketball fans, if you are just a management fan choose FM which is logically better (20 years with 50+ devs can't be worse than a new game made by a few fans...). This game isn't really "flashy", if you are a NBA fan and like shining things this game is obviously not for you. But if you love basketball and like management you can easily enjoy this game.