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Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  20 responses

Vegas Still Wants an NBA Team

Sin City’s mayor is pushing the agenda on getting an NBA-ready arena built: “Las Vegas could be moving down the court a little faster on a 20,000-seat downtown sports arena. That’s what Mayor Oscar Goodman said today at his weekly press conference, following up on his plans to have the Las Vegas City Council next week look at an exclusive contract with The Cordish Companies to start planning it out. ‘These are serious people. These are not people who are operating on a wing and a prayer,’ Goodman said. ‘Cordish has a proven track record. They don’t have time to play games.”‘

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  • NUPE

    It would be great for Vegas to get a team. It’s a location where players would like to play (unlike memphis or OKC for example) but I’m not sure if the city has the economy to support a team. I could see a ton of fans from opposing teams going to games there because it’s a great city to visit, just not sure if they can sell-out on a regular basis.

  • http://www.laumol.nl Laurens

    Could we PLEASE move the irrelevant Clippers to Vegas? Maybe the team won’t improve but the players would have a better time (both home and visiting teams). Maybe they have an upgrade this season, but in the long haul they’ll never make the transition to a halfway decent team.

  • Clark

    Vegas Kings!!!!

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    I am pretty sure if it will be any team it will be the KIngs. The Maloofs look like they are desperate to leave Sac and they are Vegas insiders.

  • DW24

    Here we go again with another Donaghy scandal.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Name three teams who’s names doesn’t end with an “s”.
    GO!!!!

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Oops bad grammar… “do not” instead of doesn’t.

  • Tomas

    Dutch
    Magic Jazz and Heat.
    You’re outdated because since the Thunder came in there’s 4 :)

  • http://slamonline.com The underrated one

    boohoo

  • Aussie Boy

    rather than move teams how about… Nets to Brooklyn, and then new franchises for Las Vegas and Seattle, with any dysfunctional teams moving to new jersey, tampa bay or san louis ;)

  • Quail

    I say just have one team per state. leave the lakers in Cali and the Rockets in Houston. then move the other 5 teams to seattle, vegas, kentucky, hawaii, and kansas….. just sayin.

  • 36

    702 represent!

  • http://www.sixers.com 360vue

    Las Vegas Bucks! Who cares about Wisconsin having a team?

  • Lakernation

    yessssssss! PLEASE GET VEGAS A TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lakernation

    Las Vegas Hawks. The Hawks fans dont go to the games until the postseason anyway!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Quail: It’s not really fair to work it like that – if different cities can support a sporting team (or2 like LA) than it depends on infrastructure, fan support and funding more than just an across-the-board ruling.
    Santa Fe have great infrastructure but no one is interested in getting the ball rolling there.
    I for one would LOVE to see the SANTA FE STARMEN line up weekly!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Las Vegas might seem like an appropiate locale but do they have the fan numbers? Thats my only concern….

  • Doc

    How about an NBA team in Omaha Nebraska?

  • BobbyFree

    I thought there was some stipulation in league regulations that no team could be based in a city with legalized sports betting?
    Either way, with the LV area leading the country in home foreclosures and that whole ‘going to run out of water by 2050′ thing that no one seems to want to talk about, Vegas doesn’t seem like the most stable market for a new NBA fan base…move the Clips back to San Diego and when the Thunder fail financially (and they will) ship ‘em back to their rightful place in Pacific NW.
    As for Hawaii, there will never be a pro team of any kind–WAY too isolated when teams already complain about having to travel to Portland…

  • BobbyFree

    I thought there was some stipulation in league regulations that no team could be based in a city with legalized sports betting?
    Either way, with the LV area leading the country in home foreclosures and that whole ‘going to run out of water by 2050′ thing that no one seems to want to talk about, Vegas doesn’t seem like the most stable market for a new NBA fan base…move the Clips back to San Diego and when the Thunder fail financially (and they will) ship ‘em back to their rightful place in Pacific NW.
    As for Hawaii, there will never be a pro team of any kind–WAY too isolated when teams already complain about having to travel to Portland…

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