The NBA as presently constructed may be great, but David Stern seems to think it can always be improved. And by “improved”, I mean it can always get richer. As such, it appears that he’s going full steam ahead with a European expansion.
Commissioner David Stern is considering new plans to create five full-fledged NBA franchises in Europe over the next decade.
The current idea would be to create five new teams in major markets to form a “European” division within the NBA. The teams would play the full 82-game schedule and compete for the NBA championship. But the proposal is new and many factors will influence the eventual outcome, the league source said.
More details are supposed to emerge during a press conference this Saturday in New Orleans.
Let the logistical nightmare begin!