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(SeattlePI)   With his retirement fast approaching, David Stern can't resist giving one final "fark you" to the city of Seattle   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Seattle, Adam Silver, Memphis Grizzlies, deputy commissioner, Seattle SuperSonics, Safeco Field, expansion team, Clay Bennett  
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3782 clicks; posted to Sports » on 26 Oct 2012 at 9:40 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-26 12:53:21 PM  
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My local team is the Bucks. The Bucks' chief legacy to the NBA is being the place Kareem Abdul-Jabbar farked over when he said he'd only play in New York or Los Angeles and having a bearable-to-watch team maybe one season a decade. And also being the place that was so stupid in its Glenn Robinson contract that they had to make a rule to keep GM's from being that stupid in the future.

I'm pretty sure if the Bucks announced plans to relocate, the resulting Save The Bucks rally might draw, like, 30 people. We'd rather have hockey.
2012-10-26 10:31:03 AM  
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Super Chronic: So ... what about an expansion team for Seattle?

"What I would say is, I wouldn't preclude it," Stern said.

An expansion team would be fun. I would support this. And nowadays, you can probably make an expansion team competitive very quickly -- it's every GM's dream to have minimal salary commitments and one high draft pick. (Of course, in the expansion draft the unprotected players are likely to be all unwanted contracts so you'll wind up with some unwanted salaries, but presumably enough low-salary scrubs will be available around the league that you can just take on a couple of those as luxury picks.)

An expansion team in a league where execs are talking about contraction?

An expansion team in a league where a half dozen teams (or more) lose money every year?

An expansion team in a league where there isn't enough competitive talent to fill the squads they have?

Sounds like a great idea. The NBA really needs more crappy teams.
2012-10-26 09:57:49 AM  
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mr_a: "I don't have any current view on where such a team comes from," Stern said at a news conference Thursday,

Here is a helpful list

Nice to see Seattle has no problem choosing a new team arbitrarily from a list. But BOOOOOOOO OKC! You team-stealing hicks!!
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