Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Sports' started by mymerlincat, Jul 21, 2020.
No, they are not relocating Wolves to Seattle. Relax.
From @TaLoN posted on the Wild board:
Seattle's arena isn't even done yet anyways.
Glen Taylor did great with the Minnesota Lynx 4 championships in 6 years
Their lease runs to 2035 so they can't move anyways. It's long enough that it wouldn't attract a group that is hiding their intent.
Apparently Kevin Garnett is part of a group interested
Timberwolves reportedly up for sale, Kevin Garnett interested
The nba doesn't want another longstanding team to be relocated its terrible pr.
Agreed. The idea that it had to be mention that the team isn't going anywhere is kinda silly when the team has another 15 year lease.
I think people assume that any lease can get bought out because of Seattle and OKC.
Is it a package deal?
From what I remember, Seattle's arena had 2 years left when they left and part of the settlement was to keep the name, colours etc...so another Seattle team could use them.
And pay off the debt for the arena.
Stern also said if they continue with any legal action the nba will never deal with the city again.
Well, Stern is no longer alive so...
I kinda hope they somehow get relocated
I didn't believe that "threat" anyways. NBA isn't going to tell a fellow owner no you can't bring a new team to Seattle or tell someone like OVG that we were never gonna let Seattle have a team again ever.
I like drama
He also said that he regrets the whole Seattle situation. Its a reason why a NBA team has yet to move since Seattle.
If the sonic's 2008 relocation saga happened today it would not have happened in the same way. There is no way Adam silver could rip a team from the city like that and maintain his public perception.
If the 95 key arena renovation was done today, no way it would been designed like that either. The team ended up leaving cause the owner at the time wanted nothing to do with the NHL in the building and had the arena designed to be a long term failure in order to keep out the NHL. I think the only way a team relocates today if its a market issue. Only 2 teams have that problem. New Orleans and Memphis.
There are a lot of reasons to justify moving the Memphis Grizzlies and i don't believe the backlash whould be nearly on the level of the Sonic's or Brooklyn Dodgers.
The owners of the Wild should buy the T-Wolves.
That way, in the future both teams could split their home schedule between Minneapolis and St. Paul.
KG would be a good option as an investor. That guy is the T-Wolves franchise.
The Sonics fans on Twitter and elsewhere calling for the T-Wolves relocation can go pound sand. What an annoying group they are.
Its a small minority of vocal fans. Pay no attention to them. The majority of the Seattle NBA fans support expansion over relocation cause they don't want another city to lose their team like Seattle did. For years some of those thought Balmer was gonna move the clippers to Seattle until Balmer bought the forum from MSG and realized that balmer was never ever going to move the clippers.
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