Semi OT: NBA Hornets to San Jose?

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  1. kdb209

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    http://www.ktvu.com/sports/26384300/detail.html

    As a Sharks STH, god I hope not. I can remember the year the Warriors played in the Tank while the Oakland Coliseum Arena was being renovated - the ice really sucked (even more than usual), the arena was a mess on days after Warriors games, and I saw more damage to the arena (seats, holes in walls, etc) during that year than all other years combined.
     
  2. Tom ServoMST3K

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    What's your excuse?
    will it affect attendance?
     
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    The Hornets in San Jose? There's already teams in Sacramento and Oakland. There's ten cities that could support the Hornets better. Keep it in New Orleans, Kansas City, Nashville, Louisville, Seattle, St. Louis, and a couple others.
     
  4. Free Edler

    Free Edler Enjoy retirement, boys.

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    If true, that's a kick in the teeth to Seattle.
     
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    Have the Hornets' low attendances been due to the aftermath of Katrina, or did they average low attendance even before the hurricane hit?
     
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    The largest metropolitan arean in North America without an NBA team currently is......

    Montreal

    Seattle is a close second.
     
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    Has the Seattle arena situation changed? It seems that a great part of the reason given for why the Sonics left town was because the owner stated he wasn't happy with the Key. Perhaps I'm wrong.
     
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    I was living in the Seattle area when the whole SuperSonics fiasco went down. The big issue was Key Arena, and rightfully so. The arena is possibly one of the worst I have ever been to. Its location is anything but ideal, and it is simply old and drafty.

    If Seattle wants to get an NBA team back the city needs to build a stadium next to Quest and ask the Seahawks what their marketing strategy is. I cannot begin to explain how bat s*** crazy they are over the Seachickens up there. I couldn't tell you why, but they love them.

    If Larry Ellison wants a professional sports franchise then just

    BUY THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!
     
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    George Shinn's illustrious legacy lives on.
     
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    The Key/refusal of the city to build a new one was part of the reason they left, but I wouldn't discount the new owners' having an agenda strictly geared toward getting the team to Oklahoma City from the get-go.
     
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    Murky News tosses cold water on the Hornets to San Jose rumors.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/warriors/ci_17021762

     
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    Send em to Vancouver, the grizzlies should have never left anyway.
     
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    Oh, I also know that there was also an agenda to move the team to Oklahoma City, but the arena problem in Seattle played into the owner's hands to justify the move.
     
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    Key Arena @ Seattle Center

    try the State of Washington, not King County, being the roadblock, besides Seattle Center Coliseum had its naming rights expire on 12/31/10.
     
  16. Jeffrey93

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    Drawing under 14,000 will do that to a franchise. Except in the NHL...where teams are "fine" drawing those numbers..... :dunno:
     
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    Hmm. Are you suggested the NBA attracts a different clientele even in San Jose?

    I would have thought Kansas City would be in line for the Hornets with AEG pulling the strings.

    GHOST
     
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    No way. The Warriors would kick up an almighty stink over it, and the NBA wouldn't sell to Ellison in a million years.
     
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    Interesting thought......since AEG apparently is getting out of LA, right? Well....at least they want out of LA hockey. It would be weird if they sold their part of the Los Angeles Kings so they could buy a stake in (or all of) a Kansas City NBA franchise.

    It's tough to say what AEG wants.......but it is easy to say that what they want they will probably be what they get.

    If they want an NBA team in Buffalo or Saskatoon ( :sarcasm: ) .....they will probably get it.
     
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    NBA wants that market sealed up namely because of what it is. Stereotypes aside, its a predominately African American city in Nola (former Mayor Naggin did refer to it as Chocolate City IIRC after Katrina and his reelection) and also has one the leagues most electric players in CP3. California getting a fourth team when Sacramento and LAC can't even keep attendance up isn't exactly the way for NorCal to make a vy for it, especially when contraction is in the talks with Stern and how many other teams around the league?? STL would be the best option IMO.
     
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    California already has 4 teams - Lakers, Clippers, Warriors and Kings.
     
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    Canada has 6 hockey teams why not 5 NBA teams for CA?
     
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    Man I knew I was forgetting the red headed step child over there. Good catch.
     
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    Send them to Pittsburgh.

    They could use another loser team (settle down, settle down - to go with the Pirates).
     
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    I beg to differ. Canucks sell out. Giants have fantastic attendance. Whitecaps begin play in MLS this year. Major reno of BC Place should help Lions. AHL team in Abbotsford. ECHL team in Victoria. Not to mention BCHL teams and Univ sports etc. It`s all good. Don`t mess with success. No need for NBA in Vancouver in my bias opinion!

    GHOST
     

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