While most people believe any change in the construct of the NBA should be focused toward contraction, if anything, the Mayor of Columbus, Ohio feels differently.
Or perhaps he wants to steal a team from an existing city. Mayor Michael Coleman has informed the NBA that the City wants a pro basketball team.
NBA Vice President of Communications Tim Frank told the Columbus Dispatch he wouldn’t comment. He says there are no plans to expand, and no teams have applied to relocate.
While there is only one professional team currently in Columbus (The NHL’s Bluejackets), Columbus is a college town & Ohio State Football is king. Add the proximity of the Cavaliers, and I’m not sure this makes much sense.
The City did, however, recently purchase Nationwide Arena (home of the Bluejackets) and I’m sure they would love to add an additional revenue stream. But it’s actual feasibility seems highly questionable.
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