The Sebastian Express wrote:zzaj wrote:I have a hard time believing the team would be moved to any of the proposed "new" options like Seattle or Las Vegas. The team would generate more money being established here, than getting injected into a new market. I highly doubt the NBA would allow a move to happen.
The TYPE of ownership is completely up for grabs. We've been spoiled by the constancy and deep pockets of PA for a long time. Owners typically have a massive amount to do with the tone-setting for a franchise...things could be very different in time.
I don't think the NBA would allow a move for the simple reason that there would be no teams left in the northwestern part of the country anymore. There's be a void in about a quarter of the market and also going into Canada. And we don't have an issue of an outdated stadium like the Sonic owners used as an excuse to get to move.
But I'm aware we're going to see a lot of rumors, a lot of speculation and probably moments of panic and it's going to be a rough year for us that way.
I'm not surprised his sister doesn't want to own the teams, we've heard gossip about that for at least a decade if I remember right. I'm interested to see what kind of owner we do get, it'll set the tone for the next thirty or so years.
Don't the Blazers OWN the Moda Center as well? I don't see PDX moving, the Blazers make money, they have consistently good attendance, etc. I am not worried about it. It will be interesting to see who shows interest in owning the Blazers...