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Are the Vancouver Hornets in the making?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Canucks owner interested in bringing back an NBA team.


    Why did the Grizzlies fail?
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Let's contract six teams, then we can talk about moving teams.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The Grizzlies are failing again in Memphis, why not bring them back?
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Because no one went to the games.

    If a team failing in Vancouver is preferable to a team failing in New Orleans, move 'em.
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    There will be 4 teams erased by the time the next CBA is in place. Book it: Four teams.
  6. misterbc

    misterbc Member

    I live on the Coast and know lots of people in Vancouver. This is an NHL town and nobody cares about the NBA.
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Steve Francis rolls his eyes at the thought.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Memphis, New Orleans, Sacramento and _________ (fill in blank). And why Vancouver, which didn't support the NBA, when there's nearby Seattle, which did and still got hosed?
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing you mean that rhetorically, but also remember that the Canadian dollar was in the crapper when the Griz moved. It varied between 63 and 66 cents in early 2001.
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Name 'em. I don't see it.

    In reverse order of attendance:

    30. Nets -- moving to Brooklyn.
    29. Pacers -- nope.
    28. Kings -- more likely to move than contract, I'm guessing
    27. 76ers -- not a chance
    26. Grizzlies -- sure
    25. Timberwolves -- don't see it
    24. Hawks -- doubt it
    23. Hornets -- maybe
    22. Bucks -- no
    21. Bobcats -- no one's contracting MJ's team

    So from the bottom 10 in attendance I count maybe two candidates.

    My prediction: no one contracted.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Someone with more knowledge of Vancouver than I (meaning, just about anyone on this board) could speak to this better, but could the China-chasing NBA view the city as especially desirable because of its large Chinese population?
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't disagree with the idea though. There is little regular season excitement - everyone kind of knows who the four or five best teams are, the playoffs happen and go to form for the most part. There is no point in watching until the conference finals.
    It wouldn't be a bad idea if they changed it up and broke the reg season into two halfs - like some minor league baseball leagues do. You win the first half - you are in the playoffs, you win the second half - home court through the second round. And you keep the overall records to sort out the remaining slots.
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