Adam Silver Comments on Potentially Adding Mexico City Franchise

January 15th, 2017 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league not only wants to bring more regular-season games to Mexico, but it may also consider adding a franchise in Mexico City in the future, per Michael C. Wright of

"In terms of a franchise in Mexico City, it's something that we're going to look at," Silver said. "This is a competitive market, well over 20 million people. While we have no immediate plans to expand the NBA, one of the things that we look at is whether expanding would be additive to the league as a whole."

He continued: "Clearly coming to Mexico City just because of the huge population here in Mexico but in essence as a gateway to the rest of Latin America could potentially be very important to the league. You clearly have a beautiful state-of-the-art arena here, and you can tell by ticket sales that we have the interest."

Silver also noted the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, could host a D-League team in the future. In addition, the NBA has plans to start an officially sanctioned Mexican NBA development academy.

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