NBA Seattle Expansion: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Potential Franchise

January 19th, 2017 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The city of Seattle is working to set up discussions with the NBA to update the league on its arena development process as it seeks a future expansion franchise. 

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Conflicting Reports About NBA, Seattle Situation

Thursday, Jan. 19

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times provided comments from Benton Strong, a spokesperson for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, on Monday about the project's current status. He downplayed a report from the 16 Wins A Ring blog about "ducking" calls from the NBA, and he stated the city also wants to talk with the NHL.

"There is absolutely no truth to that whatsoever," Strong said. "If anything, we are trying to get together on a call with both commissioners to keep the lines of communication open."

The 16 Wins A Ring post cited sources who said the league was taking a more serious look at expansion after completing a new CBA in December. It pointed toward 2018-19 or 2019-20 as the possible expansion seasons, with Seattle, Mexico City and Louisville among the candidates for a team.

Additionally, sources told 16 Wins A Ring that NBA Commiss ...

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