View Full Version : Reno Announcement Postponed

02-24-2008, 05:16 PM
The National Basketball Association's D-League team introduction, scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Reno Events Center, has been canceled due to weather.

The event will be rescheduled, but a team official did know when as of Sunday morning.

The unnamed D-League team, which will begin play in the 2008-09 season, had planned a public ceremony for this afternoon to announce its arrival in Reno.

Does anyone here know the name/affiliation of the Reno Team???


02-24-2008, 05:30 PM
Well, for a long time it was rumored Southwest Basketball was moving their Fort Worth franchise there. In that case there would probably be multiple affiliations. That's all I could guess at this point.

EDIT: I just read the release. It is the former Fort Worth team.

02-24-2008, 06:18 PM
I was told that the Maloof brothers have there hands in the franchise somehow.... But ya its SW basketball's franchise... I would bet that it would be the Kings and maybe Golden State......

02-24-2008, 06:35 PM
Reno Sheep?

Reno prey for the Wolfpack?

02-24-2008, 06:44 PM
Reno Keno...

02-25-2008, 11:07 AM

Look at reader comments below the story.

If you don't think the ABA has an impact on all minor pro ball, think again.

02-25-2008, 01:29 PM
I find the comments pretty funny. If they don't know the difference between the ABA and the D-League, they won't be going to the games anyway.

02-25-2008, 02:11 PM
"The roads look fine to me."

"We are from Socal-and still amazed how SOFT this
area and many of it's people are when it comes
to weak kneed excuses due to "weather" and "traffic".
Those excuses do not fly in the Big City...
3" inches of snow-and 'I cannot make it to work'...LOL.... "

RENO, Nev. -- A powerful storm dumped up to 29 inches of snow and shut down the main artery from Nevada into northern California overnight.

Interstate 80 over Donner Summit was closed for more than four hours because of poor visibility and high winds, said Mark Dinger, a spokesman for the California Department of Transportation.

Westbound I-80 traffic was backed up for about five miles at Truckee, Calif., after the interstate reopened shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday.

"They're trying to get traffic cleared out," Dinger said. "We have about 205 people and 135 pieces of snow equipment working on the I-80 corridor."

South of Lake Tahoe, Highway 88 over Carson Pass was closed for nearly 2.5 hours Sunday after a small avalanche trapped two vehicles at about 8:30 a.m., Dinger said.

Crews freed the vehicles from the slide, and no injuries were reported.

A section of Highway 88 over the nearby Carson Spur remained closed Sunday afternoon because of avalanche-control activities, authorities said.


Buncha wusses....

02-25-2008, 03:15 PM
I think Reno is just depressed with the past when it comes to Minor League Basketball.... they were rumored to get a Dleague team last year to have the ownership not approved or whatever the case was. They were suppose to get an ABA team that never made its way.... The Bighorns of the CBA were there I think half of a season, so I understand if they are upset....

The question I have is in the article they only say there is going to be 2 expansion teams...... I have seen articles saying that the Rimrockers are moving to most likely Cedar Rapids IA for next year and we have all seen the articles of the Cavaliers starting a franchise in either Youngstown or Erie....... I've also heard that Dallas is looking at Frisco along with local ownership and the disfunct Flame are also looking into putting the disfunct franchise in the area.....

02-25-2008, 03:37 PM
The league gave the RimRockers a November 07 deadline for finding a new market at least in principal, and they are the only other team that has had a semi-recent update on their status:


02-25-2008, 04:24 PM
Joan Z set them straight..LOL


02-25-2008, 09:47 PM
What is everybody's opinion on placing a franchise here? Names; I can't think of any in the CBA they were the Bighorns not a great name but not a bad one. I don't know much about the facility so I can't comment on that but I think Reno is the right size of a town, SW basketball LLC scares me they have shown how cheep they operate in how there other franchises have been ran, I heard a rumor though that if the team shows promise that the Kings are interested in buying the team and making it there own.... If Anaheim keeps there team it will put 4 teams in a pretty close area (Anaheim, Bakersfield, LA and Reno) which will help with travel issues....

02-25-2008, 10:12 PM
Here's a picture of the Events Center set up for the rodeo:


That could be a long, flat section to the court, which would suck for the floor seats that aren't courtside.

As for SW Basketball, they do seem to work on the cheap but they also seem to have decent plans for sustainability if they don't sell whatever team they are operating. Rent was pretty high in Fort Worth from what I remember; we can only guess what Reno wants.

02-25-2008, 10:15 PM
thanks for the picture...... looks kinda like the Austin facility..... It looks like it will work, hopefully they can have a setup that is fan friendly

02-25-2008, 10:40 PM
It's larger than the hall the Toros play in, and Austin has retractable risers on one side only, temporary risers on two others. Looks like Reno would seat about 5000 for basketball where Austin can barely fit over 3000.

02-25-2008, 11:31 PM
It's larger than the hall the Toros play in, and Austin has retractable risers on one side only, temporary risers on two others. Looks like Reno would seat about 5000 for basketball where Austin can barely fit over 3000.

Austin looks pretty fan friendly though, not to many if any bad seats along with the basketball court for the kids in the corner...... I think that is the main factor....

02-25-2008, 11:40 PM
I like the setup in Austin. It's very intimate and I'm not sure they would draw much better in a suburban arena. There should be a ton of room in Reno for a kids area on the stage end of the hall. Even Hidalgo stuffs a kids zone in one end of their floor.

One thing's for sure: if the showcase is ever in Reno, I'm going.