View Full Version : ABA division names
05-13-2004, 10:24 AM
Of the names given as being under consideration when the ABA names its divisions, I think three are obvious choices--Roger Brown, Julius Erving, and Dan Issel. Then I think it is a close call among three more--Artis Gilmore, George Gervin, and Connie Hawkins. There are several names under consideration I would not choose, and some names I might recommend adding for consideration.
If the league decides to have conferences and divisions, I might choose from the first three names above for conference names.
06-14-2004, 10:20 PM
06-15-2004, 12:01 AM
I doubt Vancouver will actually have two teams. I have seen some talk about a team in Ontario, but no announcement. Has anybody heard anything about a team in Orange County?
06-15-2004, 12:21 PM
I've heard nothing about these "new" teams. I think it must've been an error putting Vancouver on there twice. Also, what about Freddie Lewis, Ron Boone or Mel Daniels for division names?
06-15-2004, 03:16 PM
So when does the schedule come out???
I remember Jim Clark saying a couple of months ago that the schedule would definitely be out by the end of May or early June.
I guess we need to know:
1) Which of these 30,000 expansion teams will actually play next season?
2) Which even have a lease agreement or a building to play in?
3) When does the schedule come out?
My guess to #3 is late September or early October. Alternatively, they could release the schedule in late July and make substantial changes as teams drop out or (GASP) :oops: not get their buildings and availability until after the schedule comes out and modify things from there!!
By the way, is Jim Clark running this circus still? It seems that Newman is back in the spotlight again.
06-15-2004, 11:01 PM
I think ment Vancouver, WA
06-16-2004, 10:11 AM
Vancouver, Washington is right across the river from Portland, Oregon. Having teams in both towns sounds an awful lot like one of my jokes... too bad I didn't think of it first. :twisted:
Well, anyone who understands English Football would relish the thought of a derby like that. Unfortunately, Vancouver has a community college, a few high schools, and no other suitable place to play basketball. Portland has a couple places for very high rent, and, alas, practically nothing else.
Guess I'll have to buy 4 more franchises. I hear they accept Willy Wonka candy wrappers...
06-21-2004, 11:55 PM
l.a. has two basketball teams
(when and if the commish announces the nbdl west division,he should unilaterally place them there)
---the previous was a paid political voice of displeasure toward
donald t sterling---
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