I saw two Jacksonville Giants games this season. They pack that place out for an ABA game! The games are on TV and they are a great basketball city.
Biloxi may be a bit of a stretch as you mentioned. They did recently get a AA baseball team and have tourist money to play with. I am not sure if the city already has an area big enough but I never count out a city with solid casino money.
There will be a Southeast division again soon. I still say by 2018. Charlotte is the first to commit to the south (Carolinas). Others will follow.
Some other cities not to count out though are Baton Rouge La, Jackon Ms, Chattanooga TN, and what about Nashville?
I tried to stay away from NCAA cities and "major league" cities. Plus the city must have a non-college run venue.
Jackson has the Mississippi Coliseum where the ECHL Bandits played. It's old but a viable building.
Chattanooga has Camp Jordan Arena where they do indoor football, but it would be a joke for basketball. The other buildings are on campuses.
Baton Rouge and Nashville they would be too small of fishes.
Is BJCC the only building in Birmingham? Pelham Civic Center, where the WHA2 Alabama Slammers played, lists on the wikipedia that the Globetrotters annually play there. 3,000 seats seems plenty for D-League.
http://pelhamciviccomplex.com/wp-conten ... 07/ce4.jpg
But is this even a viable area/commute/community.
I think you are right with college cities. Maybe that is one of the reasons Columbia did not work out for the Hornets. If we are tying to match arenas to cities I would consider Macon GA.
I would have to disagree that Nashville is too small. They already have an NFL and NHL team not to mention AAA baseball. I would argue that Nashville would be too large before I would small.
I was saying the team would be too small in big Nashville.I would have to disagree that Nashville is too small. They already have an NFL and NHL team not to mention AAA baseball. I would argue that Nashville would be too large before I would small.
I was not aware of the location of BJCC, that must be why everything has died there.
Macon has a quality minor league sports history. Well, quantity, maybe not quality. But at least that means there are interested parties. Hockey restarts there this fall. We will see if this team survives or if the D League could come in with an open market.
NBA teams without a D-League team/affiliation: Charlotte, New Orleans, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, LA Clippers, Minnesota, Portland & Washington.
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