The Wizards have been in Bismarck for 12 years, surviving three different leagues....that's "hardly" handling a team??? Sure, they lost money this year, but they are far from dead. They seem do better than more than half of the D-League teams, as far as attendance goes.
I think you know my answer by now... but just for those who are smart enough not to get fixated on message boards...
...the D-League is morphing to control of a team by an NBA team, with possible exceptions. If you're the Minnesota Timberwolves, do you make a play for Sioux Falls, Bismarck... or Des Moines? It's not that easy an answer, but I'd bet North Dakota is SOL.
The CBA is down to 6 teams and I'm guessing more will follow Augusta to the PBL. Have fun watch you "brand of ball" in a league with 6 teams.