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^ My mistake, I meant OKC, I keep mistaking Kansas City in MLB expansion with that city because they are a strong canadidate for NBA expansion.

But the point still stands. I don't think Montreal will get a team anytime soon. They don't have the market anymore for sustained success. They were getting <100 fans at some point.

On the other hand, I think Vancouver moving to Memphis in the NBA was definitely a mistake by Stern. Can't say the same for the Expos at all/
Montreal was a minor mistake just in how it went down with Loria. The were probably done for at the time anyway, but Loria didn't help matters.

and just briefly touching on the Grizzlies, David Stern basically admitted on the radio last year or year before last that he doesn't think the NBA can go back to Vancouver "because we (the league) screwed it up". It's the most asinine excuse I could possibly imagine, especially in the face of Charlotte and now Seattle getting new teams rather quickly after losing their initial ones.

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