• Montreal must prove to NBA it has value as an expansion city

    1 month ago - By Sportsnet

    Montreal - The good-hearted people who used Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets to wave the flag about Montreal as willing market for an expansion team have one thing right:
    The NBA should seriously look at expansion.
    After soccer, basketball is the world's most global sport. But unlike soccer, which has multiple leagues and perhaps 100 or more clubs that support the highest levels of the game world-wide, the NBA is head-and-shoulders above every other basketball league on the planet and has no competition emerging on the horizon.
    Almost without...
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  • Group seeks investors for Montreal NBA team

    Group seeks investors for Montreal NBA team

    1 month ago - By Sportsnet

    MONTREAL - A group of Quebec businesspeople has taken another small step toward bringing a National Basketball Association franchise to Montreal - even though there are currently no plans for an expansion of the league.
    Representatives of the group held a news conference today to announce that they have been preparing a financial package and talking to potential Canadian and foreign investors.
    Former federal cabinet minister Michael Fortier, a key member of the group, acknowledges that in the short term the NBA is not considering adding a team to the 30 already in place. But the goal is to...
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