NBA expansion is a popular topic of discussion for NBA fans.
It’s fun to speculate about which cities might be deemed most worthy of joining the league via NBA expansion.
Those conversations often devolve into arguments about which cities most “deserve” a franchise based on population or enthusiasm.
Perhaps someone might think to point out which cities have basketball arenas. There’s not usually much more depth to it.
Today I’m writing about what really matters for NBA expansion — the criteria that the NBA and its team owners look for.
I identified 4 key ingredients that need to be in place for a city to receive an expansion franchise in the future. CONTINUE READING