Oct 14, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches his team take on the Orlando Magic during the first half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Cuban says there is good chance for expansion in NBA


Are you living in a locale void of an NBA team, say like Seattle? Well, according to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban – there’s a good chance expansion is on the table, though, he admits he isn’t exactly sure when expansion might happen.

As you’ll recall, Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer (yes, of Microsoft fame) attempted to purchase the Sacramento Kings and relocate them to Seattle earlier this year, a move that was blocked by the NBA’s Board of Governors as the Kings had a local group willing to keep the team in California’s capital.

At the time, at least publicly, expansion was taken off the table though rumors have suggested that the league may look into adding an additional team or teams once the NBA’s television deal is renewed. That vibes with Cuban’s suggestion that there is a ‘good chance’ for expansion:

Anybody who has seen how difficult it’s been for an expansion team like Charlotte to get competitive might flinch at the thought, but Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban said Saturday that expansion in the NBA probably is on the horizon.

For the right price, that is.

“There’s a good chance of it happening,” Cuban said, “but I have no idea when.”

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