In his first official days on the job, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is holding the stance that the league is not ready to add an expansion team in the eager and deep-pocketed Seattle market.
“Seattle is a wonderful market. It would be very additive to the league to have a team there,” Silver said in an interview this week with ESPN. “But we’re not planning on expanding right now so it’s not a function of price.”
Silver’s comments come at a time when momentum for putting a team in Seattle had been gaining steam. Earlier this season, influential Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said “there’s a good chance of [expansion] happening but I have no idea when.
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