Originally Posted by jeffb
Vancouver was a disaster and no Canadian team will get a second chance in the NBA anytime soon. Just don't get your hopes up. And Toronto is as much Hollywood North as Vancouver is, probably moreso.
You do know why Vancouver was a disaster though?
Due to the rising Canadian Dollar + the success of the Olympics I guarantee you Vancouver is on the map right now. If Stern does believe in his international model for expansion, then it's almost necessary to at least expand in a neighboring country first.
Really, being in Vancouver makes more financial sense than being in Kansas City, St. Louis, Baltimore and even Vegas.