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Old 09-06-2008, 07:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ottawa would be my choice. I want a rivalry!
This isn't hockey!The battle of Ontario should stay in Hockey only IMO.Ottawa can't support both sports.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm french, and fluently bilingual and i wouldn't even consider moving there.Everytime i've gone there or anywhere in the province of Quebec for that matter it's usually been with a non french speaking person(s) and the way english speaking people are treated there is deplorable.

And as for it being a beautiful city.I think Vancouver is the most beautiful city in Canada by far.
Dont get me started on having to be bilingual to work there lol. thas another story....although i LOVE montreal.

Canada cannot support another NBA team. I think its still growing here in Toronto. The fan base is great now but i think it still has a long way to go..just take a look at television ratings....

Vancouver is the only other city that could pull it off and well seeing as its already failed there, the NBA will not go back.....although with Seattle not being there anymore, perhaps they could try?
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Yea that's true or it could be NJN. Especially if there "get LeBron to New Jersey" plan doesn't work. If LeBropn doesn't come I could expect no one coming to watch there games
I think the most important element in a franchise is tradition. This is why I don't like historical teams such as the Nets relocating. I was disgusted when I heard about the Sonics. The championship is loosing its identity with all this changes.
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #24 (permalink)
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But if the market isn't good then it makes sense to move. In the case of the Sonics I don't know why they moved they had a good fanbase and a good market
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Vancouver could easily support another basketball team, the team stunk and people were still showing up they even had many sellouts mind you they were thought to be selling the tickets for cheaper and even giving them away. vancouver could easily support another team its just the fact that the nba doesnt want to come here. stern has been helping to get teams out of the northwest so that his friends can have teams in the south.
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I want another team in VAncouver for a Canadian rivalry
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:19 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I want another team in VAncouver for a Canadian rivalry

It wouldn't be much of a rivalry.The two teams would be in different places.Toronto/Vancouver wasn't much of a rivalry,especially at the end 1999-2002 when Toronto had really good teams and Vancouver still sucked! If Vancouver got a team now it would pretty much be the same thing unless a decent team from another city moved there.

Bigger question is, who does everybody think is our biggest rivalry these days?

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Old 09-07-2008, 11:25 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I'd love to have a team back on the West coast of Canada as the closest team to visit is now Portland and that's pretty far. Only hope is that Nash will start a franchise in Victoria when he retires
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:33 AM   #29 (permalink)
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guys.

some of you don't get it

The NBA didn't fail in Vancouver. It was doing fine. Better than a LOT of American cities.

The franchise's management and most particularily, a lying, ball of lard of a new owner, was the only reason this team didn't stay. That's it.
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Bigger question is, who does everybody think is our biggest rivalry these days?
As long as you know who is there, the answer is easily NJ.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:54 AM   #31 (permalink)
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guys.

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The NBA didn't fail in Vancouver. It was doing fine. Better than a LOT of American cities.

The franchise's management and most particularily, a lying, ball of lard of a new owner, was the only reason this team didn't stay. That's it.
It failed based on what you just posted alone.Management sucked and they're gone = FAILED
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:11 PM   #32 (permalink)
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It failed based on what you just posted alone.Management sucked and they're gone = FAILED
yeah. i get that, but you aren't looking at the big picture.

That particular installment failed, but the people of Vancouver showed that they are a good NBA market.
Put it this way: the franchise failed, but the Vancouver (as an NBA city) passed.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:16 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Montreal could work given the correct marketing. Players would be aboslutely silly to not want to play there and considering the changing demographics of the city it could easily, easily support a franchise.

Vancouver, as I stated earlier, had a chance. The ownership group took support from fans for granted and instead of trying to improve the team they kept a status quo. Attendance figures went down though because, as is the case for all losing franchises, no one will support a team when they hardly win.

So the same players that dont wanna play in Toronto would go nuts to play in Montreal? I think not. They would be like "do i need to learn french?" and other ignorant things and just not want to go there.

Vancouver was a flop, in every way, perhaps they could support a team, but i dont think the NBA is really willing to go back and try again. I say give a team to Winnipeg and call them the Jets haha

Also, they were giving away a ton of tickets and selling them dirt cheap and werent even close to selling out in the last 3 years in Vancouver.... you can blame whoever, but if you want to keep an expansion team guess what?? You gotta support them or they will leave, when word got out about them possibily moving it didnt move the fans to make a difference = FAIL

1st year they averaged 17k fans out of 21k, not bad and slowly declined year by year til they were averaging 13k at the lowest ticket prices in the NBA and rumors of alot of free tickets.

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There probably won't be another team in Canada. If there was going to be it would be Vancouver. That's only because I think Toronto and Vancouver have big enought markets to support a NBA team
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yeah. i get that, but you aren't looking at the big picture.

That particular installment failed, but the people of Vancouver showed that they are a good NBA market.
Put it this way: the franchise failed, but the Vancouver (as an NBA city) passed.

The last three seasons they averaged 13,550 fans per game.Support wasn't that great.There is worse in the NBA now but the last two seasons in Vancouver they were 24th in the league in attendance.And i don't buy this argument that they knew they going to be leaving town.If so they folded like a cheap tent.
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There could be a second Toronto-based team.

Bring the Huskies back!!!
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I want to see the raps wear those Huskie jersey's for a retro night or something
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I'm french, and fluently bilingual and i wouldn't even consider moving there.Everytime i've gone there or anywhere in the province of Quebec for that matter it's usually been with a non french speaking person(s) and the way english speaking people are treated there is deplorable.

And as for it being a beautiful city.I think Vancouver is the most beautiful city in Canada by far.
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