Mr. Baker Says:
March 6th, 2006 at 8:41 am e
Yes, thatâ€™s the guy.
Paging John McCawâ€™s wallet, paging John McCawâ€™s walletâ€¦
So, what is in the news today?
Vancouver group has NBA hoop dream
Last updated Mar 9 2006 12:04 PM PST
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Howard Kelsey says he speaks for a group, led by Vancouver Canuck owners Francesco Aquilini and John McCaw, that has a proposal to have an existing NBA franchise re-locate to B.C.
"We have what very few cities have, what you would call a plug and play â€“ practice facilities are here right now, and they're downtown, as opposed to Richmond where they were last time the team was here. You have a ready-to-go GM Place which is one of the best arenas in North America.
"As long as you've got a GM Place, and as long as you got eight or 9,000 fans it's a no brainer," said Kelsey.
Kelsey says the group is putting an official proposal together in hopes of securing a team â€“ possibly the Portland Trailblazers
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Read the rest of the story here.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, there's John McCaw, he has some money, and wants an NBA team. Maybe he buys the Blazers and Allen buys the Sonics, maybe somebody else buys the Soncs... or maybe McCaw just buys the Sonics.
The situation is very fluid right now.