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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:10 pm    ::: San Antonio Stars being sold and relocated Reply Reply with quote

http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/silver_stars/article/Stars-sale-imminent-12274245.php

Sale of the WNBA’s Stars is “imminent” and the team will relocate to another city, a source close to the situation told the San Antonio Express-News.

The Spurs currently own the team. Tom James, Spurs Sports and Entertainment senior director of communications, declined to comment.


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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I had a feeling this was coming once Peter Holt retired



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wow So Not Atlanta After All..sucks to see the stars go. Where Will hammons jersey hang? I assume AT&T still right?



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Is this the reason behind Dan Hughes announcing his retirement in 2016 ?




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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Can't wait to hear Borders' spin on this. Rolling Eyes



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So Do Vicky & Ruth Remain or does new management clean house? I wonder why Joe Lacob didn't jump all over this opportunity?



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

stever wrote:
Can't wait to hear Borders' spin on this. Rolling Eyes


You know shes going to spin this in a way that makes the W look invincible. Shes alot like our president of the U.S.



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Imagine being a #1 prospect this year and possibly playing in las vegas next summer though!



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
So Do Vicky & Ruth Remain or does new management clean house? I wonder why Joe Lacob didn't jump all over this opportunity?


It's probably going down like the Sparks near folding did...they're scrambling to find another Magic Johnson to take this franchise off San Antonio's hands.



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Imagine being a #1 prospect this year and possibly playing in las vegas next summer though!


Or beautiful San Diego.


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PostPosted: 10/12/17 7:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Baby area possibly? Or maybe Louisville or Tennessee?



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 8:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sad

San Antonio fans deserved better.

(Well. Every relocated team's fans deserve better. But still.)

Wherever they end up, I hope they're well taken care of, loved and cherished by ownership, and find a fantastic fan base.

The distance was longer than I thought when I started this thought, but Dallas fans, take good care of your San Antonio brethren and sistren, all right?



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 8:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://summitthoops.com/2017/10/12/report-stars-set-to-relocate-from-san-antonio-las-vegas-in-the-mix/



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 8:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

About time. Glad they will possibly get better owners and fan base.


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PostPosted: 10/12/17 8:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I will always vividly remember the day when my father came home from work and told me that my beloved Brooklyn Dodgers were leaving town. So whenever I read of a sports franchise folding or moving, I feel sad for the local fans who loved and supported their team.



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I gotta talk to my friend Loretta tomorrow. She moved from Salt Lake City to San Antonio the last time the franchise moved. Dunno how she'll feel about Vegas.



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Damn. I'm gutted for the Stars fans. I remember the day the Sonics and the Storm were sold and we thought we were going to lose the Storm.


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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Is Vegas a big WBB market?

Is it a big sports market in general?


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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Really thought the Spurs were fully committed to this team. Guess not. And Las Vegas? Curious who the potential buyer is?



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

stever wrote:
Can't wait to hear Borders' spin on this. Rolling Eyes


If the team is actually being sold, and not "OMG we have to find someone to take over quick!" then spinning it will be easy



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
stever wrote:
Can't wait to hear Borders' spin on this. Rolling Eyes


If the team is actually being sold, and not "OMG we have to find someone to take over quick!" then spinning it will be easy


From handling much bigger deals than this for much of my career, I learned long ago that no deal is done until it's all signed, closed and fully approved.

The article makes it sound like they haven't even identified a solid buyer, much less made a deal.

And we know this has been going on for over a month already, and yet the best anyone can say is

"In a news release, the WNBA acknowledged the impending sale but stopped there.
“Negotiations with a potential buyer of the Stars team are ongoing,” WNBA spokesperson Dina Skokos said. “Once those discussions are concluded, we will provide additional information.”
The source could not say where the Stars’ new home would be."


I'd say your "scrambling to find a buyer to avoid a shutdown" may be closer to reality.


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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
stever wrote:
Can't wait to hear Borders' spin on this. Rolling Eyes


If the team is actually being sold, and not "OMG we have to find someone to take over quick!" then spinning it will be easy


I suspect it's more likely the latter...Did the Mohegan people actually pay for the Miracle, or was it more of a "take over the payments" deal?



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Queenie wrote:
Sad

San Antonio fans deserved better.

(Well. Every relocated team's fans deserve better. But still.)

Wherever they end up, I hope they're well taken care of, loved and cherished by ownership, and find a fantastic fan base.

The distance was longer than I thought when I started this thought, but Dallas fans, take good care of your San Antonio brethren and sistren, all right?


Absolutely....All Stars Fans Are Welcome To College Park Any Time! Please PLEASEE Join Us. It Would be horrible for the WNBA not to exist at ALL in TEXAS Any more Sad



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Press release tonight:



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PostPosted: 10/12/17 9:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sorry to hear this news Sad
(Also kind of sorry to hear that Vegas is a likely destination. It doesn't seem that compatible with WNBA fans in the stands to me, but obviously I'd be happy to be wrong about that)



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