NBA Expansion and Relocation: A Viability Study of Various Cities
Daniel A. Rascher
University of San Francisco - Sport Management Program; SportsEconomics
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Journal of Sport Management, Vol. 18, 2004
An examination of possible expansion or relocation sites for the NBA is undertaken using a two-equation system requiring two-stage probit least squares to estimate. The location model forecasts the best cities for an NBA team based on the underlying characteristics of current NBA teams. The results suggest that Louisville, San Diego, Baltimore, St. Louis, and Norfolk appear to be the most promising candidates for relocation or expansion.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: Location, National Basketball Association, Regression, Expansion
JEL Classification: L11, L83
Date posted: August 24, 2006
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