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NBA Expansion and Relocation: A Viability Study of Various Cities


Daniel A. Rascher


University of San Francisco - Sport Management Program; SportsEconomics

Heather Rascher


University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business


Journal of Sport Management, Vol. 18, 2004

Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: August 24, 2006  

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Rascher, Daniel A. and Rascher, Heather, NBA Expansion and Relocation: A Viability Study of Various Cities. Journal of Sport Management, Vol. 18, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=926214

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Daniel A. Rascher (Contact Author)
University of San Francisco - Sport Management Program ( email )
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States
SportsEconomics ( email )
2200 Powell St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
United States
Heather Rascher
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business ( email )
545 Student Services Building, #1900
2220 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
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