Journal of Sport Management, Vol. 18, 2004
22 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2006
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.
Keywords: Location, National Basketball Association, Regression, Expansion
JEL Classification: L11, L83
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=926214