NBA Expansion and Relocation: A Viability Study of Various Cities

Journal of Sport Management, Vol. 18, 2004

22 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2006  

Daniel A. Rascher

University of San Francisco - Sport Management Program; SportsEconomics

Heather Rascher

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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.

Keywords: Location, National Basketball Association, Regression, Expansion

JEL Classification: L11, L83

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

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
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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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