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Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

Posted on: March 26, 2011 7:38 pm
Edited on: March 26, 2011 7:40 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

If (or when, most likely) the Sacramento Kings move to Anaheim, Phil Jackson will be retired. Supposedly. At least according to him. So you'd think he might not care too much about a third NBA team coming into an area already absorbed with the Lakers and to a much lesser degree, the Clippers.

But he doesn't see it as a good move. Not at all as he was asked by reporters before the Lakers' game Friday.

"What other metropolitan area has three teams in it?” Jackson said rhetorically to the L.A. Times. “It’s ridiculous to put another franchise in this market. It just doesn’t make sense to do that."

Hard to argue with that. Bringing the Kings to Anaheim would put them just a few miles from the Clippers and Lakers and most likely, the Kings would be battling for fans in the area. There was a little talk of moving the Hornets to Chicago when the NBA first purchased them but like this, most agreed having even a second team in that city doesn't make sense.

As it stands now, Los Angeles is the only city with two NBA teams in it. Soon New York will have two when the Nets move to Brooklyn, but three in one area is just crazy. Without Blake Griffin, the Clippers have already been dead with its fanbase, struggling to sell tickets. And with Griffin and the Clips now picking up steam, that would mean even less attention to the new team in town.

Like Phil said, stupid idea people.

Still, doesn't matter what smart people like Phil Jackson say. The Maloofs seem committed to taking their team to Anaheim and the Honda Center. It really feels like a decision they'll regret eventually though. If they want to check out of Sacramento, there are a lot of great markets to explore. Problem is, the best one (Seattle) has the same issues Sacramento does.

Arenas are a pain, aren't they?
Comments

Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
BUT..
Two is plenty, Three is a crowd. 

The NBA is getting lamer every year.



Since: Jul 15, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

If the Kings are Hell Bent in staying in California why not do something more logical like San Francisco,San Jose or even San Diego Either that or pack up to Los Vegas Not Los Angeles but the Kings owners have always been stupid pathetic morons



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

Move the Kings to Seattle.  Give the people there a break after all the shenanigans by David Stern and Clay Bennett when they moved the Sonics to Oklahoma City.
You have to be kidding.  The problem for the Sonics in Seattle was the lack of a decent arena and lack of fan support, getting worse as the Sonics fell from contention...same basic problem as Sacramento (although I am not sure about attendance figures in Sac).  If that is the case, why would you expect the same people that would not support the Sonics losing in Seattle to support the Kings losing in Seattle.  Makes no sense to say Franchise A is losing money in a particular city in a sub-par arena so lets put Franchise B in the same sub-par arena and expect them to make money.  Maybe for a year or two it works with good attendence for the new team but, eventually, you have the same fan support/revenue problems.



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

Move the Kings to Seattle.  Give the people there a break after all the shenanigans by David Stern and Clay Bennett when they moved the Sonics to Oklahoma City.



Since: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: March 27, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

As a Lakers fan, I can find one positive out of all of this...The Lakers will have 2 less road games because all in attendence @ the Honda Center will Lakers fansWink




Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

I've been screaming from the highest hills about this the whole time: The Kings need to move to SAN JOSE! The city's population is booming and they also have an adequate arena to host an NBA franchise. And IMO, they should be able to keep a good portion of the Sacramento fanbase if they stay in Northern California.



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

No need to worry, Orange County citizens don't want the Kings either. If they move there, they will receive even less support than they're getting in Sacramento.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

I agree with Phil, I don’t see any need to place another NBA team in the local Southern California area. I can see it as a more sinister move where as the Kings are only using Anaheim as a stepping stone to another move later. If that is the case then Anaheim is being played.

They would be told that the Kings or whatever their name would be in Anaheim for years and years to come.

After about 2-3 years they will then appeal to the league to move, saying the franchise is not earning enough and the city of Anaheim will not build an arena for them.

In the meantime Las Vegas or San Jose are willing to build an arena. I am not one to be sinister, but this could be the only reason the ultimate city would accept then and that is  you can not bring the Kings to our city, they must be of a different name. This is me just being sinister. No team would ever do this, the owners are serious about being the third NBA attraction in Southern California. They will be here for the rest of the time they are in the NBA.

I do know that Southern California will not be able to support a third NBA team. They are not really supporting two now. The Lakers are cleaning up, while the Clippers are sucking hind T*T. They might be doing better now that Griffin is on board and could be the reason butts are going to the Clipper games.  

“ONE MAN’S OPINION”




Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: March 27, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

Terrible idea, too many Lakers fans, the Lakers have a deal with Time Warner for the next few years to broadcast EVERY Lakers game on TV. Also the Clippers are on the rise. Kings suck. Bottom line.



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2011 11:51 am
 

Phil Jackson doesn't want the Kings in Anaheim

Phil just wants no part of the grueling flight into Anaheim.

Actually, I don' think it would be good for the league to have another team in SoCal. What's wrong with Las Vegas?


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