Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Extra Time on the Clock

From the Associated Press:

TULSA, Okla. — An Oklahoma businessman says the WNBA has extended a Sept. 1 deadline by a few weeks for his investment group to line up funding to bring a WNBA team to Tulsa in time for the 2010 season.

Bill Cameron said Wednesday that WNBA President Donna Orender gave his group "a few more weeks of leeway" to get the deal done. He did not specify exactly how long his group has.

The group announced in July that it intends to bring a professional women's basketball team to Tulsa. It is unknown whether Tulsa would get an expansion team or whether an existing team would relocate to the city.

You just read the article in its entirety. What's left is for people to read the tea leaves. Donna Orender plays 3-dimensional chess; I don't know if this is good news or if it's bad news - or what President Orender wants the news to be.

UPDATE: From a post on a message board....

I was at the luncheon today. It sounded like a couple of weeks. It was also stated that it would most likely be an expansion team, but the chance did exist that it may be the relocation of another team. They have almost 75% of the financing secured.


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