Monday, September 21, 2009
From Bob Corwin at Full Court Press:
Tulsa has not yet raised enough funds to buy a WNBA franchise. Word has it that former University of Arkansas men’s coach Nolan Richardson, who has been targeted as the future Tulsa head coach, was offered a piece of the franchise ownership to try to bring him on board. WNBA President Orender is trying to give Tulsa extra time to raise sufficient capital. In her most recent comment about the possibility of a team in Tulsa, Orender implied that the team could be an expansion team or a franchise relocation.
The rest of Corwin's article concerns the health of the three WNBA teams that everyone is paying close attention to:
Atlanta: As far as I can tell, the Dream have not sent out their requests for season ticket renewals. (Then again, it could be that the Dream might change venue.)
Detroit: Karen Davidson didn't exactly offer reassuring words regarding the continuation of women's basketball in Detroit.
Indiana: The article must have been written before the Fever organization sent their season ticket renewal packets out. That's no guarantee that the Fever will be here next year, since Houston did the same thing.
We'll keep ya posted with what we know, which ain't a lot.