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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 01:56 PM

Indiana Pacers co-owner Herb Simon stressed Tuesday that he wants to keep his team in Indianapolis but was equally adamant that he can no longer afford the operating expenses at Conseco Fieldhouse or the team's year-after-year financial losses. Simon said the Pacers have lost money nine of the past 10 years, including the year the Pacers played in the NBA finals. (Forbes.com offers a different financial picture; see the graphic at left.) Jim Morris, president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, said the team has lost $200 million total since Simon bought it in 1983.


Under the agreement, the Pacers agreed to operate the fieldhouse, which is costing the team about $15 million a year. Simon said he did not want to negotiate in public, but it's clear, based on what CIB officials have said, that neither side thinks the team can continue to pay that much.


Simon avoided making threats to leave town and said he has not spoken to other cities that might be interested in the team. But, he stressed, "It's very important we resolve this in the near future. Very important."


And it's not just the Pacers that Simon is concerned about. The fate of the Indiana Fever seems tenuous at best. Simon said he is committed to the WNBA team for just one more year. The team has lost "several million dollars," he said, and must double corporate sponsorships and attendance if it is to survive.


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Posted March 11, 2009 - 01:57 PM

move to Seattle

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 07:57 PM

Seattle....Pacers.....

Hmmm...

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 08:07 PM

Anaheim Pacers lol

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 08:08 PM

Anaheim Pacers lol


Hellllllllllllllllll to the frigginnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nooooooooooooooo :angry:

lol my butt would be OUT of Anaheim in a sec

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 08:28 PM

Hellllllllllllllllll to the frigginnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nooooooooooooooo :angry:

lol my butt would be OUT of Anaheim in a sec

Anaheim deserves a team. So does San Diego. I wished back then that the Hornets would move to Anaheim when they were moving out of Charlotte. Oh well. Pacers should stay in Indiana. But Anaheim or San Diego can have the Clippers back. But in Donald Sterling's mind. He doesn't want to move the Clippers out of L.A. He thinks his team can win a NBA title in L.A.
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Posted March 11, 2009 - 08:35 PM

There needs to be a team in kentucky or tenn :lol:

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 08:51 PM

There needs to be a team in kentucky or tenn :lol:

Grizzlies? :huh:

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 08:53 PM

Alaska.

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 08:53 PM

Grizzlies? :huh:

Grizz should've stayed in Vancouver.
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Posted March 11, 2009 - 08:55 PM

Seattle Pacers
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Posted March 11, 2009 - 10:12 PM

If they were to relocate, I'm assuming it would have to be in the East since there's already a surplus of West teams. I'm just hoping they stay put since I have some great memories of Reggie Miller in Indy.

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 10:13 PM

Move them to LA. There can be 3 teams at Staples.

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 11:03 PM

Honolulu Pacers
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Posted March 11, 2009 - 11:12 PM

I wonder if they'll become part of the Western conference.

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Posted March 11, 2009 - 11:25 PM

Move to Canada..join Toronto as another Canada team...
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Posted March 11, 2009 - 11:49 PM

Move to Canada..join Toronto as another Canada team...

Vancouver is a nice place on the West Coast of Canada. They need a team. Grizz should've stayed there. Its better than Memphis in my opinion.
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Posted March 11, 2009 - 11:56 PM

Should just move them to Seattle and name them the Sonics. Seattle would be happy having Granger as their franchise player lol

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Posted March 12, 2009 - 01:02 AM

Seattle has retained the rights and the colors to the Sonics, so if they moved to Seattle, they would be called the Sonics.

That's why OKC (formerly the Sonics) had to change their name and colors.. Because their agreement was that they get to move out but they can't take the name (Sonics) or the team colors (Green) with them.
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Posted March 12, 2009 - 06:33 AM

Anaheim's ALWAYS looking. Not too long ago there were rumors of the Kings coming down here until San jose got in the mix. The way I see it, I'd rather have the Pacers @ the pond...excuse me Honda center, before the Kings..




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