A little birdie says the Women’s National Basketball Association might bring a team to Louisville, thanks to a new downtown arena slated to open in November 2010.
“I’ve talked to David Stern, commissioner of the NBA, and he’s planning on coming here in the next two or three months to look at Louisville for a possible WNBA team,” says Jim Host, chairman of the Arena Authority.
During a recent interview with LEO Weekly, Host said it’s unlikely an NBA team would consider relocating to Louisville because U of L will have scheduling priority at the new arena.
But, Host said: “I do think it’s very, very possible a WNBA team might come because they play in the summer,” presenting no major scheduling conflicts with the university.
It wouldn’t be the first of the arena guru’s predictions to come true — let’s hope he’s right once again. (SK)