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WNBA Eyes Atlanta Franchise

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I would have posted this in the Atlanta Sports Talk Thread, but no one pays attention to that thread.

Anyways, I found this nice bit of news this morning in the AJC.

WNBA eyes Atlanta franchise

The women's professional basketball league, the WNBA, has told Hawks-Thrashers owner Atlanta Spirit that there is interest in bringing a team to the city.

"The WNBA has indicated to us that they have potential investors [interested in putting a team here]," Atlanta Spirit president and CEO Bernie Mullin said. "The league approached us to provide lease terms [under which a team could play in Philips Arena, which is operated by the Atlanta Spirit]. We have provided that."

The WNBA is a 10-year-old league with 14 teams, all but one of them in NBA cities. The WNBA, which is backed by the NBA, has expressed interest in growing to 16 teams. It also is possible that a team could be relocated from another city.

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I suppose it won't hurt. It will not cost Atlanta a dime because we already have a world class venue in which to showcase the team. Do I think they will find an investor? Now that is the million dollar question.

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I've heard that the Atlanta Beat, the women's professional soccer team, did pretty well. It was the league that went under, not the team.

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I've heard that the Atlanta Beat, the women's professional soccer team, did pretty well. It was the league that went under, not the team.

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