While Sacramento continues to argue with the NBA Kings over an arena deal to keep that franchise up north, Anaheim continues to prepare its arena for an NBA team. On Tuesday night, the City Council will consider an environmental-impact report that would allow the Honda Center to hold 222 events per year, up from the current 162.
Working with the National Basketball Association to bring a new team to Anaheim to further benefit the city’s businesses will be one way to achieve the goal, he said. Tait wants to make Anaheim the central hub of Orange County, believing there is room for more than two professional sports teams in Anaheim. “We have our own unique identity and population.? A county of 3 million people can easily support an NBA franchise,” he said. “There is no doubt Anaheim is NBA ready.? I’m confident that we will get a team.”