Columbus Rumors

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has informed NBA Commissioner David Stern that his city wants an NBA franchise, the Columbus Dispatch reported on Thursday. Coleman sent a letter to Stern this week expressing the city’s interest in either an expansion or relocated team, but it won’t be easy. Stern has made it clear in recent times that expansion simply isn’t an option right now for the NBA, which already has 30 teams. And even if it was, Columbus would be well behind Seattle, which has fought hard to land another NBA team after the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City in 2008.