(12-22-2016 11:33 PM)Erictelevision Wrote: The line I'm thinking: officially a finalist. And in case it matters: post-WWII.
What would you call a moving franchise that had multiple bidders but picked one locale?
Thoughts along the lines of:
Whalers picking Raleigh
Jets moving to Arizona
Nordiques moving to Colorado
Thrashers moving to Winnipeg
I want to say the Kings were originally in KC, then ended up in Sacramento, not sure who else was trying to lure them.
Seattle Sonics picked OKC over other choices....
Grizzlies move to Memphis from Vancouver....
I don't remember all the cities in the pool that ended up being the Final Four of Minnesota, Charlotte, Orlando, and Miami back in the mid to late 80s.
I don't recall all the candidates when the NBA went to Canada with Vancouver and Toronto.
I don't remember the pool when Charlotte/Carolina and Jacksonville got the nod.
Then you had the repercussions expansions of Cleveland Browns to the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Oilers to Tennessee Titans with a new Browns team coming back to Cleveland and Houston being awarded the Texans.