Whitney: Every team needs a tough guy. Team first, will do anything to win kind of guy. Today, The Pilot begins exploring the city’s ‘Dividing Lines.’, Teen steals nearly $1 million from Georgia supermarket over two weeks and buys cars and guns, police say, In your sleep: "If you have to die, this is a great way to go". 7. We couldn’t risk letting Seattle get him. “We actually had this idea to try and help kids, as many kids as we could, get into school,” says Claiborne. EDIT: I don't know how the create a team works, but if you can upload logos, here are my two choices. How many states do not have an NBA team? We’ll take it. It’s not crazy that this team could sneak into the eighth spot in the East. "I did not disclose the name of the team or the name of team ownership," he said. Win, win. He hasn’t played much, but there’s no reason to believe he can’t develop into a legitimate inside-outside offensive threat in the future. We’ve got Bryn, and we fully expect him to train with Iverson this summer. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. NBA teams reportedly have had multiple conversations over the last year about moving away from the term “owner” when describing the person who controls the majority of the franchise. He was first drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder in 2018 NBA draft with the 53rd overall pick. He’s a tough-nosed wing who really showed himself as a gifted scorer in Detroit before being traded to Boston. Same name, new team: Virginia Destroyers ready to bring exciting football to Hampton The Destroyers, not affiliated with the former team by the same name, open play March 30th. A lot of these guys can play multiple positions and that is crucial in today’s NBA. 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Will you find the Warriors in the Garden State or the Golden State? A: New Jersey. Ron Villanueva said and that the delegation has yet to get a specific request from the city about what state support might be sought for the arena. Will fight for the team every night. We need it. It said the arena would create 1,230 jobs while generating $98 million in revenue in 2015, including $66 million in Virginia Beach. "Virginia Beach is the city in which they are highly interested in, and in comparing their options today, Virginia Beach would be one of their top choices," he said. McClean and NSYNC had Chris Kirkpatrick. While Virginia Beach is mainly a tourist attraction, basketball fans throughout the state of Virginia will be thrilled to have an NBA team they can call their own. Besides, Bryant’s a 19-year-old rookie big man who play like he has multiple chips on his shoulder. Chesapeake baker gets $10,000 grant from Beyoncé, ending a year of setbacks and sadness, Norfolk remains deeply segregated. Christian-Republican or Christian-Democrat, We Are All One In Christ! 19. At least we didn’t take him first, right? Shoutout to Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis. Seattle can have Bogdanovic. Little does Kristian know I’m getting all the guys with Indiana ties. In truth, I was never against New York adding Hardaway in the first place. Are the Heat bringing their talents from Los Angeles or Miami? Anthony Guy Bennett (born June 1, 1969) is an American former NBA basketball player and the head men's basketball coach at the University of Virginia since March 31, 2009. The Beach is negotiating with media and sports giant Comcast-Spectacor to build the 18,500-seat arena near the Virginia Beach Convention Center. A: California, Florida, New York, and Texas. We needed Robin Lopez just as much as Robin Lopez needed us. We drafted an expansion Virginia Beach NBA team. Claiborne and Pervis Stevenson founded PUSH Basketball in 2019. Lyles is a 21-years-old, 6’10” forward who can step out and shoot threes. Seattle took Amir Johnson from the 76ers at No. Sessoms has said he wants any deal to be structured so revenue from the building pays its debt service. The parties are working on a term sheet to present to the City Council later this year or early next year. Vince Carter once feuded with an entire city, Vince Carter’s 10-year beef with Toronto included Nelly, a possible body slam, and so many injuries, Shaq and Donovan Mitchell had the most awkward post-game exchange, he is considering the idea of an expansion, We imagined how an NBA expansion draft would look today, Adam Silver: Seattle on ‘short list’ of NBA expansion cities, Tom Ziller’s list of possible expansion locations. — Desi Sills scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to help Arkansas rally from a 12-point halftime deficit, and then hold on to beat Auburn 75-73 on Wednesday night. Kristian: I play a lot of NBA 2K, and one thing I like to do is draft out teams in MyGM mode and see how they do. We’re letting Lou Williams cook off the bench. His harmless antics add another dimension to the team, and he’ll be a great teammate on the bench and on the court. 9. He’s 25, can score in bunches, and hasn’t scratched the surface of his potential. Signing one of baseball's best center fielders creates new questions for Toronto, starting with whether the team can win now. Whitney: Young talent, young talent, young talent. He’s also a really solid defender, an underrated passer and a seriously underrated low-post scorer. Taj Gibson is a guy who has a winning pedigree, has a defense-first mentality and — most importantly — is from Brooklyn, N.Y. Can you match the NBA team to their city? However, we are not going to comment on rumors regarding relocation of the franchise.". Portsmouth residents rally against — or for — making Danny Meeks city manager, Virginia health department tweaks hotline’s Spanish services, Gloucester woman missing for 7 weeks found dead, When it rains, it pours into these pump stations at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Whitney: We’re going to be playing in the East. The rest would be available for a new team to take for a new franchise. But the center court logo is to be seen nowhere else. Remember when he did a remake of Beauty and the Beast? 3. From 2006 to 2013, the Sacramento Kings organization was under constant threat of the team moving. Koch's study said that starting in 2015, the arena would host 200 events a year with 1.3 million attendees. At pick 11 in an expansion draft, it seems like a steal. Kristian: Ian Clark plays within a system, can shoot threes and can play either guard spot. Sal Iaquinto said. Kristian: Pick 14 in an expansion draft gets tough. Level 62. While Seattle would be an excellent choice for an expansion NBA franchise or an existing team's relocation (the city plans to build a new $490 million arena) and Virginia Beach … "It was really broad brush," Del. Henry IV, Part 1: NFL team featured prominently in the Hollywood films 'Invincible' and 'The Silver Linings Playbook'. 23. Aaron Applegate, 757-222-5122,aaron.applegate@pilotonline.com. Seattle took Iman Shumpert from the Cavaliers at No. Kurkjian: 'Don Sutton was one great pitcher' Tim Kurkjian recalls the incredible Hall of Fame career of Don Sutton, who died Monday at the age of 75. This rendering shows how a proposed professional sports arena would look next to the Virginia Beach convention center. The only Pirates to play in the NBA were Devin Green and the honorable Bad Boy himself, Rick Mahorn. Bennett is one of just three former NBA players to have won the NCAA Championship as a head coach and, as of 2020, the only one who is an active NCAA coach. I’ll take that at pick No. 14. Seattle took Ryan Anderson from the Houston Rockets at No. Seattle took Tyler Johnson from the Miami Heat at No. Remember when he played power forward for Paul George? Yes, the resort city of Virginia Beach wants an NHL team. In late July, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced he is considering the idea of an expansion. Seattle took Frank Mason III from the Kings at No. We have a shot to make the playoffs, so we’re also going for a sixth man of the year award. Kristian: I’m a Knicks guy, through and through. In all reality, Miles is that dude. Bob McDonnell and the city, according to Warren Harris, the city's director of economic development. Before Paul Pierce scolded LeBron James on TV, he battled LeBron’s family and spit at his teammates, LeBron James attracts many pests, but Joakim Noah might be the best player to ever beef with him, Rasheed Wallace’s career-long crusade against NBA referees was a beef of principle, Shaq sure does love to bully NBA centers for no reason. It’s why the Backstreet Boys had A.J. Bring the NBA … Kristian: Had it not been for Lonzo Ball, Bryn Forbes probably would have won Summer League MVP. EDIT2: I picked this because the 1st Virginia Regiment had a Valkyrie for its coat of arms. What I did know is this: Thomas Bryant is from Rochester, N.Y., and my cousin played ball at the local YMCA with him before. Check, check and check. We’re shooting for the stars. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson likened him to Marcus Smart, and if he reaches that level, there’s no way Whitehead’s not in my rotation. Kristian: Seattle went with a hometown pick at 15 and I went to Hampton. Las Vegas Bullets (if you move the Wizards there--if you play Texas Hold'em, you know this name works) Vancouver Vipers Kentucky Colonels (former ABA team; 2K … The mayor of Virginia Beach and cable giant Comcast-Spectacor will issue a joint statement Tuesday to announce that a possible plan to build an arena -- and lure an NBA team -- … Whitney: It’s time to teach Virginia Beach not to google his name. Any ideas on the next expansion team? Either will do. Kristian: At this point, we had our guards and bigs, but we had no wing. Seattle took Bojan Bogdanovic from the Indiana Pacers at No. City officials also briefed Virginia Beach's General Assembly delegation on the arena on Oct. 25. 25. A representative of an NBA team eyeing a move to Virginia Beach has had meetings in Richmond with Gov. It might as well have a … Whitney: Clark was lowkey my favorite player on the Warriors roster. Swaggy P adds a little flare to our team, and if there’s anything he does, it’s hit three-pointers. But, much like the Knicks, our team's success hinges on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s development. He could have Bryn if I had total control of our 10th pick. The briefing was a general update, Del. Seattle took Jamal Crawford from the Timberwolves at No. Whitney and I paired as one team in the East and we pit ourselves against SB Nation’s Seattle SuperSonics blog, Sonics Rising. Virginia Beach, Virginia. Other teams [ edit ] Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Seattle has been the likely destination for an expansion team ever since the SuperSonics relocated and became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008. Per the NBA’s rules of an Expansion Draft, each team was allowed to protect eight players. Here’s how that conversation went: My cousin’s month-old endorsement was good enough for me. The Leathernecks played two instant classic NCAA tournament games in our College Hoops 2K8 sim. Finally, I gave in, and in truth, we found our starting three. Whitney: I’m actually a Hardaway fan. Kristian: Whitney had been legit campaigning to draft C.J. Here's who we picked and why, Reviewing every Stephen A. Smith performance on ‘General Hospital’, Western Illinois, Year 30 and Year 31, 2036-2038. Year: 2015 Team: Dallas Mavericks Round: 1 (21 st overall) The skinny: Beloved by Hoos fans for his high-flying dunks and energetic style of play, Anderson – who had originally committed to the University of Maryland before changing his mind after Coach Gary Williams retired – was the first player under Bennett to get selected in the first round. Marcus Morris is one of those guys. Miles is exactly what I wanted when I said we needed a wing who “could play defense, hit threes, run in transition and didn’t have an injury history or off-court troubles.” Besides, we could use Fournier’s offense with the second unit, anyway. He knows what it takes to win a championship too. Seattle took Wesley Matthews from the Mavs at No. Kristian: Seattle took Jamal Crawford with their fifth pick, and like Negan from The Walking Dead, I had to shut down a Jamal Crawford-Lou Williams backcourt, with no exceptions. Harris said the team that met with the governor and the city is interested in coming to Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach could support an NBA or NHL franchise, an economy study suggests, if the commonwealth can move faster than competing cities on plans to construct an arena. Let's find out! Whitney: This was a makeup pick for Kristian. The Virginia Squires played in the American Basketball Association from 1970 to 1976; the team was left out of that league's partial merger with the NBA after the 1975 and 1976 season. And that may be challenging. Seattle took Jake Layman from the Trail Blazers at 29. As we were talking about what an expansion draft would look like in 2017, we decided to do our own. "It just comes down to numbers, and we're waiting," Villanueva said. With that, we got first pick at head coach and we quickly offered Becky Hammon as much money as we possibly could. What is the largest state (in terms of population) without an NBA team? Solid guy and I had to keep Kristian from drafting Tim Hardaway Jr. with our first pick. Mayor Will Sessoms said he plans to update the City Council on Tuesday. You need a tough guy in every successful group. Miles since before we started the Expansion Draft. Hardaway developed as a player on both ends of the floor in Atlanta and he returns to a Knicks team that no longer employs the guy who traded him. That didn’t stop 10 picks in. So, I went with a hometown guy in Whitehead, who’s from Brooklyn. That doesn’t mean he’ll be the No. The closest Richmond has come to a pro team is the Virginia Squires of the ABA, a league that was folded into the NBA. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, with the help of local … Kristian: We needed a big man, but I didn’t want someone who could only play one position. Whitney: Another dirty work kind of guy. Overall it’s better than a portion of the nba already but a few touch ups and it could exceed its potential. Sessoms and a spokesman for McDonnell declined to comment on the meetings with the NBA team's representatives. Seattle took Thabo Sefolosha from the Utah Jazz at No. A: Utah. Here is a veteran leader, competitor, a two-way player and stability at the most important position in basketball. Harris denied mentioning the Kings or the Maloofs at the meeting. Ideally, we wanted a young guy here who could play defense, hit threes, run in transition and didn’t have an injury history or off-court troubles. Mascot fights? At 26 years old, he’s still a rebounder, shot-blocker and rim-running athlete we can use off the bench. The players we drafted also will allow Becky Hammon to play with rotations depending on opponent. 15. That said, it’s okay if you roast us for this contract. Sure, $71 million is exorbitant, but when you’re gunning for a restricted free agent, you have to make an offer another team won’t match. Seattle took Tyson Chandler from the Phoenix Suns at No. "It was, 'Hey, we need to meet with you to let you know where we're at, and we might need to meet with you again.' Whitney: That’s fine with me. When you're rooting for your favorite NBA team, which city are you representing? This team is a decent mix of young and old players and should be a group of guys that can put egos aside and gel together rather quickly. ... (essentially Virginia Beach and Norfolk) has a sizable population and no pro sports. 1 and 2. 3 talking about this. The official site of the National Basketball Association. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Whitney: So part of starting a new team in a new city is having a team that is likeable! There was a proposal to bring a franchise to Virginia Beach in 2017. Let's show the NBA that Hampton Roads wants a team here! Comcast would lease and operate the building for 25 years. No other options exist. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. The Maloofs courted Anaheim, Virginia Beach, and Seattle as potential suitors for the team. We called upon the beautiful SB Nation network of team blogs and experts to protect their players from each team and let us know who was available for drafting. Kristian: The George Hill pick made sense for our first selection. Two sources who were at a city department director meeting last Thursday said Harris gave a brief update on the arena and told the group that Sessoms and the governor had recently had meetings with the ownership of the Sacramento Kings and mentioned the Maloof family, which owns the team, by name. Kristian: Seattle got a really good pick in Chandler here, a vet who can mentor the young guys and still turn in valuable minutes as a defensive anchor and rebounder. Those sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the politically sensitive nature of the project. Evan Fournier hasn’t distinguished himself as a star in Orlando, but he hasn’t been a scrub either. The council ordered it to check numbers in a study done by Old Dominion University economics professor James Koch. I didn’t have any Pirates to choose from. His efficiency dropped last season, but Fournier was still a legitimate perimeter threat on a nightly basis. Kristian: Whitney and I like our roster, but there’s something missing: shooters. A spokesman for the Kings, Tony Hanson, wrote in an email Wednesday: "We have been contacted over the years by several cities and parties interested in the Kings organization. He’s going to be perfect on the floor and off. And since the Hampton Roads area was on Tom Ziller’s list of possible expansion locations, I (Kristian) — a proud Hampton University alumnus — decided to make Virginia Beach the East’s 16th NBA city. Suggested Team Name: SuperSonics. 5. 3. The best part is that the Eastern Conference is currently depleted and it will give them some confidence that they can compete right away. He’s a guy who does the dirty work — fights for 50/50 balls, boxes out, occasionally fist-fights Serge Ibaka — and doesn’t complain about touches. The SB Nation NBA network held a mock expansion draft, and we took our team to Virginia Beach. VIRGINIA BEACH The proposal to build a $350 million arena near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to attract an NBA team is moving forward with behind-the-scenes meetings. So when I saw Tim Hardaway Jr., basking in the wet ink of his $71 million contract, I had to pull the trigger. Henson became somewhat of an afterthought in Milwaukee due to Giannis Antotkounmpo’s emergence as an all-world talent and Thon Maker’s quick rise to prominence as a rookie, but he’s got the skills. Seattle took Jeremy Lamb from the Hornets at No. I get it’s just the word mark but it’s diagonal where as all the other times it’s horizontal. I got Hill and Miles and this is now my favorite team. Remember when he did a remake of Beauty and the Beast? I’VE NEVER WANTED A FAKE TEAM TO BE MORE REAL. 17. The guy looked like Damian Lillard in Las Vegas, fundamentally picking defenders apart at the cellular level to the tune of 26 points per game. Virginia Beach Valkyries. Seattle took Mario Hezonja from the Magic at No. Or an NBA team. 21. 27. I think he’s a fine player and in an expansion draft he’s a really great pickup. NBA team whose owners made failed attempts to relocate the franchise to Anaheim, Virginia Beach, and Seattle between 2011-2013. That didn’t exist, so we went with the best available. The Pilot is exploring Norfolk’s ‘Dividing Lines.’ Here’s how you can help. After all, Lopez is a guy who doesn’t need the ball to be effective. Kristian: At this point, we have our starters, we have a second unit, but we don’t have an enforcer. Allen Iverson, who is from Hampton, Va., will assume a guard development role effective immediately. A: California, with four NBA teams. Because a new arena could be under construction as soon as next year. … Which states have more than one NBA team? I like the shading with the space needle. Adding more franchises to the 30-team league is “just a question of when the right time is to seriously start thinking about [it],” he said. Oct 4, 2017. also Albuquerque and Louisville. 1 guy on this team but at least he’s been in a winning culture and can bring that to Virginia Beach. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. 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