View Full Version : OKC Buys a D-League Team

08-01-2008, 10:12 AM
The San Antonio Spurs' model is continuing to take shape in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City's NBA team has agreed to purchase the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League, becoming only the third NBA franchise to own a D-League team.

The Los Angeles Lakers own the L.A. D-Fenders. The San Antonio Spurs own the Austin Toros.

The Professional Basketball Club paid $2.25 million for the 66ers, according to Oklahoma City's NBA team chairman Clay Bennett, and will now have full control of the franchise's business and basketball operations.

The 66ers also will become the sole affiliate of Oklahoma City. As part of wholesale changes to the D-League's affiliation system, the NBA announced on June 11 the 66ers would serve as the affiliate for the franchise formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics as well as the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2008-09 season. The D-League hasn't announced which team will now become Milwaukee's affiliate.

"It gives you a consistency and a purpose of what it is you're trying to accomplish both on and off the floor, said Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti of the acquisition. "And we'll look to implement the same system so that there's almost a corporate knowledge from a basketball standpoint between our team and our team in Tulsa. So it just continues to breed
consistency and allows us to build more depth in the organization.


08-01-2008, 10:50 AM
Well, at least they won't have to move this team.

08-01-2008, 11:11 AM
thats good I guess

Mile High Champ
08-01-2008, 11:19 AM
I think 2/3 of there team should be on their D-League team...

08-01-2008, 04:55 PM
Lol. ^^^

That's good I guess. They got another team for their players to improve in.

08-01-2008, 04:59 PM
I think 2/3 of there team should be on their D-League team...

LOL i was totally thinking the same thing