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Councillor says he's 'working on' getting NBA team for Louisville

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A local councillor in Louisville says he is working on a resolution to bring an NBA franchise to the Kentucky city.

"Now is the time," Dan Johnson said, according to WDRB-TV. The official had tweeted on Tuesday that he was "working on getting the NBA" to come to town.

Expansion talk from anywhere except the NBA itself should be taken with a grain of salt. The league has been on record as saying it is not currently in expansion mode, although it's predictable they would do due diligence by keeping an eye on markets like Seattle and Las Vegas.

Louisville, a college basketball hotbed that is home to the Cardinals, is a fairly new entry into the pro sports expansion conversation. The city ranks 30th in the United States in population and 49th by television market, but has an 11-year-old, 22,000-seat arena, the KFC Yum! Center.

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