NBA | "NBA 2 Louisville" Initiative Names Dan Issel President

02/15/2018 11:59 AM

The “NBA 2 Louisville” initiative named former NBA and ABA all-star Dan Issel as the president of the Louisville Basketball Investment and Support Group on Thursday morning.

The group is hoping to bring an NBA franchise to the city of Louisville.

The “NBA 2 Louisville” initiative also announced on Thursday that more than 20 investors “have contributed a combined $750,000 in startup capital to support the initiative.”

Issel spoke on Thursday about why he believes Louisville deserves to have an NBA franchise:

Some have voiced concerns about whether or not an NBA team in Louisville would negatively impact UofL men’s basketball. Issel discussed that concern on Thursday:

Issel said the next step in the process is to identify a majority owner.

Andrew Chernoff

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