June 22, 2022 

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Who will own the Bay Area’s WNBA expansion team? 

Howard and Alex discuss the potential new owners of a would-be Bay Area WNBA team

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This episode features host Howard Megdal and Alex Simon of the Bay Area News Group to discuss the potential new owners of a would-be Bay Area WNBA team.

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Alex talks about potential ownership groups for the Bay Area:

“Yeah. Kind of that reporting is talking both with the ownership groups that are there that feel like they have a belief reason to believe that it’s there. But it’s also talking with people around the WNBA.

There’s so many people in the league that feel like the league isn’t whole without necessarily being there because of the fact that it is such a massive media market that has such a massive basketball fan base.”

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Alex talks about the Golden State Warriors ownership group potentially missing an opportunity to own a WNBA team:

“I think it would have been great for the league from the Warriors perspective. Well, one they have tried, they actually were Joe Lacob, the current owner of the Warriors who by the way, used to own the San Jose Lasers in the American Basketball League, the one that was founded right before the WNBA got started.”

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