The co-founder of 8664 offers his pro-NBA testimony.
… Allen contends anti-NBA arguments – an NBA team will hurt U of L attendance and games are too expensive – “never quite line up.”
“This is a missed opportunity. How can we afford not to go down this path?”
Allen acknowledged U of L officials’ arguments about an NBA team interfering with the men’s basketball scheduling.
Then he stated that of U of L ‘s 54 dates for various programs including men’s basketball, there are only four games – one men’s game, three women’s – scheduled for a weekend night, when the NBA typically plays.
The main argument from NBA opponents is, ” ‘Louisville’s got to do what’s right for U of L,’” Allen said.
“No. We have to do what’s right for Louisville.”