LOUISVILLE (WHAS11)-- The411: With the looming question that many in Kentucky want to know can the state support a National Basketball Association, (NBA) team? The reason why I’m expanding the discussion from Louisville to the whole Commonwealth is because the players, (people involved) will have connections to both the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. I’ve figured out several names of the people involved but It can change and/or be updated by the time the public is made aware of their venture.

Remember, I said that there will be an announcement this week. We only have a couple of days left in the week so I anticipate something in the next day if not today. At the time of the announcement we will have the name(s) of the people involved which will create a collaborative team of influential people playing all the positions needed to be a real competitor in the game of having a professional team in Louisville.

Like in the Field of Dreams, we built the KFC Yum! Center so will they come or do they need another arena to make it happen? We are getting closer to that announcement where the talk will turn into negotiations. They still have a long way to go but this is now going to be moving forward instead of backwards.

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