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All of which feeds Rigby’s dream scenario.
He is careful with his phrasing, and at this point it’s only a nugget of an idea, tucked away for a time when an opportunity may arise: St. George. The city and its surrounding area is home to more than 100,000 people — a half-day’s drive or a short flight from Salt Lake City — and is a place untapped by professional sports.
Austin Toros* » San Antonio Spurs
Bakersfield Jam » Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz
Canton Charge* » Cleveland Cavaliers
Delaware 87ers* » Philadelphia 76ers
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Iowa Energy » Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards
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Springfield Armor » Brooklyn Nets
Texas Legends » Dallas Mavericks
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"That would be a market that is four hours away," Rigby said. It "has a very good fan base. We maybe would have an interest in doing something like that."
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