A pro team would be fighting for fan loyalty and the dollars that come with it. Compare this to Green Bay, Wisconsin, the smallest city with a pro sports team. 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 100, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 Main Line: (502) 564-2611 Main Fax: (502) 564-2517 Send an Email Adding a pro sports team would draw down UT sports and we can have that. With the Canadian twin of Seattle receiving an expansion team before the 1995-96 season, the romance between Vancouver and the NBA lasted only six seasons before the team relocated to Memphis. Former Kentucky Players Who Played In The NBA * Including anyone currently in the NBA; NBA career stats since the 1946-1947 season. Somehow, the Packers sell out every single game. I read a good write up about why there would never be a pro team here, pretty much what I stated. Green Bay has a population of just 305,000 people. San Jose is already a professional sports city, playing host to the San Jose Sharks of the NHL. The city already has two professional baseball teams, and there could be a chance the city would support another NFL team. Kentucky has not had a professional basketball team since 1976 when the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association ceased operation. If a basketball team come they could even share Rupp arena with the Cats It is a ridiculous thought. While it's unlikely that Vancouver would ever get a team while there is one in Seattle—that’s just it—there isn’t one in Seattle. Kentucky basketball scores, news, schedule, players, stats, photos, rumors, depth charts on RealGM.com UT owns a ridiculous amount of land in Austin that doesn't even have college relieves on it. Local government and some politicians in Texas are pretty tied in with UT. 31 players found. We have two great citys, Lexington and Louisville, thats growing everyday and great fans, for example, 24,000 fans packed into rupp arena to watch a practice scrimmage so will any pro team in football, basketball, and baseball ever come to Kentucky. Recruit Search & Database FB - Commitment List FB - Team Rankings FB - Rivals100 Scholarship Offers BB - Commitment List BB - The Rivals150 More Wildcats Shop Kentucky Wildcats Tickets The Ticker Nope. The fans there love the Sharks. Some cities without a professional sports team have populations that number into the millions. John Vincent Calipari (born February 10, 1959) is an American basketball coach. Since 2009, he has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky men's team, with whom he won the NCAA Championship in 2012.He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times (in 1996, 2008 and 2015), and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. 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