Pittsburgh as Hoops City

At least to the New York Times, Pittsburgh is the home of some impressive basketball grit. Each of the highest-profile local college men's programs has been the subject of a flattering NYT writeup in recent weeks:

"Pittsburgh Perseveres Without Injured Starters" (today)

"With Reminders of Past, Duquesne Moves Ahead" (1/19)


2 Responses to "Pittsburgh as Hoops City"

Josh Hall said... 1/23/2008 1:04 PM

I think that's what is keeping a real basketball team from happening in the city too. Sure, we've got the Xplosion, but they're weak. There were 50 people at the game the other day. Pitt and duq basketball are satisfying the need for NBA class basketball.

I do think that Pittsburgh is too small for an NBA team right now, let alone no place to play, but it's always been a dream of mine to have an NBA team in the burgh.

PaniniGuy said... 1/25/2008 2:50 PM

Pitt/RMU/Duquense are delivering "real" basketball this year. It's a pleasure to watch. We really don't need the NBA with seats running $70-plus for anything that's not a nosebleed. If one desperately needs a fix, LeBron and Cleveland are but 2 hours away.

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