The NBA could vote to approve the Detroit Pistons‘ move to Little Caesars Arena next week, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press.
Last November, the Pistons announced their intention to move to Little Caesars Arena, the downtown Detroit venue that will open this fall. That agreement was contingent on several factors, including basketball-related changes to Little Caesars Arena and approval from the NBA.
According to the Free Press, the approval from the NBA could come as early as next week. When the vote does roll around, it is expected that the league will sign off on the Pistons’ change in arenas. More from The Free Press:
The NBA’s advisory and finance committee sent a memo to the league’s Board of Governors on Thursday recommending a ‘yes’ vote from the league’s other 29 teams.
Votes are due by Wednesday and approval is expected, a person with firsthand knowledge of the process told the Free Press. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until the vote is official.
The recommendation marks the next step following the league’s annual Board of Governor’s meeting earlier this month, when the committee received the 35-year lease and joint entertainment venture agreements between the Pistons and Olympia Entertainment at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel.
The Pistons would share Little Caesars Arena with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. The shift in arenas would also represent a move back into the city for the Pistons, who have played at The Palace of Auburn Hills since that venue opened in 1988.
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