CBA COMMISSIONIER HOPES TO KEEP HELLCATS IN HARTFORD
CBA Commissioner Tom Valdiserri told the HARTFORD COURANT he
hopes the league can keep the "financially crippled" Hellcats in
Hartford. Valdiserri made his comments to Owen Canfield of the
COURANT, who writes the attendance of 10,039 for Tuesday's CBA
All-Star Game shows that Hartford "is a basketball area."
Valdiserri said the Hartford Sports & Entertainment Group and the
Connecticut Development Authority are "entertaining offers for
the purchase of the club." Valdiserri: "Will the team move if
the league has to take it over? Not necessarily. We'll do
everything we can to keep it here. What we have to do is put
together an operating budget and see if the team can be run at a
profit" (Owen Canfield, HARTFORD COURANT, 1/25).