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Silver: G League team in Mexico a possibility

From ESPN - December 7, 2017

MEXICO CITY -- The NBA is considering putting a G League team in Mexico, a potential way to gauge the feasibility of an NBA franchise there.

Commissioner Adam Silver also announced plans to launch an NBA Academy in Mexico's capital during a news conference Thursday night before the Brooklyn Nets played the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Both plans demonstrate the importance of the Mexico City market to the league's desire to further grow in Latin America. The Nets' games against the Thunder and Miami Heat this week are during the 25th anniversary of the NBA's first games in Mexico.

Silver says a G League team would essentially be a 31st team in the league, with the NBA hoping to soon have all 30 of its clubs owning and operating their own minor league affiliate. He says a Mexico City team would be operated in partnership with the league office.

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